Tampa Bay History Center

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Suited for Space

Suited for Space

Suited for Space, a new exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is on view at the History Center Feb. 1-April 27.

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Field Trips

Considering a school field trip to the History Center? Discover the exciting history of our region through interactive exhibits, films and hands-on fun!

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Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit!

Visiting with children? Kids can jump in the saddle and ride with the cattle ranchers, play with tiny Tampa trains, dress up like a pioneer in our Cracker cabin and row a boat up the Hillsborough River.

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Columbia Cafe

Columbia Cafe

Enjoy lunch or dinner at the Columbia Cafe, overlooking Tampa’s Riverwalk.

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3rd Annual Repurposed Doodad Art and Sculpture Competition

What would you do with 3,000 cigar boxes?

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Parking validation is available with paid gallery admission during regular museum hours (10 a.m.-5 p.m.). Special events, programs, classes, lectures and other special programming is excluded.
The History Center’s galleries are wheelchair accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first served basis at Visitor Services. Have questions about parking or other accommodations? Please contact Visitor Services at (813) 228-0097.
Open daily 10 am - 5 pmParking free with paid admission Allow 2 hours for your visit Wheelchair Accessible
This Month at the History Center
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Occupying 60,000 square feet in Tampa’s Channelside District, exhibits draw a path through time, linking modern culture with cigar factories, sports legends, railroad tycoons, cattle drives, pioneers, Spanish conquistadors and Florida’s first native inhabitants — 12,000 years in all.