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AARP Member Day

Tampa Bay History Center 801 Water Street, Tampa

AARP Tampa Bay and the Tampa Bay History Center are thrilled to invite AARP Members and their guests to attend AARP Member Day at the museum for FREE. The History Center will host 


Living History Saturday: Tin Can Tourists Discover Florida!

Tampa Bay History Center 801 Water Street, Tampa

Embark on a journey through Florida travel and tourism in the 1920s. Join Tim Heintz, regional Tin Can Tourists historian, as he shares stories of the many tourists steaming into Florida, their day-to-day struggles and the life they enjoyed. In-gallery presentations at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 p.m. GET TICKETS

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Florida Conversations: The Origins of Tampa Bay

Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg

Learn about Tampa Bay's origins from the recent studies of an archaeological panel in the fields of paleoenvironment, Indigenous ecology, and history. This special edition of Florida Conversations is happening on March 23 at 2 p.m. at the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center. In-Person Signup     ZOOM Signup Florida Conversations, the 


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Museum hours

The history center is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

**Galleries are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas and open until 3 p.m. on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Admission prices

Adult: $16.95
College Student: $14.95
Senior (60+): $14.95
Youth (7-17): $12.95
Child (0-6): Free
Members: Free

**First responders and veterans may receive discounted admission at Visitor Services.

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The History Center provides a dramatic and historic backdrop for your wedding, wedding reception or rehearsal dinner. Give your wedding a unique Tampa flair your guests will remember for a lifetime.

Corporate events

Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind Tampa experience for your next corporate event or convention party? Are you a meeting planner looking for a unique setting to host a board retreat or employee function? Located within walking distance of downtown hotels, the History Center is perfect for your next corporate event.

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Event Rental Space at the Tampa Bay History Center
Event Rental Space at the Tampa Bay History Center