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Whether you’re into photography, ancient Roman art, or funky art installations, there are several amazing art museums to explore in Tampa, St. Pete, and Clearwater. Museums can make the perfect date paired a delicious dinner at one of the many fantastic restaurants around Tampa Bay.

Whatever your taste in art, here are some of our favorite picks for a perfect artsy date night out.

Tampa Museums


  • 400 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am-5 pm, Thursday from 10 am-7 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm-5 pm. Closed Mondays.
  • Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for Students, Military, and Seniors. Free for museum members.
  • Part of the Bank of America Museums on Us program

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts was established in 2001 and relocated to the historic Kress Building in Ybor City in 2023. The museum showcases work by national and internationally known photographic artists and provides outreach programs to educate kids and adults.

The collections range from an array of topics and images are showcased in black and white. Current exhibitions include collections from award winning students, Florida wildlife, and scenes from Ybor’s rich history.

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Image Credit: Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

Tampa Museum of Art

  • 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa
  • Monday-Sunday from 10 am-5 pm, Thursday from 10 am-8 pm
  • Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for Seniors, Military, and Florida Educators, $5 for Students
  • Part of the Bank of America Museums on Us program

Since 1920, the Tampa Museum of Art has featured extensive collections of ancient treasures to contemporary expressions. They house one of the largest collections of Greek and Roman antiquities in the southeastern United States, along with modern and contemporary art, photography, paintings, sculptures, and new media.

Every Thursday from 4 to 8 pm, the Tampa Museum of Art offers Art on the House where admission prices change to pay-as-you-will, and visitors choose whatever admission price they want to pay. The museum is also located along the riverwalk, making it the perfect addition to a Tampa Riverwalk date night.

Tampa Museum of Art
Image Credit: Tampa Museum of Art

St. Pete and Clearwater Museums


  • Mondays from 5 pm-10:30 pm, Thursdays from 12 pm-7:30 pm, Fridays from 12 pm-10:30 pm, Saturday from 10 am-10:30 pm, and Sunday from 10 am-7:30 pm
  • Tickets are $27 for adults, $25 for Florida Residents, Military, College Students, and Seniors

FloridaRAMA (formerly Fairgrounds St. Pete) is a unique immersive arts destination. It showcases the creative innovations of over 60 artists and makers working in all mediums. This wacky and whimsical experience is perfect for all ages. Guests can choose their own adventure or simply take in the art. Taking place in the warehouse space at The Factory St. Pete, Fairgrounds St. Pete is a neon-filled wonderland with a retro old Florida vibe.

Fairgrounds St. Pete Bait Ball by Devon Brady
The Bait Ball. Image Credit: Brie Gorecki

The Dali Museum

  • One Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg
  • Friday-Wednesday from 10 am- 6 pm, Thursday from 10am to 8pm
  • Tickets are $29 for adults, $27 for Seniors, Military, Police, Firefighters, Educators, $20 for Students

The museum houses more than 90 of Dalí’s paintings in all and also hosts rotating exhibits that beautifully complement the main works. It also regularly hosts special events and limited collections.

You can also immerse yourselves in the Dali Alive 360 exhibit inside the Dali Dome. This multi-sensory art experience envelops you in 360 degrees of light and sound, within the Museum’s newest space, The Dalí Dome, where the former Wishing Tree once stood ($15 add-on to general admission).

The Dali Museum
The Dali Museum

Related: A Day Date at the Dalí Museum in St. Pete

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg

  • 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg
  • Tuesday-Sunday from 10 am-5pm, Closed on Mondays
  • Tickets are $22 for adults, $17 for Seniors and Military, and Students
  • Part of the Bank of America Museums on Us program

Situated at the end of the St. Pete Pier, the Museum of Fine Arts has been a city landmark since 1965. Its collection covers almost 5,000 years of civilization in thousands of objects that extend from antiquity to present, to fascinating traveling exhibits. Highlights from the museum’s collection include pieces by Monet, O’Keeffe, Morisot, Wiley, and more. There are also two gardens and one of Florida’s most respected photography collections.

museum of fine arts st. petersburg
Image Credit: Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete


  • 355 Fourth Street N., St. Petersburg
  • Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-4 pm, Sunday from 12 pm-4 pm. Closed on Mondays.
  • Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors, $20 for active military, students, and educators.

The Arts and Crafts movement spread across the country from approximately 1890-1930. This movement featured simplicity in design, honesty in materials, hand craftsmanship, and depictions of the natural world. The newest museum in St. Pete features all of these elements along with incredible architectural elements such as a grand atrium, skylights, and a dramatic spiral staircase, all adorned with period art, light fixtures, windows, fireplaces, and more.

museum of american arts and crafts movement
Image Credit: Museum of American Arts and Crafts Movement


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Featured Art Date Image Credit: fmopa.org