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Free entry to museums on Museum Day

Posted Sep 22, 2011 by Clarisa Gerlach

Updated Sep 22, 2011 at 04:02 PM

Celebrate Museum Day on Saturday with free admission to several local museums.

Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums open their doors to anyone with a Museum Day ticket. To get your ticket, click here and visit the Smithsonian website.

Bay area museums participating include:

• Cracker Country,  5100 Orient Road, Tampa

• Ybor City Museum State Park, 1818 E. Ninth Ave., Tampa

• Tampa Museum of Art (pictured above), 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa

• Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. , Tampa

• Morean Arts Center for Clay,  420 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg

• Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg

• Museum of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Dr.

• St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave N.E.

• The Pier Aquarium, 800 Second Ave. N.E., St. Petersburg

• Museum of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg,  255 Beach Drive N.E.

• Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth Street S., St. Petersburg

• Florida Craftsmen, Inc., 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg

• The Armed Forces Military Museum, 2050 34th Way N., Largo

• The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota

• GWIZ - The Science Museum, 1001 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota

• Florida Air Museum, 4175 Medulla Road, Lakeland

Click here for a list of all Florida locations.

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