- Icons of Tampa Bay Suspended from the Lykes Atrium ceiling, these 14 colorful icons represent the distinctive nature and uniqueness of the region.
- Winds of Change Theater profiles the first European contacts in Florida beginning with Panfilo Narváez’s landing near Tampa Bay in 1528.
- Florida’s First People features Tocobaga and Calusa artifacts, including tools, weapons and pottery, as well as original artwork by artist Theodore Morris.
- European Exploration details the arrival of Spanish and French explorers who landed in Florida at the beginning the 16th century.
- Charles E. Knight Gallery showcases Seminole and Miccosukee clothing, patchwork, jewelry, baskets, tools and a replica chickee.
- Coacoochee’s Story Theater immerses viewers in the riveting account of Seminole Chief Coacoochee’s experiences during the Second Seminole War.
- Cigar City chronicles Tampa's cigar industry and immigrant communities while featuring one of the most extensive cigar memorabilia collections in the world.
- Your Tampa Bay allows visitors to take a virtual tour of significant landmarks and view historic photographs around the Tampa Bay region via an interactive map.
- Cowmen & Crackers showcases Florida’s cattle ranching history, putting viewers in the middle of an actual cattle drive.
- Tampa Bay Timeline features a series of large panels with compelling photographs, renderings and artifacts, covering the past 500 years of history in our region.
- A Place of Our Own provides historical background about the region in kid-friendly and interactive ways.
- Agriculture/Grove Stand features Floridiana, a restored 1908 REO automobile and a "design your own crate label" station.
- Natural Resources allows you to test your knowledge of the region's natural resources and supporting industries.
- Port City tells the story of Tampa's industrial ports with a theater presentation in a cargo container and the "Tiny Tampa" play table.
- Year-Round Play highlights the area’s recreational and social activities, including a sports trivia board and a crewing scull to row up the Hillsborough River.
- Witness to Change examines significant events that were catalysts for change in the Tampa Bay region, focusing on civil rights, urban development, and the natural environment.
- War Stories focuses on participants or those serving on the home front in the wars that have touched our state and region since the 1830s.
- A Land Remembered, inspired by Patrick Smith’s novel by the same name, this area includes a replica pioneer cabin, original artifacts, and a hands-on Discovery Center.
- Touchton Map Gallery is a changing exhibition space that focuses on maps and related cartographic materials. (Please note, the Touchton Map Gallery is currently hosting an exhibition of photography from the Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection. Cartographic materials typically on view in this gallery are not currently on exhibit.)
The Wayne Thomas Gallery hosts a rotating schedule of traveling and temporary exhibitions.
The Big Picture: Cirkut Photographs from the Burgert Brothers Collection
Now through July 15 Details.
Florida Wildlife Corridor: The Photographs of Carlton Ward Jr.
Now through - May 5, 2013 Details.
Charting the Land of Flowers: 500 Years of Florida Maps
September 21, 2013 - February 16, 2014
For more information, call (813) 228-0097.