10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
Tampa Bay History Center
801 Old Water St.
Tampa, FL 33602
The History Center will offer admission for visitors with a free Museum Day ticket Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums.
Guests can mingle with Spanish and British colonial-era re-enactors in the all-new “Treasure Seekers: Conquistadors, Pirates and Shipwrecks” gallery, while younger visitors can gather for story time sessions throughout the galleries every other hour.
Get an up-close look at early native artifacts at special “gallery carts” stationed throughout the museum, and children of all ages can make their own pirate eye patches, or participate in a variety of other Florida history-themed games, crafts and activities.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to see the History Center’s current temporary exhibitions A History of Conservation: A Bird’s Eye View and Navigating in the Age Before GPS; both are on exhibit now for a limited time.
Museum Day tickets are required for entry and are available for download at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 22, 2018. One ticket is permitted per email address.