in Clearwater, FL
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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.
If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Clearwater Historical Society
1380 S M.L.K. Jr Ave
Clearwater, FL 33756 Directions
The Clearwater Historical Society consistently puts forth its various efforts in the conservation, research and use of the area's past. They do this by recovering and preserving various historical artifacts, relics and documentation. The organization also provides its services to other museums and educational institutions. The Society also maintains the Plumb House Museum on its property that offers free admission to visitors who want to come and dig deeper into Clearwater's history.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
249 Windward Passage
Clearwater, FL 33767 Directions
Don't let the small size of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium fool you. This highly interesting attraction is very big on ensuring the survival of marine life in the area. While offering visitors the chance to see marine fauna, the aquarium also is a facility in which injured animals go through an extensive rehabilitation process before returning to their natural habitats. Visitors learn about ecology and how important it is to respect the wildlife that inhabit it. Some of the creatures that you'll see here include sharks, otters, dolphins, and stingrays. Stop into the gift shop while you're here, as the proceeds from your purchase go to help fund this non-profit organization.
Military Heritage Museum
1200 W Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Directions
The Florida Military Aviation Museum captures the true spirit and essence of the history of those who braved the skies to feel the freedom of flight. Visitors will learn about past flight missions and the individuals who piloted them to success. Also, the impressive exhibits of restored U.S. Air Force, Navy, Army and Coast Guard aircraft are on display for the public to view and study to gain a greater understanding for the important role that aviation has played in defending our nation.
Moccasin Lake Nature Park
2750 Park Trail Ln
Clearwater, FL 33759 Directions
Communing with Clearwater's dazzling natural beauty is easy when you visit Moccasin Lake Nature Park. This 50-acre park not only features an energy education center but also a lake, an upland forest and an incredible variety of plant and animal species. If you feel like getting even closer to it all, you can take a picturesque stroll on the one-mile trail that winds all through this beautiful natural attraction.
Pinellas County African American History Museum
1101 Marshall St
Clearwater, FL 33755 Directions
Learning about different cultures allows for a greater understanding of not only their customs but how everyone is influenced by its various contributions. The Pinellas County African American History Museum dramatically underscores the contributions of the African American culture through the use of various exhibits that present artifacts and other items of interest. The museum also regularly schedules various unique events throughout the year that further highlight the African American experience.
1405 Cleveland St
Clearwater, FL 33755 Directions
Cooperation instead of competition is the mission of Studio 1212. Established in October of 1970, this is the oldest artist cooperative in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. The membership is limited to thirty members who not only create and teach their craft in this cooperative, but they frequently hold openings and display their art for the public to view and purchase. Various classes are offered as well, as the members of the co-op also value the opportunity to give back by teaching their craft to aspiring artists.
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