Educational Attractions in St. Petersburg for Hands-on Fun

Award-winning St. Petersburg, Florida, has garnered attention from around the world for its outdoor recreation options and healthy lifestyle. However, the area also offers several places where visitors come to learn and immerse themselves in culture. If looking for hand-on activities or need a break from the beach, we rounded up the top educational attractions in St. Petersburg. Check them out.

4 Educational Attractions in St. Petersburg, Florida

Meet Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali Museum provides hundreds of drawings, oils, watercolors, sculptures, photos and graphics by world renown Salvador Dali. The museum showcases both permanent and traveling exhibits as well as hosts special events. Visitors can browse art created by local students and create their own masterpieces to take home. Public and private tours are also available, and don’t forget to take lots of pics of the architecture.

Admire Fine Art

The Museum of Fine Arts offers costumes, paintings, decorative objects, glass, photography and antiques from around the world. Guest will find items representing the Classical to modern times, including 19th century French and American artworks as well as pre-Columbian artifacts, Asian art, and a sculpture garden. Families can also attend a special event, such as kids’ yoga art camps and painting in the park.

Support Rescued Birds

An average of 2,500 to 3,000 birds reside at Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, which rehabilitates injured birds. Once rehabilitated, many birds are released to the wild, but hundreds of birds call beachfront sanctuary home. Guests may see egrets, herons, seagulls, cormorants, to name a few. Even better the sanctuary offers free admission and hosts hand-feedings and up-close presentations.

Learn About Marine Life

One of the more recent educational exhibits in St. Petersburg, the Marine Exploration Center offers a hands-on science and tech center that educates visitors about marine life. The center houses a dozen interactive exhibits that both entertain and teach participants about the local area. In addition, see marine animals in aquariums located throughout the attraction.

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