Museum Exhibitions

Hillsborough County Arts in Education Program

There are several high quality cultural institutions in Hillsborough County that offer field trip experiences. Teachers and parents can browse below to learn about these opportunities and then contact these institutions directly to make a group reservation.

Country Cracker

Cracker Country

4800 Hwy 301 N.
Tampa, FL 33610
Phone: 813-627-4225
CrackerCountry.org

Cracker Country is a living history museum that represents aspects of home life, commerce and transportation as it was in many rural Florida communities just before the turn of the 20th century. Founded in 1978 and located on the Florida State Fairgrounds, Cracker Country has been offering field trips to Tampa Bay area students for over three decades. The museum offers three field trip programs:

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Florida Aquarium

Florida Aquarium

701 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
813-273-4000
FLAquarium.org

Go from tree level to sea level while being entertained and educated at The Florida Aquarium! With more than 20,000 animals including sharks, alligators, seahorses and more, you’re sure to have an amazing aquatic experience.

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Florida Museum of Photographic Art (FMoPA)

Florida Museum of Photographic Art (FMoPA)

400 N. Ashley Drive, Cube 200
Tampa, FL 33602
813-221-2222
FMOPA.org

The FLORIDA MUSEUM of PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS is a museum dedicated to exhibiting important photographic art as central to contemporary life and culture. FMoPA collects, preserves, and exhibits historic and contemporary works by nationally and internationally known photographic artists. FMoPA also enriches the community by operating outreach programs to educate children and adults.

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Glazer Children’s Museum

110 W. Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, FL 33602
813-443-3861
GlazerMuseum.org

The Glazer Children’s Museum, a STEAM-centered nonprofit located in the heart of downtown Tampa, invites children to discover and dream in an exciting space that houses 170 interactive exhibits in 17 themed galleries. The Museum’s DREAM curriculum encourages design thinking, reading, engineering, arts & architecture, math, music, and making. Schedule a field trip crafted to encourage your students to imagine, inquire, design, and discover.

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Henry B. Plant Museum

Henry B. Plant Museum

University of Tampa, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
813-254-1891
PlantMuseum.com

The Henry Plant Museum’s permanent collection is on display year round. Original furnishings from the opulent Gilded Age railroad resort Tampa Bay Hotel, now a National Historic Landmark, are on view as you stroll the historic halls. Exhibits feature artifacts illustrating the lifestyle of the Hotel experience in the late 19th century, the impact of Henry Plant on the development of Florida with his railroads and steamships, and the role of the Hotel in the Spanish-American War. In addition, the museum features a schedule of rotating exhibitions.

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Lowry Park Zoo

Lowry Park Zoo

1101 W. Sligh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33604
813-935-8552
LowryParkZoo.org

Five-time winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence (2010-2015), Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in the southeastern U.S., with over 1 million visitors annually. Since its inception, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo has grown to what now encompasses 56 acres of naturalistic animal exhibits in a lush, tropical garden setting. The Zoo offers popular educational programming, fun recreational amenities, up-close animal encounters and engaging seasonal events for which it has won accolades as one of the country’s most family-friendly zoos.

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Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)

Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)

4801 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33617
813-987-6000
MOSI.org

Starting November 18, 2017, the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) will offer a re-imagined, jam-packed hands-on science learning experience. More than 100 engaging exhibits will fill a remodeled space on MOSI’s longtime campus at 4801 E. Fowler Avenue.

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Tampa Bay History Center

Tampa Bay History Center

801 Old Water Street
Tampa, FL 33602
813-228-0097
TampaBayHistoryCenter.org

The Tampa Bay History Center offers students a chance to explore the significant people, ideas and events that have helped shape our region and state. Who were Florida’s early native peoples and how were they affected by the arrival of European explorers? What key events caused Seminole Indian culture to change and adapt over time? Which industry put Tampa on the map and who were the immigrants central to that story?

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Tampa Museum of Art

Tampa Museum of Art

120 W. Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, FL 33602
813-274-8130
TampaMuseum.org

Exhibitions at the Tampa Museum of Art for the 2017-18 school year feature a wide variety of ancient and modern art.

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USF Contemporary Art Museum (CAM)

USF Contemporary Art Museum (CAM)

3821 USF Holly Drive
Tampa, FL 33620
813-974-2849
USFCam.USF.EDU/CAM/CAM_About.html

CAM features changing exhibitions, artists’ projects and programs that address current issues in contemporary art practiced by national and international artists. Its exhibitions are designed to introduce students, faculty and the community to current cultural trends. CAM also maintains USF’s art collection, comprised of more than 5,000 art works.

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USF Graphicstudio

USF Graphicstudio

3702 Spectrum Blvd., #100
Tampa, FL 33612
813-974-3503
GraphicStudio.USF.EDU/GS/GS_About.html

Graphicstudio is an ongoing experiment in art and education at the University of South Florida. At Graphicstudio, leading artists from around the world are invited to work in residence to produce limited edition prints and sculpture multiples. The faculty and staff of Graphicstudio collaborate with visiting artists to realize projects that would not otherwise be possible without the assistance of Graphicstudio’s printmaking and sculpture experts.

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Ybor City Museum

Ybor City Museum

1818 E. 9th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
813-247-6323
YborMuseum.org

The story told at the Ybor City Museum State Park begins 132 years ago, when Vicente Martinez-Ybor arrived in Tampa and established the Cigar industry. In 1885, Tampa, was a small fishing village with 750 residents. The population quickly grew as immigrants from Cuba, Spain and Italy came to work in the cigar industry and to provide other services that Tampa’s new residents required. Romanian Jews and Germans added to this eclectic mix of cultures that ultimately formed this new community called Ybor City.

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