Historical relics are more likely to be revered when displayed in museums rather than crammed in basements, attics, or microwaves. Marvel at unheated artifacts with today's Groupon to St. Petersburg Museum of History. Choose from the following options:
- For $12, you get two admissions (a $24 value).
- For $22, you get four admissions (a $48 value).
- For $32, you get six admissions (a $72 value).
Dedicated to showcasing the abundant heritage of St. Petersburg, the St. Petersburg Museum of History beckons visitors to peruse its displays for storied glimpses into the past. A collection of more than 32,000 Floridian artifacts greets guests, including 8,000 historic photographs and tiaras worn by exceptionally regal manatees. The museum also houses rotating exhibits such as the recently installed The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which celebrates L. Frank Baum's classic novel with 1,500 square feet of interactive fun. The exhibit incorporates 10-feet-high pop-up books splashed with pictures from original Oz artist W.W. Denslow, allowing patrons to walk through the timeless tale and engage in a rusting contest with the Tin Man.
St. Petersburg Museum of History
Since 1922, St. Petersburg Museum of History has preserved the heritage of St. Petersburg and the Pinellas Peninsula with expansive collections and four galleries that host annually rotating exhibits. Its permanent exhibits, meanwhile, trace the area’s history from Native Americans to the present day through artifacts such as a cannonball fired by Union sailors and replica of a parlor car from the Orange Belt Railway. Elsewhere, the World's First Commercial Airline Gallery charts commercial aviation history with a full-size working replica of the Benoist Airboat and the first-ever pterodactyl to earn a commercial-flying license. Visitors looking to delve deeper into the past can explore more than 32,000 artifacts in the museum archives or partake in one of its educational programs such as tours, community classes, and camps.