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Soak in surreal brilliance at The Dalí Museum, set on the waterfront in downtown St. Pete, and be surrounded by an unparalleled collection of works by renowned artist Salvador Dalí, considered one of the most influential and innovative artists in history. Enjoy a day at the world-class museum – wander through the awe-inspiring building, explore the distinctive gardens and grab a bite at Café Gala. A Mind-Bending Collection in a Unique Building The St. Pete museum, which dates to 1982, moved into its stunning new building in 2011. The imaginative building’s most outstanding feature is its fantastic window, which captures views of Tampa Bay. The Enigma, as it’s called, is a 75-foot-tall, freeform geodesic dome made of 1,062 triangular pieces of glass, each one a slightly different shape. Inside the building, an open helical staircase adds to the feeling of movement and recalls the artist’s interest in spirals. The Museum’s collection is the most comprehensive collection of Dalí works in the world with artwork representing every moment and medium of his creative life and includes 96 oil paintings, drawings, book illustrations, prints, sculptures, photos, manuscripts and documents, and more. All galleries, housing both the permanent collection and rotating special exhibits, are on the third floor. In addition, the Museum hosts events, performances, lectures, workshops and children’s activities. Blending art & technology Just as Salvador Dalí explored myriad media and new artistic avenues to express himself, The Dalí Museum uses cutting-edge technology to educate visitors about Dalí’s life and works. Visitors to The Dalí can see Dalí’s paintings come to life through Augmented Reality (AR) on using the free Dalí Museum App, can hear from a reimagined Salvador Dalí on a series of screens in the Dalí Lives Artificial Intelligence (AI) experience, and step into one of Salvador Dalí’s works through a virtual reality head set, all included with the price of admission. Visit the Garden, Shop and Café Wander through the Museum’s Avant-garden and spot whimsical touches including a melting clock on a drooping bench, a mustache sculpture and the beloved Wish Tree. In the Mathematical Garden, students can explore the connection between nature and math. The Museum store has a vast assortment of Dalí-related merchandise. Be sure to stop in Café Gala for a snack or light lunch of tapas or other Spanish-inspired fare.

accessible features

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restroom
  • Hearing loop
  • Sensory-friendly hours
  • TTY
  • Wheelchair lift or ramp
  • Wheelchair-friendly inside walkways


  • Group Discount
  • Military Discount
  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Student Discount

general information

  • Family-friendly
  • Hours Fri-Wed 10-6, Thurs 10-8 <br /> Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • WiFi available

on site facilities services

  • Restaurant

rates times

  • Time to Experience Activity 2 - 3 hours

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