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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 new 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 most comprehensive collection of Salvador Dali's works

The museum’s collection includes more than 2,400 works of all sorts, including 96 oil paintings, drawings, book illustrations, prints, sculptures, photos, manuscripts and documents. All galleries, housing both the permanent collection and special exhibits, are on the third floor. In addition, the museum hosts events, lectures, workshops and children’s activities.

Visit the Garden, Shop and Café

Wander through the Avant-garden and spot whimsical touches including a labyrinth and a melting clock on a drooping bench. In the Mathematical Garden, students can explore the connection between nature and math. The museum store has a vast assortment of Dali-related merchandise. Be sure to stop in Café Gala for a snack or light lunch of tapas or other Spanish-inspired fare.

accessible features

  • Wheelchair-friendly inside walkways


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

general information

  • Family-friendly
  • Hours Visit TheDali.org for hours and tickets
  • WiFi available

on site facilities services

  • Restaurant

rates times

  • Time to Experience Activity 2 - 3 hours

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