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Humanities: Tampa Bay & Online Museums

This guide will provide you with resources for various courses in the Humanities. This includes databases, books, multimedia, and web material.

Tampa Bay Museums

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Tampa Bay Museums

Photograph of Leepa Rattner Museum of ArtTampa Bay Area Art Museums, Galleries, & Theaters


Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art (SPC Tarpon Campus)

Dali Museum (St. Petersburg)

Morean Arts Center Downtown St. Petersburg

Ringling Museum Sarasota

Tampa Museum of Art Downtown Tampa

HCC Ybor Art Gallery Schedule

SPC Clearwater Gallery Schedule

USF - Art Museums, Galleries

American Stage Theatre Company Downtown St. Petersburg

Freefall Theatre Downtown St. Petersburg

Jobsite Theatre Straz- Downtown Tampa

Orlando Shakespeare Theatre Orlando

Stageworks Theatre Tampa Channelside District.

(Links are from HCC HUM Libguide)

Accessible Online Museum Collections

The following online collections and galleries aim for World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA) as its web accessibility standard and Section 5-8 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board.  Some apps and sites listed below are designed to assist with users who have visual or hearing impairment with items such as alt-text, ASL captioning, etc.


Accessible Online Art Collections for Visual and/or Hearing Impairment

Free Museum Passes!

With a public library, you can obtain free museum passes to the following Tampa Bay organizations: 

Thanks to our partnerships with area museums, the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative is happy to offer FREE family admission to the following museums: Museum of Fine Arts, Florida Holocaust Museum, Great Explorations Children's Museum, Henry B. Plant Museum, Imagine Museum, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Dunedin History Museum, and the Tampa Bay History Center.

Click here to see Available Passes


How the museum pass works:

  • Each PPLC member library and its branches have two museum passes from each museum partner (except for the Henry B. Plant museum which has a total of 6 passes countywide).
  • Passes are available for checkout on a first-come, first-served basis. Passes are not renewable or holdable.
  • You may check the availability of passes by contacting your library's circulation staff or by searching the PPLC online catalog.
  • Only one pass per museum may be checked out at a time. Checkout by adult cardholders only.
  • Admission is valid for up to 2 adults, and 3 children under the age of 18, in the same household.
  • Each pass is valid for one visit within the 7-day loan period. Passes are checked out for a full 7-day period.
  • Present the receipt from the library to museum staff upon entry. The museum will retain your receipt.
  • Passes are not available to reciprocal borrowers.