Visit & Accessibility

Everything you need to know before your visit


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Museum Hours and information

The Museum is located at:
401 W. Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33606


January - November
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: Noon - 5 PM

$12 adults
$10 seniors (65+)
$9 youth (4-18)
Free (3-under)

Last ticket sold 30 minutes prior to closing. The Museum does not allow beverages, food, strollers, or large bags/backpacks.


The Museum offers many accessibility features for all of our visitors.  Look here for parking information and a list of accessible offerings throughout the Museum. The Museum & Museum Store accepts all major credit cards.


Please contact the Museum’s Accessibility Coordinator regarding any questions or concerns regarding accessibility for visitors with disabilities.


Lindsay Huban,, 813-258-7300


Parking is available immediately in front of the Museum. If all these spots are full, there is a free parking garage, the Thomas Parking Garage, that is about a 5 minute walk through the University of Tampa campus. For a link to the campus map click here.

Parking is available in the Thomas Garage at 820 W. North A Street. Enter campus from the North Boulevard and A Street intersection (there is no first-floor visitor entry from Spaulding Drive). You will be in a “tunnel” between the Campus Safety Office and the Garage. The visitor parking area is on your left. If you have any problems finding this area, call Campus Safety at 257.7777.

Designated spaces are located next to ramps at the north end of Plant Hall and at the back of the building for visitors with disabilities.

Group transportation to the Museum is available through CharterUP. They offer services in Tampa, Orlando, and other major cities.


Restrooms are located off the main lobby on the first floor of Plant Hall, adjacent the Museum. They are accessible to everyone.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome in the Museum. We do not allow Emotional Support or Comfort Animals, as they are not considered service animals under the ADA.


The Museum is accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who need to avoid stairs. The Museum and restrooms are located on the first floor of Plant Hall, however there are 10 steps leading up to the first floor. Accessible ramps are located at the north end and west side of the building.

A wheelchair is available free of charge on a first-come first-served basis. Please ask the volunteer at the front desk for assistance. Advance reservations are not available.

The Museum is pleased to partner with Wheel the World and be included on their website as an accessible place to visit. More information regarding the accessibility of the Museum can be found here.

Closed Captioning and Multilingual Subtitles

Closed captioning and Spanish, French or German subtitles are available on the 14-minute orientation DVD The Tampa Bay Hotel: Florida’s First Magic Kingdom. To request closed captioning, please ask the volunteer at the front desk when you arrive. This service has been financed with historic preservation grant assistance provided by the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, assisted by the Florida Historical Commission.

Audio Guide in Spanish and English

The Museum offers a complimentary self-guided tour downloadable on your handheld device. This tour is offered in English and Spanish. Transcripts of both languages are available in large print for use in the Museum.

Large Print

Large-print brochures and an English and Spanish transcript of the audio tour (for use in the Museum) are available at the front desk. Large print labels are also available for some exhibits upon request.

Spanish, French and German Language Materials

The Museum offers its informational brochure, orientation DVD and self-guided audio tour in Spanish.  The informational brochure and orientation DVD are offered in French and German.

White Glove Tours

The Museum offers “White Glove Tours” for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. To request this tour, two weeks advanced notice is required.

Upstairs Downstairs Live Theater

Transcripts of the theater performance are available for use during the performance visitors who are hard of hearing. To request a transcript, two weeks advance notice is required.

Sensory Friendly

The Museum welcomes individuals with autism and their families. The Museum uses authentic 1891 lighting making some areas seem dim compared to present day lighting. Classical music can be heard playing softly throughout the Museum. The Museum is a lifestyle museum meant to recreate the authentic atmosphere of the historic Tampa Bay Hotel. Many of the objects are out in the open, however we ask that you do not touch the objects.


The Museum worked with the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida to provide support and optimize the museum experience for individuals with autism and their families. Please read our story book below to help plan your next visit to the Museum.

The Plant Museum Story.

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