The Dali Museum
The Salvador Dali Museum is a highly popular art museum located in St. Petersburg, Florida, this museum holding the largest collection of Dali's works outside of Europe.
The museum was first founded in 1982 here in the downtown waterfront area of St. Pete. The architecture of the building itself draws quite a crowd, this iconic building holding 900 glass panels in an interesting design.
Inside you will find over 20,000 square feet of exhibit space, the permanent collection inside holding 96 oil paintings plus drawings, fine prints, photos, videos, and surreal objects. See such classic works of Dali's art as the Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man (1943) and The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory (1952-54). Of course, you will also see temporary and educational exhibits featuring things like local students surrealist art, fashion design, and various innovation labs.
There are free docent-led tours daily, as well as special architecture tours on the weekends. You can schedule a private guided group tour as well, or take part in the special tours offered such as the Avant Garden Tour, Little Surrealist Tours (ages 4-11), and k-12 School Field Trip tours.
Before you leave, grab a bite to eat at the onsite cafe, Dali's Cafe Gala. Here you will find light, Spanish influenced fare that is meant to provide both an educational and culinary experience. Schools and large groups may want to opt-in for the boxed lunch options.