There are many high quality cultural institutions in Hillsborough County that offer field trip experiences. Teachers and parents can browse below to learn about these opportunities and then contact these institutions directly to make a group reservation.
400 N. Ashley Drive, Cube 200
Tampa, FL 33602
The FLORIDA MUSEUM of PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS is a museum dedicated to exhibiting important photographic art as central to contemporary life and culture. FMoPA collects, preserves, and exhibits historic and contemporary works by nationally and internationally known photographic artists. FMoPA also enriches the community by operating outreach programs to educate children and adults.
For further information on exhibitions and field trips, please visit: https://www.fmopa.org/visit/
Hillsborough Conmunity College
Dale Mabry and Ybor Campuses
The HCC Art Galleries add educational and cultural value to the community through diverse modern and contemporary exhibitions, acquisitions, and public artworks in all media. With gallery locations and public art on multiple HCC campuses, our vision is to be among Tampa’s premier art spaces, empowering students and others through experiential learning, while championing regional artists.
For more information about public art programs, please visit: Grounds4Art@HCC.
University of Tampa,
401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
Since 1933, the Tampa Bay Hotel has been home to the Henry B. Plant Museum and The University of Tampa. The building, renamed Plant Hall, is a National Historic Landmark. The Museum’s mission is to interpret the Tampa Bay Hotel and the experiences of the diverse individuals who contributed to its success. The Museum ignites thought and transports visitors to another era through exhibits and innovative programs, so that they may be educated and inspired by the lifestyles, times, and experiences of Florida’s early tourist industry. Unlike most museums dedicated to lifestyles of the past, it contains the actual furnishings enjoyed by the first guests to visit here. The Museum accurately reflects the opulence of turn-of-the-century America and the vision of American transportation pioneer, Henry B. Plant.
For further information on exhibitions and field trips, please visit: https://www.plantmuseum.com/discover/learn/field-trips
801 Old Water Street
Tampa, FL 33602
The Tampa Bay History Center tells the story of Tampa Bay and Florida’s history, heritage and culture. Beginning with a look at Florida’s first peoples, who inhabited the peninsula some 10,000 years ago, and the arrival of European explorers in the 1500s, to Tampa Bay’s modern role as a port city, the industrial capital of west central Florida and a draw for tourists and visitors the world over.
The History Center is also home to the Touchton Map Library/Florida Center for Cartographic Education. The only cartographic research center of its kind in the state.
For further information on exhibitions and field trips, please visit: https://tampabayhistorycenter.org/groups-tours/
120 W. Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, FL 33602
Founded in 1920, the Tampa Museum of Art inspires visitors with engaging exhibitions and innovative educational programs that emphasize ancient, modern, and contemporary art. The Museum houses one of the largest Greek and Roman antiquities collections in the southeastern United States. As one of the region’s most prominent museums devoted to the art of our time, the Museum’s permanent collection also embraces sculpture, photography, painting, new media, and more.
For further information on exhibitions and field trips, please visit:
University of South Florida Tampa Campus
4202 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620
The USF Institute for Research in Art (IRA) is the umbrella organization for the Contemporary Art Museum, Graphicstudio, and Public Art program. The IRA is dedicated to an international artists’ residency program and temporary exhibitions that bring today’s most accomplished and influential artists working in the international art arena to the University and Tampa Bay community. Exhibitions, collection development, publication of limited-edition graphics and sculpture multiples, commissioned public art works, interdisciplinary arts research, lectures, symposia, workshops and special events are designed to foster awareness about the role of contemporary artists in shaping our culture and society.
To schedule a tour or for information about exhibitions please visit: