Tampa Bay Automobile Museum Pinellas Park
Where is it at?
Tampa Bay Automobile Museum
3301 Gateway Centre Blvd
Where are we going today?
If you LOVE cars, then you are in for a treat! The Tampa Bay Automobile Museum is FILLED with amazing models of cars from around the 1920s and 1930s .
It's a place where kids can get up close with some of the most impressive automobiles ever created, AND they can learn all about the engineers and designers who made them possible!
Just a short drive from Tampa, the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum lets kids learn about the history of the automobile, and explore the creativity and imagination that needs to go into designing and producing each one.
Are you excited to hear about the collection? Great, because we're excited to tell you!
Have you ever seen a Ford Mustang AWD, or come close to a "Rainy" Rolls Royce Sedanca?
There are a number of models from the Tatra and Tracta series, and a host of well known makes, from Maserati, Jaguar, Mercedes, and Citroen.
And yes...they have a Delorean!
Engineers such as Paul Jaray (the designer of the Zeppelin airships), Voisin (engineer of WWI aircraft), and Rumpler (WWI and beyond) are all mentioned in the exhibits so you can take home an education of the automobile history as well as marvel at the very cool collection.
Did you know that the "people's car" pre-WWII arrived in Europe as a solution to the challenges during the Great Depression? One of the few that survived was the VW Beetle....see, if you didn't know that, imagine what other fun facts you will learn at the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum!
Have a family day out filled with vroom vroom vrooms as you enjoy this motor-filled museum in Florida!
How much does it cost?
- Children$5 students
- Free Under: 6 years
When can we go?
10am - 4pm Mon, Wed - Sat / Noon to 4pm Sunday.
All year round. Closed Tuesdays and holidays.
They LOVE having groups visit! They are happy to offer you a docent-led tour if pre-arranged. Groups of 12 or more have a $5 admission fee. .
The gift shop have a limited amount of concessions. .
Any Top Tips?
Make sure you spend time reading about the history of the engineers as well as looking at the cars…it will really enhance your experience .
Doing our bit
The museum has collected and preserved incredible vehicles from history, and they are dedicated to telling the stories of the people behind the motors that changed the course of history.
Need a little extra help?
Give them a call to discuss how they might be able to help you with any disabilities. They will be happy to help! .
Can I get one of those?
They have a gift shop with rare items relating to the automobiles found in the collection. .
What people are saying?
by Jacob Perry
Very cool, not your typical museum. Staff are fantastic and the cars are incredibly unique. Must see!
by Benjamin Irby
Holy Smokes! This place is great! They have an impressive collection of well restored classics from all over the world. They even have race cars, concept cars, and some cool automotive art. Prepare to spend at least a couple of hours soaking it all in. Price was pretty nominal, I can't even remember how much.
by PGCECG Corresponding
Great cars and a marvelous staff - especially Gary with his automotive history facts!
by Arseny Zhdanov
A very good place to visit for a car enthusiast. Staff is great
by Connor Ely