What are your hours?
Monday through Saturday: 10am-5pm
Chihuly Collection docent-led tours are every hour on the half hour, Monday through Friday, with the last tour beginning at 3:30pm. Floating docents are available for guests on Saturday and Sunday.
Glass Studio & Hot Shop
Daily hours: 12pm-5pm
Daily Demonstrations: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
Where can I find the Glass Studio & Hot Shop?
The Glass Studio & Hot Shop is located walking distance (about a mile) from the Chihuly Collection, at the Morean Arts Center – 719 Central Ave. From the Chihuly Collection go South on Beach Drive, turn right on Central Avenue, head west for 7 blocks. The Morean Arts Center is on the corner of Central Avenue and 7th Street.
There are a limited number of public, metered parking spots surrounding the Chihuly Collection. Visitors are strongly encouraged to park at the Dolphin Parking lot on the Pier (East end of 2nd Ave N), and take advantage of the Central Avenue Shuttle and the Looper Trolley. For more information on times, routes, and cost for the Central Avenue Shuttle and the Looper Trolley click here. Several parking garages are available: 1st Ave South and 1st Street South (SouthCore); 231 2nd Ave North (Baywalk-Midcore); 150 2nd Ave North (Wachovia Tower)
Where to Eat:
There are several great choices for restaurants all along beach drive and downtown locations offering everything from café fare to fine dining to picnicking in one of St. Petersburg’s relaxing waterfront parks.
400 Beach Drive Seafood & Tap House is the official restaurant for the Chihuly Collection
Located next door to the Chihuly Collection at 400 Beach Drive offering inside and outside dining across from N Straub Park on St Petersburg’s waterfront
Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club
Marchard’s Bar and Grill, Alfresco’s Promenade Lounge and Coffee Bar, Fred’s Steakhouse
Other restaurants near the Chihuly Collection on Beach Drive and the Morean Arts Center on Central:
Moon Under Water
Cassis American Brasserie
Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro
Gatsby’s Restaurant at Grayl’s Hotel
Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant
St. Pete Brasserie
Red Mesa Cantina
King & I
Central Avenue Oyster Bar
Crowley’s Downtown Grill & Bar
The Garden Restaurant
What should I keep in mind when coming to visit the Chihuly Collection?
We encourage that you travel light. All backpacks, shopping bags
Packages, coats or umbrellas must be checked in at coat check in guest services or left in your car or hotel room.
Luggage and carry on bags are not allowed in the galleries and cannot be checked
Wheelchairs are available at the coat check in guest services
Food or drink cannot be brought into the galleries and may not be checked at coat check
To provide the best visitor experience in the galleries, mobile phones are prohibited
Photography is permitted for personal use only (1/1/2013)
Visiting with Children?
Talk about appropriate museum behavior. Explain to children that they are not allowed to touch the art in the Chihuly Collection. This is to protect the objects from being damaged and also because our fingers have natural oils that can leave harmful prints on artworks. Also, remind them never to run inside the Collection and to always stay with an adult.
Try not to see too much in one visit—depending on your child's age, aim for thirty to ninety minutes—and remember to take breaks.
Plan your visit for a weekday when the Museum is less crowded. It may be best to come in the morning when children aren't worn out from the day.
Schedule a docent led tour. Children by nature are curious. A docent will be able to answer their questions about the art and help them (and you) see it in an entirely new way.