FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Please check out our FAQ. If you have any additional questions, please call our Guest Services desk for more details.

What are your hours?

Chihuly Collection

Monday through Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sundays: 12pm-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.

Where can I eat around the Collection?

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
727.896.2400
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
727.894.1000
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:

MFA Cafe
727.822.1031

Moon Under Water
727.896.6160

NOLA Café
727.498.8978

Hooker Tea
727.894.4832

Paciugo Gelato
727.209.0298

Parkshore Grill
727.896.DINE

Cassis American Brasserie
727.827.2927

Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro
727.894.4429

Gatsby’s Restaurant at Grayl’s Hotel
727.896.1080

Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant
727.209.2299

 

Columbia Restaurant
727.822.8000

Cha-Cha Coconuts
727.822.6655

Bella Brava
727.895.5515

St. Pete Brasserie
727.823.3700

Savannah’s Café
727.388.4371

Red Mesa Cantina
727.896.8226

King & I
727.898.8056

Central Avenue Oyster Bar
727.897.9728

Crowley’s Downtown Grill & Bar
727.821.1111

The Garden Restaurant
727.896.3800

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.

Where can I park?

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).

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)