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Wander Pinellas

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published March 18, 2001

Great Explorations (The Pier), 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, a hands-on museum. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Admission: $4 ages 3-55, children under 3 admitted free, $2 senior citizens. Call 821-8992.

Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo, is a 21-acre park with 22 historical structures that reflect the turn-of-the-century lifestyles of Pinellas pioneers. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 1-4 p.m. Sun. Admission: free, donations accepted. Call 582-2123.

Medieval Brass Rubbing Center and Museum, 822 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs: Hands-on museum. Permanent collection of over 150 commemorative brass facsimiles and gallery. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission free. Call 934-6760.

Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, has permanent collections that include ancient, Asian, American, pre-Columbian and European art; Jacobean and Georgian period rooms; Steuben crystal collection. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for seniors over 65, $2 for students over 6, under 6 free, groups of 10 or more $3 per person, tours of school children free. Call 896-2667.

St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Admission $5 adults, $4 senior citizens (ages 62 and older), $2 ages 7-17. Free age 6 and younger. Call 894-1052.

Safety Harbor Museum of Regional History, 329 S Bayshore Blvd., Safety Harbor. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 1-4 p.m. Sun. Admission $2, $1 children 12 and under. Call 726-1668.

Science Center of Pinellas County, 7701 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg: Permanent exhibits include nature trail, static electricity exhibit, antique microscopes exhibit, minerals and ores, corals and more. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Call 384-0027.

Salvador Dali Museum, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg, features art from permanent collection. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5:30 p.m. Sun. Admission: $8, $4 students and $7 senior citizens (ages 65 and older), free children 9 and under. Call 823-3767.

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