© St. Petersburg Times, published November 11, 1999
Guide to the Kennedy exhibit
At the entrance to the exhibit, a model of John F. Kennedys childhood home in Brookline, Mass., invites you to step back in time to learn about the public and private life of the 35th president of the United States.
The 20 galleries span Kennedys experiences in World War II, his marriage to Jacqueline Bouvier, his years in politics, his family life, his visit to Tampa four days before his death in Dallas, the somber journey to Arlington Cemetery and, finally, the legacy of the president who spent only 1,000 days in office.
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WHAT: John F. Kennedy: The Exhibition
WHEN: Opens Friday, Nov. 12, and continues through May 29, 2000. Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. Reduced hours on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve (closes at 5 p.m.).
WHERE: Florida International Museum, 100 Second St. N, St. Petersburg.
TICKETS: $13.95, adults; $12.95, seniors (65 and older) and military (with valid I.D.); $7.95, students (with valid I.D.); $5.95, children (ages 6-18). Children 5 and younger get in free. Season passes for Florida residents: $27 per person. (Passes not valid Dec. 24 to Jan. 2). Note: Allow about two hours to view the exhibition at a leisurely pace.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Individual tickets on sale through Ticketmaster. Call (727) 898-2100 or visit local Ticketmaster outlets or the Ticketmaster website: www.ticketmaster.com. (Service charge will apply.) Also, ticket information available on the museum's website www.floridamuseum.org. Discounts available for groups of 20 or more. Call (877) 535-7469 for details.
PARKING: On the street in two-hour parking places or in the museum's garage.
SERVICES: The museum is wheelchair accessible. Men's and women's restrooms have changing stations. The movie shown at the start of the tour will be closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. Ticket price includes an audio guide, which also will be available in large print English, Spanish, German, French and Portuguese. The museum store will have catalogs with color photographs of objects in the exhibition.
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