© St. Petersburg Times, published November 11, 1999
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.
* FROM THE NORTH:
Take I-275 south to I-375 (left exit) into downtown St. Petersburg, which merges into Fourth Avenue N. Continue on Fourth Avenue N to Fourth Street and turn right. Follow Fourth Street south for two blocks to Second Avenue N and turn left. Turn right on Second Street.
* FROM THE SOUTH
Take I-275 north to I-175 (right exit) into downtown St. Petersburg, which merges into Fifth Avenue S. Continue on Fifth Avenue S to Third Street and turn left. Follow Third Street north to Second Avenue N and turn right. Turn right again onto Second Street.
TRAFFIC NOTE: Central Avenue is downtown's north-south dividing line. Fourth Street is the main road through downtown. The area around the museum is crisscrossed with one-way streets. Also, avenues run east-west. Streets run north-south.