Welcome to The Westin Tampa Bay hotel, the perfect location to experience the culture and popular things to do in Tampa Bay. We are conveniently located only a few miles from many of Tampa's art, history, and science museums and are the ideal hotel for luxurious accommodations, four star amenities, and all the comforts of home while boasting spectacular views of the bay area. The Westin Tampa Bay hotel offers a total of 244 guest rooms and suites that include High Speed Internet Access, a 37" flat panel TV, a fully stocked refreshment center, an iHome, and in room movies. Revitalize with the Heavenly Bed® and the Heavenly Bath®, both signature products of Westin Hotels and Resorts®. Our Westin Service Express® offers guests assistance with everything from laundry to dinner reservations at the touch of a button.
Tampa Art Museum
"The Tampa Museum of Art is the proud culmination of three decades of cooperation among art organizations, private citizens, and government agencies in Tampa and Hillsborough County. The Museum celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2009. Its mission/statement of purpose reflects a long-standing commitment to the community and citizenry." (Source: http://www.tampamuseum.org)
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thurs: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sat, Sun: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
MOSI - Museum of Science & Industry
MOSI is a not-for-profit, community-based institution and educational resource dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge, and understanding of science, industry, and technology. With a total size of over 300,000 sq. ft., MOSI is the largest science center in the southeastern United States, and home of the only IMAX Dome Theatre in the state of Florida. Kids In Charge! The Children's Science Center at MOSI is the largest children's science center in the nation. Disasterville, featuring WeatherQuest, MOSI's newest permanent exhibition, combines education and 10,000 sq. ft. of interactive exhibits on the remarkable science behind natural disasters.
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Ybor City State Museum
Museum focusing on history of Ybor City, Tampa, the cigar industry and the immigrant ethnic groups who settled the community. The museum features cigar rolling demonstrations on Friday and Saturday, and offers walking tours of Ybor City at 10:30am on Saturdays. Museum store in historic casita.
Open daily: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tampa Bay History Center
Experience the heritage and diverse culture of the Tampa Bay area. The Center brings to life the 12,000-year history of the region through highly engaging and interactive exhibits.
Open daily: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day