The Dali Museum
The Dali Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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An unparalleled collection of Salvador Dali artworks, spanning his life and career, featuring works in many media. #TheDali
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Lia H
    Bogota, Colombia1,071 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do
    This is a MUST. The museum is not huge and overwhelming as some other great museums are. The staff is amicable. Start with a video about the exhibit, and bring your phone, as you can interact with some of the art work as you walk along. Easy parking for a fee, well located, cafeteria downstairs, and during the summer heat, this is a sure way to stay safe indoors while having fun!
    Your happiness makes us happy; we hope to see you again soon!
    Written 24 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 17 July 2023
  • 7mia21claire
    Goodyear, Arizona25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dali worth every dollar
    The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, FL is an awesome immersion into the artist Salvador Dali. It holds an impressive collection of his works in an atmosphere of reverence and appreciation. The building itself is a work of art and perfect to house Dali’s work. It offers easy parking, easy access, clean restrooms, a coffee shop and a beautiful gift shop. The staff are cheerful and helpful. The free audio tour is informative, easily obtained on a cell phone and sounds clear and personal on earbuds. The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, FL is definitely one of my favorite museums and I hope to return again in the future. I highly recommend visiting at least once.
    Thank you for sharing such kind words; we are so glad you had a wonderful time with us! We couldn't agree more that the Museum's building is a work of art unto itself. Hope to see you again soon!
    Written 28 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Munchkin208
    Launceston, United Kingdom76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth visiting
    We travelled via St. Petersburg on our way to Orlando from Miami specifically to visit this gallery. It was definitely worth it. A huge amount of Dali’s works are on display, including pieces he painted as a teenager. We were very pleased to have visited at a time when the special exhibition was of Dali’s preparatory work and sketches, and loved spotting the finished pieces in the main gallery that followed. The building is also impressive to see. Parking is $10.
    We're so glad you went out of your way to come visit us at the Museum! Hope to see you again soon.
    Written 8 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 August 2023
  • nicolebH9050XQ
    Edmonton, Canada81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bravo Dali museum!
    I love this place. This was the second time we have visited. We did not give ourselves enough time. I recommend 4 hours at least to be able to take it all in and enjoy some delectable and creative offerings at the café. We did the 360 experience which we really enjoyed. The Dali Live kiosks are brilliant and had us laughing. If I lived here, I would have a membership and visits regularly. Sadly the flaming giraffe on display in the gift shop is not for sale otherwise we would have bought it. We love that giraffe! Bravo Dali Museum!!
    We are so glad to hear that, and thank you for the kind words! Although you don't live here, we do hope to see you again soon.
    Written 16 August 2023
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    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 August 2023
  • ChadJamye C
    Church Hill, Tennessee34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just WOW
    Wonderful art museum. A must experience!!! Wonderful story with the art and I highly recommend doing the 360, wish we did. Get the headphones. My husband and I aren’t artsy people but this was so amazing. We enjoyed the special effects…. Make sure to download the app.
    We are thrilled to hear this! Hope to see you again soon.
    Written 26 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 September 2023
  • HT01
    Lightwater, United Kingdom172 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A stunning museum both for art and architecture
    A stunning museum showing the works of Dali. However, the architecture is stunning as is the location. Do the 360 experience to start with as it tells the story of his time on Spain and relocation to the US and back. The cafe is good but a little slow.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
  • SUBZEROSKIDD10
    Thetford, Vermont1,156 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One Of The Largest Dali Collections In The World
    Definitely a must if you’re visiting St. Petersburg. I’ve been a fan of Dali for years and when I found out this was one of the largest Dali collections in the world, I knew I had to check it out. The museum has a parking lot that you can pay $10 for or you can park in the surrounding area and walk in. I have been to museums from one side of the country to the other and I have to say that the ticket price of $29 is one of the steepest I have encountered. That’s not even counting the $15 add-on for the “Dali Alive 360º” experience. So if you’re going, make sure you stay for awhile get the full experience. I went on a Sunday and it was packed, so plan to get there early when you go. I really enjoyed the design of the museum itself, almost like it was taken straight out of one of his paintings. There are so many pieces to see, from the paintings to the statues to the installations. Check out “Lincoln in Dalivision” from up close but make sure to step back and view it from afar. The entire museum gives you a true sense of his eccentric genius. If you’re a fan of the surrealism master, then the Dali museum is one you cannot miss.
    Thank you for such detailed feedback. We appreciate your response and hope you will come again.
    Written 27 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Upstate Traveler
    United States398 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Expensive, but interesting museum
    The Museum has outstanding paintings by Dali and there are very good tours available. However, it is not large, and expensive for most folks. Parking is $10, and for two to enter it cost us $56 with one in a party eligible for a senior discount. We came away appreciating Dali much more than before.
    Thank you for sharing with us. Your feedback helps create even better experiences, and we're glad you gained a deeper appreciation for Dalí.
    Written 27 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 October 2023
  • Debra F
    Dunedin, Florida2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Memorable day trip
    I loved the ten minute movie at the beginning. It really helped me get a sense of who Dali was and why he did what he did. Walking through the exhibit was interesting. It showed the chronology of his work, from early conventional painting to his more surreal works. The view of the marina and bay is stunning. I was Also impressed with the gift shop, even though the items were quite pricey. I must say, I was disappointed that my wristband DID NOT OFFER ACCESS to the Dali 360 experience. It was another $15. We walked away. Overall, a good experience.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 October 2023
  • zdaati
    4,554 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting
    A nice museum one would not expect to find it here but is worth a visit as is quite nice to see, not very big but still. Only downside is very expensive 29 usd per person. Too much for what they show.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 October 2023
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Paul B
Punta Gorda, FL78 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We recently renewed our membership two months prior to its expiration. Had we known of the changes made at the Dali we never would have renewed our membership.
Now, everything is done with smartphones. They apparently have a limited number of the old headsets for those without smartphones. This also assumes that your smartphone is adequately charged when you arrive at the Dali.
Now the real problem! They have removed the number system on the exhibits. There is no direction as to where the exhibit starts. If you are fortunate enough to figure where “start” is there are no directions to lead you to the next exhibit. We asked the guards for directions and they had no clue.
As a result you end up wandering around aimlessly looking at exhibits, with very few of the plaques containing explanations of what you are viewing.
I basically thought the Midnight in Paris exhibit was a total waste of time except for the movie and the few Dali paintings that were included.
So, I went across the hall to go through the regular Dali exhibit. I found they had removed the numbers on the signs there as well. This was certainly a “make work” project. Why did they have to change plaques for what is pretty much a static exhibit.
In short, if you enjoy wandering around an exhibit with no direction or assistance after paying $20 per adult plus parking, go to the Dali Museum. If not, there are many more visitor friendly places to see in the Tampa Bay area.

Written 13 January 2020
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Thanks for the input - We have adjusted how the titles appear in the app so that they now align with the labels, have printed new numbers for the pieces in the exhibit and are helping visitors use the “map” mode of the app to better locate works!
Written 5 February 2020
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heatherlovestravelin
CA67 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Ok, it was a bit pricey for what it was. I found the app was not worth it, it would have been nice to speed the speaker up. I ended up turning the tour off and going my own speed. The free lockers for bags was very nice. I went at opening on a Sunday and am glad I didn’t get there later, it gets very busy and some of the paintings are nice to get close to.
Written 9 February 2020
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Erica S
Kansas City, MO75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We loved this museum. So many of Dali’s works that I had never seen before! I loved learning about Dali’s life!

If you are a Dali fan, plan 2 hours to 3 hours here for sure!

Thursday night 5-8pm is reduced admission.

We downloaded the Dali Museum app before arriving which I highly recommend doing.

It has self guided tours and a cool augmented reality that brought the paintings to life! There were docent tours as well.

The building itself is Daliesque! Of course it has a spiral staircase inside.

There was a virtual reality part that we did not wait in line for that was probably awesome!

Huge gift shop.

One in our group feels the reg admission price is worth it especially with the virtual reality part.

The other person feels reg admission price is too much.

We paid half price on Thursday night so we were thrilled!

Written 2 January 2020
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rhyrus
White Plains, NY27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This ended up an unexpected gem on my trip. There was a public tour that gave some nice background information. Seeing artwork from all periods of Dali's career made me appreciate his incredible intelligence and artwork so much more. The 3D exhibit was worth the price of admission alone! I would say getting a private tour guide would be worth it (I overheard some of their explanations on a couple of his pieces and it really opened my eyes to how much there was in just one piece). The food at the cafe was really good and a nice snack before walking more of St. Pete.
Written 7 March 2020
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We're thrilled you enjoyed your time here. Thank you for visiting.
Written 10 March 2020
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Adriana P
Pembroke Pines, FL880 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a beautiful museum, not only as far as the collection goes but also the museum building is beautiful and located in a great area in St. Pete.
Parking is easy and decently priced, the museum shop has a great variety of items and the cafe seemed pretty nice too.
The reason I don't give it 5 stars are:
Not enough seating for the cafe considering the amount of people who visit this museum
Wifi quality is not good, and it should be perfect since they have an app that accompanies the visit
The app is not very user friendly.

Other than that, great visit and unforgettable experience.
Written 17 February 2020
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Thank you for informing us about your Dali Museum experience. We work hard to make your visit exceptional, and we're disappointed we fell short. If you'd like to share this in more detail with our Visitor Experience Director, please email visitorexperience@thedali.org.
Written 10 March 2020
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I was hesitating till the last minute if to visit this museum at all in order not to be disappointed, and that's exactly what happened.
We visited twice the Dali museum in Figueres, his home town near Barcelona, Spain, which is really an art lover pilgrimage place. Having planned to spend an afternoon in St. Petersburg we opted to go to see this overseas one.
Admiring this surrealist artwork very much, we paid a steep 24$ entry fee, but were quickly disappointed. The exhibition is on the third floor, and we caught a docent tour which left few min before. This was the best part as I learnt some facts I didn't know, but surely we expected more from this museum.
Written 16 February 2020
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Your concerns have been noted. We're always working to create an even better Dali Museum experience, and your feedback will help.
Written 10 March 2020
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reise3
1,287 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
We preordered tickets for the Van Gogh Live exhibit. Large scale images of Van Gogh's works and writings through the course of his life are projected on walls in a series of three connected rooms, while synchronized to a classical score. Some of the pieces have animated features, such as petals falling from his painting, "Almond Blossom". The images projected in each room are basically the same, but it's worth spending time in each room because the size of the room & the surface areas vary, which alters the experience. I enjoyed it immensely, The one drawback was that it was too crowded. Timed entry into the museum was strictly enforced, but entry into the Van Gogh exhibit was not. I made use of the museum app, and enjoyed the virtual tour of Dali's works & the augmented reality feature for key pieces. It's worth downloading the app & bringing ear buds with you. Parking is $10 and free lockers are available outside for backpacks, which are not allowed in the museum.
Written 28 February 2021
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Callisto S
Natick, MA556 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There are many interesting things about this museum, but its actual collection and show space is quite small for the relatively “major museum” admission price. We did enjoy the exhibit about colleagues of Dali to contextualize his work and bring the time to life. It was also most interesting to see Dali’s very early works which reveal has incredible technical skill as a painter (imitating different contemporary styles).
Written 20 February 2020
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The permanent collection at The Dali is considered one of the most important in the world as it covers every medium and every era across Dali’s breadth of work, including the largest collection of his masterworks. The Dali Museum is where visitors from around the world come to savor not only Dali’s finest works, but also special exhibitions featuring other important artists – in recent years we’ve introduced exhibits of Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, and M.C. Escher, to name a few.
Written 10 March 2020
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Lora M
Zephyrhills, FL114 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Covid protocol Masks required, 6 feet apart , schedule and pay in advance. $10.parking- no cash/card only. I was fine with all the protocols. First you are directed to the back of the building, then up a handicapped ramp to the front door. For me it would have been easier to walk to front of building instead of acting like we were at Disney. We had an 11:00 am appointment. Maybe we missed the line? #DaliApp is required to explore with audio. Wifi is free- good luck getting the app to work with all the people on the wifi!! You must allow location and Bluetooth in settings, or it won’t work. No English maps available- out currently! Theater on first floor along with cafe and gift shop. Third floor 2 exhibits. Dali exhibits in one area and special exhibit across hall. Currently #LeeMiller photography was in special exhibit. There was NO SOCIAL DISTANCING in Dali exhibit. I have been here before on a Saturday, before #covid . I have never seen it elbow to arm pit, but that is what it was! Very disappointing. No flow of traffic, people looking at one picture blocking people from looking at picture behind them. People crowding you while you look at a picture of art.
Outside garden was nice we could remove mask! However, the garden needs some maintenance. As we were exiting the building where it says exit!!! They were having people enter. I love the paintings But, It was not an enjoyable visit!
To make an appointment you would think that the number of people in the facility would be limited to keep social distancing. If you get the written script for the audio tour it is also out of date. Plan for when it is not in the heat of the day! Everyone was crowded in the Dali Exhibit. Not as much in other. No social distancing. I can say that enough.
Written 7 August 2021
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maggieMD
Maryland, USA107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Spent several hours here. Used their Ap to get the most out of the exhibits. Also took the docent tour which added depth. It is pricey so get the most out of it by seeing the film first, doing a tour and then the Ap which details some of the art not on the tour. See the gardens and enjoy the interesting architectural. The Midnight in Paris exhibit I’d ok, but not well organized and Ap hard to follow. Film in this section very informative on the history and influences in Surrealism movement. Definitely recommend watching it. Food menu is limited and pricey. Several very nice restaurants just down the street. Gift shop has a very big selection. Parking is another $10., but convenient.
Written 11 January 2020
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