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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  • Mike X
    Chicago, Illinois2,045 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see
    Simply excellent. If you have time, you must come here. The art is beautiful and they have free docent tours frequently throughout the day that explains some of the small, easily missed details of the paintings. I'm an art noob but this place has shown me some really cool paintings that I really enjoy. They also have this AMAZING DALL E AI installation where you describe your dream, AI turns it into art and then yours and 7 other people's dreams are merged together into one surrealist image.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 22 April 2023
  • Fearless777431
    Mississauga, Canada55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing, unique art museum
    This was an excellent museum. Beautiful inside and of course the paintings were amazing. What made it particularly great were the free museum tours, the virtual reality headsets to submerge yourself into a painting and the Dream Escape room where AI would paint a picture representation of one of your dreams. Spent 2 hours here.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 May 2023
  • Pignorton
    114 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool museum, nice art and try to the VR Dali world.
    The museum is laid out nicely with such a cool central area with spiral reaching toward the glass ceiling. There's all kind of surrealism art beyond Dali since the Dali collection is not that big. The VR Dali world was very cool.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 4 June 2023
  • 54tomas
    Coral Springs, Florida431 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    A great collection of his works. Be sure to see the short movie it will add to your experience. They offer tours, you can also download the museum’s App. Take your time and be prepared to be amazed by Dalis genius.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 June 2023
  • TR26
    Dayton, Ohio905 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Dali-Florida connection
    I'm fairly sure I have little to add about this fabulous little museum. The permanent exhibits are an insightful history of Dali's development as an artist. If you take the docent's tour you will learn tons about his symbolism and approach. There's an amusing 3D goggle experience. There was a special showing of their collection of Dali's drawings--they redefined "drawing" to include watercolors and any medium on paper. Despite the stretch, another insightful exhibition. There are life-sized videos of Dali playing at several locations. What a showman! I enjoyed a glass of their house wine in their garden, and wondered what will occupy the expansion they're building. If you appreciate Dali, schedule a few hours here. Going to website and ticketing in advance is a good idea.
    Thank you for sharing such kind words! We're so glad the Museum and everything it has to offer resonated with you; hope to see you again!
    Written 8 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 July 2023
  • DespoinaM
    Prague, Czech Republic76 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for Dali Lovers
    As a Dali Lover for me was a dream come true to visit this museum after visiting all the rest of Dali museums. I would put it as 5 as I was interested in the work and felt inspired, if I wasn't disappointed by the shop experience More detailed 1. It is quite small museum, the walk tour was interesting but very short. 2. Few interactive activities to spent time on , interesting for kids and grown ups. 3. I was disappointed by the shop - few of the items were quite pricey and I believe that you can find them also online. 4. Cashier of the shop was very slow and rude. There was only one line while we were 4 people waiting, the second cashier joined and asked us to move there. I moved with another lady, and I was second on the line. while I was moving there was another lady that stood behind some red ribbons for the queue ( which I havent noticed) when my turn came the cashier told me that the other lady was before me, I told her that I moved from the other line as she asked. Since she was extremely slow I decided to move back to the other cashier. While I was leaving I heard her laughing and commenting with the lady that took my place. I found this offensive. For the average person it is a small nice museum that you can get information for Dali,
    Thank you for your review and feedback. We are sorry that you had an unpleasant experience at our shop - we take your concerns seriously and hope you can accept our apology. We're always working to create an even better Dalí Museum experience, and your feedback will help.
    Written 24 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 13 July 2023
  • Taylor B
    Chicago, Illinois8,761 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A $30 million art museum dedicated to Salvador Dali's works
    The Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, features the largest collection of the renowned surrealist artist's works outside of Spain and is the No. 1 attraction in the city. Located at One Dali Boulevard, on the downtown waterfront, by 5th Avenue Southeast, Bay Shore Drive and Dan Wheldon Way, the $30 million art museum was designed by Yann Weymouth and features a large glass entryway and skylight made of 1.5-inch thick glass. Referred to as the "Enigma," the glass entryway is 75 feet tall and encompasses a spiral staircase. The remaining walls are composed of 18-inch thick concrete, designed to protect the collection from hurricanes which strike the region from time to time. Originally, from 1982 to 2010, the Dali Museum was located in a marine warehouse not far from the current site. The new building, located next to the Mahaffey Theater, on the former site of the Bayfront Center, which was demolished in 2004, was opened on January 11, 2011. The museum's collection includes 96 oil paintings, over 100 watercolors and drawings, 1,300 graphics, photographs, sculptures and objects d'art, plus an extensive archival library. The museum is home to more masterpieces of Dali than any other museum in the world, including the large-scale paintings "The Hallucinogenic Toreador" and "The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus" and "The Ecumenical Council, Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man" and "The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory." Surrealistic in every way.
    Visitors like you are why The Dalí Museum exists. We're so glad you could enjoy the artwork, especially the large-scale paintings. We work among these magnificent pieces every day, and never take that for granted, especially when we hear kind words from people like you. 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 June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Lia H
    Bogota, Colombia1,110 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 Kingdom75 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
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Sootsgd
Wimauma, FL1,879 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
My wife and I moved to the Tampa area three years ago and have been wanting to visit St. Petersburg. I talked her into a Sunday trip to the Dalí Museum. I had checked out memberships online but decided to wait until we arrived at the museum because I had a couple of questions. So here’s the review.

Let’s start out with the bad. We rolled into the parking lot and were told to drive farther down to the covered area. I’m a 100% Total and Permanent Disabled American Veteran with license plates. Yet we were charged $10 for parking. Had I purchased the membership, parking would have been free regardless of ADA status. Next, my wife got her purse patted down on entry and she uses a walker but they just asked if she had anything in the walker. Feeling that her selfie stick wasn’t an issue she claimed no. Well once in the museum when she went to use it she was stopped by security. He radioed his boss asking if she could just put it away in her walker but bossman said no and to have her take it to one of the free lockers. I was gallant and took the offending stick outside to the bank of lockers but realized, hey I’m not that far from the car so I took it there. So a couple of things to remember about parking and selfie sticks.

I purchased a North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) membership which gets us access to other NARM museums throughout the states as well as Dali museum access for my wife and I and up to five children under the age of 18. All of this for $165 a year. There are other levels for purchase so check out their website or inquire at the museum.

One thing they had for fun were Dali mustaches at the information booth. These are simply black pipe cleaners but you can fashion it into a fun Daliesque mustache to wear around the galleries.

Next we moved to the Dali Wing where his art is displayed. I knew Dali was a Surrealist but the amount of detail in the paintings was amazing. There were paintings of all sizes and of differing aspects based on the time of his career.

Next was the special exhibit of Dali and the Impressionists. This gallery had works by Monet, Cezanne and other well known impressionists. One thing I didn’t know was that Dali began his painting career doing impressionist work and his pieces were also displayed.

Next it was onto the Cafe Gala (Named for his wife) with its traditional Spanish fare. I’ll review the cafe separately. Lastly we visited the Shop were you can buy several items including prints, shirts, jewelry, books and more. Keep in mind members get 10% off of the Cafe and 15% at the store.

The Museum is located on a great piece of property and the building itself is a work of art. I think you’ll enjoy your visit as much as my wife and I did.
Written 10 April 2024
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Liz H
Gainesville, FL114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
What a great museum! The audio guides didn't exactly match the brochure's direction and that was confusing. The cafe has excellent food.
Written 27 March 2024
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Alex G
Franklin, OH7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The collection was fairly large. The intro movie was really interesting. They had a nice traveling collection. Definitely overpriced, but good for a one-time visit.
Written 27 March 2024
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JoniE3691
Hendersonville, NC31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Excellent experience. The art by Dali is a must see in person. You may not like his work but I promise it will make you feel something.
Written 27 March 2024
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LeslieinTN
Jonesborough, TN785 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
My young adult son is a Dali fan, so when we made a quick trip to FL, we had to fit this in. We visited during the Grand Prix race, so we had to park in a designated parking lot and be shuttled to the museum, but we didn't have to wait but a minute going either way. They have a nice gift shop as well as other artwork to view. I recommend the short video beforehand whether you are familiar with Salvador Dali or not. There is a nice small courtyard area in the back where you will exit to find the Dali Alive 360 presentation. If you have never been to an immersive art experience, then I recommend the Dali Alive 360.
Written 18 March 2024
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Kevin T
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I was not sure what to expect. Art is not my "thing", but other family members wanted to go....
Once we actually found the museum (the Grand Prix race was being set-up and the roads and parking were very hard to navigate), I was pleasantly surprised at all they had to offer. It was a Saturday, so it may have been more crowded than normal, but that was the only issue I had.
After learning more about Dali and seeing his work, I began to relate more.
For Art not being my "thing", I really enjoyed it and the other family members were ready to go before I was :)
Written 16 March 2024
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REMillz
St. Augustine, FL36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
They sure didn't make it easy to visit. We had no idea the Grand Prix was happening that day. We are into art, not racing. Don't live in Tampa. Had no idea. When I checked the website for hours, I was mainly concerned if they were open on Sundays. They are. If they had something up about the Grand Prix, I missed it. But it goes RIGHT BY this museum and takes up the parking lot. So they were closed on Sunday when we planned to go. We went Tuesday instead and they were still taking down the stands and there was a shuttle service. It was very confusing figuring out where to get the shuttle. They could have just told you an address to punch into GPS, but no. We got there eventually, almost by accident. Then the lady selling tickets was very rude. Insisted we had been in the wrong line and tried to tell us to get back in the end of the line. We were in the line we were told to get in. But if you have even just a question about membership, its a different line. After the experience I had just had trying to getting there, I decided no membership, thank you.

The museum itself is very nice. Lovely space. Lots of Dali, well laid out.

The cafe is lovely. We enjoyed a nice meal there. Great menu with several unusual items. Gazpacho is good. The avocado toast is very good.

The 360 Dome thing was good. I had my two sons with me - 11 and 13 yrs. The dome is a movie that goes through the artistic stages of Dali's artistic career. Its a lot of the same stuff that is inside but presented in an immersive way that they were better able to pay attention to. But I think most people could skip it for the price.

If it hadn't been for the logistical difficulties, which likely don't apply to you, I give this museum 5 stars. But some better communication would have set me up for a less frustrating experience. And more stars.
Written 16 March 2024
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Joni P
Atlanta, GA99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Gorgeous, unusual building. The museum, devoted to Dali, has a great, small collection of Impressionists, such as Renoir. The focus is on how the Impressionists influenced Dali.
The museum would be heaven for a Dali fan. Found out after touring that Dali isn't my personal favorite.
Written 15 March 2024
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KateS
Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States4,865 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Wow do I ever love this place! Saw amazing Dalí-only gallery, & saw Dalí among the Impressionists. Beautiful original pieces, presented in several user-friendly ways. I enjoyed the 360 experience, but my friend didn't. Also couldn't get the selfie with Dalí to come out right. But the entire place was amazing & I highly recommend it if you want to see some amazing paintings & sculptures. Pro tip: Download the app for some neat interactive bonuses. I can't wait to go back!
Written 12 March 2024
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G W
Toronto, Canada632 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The largest collection of Dali works outside of Spain. While tickets are pricey, it was well worth the visit. Enjoyed the 360 film as well. Great museum!
Written 11 March 2024
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