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Things to do for the week of June 15-21

Places are slowly opening up. Here’s a list of open attractions and a few live events.
Dad gets a special deal on a round of golf, a burger and a beer for Father's Day, at a golf club in Tarpon Springs.
Dad gets a special deal on a round of golf, a burger and a beer for Father's Day, at a golf club in Tarpon Springs. [ Associated Press ]
Published Jun. 15, 2020

Here is a list of things to do this week, plus a list of attractions that have reopened.

Live events

Summer Sunday Special: To help you get rid of some of your pent-up energy, the Imagine Museum is offering $5 admission for everyone every Sunday through Aug. 30. $5. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 1901 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 300-1700. imaginemuseum.com.

After you've nabbed $5 admission at the Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg, take a look around the gift shop.
After you've nabbed $5 admission at the Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg, take a look around the gift shop. [ Times (2018) ]

Ybor City Historic Walking Tours: Hear about the history and diversity of Ybor City on this walking tour. $20, $10 children. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. daily. Meets at Centro Ybor, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 505-6779. yborwalkingtours.com.

Vanessa Segraves’ “Metallica” Shows New View: The artist’s paintings feature metal spaces with small windows. Can be viewed in person, online and through the window anytime. Free. Noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. St. Pete Artworks, 2412 Central Ave. (727) 738-8010. stpeteartworks-onlinestore.com.

Daredevil Rally Drive-In Thrill Show: Nik Wallenda presents a drive-in stunt show. Stay in your car to see FMX freestyle jumpers, a human cannon ball, BMX riders, motorcycles in a steel globe and a wheel of steel. $20, $70 family four-pack. 6:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota. (917) 921-9070.

High-wire star and Sarasota native Nik Wallenda has organized a drive-in thrill show that will be performed in a Sarasota park for two weekends in June.
High-wire star and Sarasota native Nik Wallenda has organized a drive-in thrill show that will be performed in a Sarasota park for two weekends in June. [ Courtesy Nik Wallenda ]

Open Air Craft Market: A weekly open air market with 100 vendors. Free. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Oldsmar Flea Market, 180 Race Track Road. (715) 347-5703. oldsmarfleamarket.com

Wild Foods Foraging: Forage the trails for wild food. Then, sample dishes made from what you collected. Limit 10 people. $5, $3 car entry (registration required). 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

Firehouse Cultural Center Pub: Seating is very limited for this blues performance by Tim Costello and Friends. Call to reserve a seat. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 101 First Ave. NE, Ruskin. (813) 645-7651.

Father’s Day at Wentworth: All fathers get a round of golf, a burger and a beer for $32 (registration for tee time required). 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Wentworth Golf Club, 2990 Wentworth Way, Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-4760.

Attraction reopenings

Glazer Children’s Museum: The museum reopened June 6 at 25 percent capacity with reserved, timed tickets required. Exhibits have been modified to promote social distancing and discourage touching. Regular admission applies. 10 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday. 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861.

The Glazer Children's Museum reopened June 6.
The Glazer Children's Museum reopened June 6.

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art: The Ringling Museum and Selby Botanical Gardens both reopened May 27. Best practices include increased sanitizing, limited occupancy, no tours, no-contact ticketing and social distancing. Regular admission required. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. (941) 359-5700.

Tampa Museum of Art: The museum celebrated its 100th anniversary when it reopened June 1. Masks, social distancing and advance ticket purchase are encouraged. Regular admission required. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. 120 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 274-8130.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa: Gaming resumed on May 21. Temperature checks and face coverings are required. Plexiglass barriers divide players at gaming tables. No cover. Open 24 hours daily. 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. (813) 627-7625.

A patron wearing a mask plays a slot machine at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
A patron wearing a mask plays a slot machine at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. [ WILFREDO LEE | Associated Press ]

Dinosaur World: Dinosaur World reopened the dino walk and indoor museum May 7. Hands-on activities remain closed. Hand washing and social distancing are encouraged. Regular admission required. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 5145 Harvey Tew Road, Plant City. (813) 717-9865.

Florida Aquarium: The Florida Aquarium reopened to the public May 11 with limited capacity and timed admissions required. Ages 3 and older must wear a mask. The Splash Pad is closed. Regular admission required. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 273-4000.

ZooTampa: ZooTampa at Lowry Park reopened May 29 with limited capacity, enhanced sanitation, social distancing and masks recommended. Regular admission required. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 935-8552.

MOSI: The Museum of Science & Industry reopened to the public May 27 at 50 percent capacity. Entry and exit doors will be propped open. Staff must wear masks. $7.95-$12.95. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-6000.

Legoland: Legoland Florida reopened June 1 with limited capacity, cashless payment, social distancing and enhanced cleaning. Regular admission required. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven. Toll-free 1-888-690-5346.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Clearwater Marine Aquarium reopened May 15 at 25 percent capacity. Safety measures include touchless transactions, social distancing signs and timed tickets, and masks are recommended. Regular admission required. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday. 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. (727) 441-1790.

Morean Arts Center: The Morean Arts Center and all associated facilities reopened May 22. Centers are touchless environments and follow all CDC guidelines. Touchless ticket purchase required for Chihuly. Free, admission charge applies for Chihuly. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 822-7872.

Imagine Museum: Imagine Museum reopened Mother’s Day weekend with hand sanitizer throughout the museum and masks provided if you do not have one. Regular admission required. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 1901 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 300-1700.

Sparkman Wharf: The shopping and dining district reopened May 19. Live entertainment available most weekends. Lawn games and furniture are gone, and masks are required when interacting with other people. Free. 3-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday. 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 345-5881.

iFLY Indoor Skydiving: The indoor skydiving center reopened June 3. Wind tunnels use recirculated air from outside. All equipment is sanitized between flights. Online reservations and touchless check in required. Fees not available. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. 10854 Palm River Road, Tampa. (813) 773-4359.

Universal Orlando: Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay reopened June 5. Face coverings and temperature checks are required. Hand sanitizer is provided; follow social distance instructions posted. Regular admission required. 9 a.m. daily. 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando. Toll-free 1-800-837-2273.

SeaWorld Orlando: SeaWorld Orlando reopened June 11. Temperature checks are required at the gate and guests ages 2 and older must wear a mask. Spacing has been increased at touchless turnstiles. Regular admission required. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando. Toll-free 1-800-327-2424.

Patrons of Busch Gardens explore the amusement park on  June 11.
Patrons of Busch Gardens explore the amusement park on June 11. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]

Busch Gardens: Busch Gardens reopened June 11. Temperature checks are required at the gate and guests ages 2 and older must wear a mask. Ground-marked distancing instructions must be followed throughout the park. Regular admission applies. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa.

Adventure Island: Adventure Island reopened for the remainder of the season starting June 11. Masks are prohibited in water areas but required at the entrance and in retail-food sales areas. Temperature screenings required for park entry. Regular admission required. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. 10001 McKinley Drive, Tampa. (813) 884-4386.

Henry B. Plant Museum: The Henry B. Plant Museum reopened Tuesday. Online ticketing is encouraged and high-traffic areas will receive scheduled cleanings. $10, $7 seniors/students, $5 ages 4-12. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 254-1891.