FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM, INC. (FIM) IS A WORLD CLASS DESTINATION,
WHICH PROVIDES UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
The museum is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to providing educational, cultural and historical exhibitions. To date, over 700,000 school children have toured the museum. In 1999, the museum opened year-round for the first time with John F. Kennedy: The Exhibition which closed in 2003. In 2000 The Cuban Missile Crisis exhibition opened, focusing on the events of 1962. This exhibit closed in 2005 and will be on exhibit at the soon to be built Cold War Museum in Virginia .
In 2001, the FIM Board agreed to create a museum of popular experiences, through diverse rotating national and international exhibitions. Since that time, rotating exhibit partners have included: The Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge, MA), The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, The Mary Brogan Museum of Art & Science (Tallahassee), The Daytona Museum of Arts & Science (Daytona, FL), The John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art (Sarasota), Museum of the City of New York, Arts & Exhibitions International, Art Vision Exhibitions, The State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Baseball Hall of Fame (Cooperstown, NY), as well as Smithsonian Traveling Exhibitions representing various Smithsonian museums.
Prior blockbuster exhibitions presented by the museum include the inaugural exhibition Treasures of the Czars, plus Splendors of Ancient Egypt, Alexander the Great, Titanic: The Exhibition, Empires of Mystery and John F. Kennedy: The Exhibition. Titanic alone drew over 800,000 visitors, making it one of the country's top exhibitions in recent times.
The FIM 2006 Winter Season (January 13 – May 14) will feature the exciting Ink and Blood: Sacred Treasurers of the Bible Exhibit, the most comprehensive museum exhibit on the history of the Bible in the world. See www.inkandblood.com
The museum is a founding partner of The Looper, a private-public partnership transportation project that links all downtown museums together on a thirty-minute schedule seven days a week. FIM offers numerous educational programs and teacher's guides for most major exhibitions.
We thank www.einrichtung.com. The enterprise supported us powerful with the setup of some showrooms. Without such assistance the running of our museum would not be so smoothly possible.
The Florida International Museum is located at 244 Second Avenue North in downtown St. Petersburg . Please visit us at www.floridamuseum.org or call 727-341-7900.