Whether he’s a car lover, a craft beer enthusiast or an outdoorsman , freebies and deals abound for activities with Dad for Father’s Day.
TAMPA BAY, FL — Whether he’s a car lover, a craft beer enthusiast or an outdoorsman , freebies and deals abound for activities with Dad for Father’s Day in Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay History Center
Raise a glass with Dad this Father’s Day at the Tampa Bay History Center.
Head down to the museum at 801 Old Water St. in Tampa on Sunday, June 16, to check out the exhibit “History by the Pint: Beer and Brewing in Tampa Bay,” and get a free souvenir History Center pint glass with paid adult admission while supplies last.
And while the free pint glass might be empty, fear not. Local favorite Coppertail Brewing will offer tastings of its Free Dive IPA from noon until 2 p.m. at the history center.
Enjoy a beer while listening to singing troubadour Bill Schustik perform sea shanties and pirate tunes in the History Center galleries at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.
Dads will also get 15 percent off select items at the museum store.
Admission is $14.95 for adults; $12.95 for seniors (60-plus); $10.95 for youth (7-17); free for children 6 and under.
Call (813) 228-0097 or click here.
Clearwater Beach Escape Room
Let Dad escape for a while at the Clearwater Beach Escape Room on Father’s Day.
Take on an immersive experience together and choose one of eight scenarios to conquer within 60 minutes. Dads are admitted free using the online booking code DadPlaysFree.
The Escape Room is located in Pelican Walk Plaza, second floor, 483 Mandalay, Suite 210, Clearwater Beach. Hours on Father’s Day are 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
The Florida Aquarium
The new exhibit, which opened June 8, gives visitors a chance to touch a moon jelly, a type of jellyfish with no sting.
The almost 2,000-gallon habitat has two separate pools where the jellies can be touched. The pools come together at a 3-foot acrylic sphere, where the alien-looking, virtually transparent invertebrates can be observed.
Dads get free admission all weekend with the purchase of any full-price paid admission.
Dad and kids can visit with the zoo’s famous fathers including Goyang the orangutan, Albert the tapir and Heathcliff the koala.
Pay tribute to Dad by symbolically adopting a zoo animal in Dad’s name orbook an up-close encounter for Dad with an African elephant, southern white rhino or giant Aldabra tortoise.
Tampa Bay Automobile Museum
For the gearhead dad, the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum, 3301 Gateway Centre Blvd., Pinellas Park, is offering free admission for Dad with one regular-priced ticket.
The 12,000-square-foot museum features a unique collection of vintage cars and vehicles that demonstrate special creativity and imagination in their history and engineering. They include pioneering front-wheel drive and rear engine cars from the 1920s and 1930s. Each vehicle was chosen based on the engineering achievements that made it an important part of the evolution of the automobile.
Celebrate Father’s Day at Busch Gardens where the park will serve a special Father’s Day brunch at the Serengeti Overlook Restaurant on Sunday starting at 11:30 a.m. Dad will be treated to a free beer.
Then, capture memories with Dad throughout the park with $5 photos at select locations.
Bring out the caveman in Dad at Dinosaur World, 5145 Harvey Tew Road, Plant City. Dads get free admission with the purchase of a full-priced child ticket.
Dads and kids can wander among hundreds of life-sized dinosaurs in a natural setting and explore interactive dinosaur exhibits.
Get physical with Dad TreeHoppers Adventure Park, 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City.
Dad can try the zip lines rope course or try out an aerial adventure.
All fathers get in half price with the purchase of another adult ticket using this code phrase: -> http://bit.ly/2Xzqefg..
Dads can test their climbing abilities on 80 state-of-the-art climbing lines or 40-foot-tall climbs.
Glazer Children’s Museum
Is Dad a firefighter, engineer, farmer, banker, artist, boat captain, doctor or veterinarian?
Dads and kids can explore all of these occupations and more at the Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, where dads get free admission on Sunday.
Learn the basics of banking at the Suncoast Credit Union’s Central Bank; captain a cruiseship or navigate a cargo ship through a shipping channel; ride a tractor and help milk a cow; design a train route with LEGOs or create the perfect paper airplane; put on safety gear and slide down a firemen’s pole; identify the parts of the body; and examine and X-ray some animals in need.
Henry B. Plant Museum
Sports-loving father can learn about the history of their favorite sports at the Sports & Amusements exhibit at the Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.
Fathers can trace the past of wild-game hunting, fresh- and salt-water fishing, sailing, rowing and canoeing. And they can take a look at past Plant Hotel amusements including golf, tennis, shuffleboard, billiards, croquet, and even a racetrack.
All dads receive free admission on Sunday.
Cool off with Dad at the Splash Harbour Water Park, 399 2nd St., Indian Rocks Beach, where kids and dads can try the 40-foot-tall Smuggler’s Run slide and the Pirate’s Plunge body slide or relax beneath the waterfalls at the Great Lazy White River.
The water park is offering free admission on Sunday for dads with the purchase of a full-priced ticket.