The holidays are here and the Friend’s Gift Shop, located in Weedon Island’s Cultural and Natural History Center, is a terrific place to find treasures for all. We’re steadily adding new items to further enhance our offerings and it’s just about a given that you’ll find something for that otherwise hard-to-please recipient on your holiday list.

You can also feel really good about your purchase: all profits are returned to the Preserve and Center, helping to preserve and protect its habitat and cultural treasures and provide educational experiences for children and adults.

And, while you’re visiting, pick up a Friends membership brochure at the front desk. In fact, why not make membership a holiday present to yourself and your family today. Individual memberships are only $15 a year with family memberships at $25. Best of all, your membership is yet another way to celebrate and reward this unique property in the heart of St. Petersburg. To join today, just click on We’d be thrilled to have you part of our organization and mission.

The Preserve is open from dawn to dusk 365 days a year. The Center is open Thursday – Sunday, closed only on national holidays. You can learn more about the Preserve and Center at We hope to see you soon!