Innovation Labs FAQ
Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about Innovation Labs. If you need answers not found in the Innovation Labs FAQ, simply fill out the Inquiry Form or call 727.623.4784.
Are programs customizable?
While all programs are customized, they have different levels of customizability—from choices among a selection of pre-existing modules to customized gallery experiences to a fully bespoke workshop.
How long are the programs?
Innovation Labs programs vary in length from 3 hours to multiple days, depending on the client’s learning and organizational objectives. While all of our programs are customizable, standard formats include the following:
o Foundation Labs are three-hour gallery experiences
o Skills Labs come in half-day, full-day, and multiple day formats
Do we need to come to the Museum, or will you come to us?
Our space is one of the unique offerings of this program; in fact we’re the only 3-star Michelin cultural attraction in the entire Southeastern United States. We also understand that it’s not always possible to get a large group out of the office. As a result, we’ll gladly come to you. When doing an offsite (at your site) workshop, there are some additional steps we take to ensure the program runs smoothly including checking on AV/projection/sound capabilities, wall space, permission to move furniture and temporarily apply things to walls, etc.
Who leads the sessions?
Sessions are led by our Innovation Labs team, which comprises experts with deep backgrounds in creativity, innovation, education and art. Read more.
Are sessions lecture-based?
While some of our experiences are gallery-based and others are classroom-based, all of them favor an interactive, hands-on learning approach, with a special focus on collaboration and team building as well as a variety of learning activities.
Can Skills Labs fit into existing educational programs?
Yes, courses are designed to be modular so that they can be woven into an organization's existing talent and organizational development programs.
How many people can I bring?
At The Dalí venue, we can accommodate groups from 5 to 100. However, each client’s learning objectives and choice of programming will determine the optimum group size, so the best route is to contact us to discuss. In addition, larger groups can be accommodated offsite and/or through collaboration with nearby partner venues.
We are coming in from out of town, can you help us find accommodations & activities?
Absolutely. We have strong partnerships with local hotels and restaurants, as well as the Convention & Visitors Bureau and a network of Destination Management Companies who specialize in activities in the area.
Can we make art, too?
Definitely. We believe that a hands-on, prototyping mentality can be an extremely useful approach. For example, we incorporate LEGO® Serious Play® methodology; in fact, we are the only certified museum in the United States to offer this coveted service. We lean on a strong team of in-house and in-community artists and co-creators to design experiences that delight the senses and challenge participants to create in a variety of media.
Will you help us brainstorm?
Traditionally we are hired for our expertise as creativity researchers and facilitators of creative process – a role which prohibits us from contributing ideas to a company challenge. At the same time, we’re proud of our years of experience working with some of the best ideators and subject matter experts in the world, so if you’ve got a challenge and you’d like to tap into our creativity-on-demand capabilities, we’d certainly consider supporting your session goal as “trained brains.”
Can I sign up as an individual, or do I have to have a group?
We offer open enrollment courses at least once a quarter for those interested in pursuing creativity and innovation training on their own. To be the first to receive registration information about these courses, please fill out the inquiry form and indicate your interest in open enrollment courses.
Do you provide catering?
We are in the fortunate position to offer the catering services of our onsite restaurant partner, Café Gala. We offer celebrated Spanish fare as well as an opportunity to customize the menu to your preferred specifications.
What is the cost?
The cost of a Lab is dependent upon many factors, including group size, duration, design time and materials, and venue (space needs). After an initial 15-minute phone call to learn about your group and what you’re trying to accomplish in your session, we can send you a proposal complete with pricing information and draft agenda.
Do you offer discounts?
Not-for-profit groups, educational institutions and military/government agencies may qualify for a discounted rate.
About The Dalí Museum
The Dalí Museum, located in the heart of picturesque downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, is home to an unparalleled collection of over 2,400 Salvador Dalí works, including nearly 300 oil paintings, watercolors and drawings, as well as more than 2,100 prints, photographs, posters, textiles, sculptures and objets d’art. The Museum’s nonprofit mission, to care for and share its collection locally and internationally, is grounded by a commitment to education and sustained by a culture of philanthropy.
The Dalí is recognized internationally by the Michelin Guide with a three-star rating; has been deemed “one of the top buildings to see in your lifetime” by AOL Travel News; and named one of the ten most interesting museums in the world by Architectural Digest. The building itself is a work of art, including a geodesic glass bubble, nicknamed The Enigma, featuring 1,062 triangular glass panels, a fitting tribute to Salvador Dalí’s legacy of innovation and transformation. Explore The Dalí anytime with the free Dalí Museum App, available on Google Play and in the App Store. The Dalí Museum is located at One Dalí Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701.