Crab Devil is a Tampa-based multi-media art collective that celebrates and elevates Florida’s culture and phenomena.

Presented through its premiere attraction, The Peninsularium is a multi-year, multi-artist, multi-million-dollar effort to provide Tampa with its first and only permanent, immersive arts installation experience.

The Peninsularium is an immersive arts attraction imagined as a family-friendly cabinet of curiosities ripe with kitsch, bizarre history, and fantastical lore showcasing Florida at its most weird and wild, presented through the guise of a typical roadside establishment, the Crab Devil Bait Shop.



As customers enter the functioning bait shop, they are encouraged to explore the attached museum, where they are transported into an otherworldly series of unique, immersive spaces showcasing the eccentric culture and curious existence of the nation’s most infamous peninsula.




Drawing on Tampa’s history as a port city and center of maritime commerce, The Peninsularium will be constructed from an assemblage of repurposed shipping containers harkening back to the traveling circuses of the early 1900’s.

Housed alongside one of Tampa’s premier contemporary art galleries, Tempus Projects, as well as the boundary-defying brewing operation of Deviant Libation, this joint venture will serve as a one-stop-shop for all things creative and interesting about Tampa’s past, present, and future.

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