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Center for Inquiry, headquartered in Amherst, NY, is the most extensive worldwide organization of freethought communities, specifically, Secular Humanists, Skeptics, and Atheists. CFI-Tampa Bay is the west central Florida branch. Since our incorporation in Florida, November 2002, we have been busily sponsoring local events, activism, socials, lectures and educational programs. Branches like ours draw upon volunteers and "Friends of the  Center" (i.e. "members") who are enthusiastic about our agenda and wish to advance freethought, either privately or publicly.

Most branches, like ours, are 100% volunteer. We depend upon your time, wisdom, and money to sustain our efforts. Individuals and families work together for mutual support and solidarity. The Center for Inquiry-Tampa Bay offers you an opportunity to put your principles into practice. Join other reasoning people in working for positive change in society. Please join our efforts in being a voice of reason. We truly need you, especially if you have been hesitant to "come out". Join us and find the exhileration of liberation from superstition and humbuggery. The sense of freedom in being with like-minded friends is wonderful.Just click on the "take action with us" for membership and donation information.


CFI provides an ethical alternative to religious and paranormal worldviews. Because of rising religiosity, anti-intellectualism and political turmoil on ethical issues, it is critical that rationalists and freethinkers join together to protect civil liberties, defend reason, and work toward increasing scientific literacy. Please join in with other freethinkers in the Tampa Bay area so we can better serve and represent our local constituency, estimated at 4,000,000 like-minded people.


A short video, well worth watching and sharing:
It's Time for Science & Reason!

Our latest (short) ad campaign videos:
Living Without Religion and African Americans for Humanism.

Visit our famed affiliate, Tampa Bay Skeptics.
Founded in 1988, Tampa Bay Skeptics is a nonprofit educational and scientific organization devoted to the critical examination of paranormal and fringe-science claims, and the dissemination of factual information about such claims. Programs encourage the use of critical thinking skills while discussing current events of importance to thoughtful people. We encourage those who wish to help further the cause of skepticism to join TBS! Note that Friends of the Center may receive their first year's TBS membership free.


YES! Both CFI-Tampa Bay and Tampa Bay Skeptics are on Facebook, Twitter, and Meetup. 

Featured News

A Unified Center for Inquiry, Stronger Than Ever

January 14, 2015

The intelligence, commitment, and generosity of people like you have helped CFI and its affiliates work on a wide array of issues regarding science, reason, and secularism for decades, confronting challenges on many fronts, and building upon meaningful successes.

Through the Council for Secular Humanism, you have helped us to champion… Full Entry »