Family Programs

Enjoy exploring the Museum as a family through regular monthly programs such as Kidding Around Yoga, Make & Take activities, Drumming, and Art and Sign Language. Our Explore More Gallery is open every day during Museum hours and is designed for ages 3 and up to include opportunities for creative play as well as a book nook including everything from how to draw books to stories relating to temporary exhibitions and collection.

The MFA App Viewpoint, contains kid-friendly interpretations that provide a great way to get to know the works in our Museum collection.  We offer some of the most sought after annual family programming including our Stuffed Animal Night at the Museum and our FREE Painting in the Park.

Major support for the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs comes in part from the Margaret Acheson Stuart Society; State of Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; Duke Energy; and City of St. Petersburg Office of Cultural Affairs.


Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, January through November, 10 am to 11 am.

Kidding Around Yoga utilizes the yoga poses or asanas creatively tucked into partner yoga, games and activities, original music, stories and more. This yoga class is specifically designed for kids (3 and older), but moms, dads, and grandparents are welcome! We all know that yoga is good for you and enhances flexibility, strength, coordination and concentration. Practicing yoga along with your family and children creates a special bond. Please bring a towel or mat.

$5 per person (admission to the Museum included)


Every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month, 11 am to 2 pm.

Enjoy family events with your children, from treasure hunts to arts and crafts. Create your own artwork inspired by works in the permanent collection and special exhibitions. See our online calendar or the Mosaic for more details. This is a great way to introduce your children to art and its fun for you, too! Family-friendly docent tour at 11 am.

Free with Museum admission

Support for these programs is provided by the City of St. Petersburg Cultural Arts Grant.

painting in the park

Explore a wealth of activities, including “erupting” and bubble paintings, kite-flying, and more. You can even try graffiti art on a car. Fresh local snacks and beverages, plants, and organic products will be available for purchase. Meet some of our local artisans and learn about their craft.  This is an annual event held on the last Sunday of April.  CLICK HERE for complete information.


This unique camp is led by certified children’s yoga teacher and marine scientist Katie Toth and features daily yoga classes, marine science instruction, and art projects. A different theme of marine ecology, conservation, and community service will highlight each day. CLICK HERE for complete information.