Enjoy exploring the Museum as a family through regular monthly programs such as Kidding Around Yoga, Make & Take activities, as well as other annual events.
The MFA App Viewpoint, contains kid-friendly interpretations that provide a great way to get to know the works in our Museum collection. Check out Custom Tours/Kids Tours on the App and learn more about the works of art – from a kid’s point of view.
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 the City of St. Petersburg Office of Cultural Affairs.
KIDDING AROUND YOGA
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 MFACollection Galleries is included*).
MFA MAKE & TAKE
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.
MARINE SCIENCE YOGA & ART CAMP
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.
stuffed animal night at the museum
Due to the Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume exhibition at the MFA November 11, 2017, through April 1, 2018, Stuffed Animal Night at the Museum will not be held in December of 2017. There is a large amount of set-up required in the Conservatory for ticket redemption and check-in, so space will not be available. Look for this event to return in 2018.