Plan Your Visit

PARKING

Valet parking with Museum validation is available for Museum members and visitors.  Members can enjoy free or discounted valet parking depending upon their membership level. Members of Friend level or above receive free valet parking. Membership information can be found HERE.

There are also several parking garages and surface parking lots within walking distance.  You can also download the City of St. Petersburg’s parking app – Parkmobile – which is good at any metered space within the City of St. Petersburg and soon to be in surface lots and parking garages!  CLICK HERE for details on the Parkmobile app.

Metered street parking is available on the west side (Beach Drive) and the east side (Bayshore Boulevard) of the building with entrances on both sides. Meters take cash, credit cards or Parkmobile.


GROUP TOURS

The Museum of Fine Arts offers tours that will leave a lasting impression on any group. Group tours are available for 10 or more guests and can highlight works in the Museum’s collection or a temporary exhibition. To schedule a visit, or to learn more about Group Tours, please contact our reception desk at (727) 896-2667, ext. 210 or reception@mfastpete.org.

DOCENT-LED TOURS

A docent-led tour is a wonderful way to enhance your visit to the Museum. The Museum’s exceptional volunteer docents are available to provide guided Museum tours of the Museum’s collection and temporary exhibitions. Tours are typically one (1) hour. These guided tours provide an insider’s view of the Museum and may be customized to focus on a specific highlight of the collection or a particular exhibition. Specialized tours are also available.

Docents are available seven days a week at the times and days noted below.
Monday through Saturday: 11 am and 2 pm
Saturday: 11 am (Family oriented tours)
Sunday: 2 pm

If you would like to request a special docent-led tour on a different day or time, please request a docent a minimum of three weeks prior to your visit.

Please contact our reception desk at (727) 896-2667, ext. 210 if you would like to request a docent-led tour or email reception@mfastpete.org for more information.

SCHOOL TOURS

Students and teachers may explore the collection with a Museum docent, who will lead discussions and exercises designed to encourage participation about the original works of art on view at the MFA. Tours are appropriate for the group’s grade, the level of ability, and the subject of interest.

Chaperones are free and one chaperone is required for each group of ten (10) students. Students 1st grade through college age are $4 per person. Students pre-K and Kindergarten are free.

To learn more about MFA School Tours or to schedule a School Tour, please contact our reception desk at (727) 896-2667, ext. 210 or reception@mfastpete.org.


accessibility

All Museum facilities comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Wheelchairs are available on a nonreserved, first-come-first-served basis. ASL interpreted tours need at least three (3) weeks advanced notice.

Questions? For more information, please contact the visitor services department at (727) 896-2667.

TIPS FOR VISITING

Whether you are a lifelong member or a first-time visitor, we ask that you help in maintaining a safe environment for both visitors and works of art.

  • Help us preserve the art – please do not touch the objects on display.
  • Photography is encouraged in the galleries (unless otherwise designated for temporary exhibitions) without the use of flash or a tri-pod.
  • Cell phone calls are not permitted in the galleries. Should you need to make or receive a call, please step out of the gallery space.
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Smoking is not allowed in the Museum, including the gardens.
  • Food and drink are not allowed in the galleries unless carried inside a pocket or small bag. Eating and drinking are not allowed in the galleries.
  • Download our MFA Viewpoint app available in the Apple Store or on Google Play and enjoy the museum on a whole new level while you are here.
  • The MFA keeps the galleries between 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit, with approximately 50% humidity. Please plan your attire accordingly
WHEELCHAIRS

Wheelchairs are available on a nonreserved, first-come-first-served basis.

BAGS, PACKAGES, AND UMBRELLAS

For the safety of visitors, please note that the MFA does not allow large bags and packages in the galleries. Size restrictions for bags and packages are posted in the lobby. You may check your bags at the front desk at no charge.

STROLLERS

Strollers are permitted in most areas – inquire at the Information Desk for gallery limitations. Oversize and jogging strollers are prohibited. If you have young children, please take the opportunity to visit our Explore More Gallery with interactive activities.

BATHROOMS

Not only are our bathrooms ADA accessible, there are also changing tables in select men’s and women’s restrooms. In the main building, we have a gender neutral bathroom as well.

SKETCHING

Sketching is welcome in the galleries with dry media (pencil only). Copyists working with wet media must obtain permission. While sketching, please do not hinder visitor traffic flow in the galleries. During periods of high attendance, the Museum reserves the right to make any necessary adjustments to this sketching policy.

FIRST AID

Inform the nearest Security Officer if you require first aid in the galleries.

LOST AND FOUND

Think you might have left something behind during your visit? Contact us.


MFA STORE

The Museum Store at the MFA is not to be missed. Offering a wide variety of books, children’s gifts, jewelry, handmade artisan pieces, and more, it is the perfect place to find something special during your visit.