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Girl Scout Brownie Day at the MFA: Bugs Badge

Calling all Brownies: Earn your Bugs badge at the Museum of Fine Arts! Explore our special exhibition, ‘The Grasshopper and the Ant’ and Other Stories, as told by Jennifer Angus, to discover why insects are such an essential part of our ecosystem. Then, meet and inspect live insect specimens, see...

Explore More! Family Days at the MFA

Join us the third Saturday of the month for a special day of family fun! With arts and crafts, family tours, and other special programming, there is so much to do at the MFA. Each month will feature a different theme so your family can explore with us again and...

Museum Minis: Horsin’ Around!

Come and play at the MFA! Museum Minis invites children ages 2 to 5 years old and their favorite grownups to join us in the galleries for stories, games, songs, and art. From shapes to colors and artists to animals, there is always something fun to discover. Inspire your little...

Cinema at the MFA: Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

Narrated by Tilda Swinton, this film was made in conjunction with the exhibition Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music. The impresario Serge Diaghilev was the creator and driving force of the Ballets Russes. He persuaded, cajoled, and charmed the greatest talents of the early twentieth...

Museum Minis: Showtime!

Come and play at the MFA! Museum minis invites children ages 2 - 5 years old and their favorite grownups to join us in the galleries for stories, songs, and art. From shapes to colors and artists to animals, there is always something fun to discover. Inspire your little learner's...

Explore More! Family Days at the MFA

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

Join us the third Saturday of the month for a special day of family fun! With arts and crafts, family tours, and other special programming, there is so much to do at the MFA. Each month will feature a different theme so your family can explore with us again and...

Museum Minis: Busy Bees

Come and play at the MFA! Museum minis invites children ages 2 - 5 years old and their favorite grownups to join us in the galleries for stories, songs, and art. From shapes to colors and artists to animals, there is always something fun to discover. Inspire your little learner's...

CANCELED Pinellas County Center for the Arts Performs: Putting it Together

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney is inspired largely by the spirit of collaboration. Collaboration is the backbone of the program at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School. Students in the highly acclaimed arts magnet come together on the museum stage to create pieces...

CANCELED Explore More! Family Days

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

Join us the third Saturday of the month for a special day of family fun! With arts and crafts, family tours, and other special programming, there is so much to do at the MFA. Each month will feature a different theme so your family can explore with us again and...

CANCELED 13th Annual Painting in the Park

North Lawn, Museum of Fine Arts

Bring your little artists downtown for an afternoon of creative, educational hands-on arts and crafts projects at the Museum of Fine Arts! The event will include several fun and engaging art stations for kids to create their own make-and-take masterpieces inspired by the MFA Collection, including bubble painting, mosaic making,...

CANCELED Museum Minis: Petite Painters!

Come and play at the MFA! Museum minis invites children ages 2 to 5 years old and their favorite grownups to join us in the galleries for stories, games, songs, and art. From shapes to colors and artists to animals, there is always something fun to discover. Inspire your little...

CANCELED Explore More! Family Days

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

Join us the third Saturday of the month for a special day of family fun! With arts and crafts, family tours, and other special programming, there is so much to do at the MFA. Each month will feature a different theme so your family can explore with us again and...

CANCELED Museum Minis: Petite Painters!

Come and play at the MFA! Museum minis invites children ages 2 to 5 years old and their favorite grownups to join us in the galleries for stories, games, songs, and art. From shapes to colors and artists to animals, there is always something fun to discover. Inspire your little...

CANCELED Museum Minis: Colors of the Rainbow!

Come and play at the MFA! Museum minis invites children ages 2 to 5 years old and their favorite grownups to join us in the galleries for stories, games, songs, and art. From shapes to colors and artists to animals, there is always something fun to discover. Inspire your little...

CANCELED – Summer Camp Session 1 – Wild Creations: Empowerment & Art Workshop for Young Women

Wild Creations is designed for the rising 6th to 9th graders who identify as female. During this week, participants learn about historical and contemporary female artists from the women of the MFA Curatorial Staff, and express themselves through conversation, mindfulness, yoga, painting, drawings and collage. Sibling discounts and scholarships available....

CANCELED Summer Camp Session 2 – Florida Artists

Explore the art of Tampa Bay at the MFA! Learn why local artists create works that celebrate nature and the environment in our special exhibition Skyway 2020, meet some of the artists working in our community, and create masterpieces of your own inspired by St. Pete. For rising 1st to...

CANCELED Summer Camp Session 3 – Art Around the World

Take a trip through time and around the world as you explore art at the MFA! Discover how and why people throughout history have created art as you explore the galleries, find new favorite artists, and create your own amazing artworks. For rising 1st to 5th graders. Campers must register...

Front-line Workers First Fridays

Membership Garden: Museum of Fine Arts

Front-line Workers First Fridays (FWFF) is a new program under our Picture of Health initiative to celebrate and recognize the outsize responsibility our community’s hospital and front-line health care workers have borne during this current pandemic. The physical and mental toll of caring for others while putting oneself at risk is often understood...

Sensory Saturdays

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

The MFA welcomes families with children with sensory sensitivities to explore the galleries with us every second Saturday of the month, from 10 am to 12 p.m.! During this time, all rotating audio components will be turned down or muted to ensure a calm environment. Visitors will receive a pre-packaged...

Homeschool Hours: Geology in the Galleries

Collection Galleries: Museum of Fine Arts

Homeschool groups and families are invited to join us the last Wednesday of the month as we look at the culture, history, math, and science of art! Every month we will explore a new idea or special exhibition, and visitors will receive a pre-packaged learning bag with a guide and...

Front-line Workers First Fridays

Membership Garden: Museum of Fine Arts

Front-line Workers First Fridays (FWFF) is a new program under our Picture of Health initiative to celebrate and recognize the outsize responsibility our community’s hospital and front-line health care workers have borne during this current pandemic. The physical and mental toll of caring for others while putting oneself at risk is often understood...

Frontline Workers First Fridays

Membership Garden: Museum of Fine Arts

Frontline Workers First Fridays (FWFF) is a new program under our Picture of Health initiative to celebrate and recognize the outsize responsibility our community’s hospital and frontline health care workers have borne during this current pandemic. The physical and mental toll of caring for others while putting oneself at risk is often understood...

Explore More! Days

PORTSPACE 3007 BEACH BLVD. S. , Gulfport, FL

Join us throughout the year for special days of fun! Visitors will receive a pre-packaged exploration bag with an activity guide and game. Each Explore More! Day features a special exhibition, so you can explore a new world of art every time! Select Saturdays, from 11 am to 2 pm....

Front-line Workers First Fridays

Membership Garden: Museum of Fine Arts

Front-line Workers First Fridays (FWFF) is a new program under our Picture of Health initiative to celebrate and recognize the outsize responsibility our community’s hospital and front-line health care workers have borne during this current pandemic. The physical and mental toll of caring for others while putting oneself at risk is often understood...

Sit, Stay, Heal – May 2021

Membership Garden: Museum of Fine Arts

Sit, Stay, Heal is a new program, part of the MFA's Picture of Health initiative, where we invite therapy dog teams into the museum on the fourth Thursday of every month to offer stress and anxiety relief for our members and visitors. This month, we are presenting the program to...

Explore More! Days

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

Join us throughout the year for special days of fun! Visitors will receive a pre-packaged exploration bag with an activity guide and game. Each Explore More! Day features a special exhibition, so you can explore a new world of art every time! Select Saturdays, from 11 am to 2 pm....

Sensory Saturdays

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

The MFA welcomes families with children with sensory sensitivities to explore the galleries with us every second Saturday of the month, from 10 am to 12 pm.! During this time, all rotating audio components will be turned down or muted to ensure a calm environment. Visitors will receive a pre-packaged...

**SOLD OUT!** Summer Camp Session 1: Art & Archaeology

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

This camp is sold out. Please visit our Youth Programs page for information on our other summer camps! The Art & Archaeology camp is designed for rising 1st to 5th graders. Are you ready to dig up some history? Travel back in time in the special exhibition Antioch Reclaimed: Ancient...

**SOLD OUT!**Summer Camp Session 2: Art & Nature

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

This camp is sold out. Please visit our Youth Programs page for information on our other summer camps! The Art & Nature camp is designed for rising 1st to 5th graders. Calling all nature enthusiasts! Dive into the environmentally-focused special exhibition Skyway 20/21 as we meet local artists inspired by...

Sit, Stay, Heal

Museum of Fine Arts - Membership Garden

Sit, Stay, Heal is a new program, part of the MFA's Picture of Health initiative, where we invite therapy dog teams into the museum on the fourth Thursday of every month to facilitate stress and anxiety relief for our members, visitors, and guests. In recognition of the overwhelming responsibility our...

**SOLD OUT!**Summer Camp Session 3 – Wild Creations: Art & Empowerment Workshop

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Wild Creations is designed for the rising 6th to 9th graders who identify as female. During this week, participants learn about historical and contemporary female artists from the women of the MFA curatorial staff, and express themselves through conversation, mindfulness, yoga, painting, drawings and collage. Scholarships available. Campers must register...

Explore More! Days

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Join us throughout the year for special days of fun! Each Explore More! Day features a special exhibition, so you can explore a new world of art every time! Select Saturdays, from 11 am to 2 pm. This month, join us as we celebrate National Honey Bee Day in honor...

Arts Alive! Free Museum Day 2021

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Join us on September 18, 2021 for Arts Alive in St. Petersburg. This annual celebration of arts is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry. The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg is pleased to participate in the event this year,...

A Conversation with the Curators

Online via Zoom

Throughout our country’s history, quilts have served as a richly patterned map of our history -  preserving both familial and historic celebrations and milestones. To learn more about how these treasured works of art have documented the social and cultural life in America, please join MFA's Senior Curator of Collections...

Visual Metaphor: High School Student Exhibition

Works on Paper Gallery, 2nd Floor, MFA

"A visual metaphor is the representation of a person, place, thing, or idea by means of a visual image that suggests a particular association or point of similarity." This audience favorite spotlights work by many of the most talented high school students in Pinellas County Schools. Their teachers select the...

Sit, Stay, Heal

Membership Garden: Museum of Fine Arts

Sit, Stay, Heal is part of the MFA's Picture of Health initiative, where we invite therapy dog teams into the museum on the fourth Thursday of every month to facilitate stress and anxiety relief for our members, visitors, and guests. Enjoy cuddles from our furry friends in our beautiful gardens...

Sit, Stay, Heal

Membership Garden: Museum of Fine Arts

Sit, Stay, Heal is part of the MFA's Picture of Health initiative, where we invite therapy dog teams into the museum on the fourth Thursday of every month to facilitate stress and anxiety relief for our members, visitors, and guests. Enjoy cuddles from our furry friends in our beautiful gardens...

*SOLD OUT* Summer Camp Session 1: Art & Archaeology

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Are you ready to dig up some history? Travel back in time as we learn about the art and science of archaeology. Discover how archaeologists piece together the past from Ancient Greece to Mesoamerica, and even right here in Tampa Bay! We’ll spend the week exploring our own miniature archeology...

*SOLD OUT* Summer Camp Session 2: Art & Nature

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Calling all nature enthusiasts! Join us on a safari through the art museum galleries as we discover how animals, plants, weather, water, and sky have inspired artists since the dawn of time. Special guests throughout the week will bring nature encounters to our classroom as we create nature-inspired artworks and...

*SOLD OUT* Summer Camp Session 3 – Wild Creations: Art & Empowerment Workshop

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Inspired by historical and contemporary female artists from around the world, participants will spend this week exploring art as voice and discovering how art can be used as a tool for expression, care, and advocacy. We’ll join the women of the MFA Curatorial Staff to learn about female artists featured...

Explore More! Days

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Join us throughout the year for special days of fun! Each Explore More! Day features a special exhibition, so you can explore a new world of art every time! Select Saturdays, from 11 am to 2 pm. This month, join us as we celebrate National Honey Bee Day in honor...

*SOLD OUT* Homeschool Hours

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Gastronomy in the Galleries Homeschool groups and families are invited to join us the last Wednesday of the month as we look at the culture, history, math, and science of art! Every month we will explore a new idea or special exhibition, and visitors will receive a pre-packaged learning bag...

Museum Day 2022

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Join us on Saturday, September 17, 2022 for Free Museum Day in St. Petersburg. This annual celebration of arts is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry. The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg is pleased to participate in the event...

Color Blind Awareness #AtTheMFA

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

Join us Saturday, September 24 as we promote Color Blind Awareness #AtTheMFA! Learn about Color Vision Deficiency (CVD) and try a pair of EnChroma's color-correcting glasses. In partnership with EnChroma, we will also have a drawing for two pairs of color-correcting glasses! We are proud to participate as a partner...

Homeschool Hours – Cancelled

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

The Fine Arts of Fabrics Homeschool groups and families are invited to join us the last Wednesday of the month as we look at the culture, history, math, and science of art! Every month we will explore a new idea or special exhibition, and visitors will receive a pre-packaged learning...

Museum Minis – Cancelled

Come and play at the MFA! Museum Minis invites children ages 2 to 5 years old and their favorite grownups to join us in the galleries for stories, games, songs, and art. From shapes to colors and artists to animals, there is always something fun to discover. Inspire your little...