Summer Camps at the MFA
Summer Camps & Workshops At The MFA
Unleash your inner artist at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. We offer a variety of art-inspired camps throughout the summer. Every day is filled with time exploring the galleries, learning with our curators or other local experts, creating art, playing games, and making new friends and memories. Join us as this summer as we explore the world through art!
Each of our week-long camps & workshops runs Monday through Friday from 9 am – 4 pm.
The cost for each camp & workshop is $190 for MFA members and $250 for not-yet-members (become a member today and save!).
Learn more about our summer camps and workshops below. Space is limited and our camps fill up quickly. Reserve your spot today! For more information or if you have questions about our summer camps, call (727) 896-2667, ext. 210. Please note: The MFA follows the CDC-recommended health and safety protocols. Please check our website for the latest information.
July 11 – July 15. Summer Camp Session 1: Art & Archaeology
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 sites, puzzling together artifacts, and creating a time capsule for archaeologists of the future!
The Art & Archaeology camp is designed for rising 1st to 5th graders.
July 18 – July 22. Summer Camp Session 2: Art & Nature
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 learn how artists can not only share the beauty of nature, but also help protect it. This camp includes a Friday field trip to the St. Pete Pier and the Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center.
The Art & Nature camp is designed for rising 1st to 5th graders.
July 25 – July 29. Summer Camp Session 3 – Wild Creations: Art & Empowerment Workshop
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 at the MFA, including the Guerrilla Girls, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun. We’ll also experience the special exhibition Fresh Up, the first solo museum exhibition of Bahamian artist Gio Swaby, whose work explores the intersections of Blackness and womanhood. Back in the classroom, participants will practice using their own artistic voice through drawing, collage, painting, and more.
Wild Creations is designed for the rising 6th to 9th graders who identify as female.