Plan Your Visit


Self-parking in our south lot is available for Museum members and visitors based on space availability.

  • $10 for Not-Yet Members
  • $6 for Individual and Dual Level Members
  • Free for Friend Level or Higher Members

Not a member? Learn about the benefits of MFA Membership here.

Metered street parking is available on the west side (Beach Drive) and the east side (Bayshore Drive) of the building. Visitors may enter the museum at either the Bayshore Drive entrance or Beach Drive entrance.

Meters take cash, credit cards, or Parkmobile. You can also download the parking app – Parkmobile – for use at any metered space within the City of St. Petersburg and some surface lots and parking garages.

There are also multiple parking garages and surface parking lots within walking distance.

PUBLIC tours

Docent-led public tours take place every Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm. Docents are also available in the galleries most weekend mornings and weekday afternoons. Check with a member of our Visitor Services team to see if a docent is available during your visit.

GROUP tours

To schedule a group tour, call 727-896-2667 ext. 261 or please get in touch with us here.


All Museum facilities comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Wheelchairs, in limited numbers, are available for temporary use during your visit; please notify an attendant in the lobby. ASL-interpreted tours need at least three (3) weeks advanced notice.

In partnership with USF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, we are pleased to offer a sensory guide for guests to read before visiting the MFA. In this guide, you will learn about the general experience of visiting the MFA with sensory differences and how we can accommodate you and your loved ones’ needs. Founded in 2008, USF CARD provides assistance at no cost to those with Autism or related disabilities. Their comprehensive list of “Autism Friendly Businesses” can be found here.

Click here for our Sensory Guide to the MFA.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Visitors to the MFA may be photographed, videotaped, or otherwise recorded. By attending, you grant the MFA permission to use photographs and/or audiovisual recordings in which you appear for archival, documentary, publicity, advertising, or other purposes.


Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

Whether you are a lifelong member or a first-time visitor, we ask that you help maintain 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 tripod.
  • Cell phone calls are not permitted in the galleries. Should you need to make or receive a call, please step into one of our gardens or our lobby.
  • 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 drinks are not allowed in the galleries unless carried inside a pocket or small bag. Eating and drinking are not allowed in the galleries.
  • Café Clementine is open Thursday-Sunday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm with both indoor and outdoor seating. Drinking fountains are available.
  • The MFA keeps the galleries between 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit, with approximately 50% humidity. Please plan your attire accordingly.

Coat and bag check is available; large bags (more than 11×15 inches) are not permitted; and no baby backpacks or children on shoulders


Strollers are permitted in most areas – inquire at the Information Desk for gallery limitations. Oversize and jogging strollers are prohibited.


We have ADA-accessible restrooms, men’s, women’s, and gender-neutral restrooms. Changing tables are available in select restrooms.


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.


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


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


Enjoy shopping in our MFA pop-up shop located in the Conservatory, featuring books, jewelry, handmade artisan pieces, puzzles and games, children’s gifts, and more!