Welcome Back to the MFA


• MFA special exhibition galleries and newly renovated Collection galleries are open!
Special exhibitions on view
• MFA Café and The MFA Store remain closed at this time
• Questions? Email us at info@mfastpete.org

Advance timed tickets required

We are thrilled to open our doors again, and welcome you back to the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg! As you plan your visit to the MFA, remember, each of us has a responsibility and an important role to ensure a safe reopening in a comfortable environment. In this new normal, visitors will be asked to practice social distancing, wear face masks, and follow the additional health and safety precautions we have put into effect. Our programs and events will continue online for the time being. We are also continuing to share the beauty of your Museum and the MFA Collection with you through our MFA From Home page.

Based on local government orders and recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), we have increased measures in place to safeguard the Museum and help protect staff and visitors while operating during COVID-19. In this time of uncertainty, we know circumstances may change at any moment. But, we continue to stay committed to serving our community under the safest possible conditions.

What to Know Before You Go
The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg has put in place a comprehensive plan for health and safety of both visitors and staff.

• Face masks must be worn by all visitors 5 years and older, and by all staff members, at all times while inside the Museum.
• If face masks cannot be worn due to medical reasons, a sanitized face shield will be provided. Please return the shield upon exiting.
• Advance timed tickets required. If you arrive at the MFA but do not have a ticket, Visitor Services will help you purchase a ticket in the next available time slot.
• Temperature checks will be required for visitors and staff prior to entry, using a socially distanced reader at the MFA’s entrance.
• Visitors showing signs of illness at any time will be asked to return at a later date. If you are not feeling well when your ticket day/time arrives, please contact us to reschedule.
• Social-distancing markers are in place at the designated visitor entrance and throughout the MFA; parties should remain together; children must stay with adults at all times.
• Visitor capacity is reduced to below 25 percent capacity at all times.
• Visitors will enter the Museum via Beach Drive entrance, and depart using Bayshore Drive entrance. If parking on Bayshore Drive, please walk around to the Beach Drive entrance.
• Acrylic panels are installed at the Visitor Services Desk.
• A no-touch or low-touch visitor experience; MFA staff will operate entry and gallery doors.
• Enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces throughout the day; hand-sanitizer units stationed throughout the building.
• Docent tours are not available at this time.
• Coat check is not available; large bags (more than 11×15 inches) are not permitted; no baby backpacks or children on shoulders; soft front-facing carriers and strollers are allowed.
• The MFA Café and MFA Store are closed at this time; outside food and drink are not permitted, and drinking fountains are not available.
• Wheelchairs are available for temporary use during your visit.
• An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is extremely contagious.
• In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all the precautions listed above.