Museums

Museum of Fine Arts Saint Petersburg

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Museum of Fine Arts
255 Beach Drive N.E
Saint Petersburg
FL
33701
Tel: 727-896-2667

Where are we going today?

If you want to introduce your kids to creativity and expression, look no further than the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida!

This museum has been inspiring family's since 1965, and has not only a permanent collection for you to enjoy, but rotating exhibits and even kids events. It really is a family museum!

The permanent collection covers a range of art, in all forms, and from all over the world. You can take the family on a journey through Europe, America, Africa, Asia, and even explore art mediums such as photography and Ancient Western art. 

As you walk around, you'll see that art isn't just paintings! Art can come in all forms - including pottery and sculpture, so it's a great way for kids to see how they can express themselves.

The younger kids will enjoy seeing all the colors and patterns, and the older kids will be able to appreciate the techniques and meaning behind each piece. 

The temporary exhibits are also worth keeping an eye on, so you don't miss out. They introduce kids to various cultures around the world, and throughout history.

The Museum of Fine Arts isn't just admiring art, either. The museum has great family events, like Kidding Around Yoga on the first and third Saturday of the month - perfect for the entire family!

They also hold Super Special Saturdays on the third Saturday of the month where there are family events to be enjoyed. Take on a treasure hunt, or get stuck into the arts and crafts - there's no better way to enjoy an art museum than create art too!

A fascinating experience for the whole family, and one that will take you deep into that amazing art world!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$17
  • Children$10
  • Free Under: 6 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

10am - 5pm Mon to Sat / 12pm - 5pm Sunday. 8pm close Thursdays.

Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Teachers corner

The museum offer tours with a docent, to teach you all about the collections. Just give them a call to arrange!.

I'm Hungry!

The MFA Cafe is located in the class conservatory and is perfect for lunch, snacks, or even homemade desserts!.

Healthy Eating!

The cafe have sandwiches, salads and soups so you don't have to worry!.

Any Top Tips?

They hold family orientated tours 11am Saturdays. Just ask at reception!.

Doing our bit

The museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and sharing the amazing collections, and introducing others to the world of art.

Need a little extra help?

The museum complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis. .

Baby Facilities

Strollers are permitted in most areas. .

Can I get one of those?

The Museum Store is FILLED with educational and imaginative items! Jewelry, apparel, artwork, books, and kids toys and games are all waiting! .

More information

You are welcome to sketch in the galleries with dry media only. Wet media requires permission. .

What people are saying?

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    This museum has no leadership. The exhibit ‘Looking East’ was there after stops in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kyoto. Included in the exhibit were kimonos – lent by a Japanese company - that were replicas of the one in Monet’s ‘La Japonaise’. This was a thoughtful gesture by the Japanese that gave Americans a chance to get a hands on experience sharing in the beautiful Japanese culture.

    But the museum insulted the Japanese after their generous offer by cancelling the try-on event because a handful of non-Japanese protested. The MFA also...Read More

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    Superb as always. One of the great fine art museums in United States. American wing, 3 floors, is excellent. John Singer Sargent rooms are the best any where.

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    Saw the Hokusau show Sunday...its a knock out, very impressive, would do it again. We walked out on the Da Vinci: Suggest you cut way down on number of viewers in the rooms straining to see the small drawings. But MFA, you're looking world class with these exhibits.
    Bob O'Rourke

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    Tasteful. Full of beautiful exhibits. Make sure you give yourself enough time to see everything. Our group had enough time to see everything and we got there at 3.

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    I am a total art lover, so it goes without saying that I love the MFA, especially the Impressionist wing. The first time I'd gone was on a school trip when I was 8, and I just loved the mummy exhibit and ancient art sculptures. I've enjoyed going back ever since. Though the MFA can seem intimidating and easy to get lost in, the volunteers are very friendly, and some will even walk part of the way with you to the exhibits you want to see. On a whim, my mother-in-law and I went on a museum tour (highlights of the European collection), which neither...Read More

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by Thomas Roelofs

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This museum has no leadership. The exhibit ‘Looking East’ was there after stops in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kyoto. Included in the exhibit were kimonos – lent by a Japanese company - that were replicas of the one in Monet’s ‘La Japonaise’. This was a thoughtful gesture by the Japanese that gave Americans a chance to get a hands on experience sharing in the beautiful Japanese culture.

But the museum insulted the Japanese after their generous offer by cancelling the try-on event because a handful of non-Japanese protested. The MFA also monitored ‘social media’. As if a handful of protesters and the usual nuts in the blogosphere should decide what the rest of us get to see and do. And as if these non-Japanese know what is offensive to the Japanese better than the Japanese do.

If the MIA had looked into exactly who these protesters were, they would have seen that they’re sociopathic. The perpetually-aggrieved type who define themselves by who they hate. They jump on any and every counter-culture cause and use it as a pretense to vent their deep rooted hatreds – which in this case, appeared to be white people, men, and the Japanese.

Unbelievable that the MIA would disregard the Japanese and everyone else and cave to a few freaks.

by Stefanie Rozek

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I am a total art lover, so it goes without saying that I love the MFA, especially the Impressionist wing. The first time I'd gone was on a school trip when I was 8, and I just loved the mummy exhibit and ancient art sculptures. I've enjoyed going back ever since. Though the MFA can seem intimidating and easy to get lost in, the volunteers are very friendly, and some will even walk part of the way with you to the exhibits you want to see. On a whim, my mother-in-law and I went on a museum tour (highlights of the European collection), which neither of us had done before though we'd both been to the MFA many times. We had Lydia (or it may have been Linda) as our tour guide, and she was great! Not only was she informative, but she did a great job at injecting life and humor into some of the pieces we saw. The MFA also offers in-person tours in French and Spanish for those who want the tour experience but speak a language other than English.

There are also a few cafes/restaurants inside the MFA, which makes it easy to take a tea/coffee break, and the gift shops have every piece of merchandise imaginable to man. I'm always coming back here for special exhibits or to revisit existing ones--there's always something new that I missed or didn't have the time to check out before.

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