Kids Activities in Palmetto

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

$14 for One Round of Mini Golf for Two at Smuggler's Cove (Up to $25.98 Value)

Smuggler's Cove

Multiple Locations

$25.98 $14

Pirate-themed miniature golf where balls roll past waterfalls & into caves; exhibits such as golfing with the gators feature live alligators

Two- or Four-Hour Kayak or Paddleboard Rental for Two People at Kayak Valet (Up to 51% Off)

Kayak Valet

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

Kayaks and paddleboards designed for safety and stability engage first-timers in water sports.

$29 for Visit for Four to Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary (Up to $60 Value) 

Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

Sarasota

$60 $29

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Lions, tigers, bears, ligers, birds, lemurs, tortoises, primates, and a petting zoo await visitors at this wildlife sanctuary

Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf and Optional Laser Maze at Glowgolf (Up to 60% Off). Four Options Available.

Glowgolf

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Luminescent golf balls, putters, and walls illume players negotiating a tricky, themed course; lasers crisscross challenging maze

$25 for $50 Groupon — AllStar Music Academy Inc

Allstar Music Academy Inc

Desoto Village

$50 $25

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Paddleboard Lesson with One or Two Hours of Paddling for One or Two at Siesta Key Paddleboards (Up to 68% Off)

Siesta Key Paddleboards

Sarasota

$60 $20

Students learn how to sit, kneel, and stand on a board before enjoying one or two hours of self-guided paddling

$16 for Outing for Four to Sarasota Children’s Garden (Up to $40 Value)

Sarasota Children's Garden

Gillespie Park

$40 $16

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Two-acre interactive garden with wooden pirate ship, koi pond, topiaries & whimsical sculptures

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$50 for $100 Worth of Violin, Piano, Guitar, and Voice Lessons at Thompson's Music

Thompson's Music

St. Petersburg

$100 $50

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$17 for a One-Hour Paddleboard Rental from Saltwater Kite & Paddle ($35 Value)

Saltwater Kite & Paddle

St. Pete Beach

$35 $17

Experts endow guests with boards and paddles, along with a brief tutorial, before setting them free on a one-hour jaunt

One Day at Sunken Gardens for Two, or One Annual Family Membership (Up to 50% Off)

Sunken Gardens

Crescent Lake

$16 $9

100-year-old botanical museum houses more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers, as well as flamingos and turtles

90-Minute Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise for Two or Four by Dolphin Quest (Up to 47% Off)

Dolphin Quest

Madeira Beach

$33 $19

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A Coast Guard–licensed captain takes passengers out onto Boca Ciega Bay in search of dolphins, manatees, and seabirds

Pizza and Arcade Package at Treasure Island Fun Center (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Treasure Island Fun Center

Seminole

$42.06 $25

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Racing games, pinball machines, Ms. Pac-Man & Deal or No Deal gobble up tokens as gamers gobble up large pizza & four drinks

$16 for Family Visit for Five with Alligator Holding and Feeding at The Alligator Attraction ($33 Value)

The Alligator Attraction

Madeira Beach

$33 $16

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Visitors use long fishing poles to feed hot dogs to gators that are 18 to 48 inches long and hold a large gator with its mouth taped shut

Visit for Two or One-Year Family Membership to The Armed Forces History Museum (Up to 53% Off)

The Armed Forces History Museum

Largo

$35.90 $17

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Day or year-round access to a museum of armed-forces memorabilia, interactive exhibits, dioramas, and audio visual effects

Unlimited Trampoline Jumping for Two or Four at AirHeads Trampoline Arena (Up to 36% Off)

AirHeads Trampoline Arena

Multiple Locations

$35.90 $23

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Spend a hot or rainy day bouncing across colorful, wall-to-wall trampolines with dodgeball and basketball areas

Cabaret of Magic Show on Friday or Saturday at 7 p.m. Through October 15 (Up to 38% Off)

Cabaret of Magic

Cabaret of Magic

$32.10 $20

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Veteran magician known for the floating card-box effect dazzles with sleight of hand and mental manipulation in an intimate parlor show

Batting Cage Sessions or Private Hitting Lessons at The Hitting Academy (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

The Hitting Academy

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

The academy's pitching machines throw baseballs in range of speeds and pitch types in oversized batting cages that also host private lessons

$25 for Entry to Tampa Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race on Saturday, October 25 ($55 Value)

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Pour House

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

$12.99 for General Admission for One at MOSI ($22.95 Value)

MOSI

Temple Terrace

$22.95 $12.99

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A fun day at MOSI includes permanent exhibit galleries, IMAX documentary film, and hands-on interactive exhibits

Roller Skating Package for Two or Four, or Birthday Party for 10 at Town & Country Skateworld (Up to 46% Off)

Town & Country Skateworld

Town N County Park

$26 $15

Roller rink immerses skaters in thumping music, lights, and fog; birthday parties include pizza, soda, and party favors for each guest

$12 for $20 Worth of Batting Practice — Heaters Sports

Heaters Sports

Tampa

$20 $12

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$17 for Four Indoor Playground Visits to Jump!Zone ($38.50 value)

Jump!Zone

Tampa

$38.50 $17

Kids clamber and bound over seven giant inflatables such as pirate ships, dinosaurs, Disney princess castles, and Batman obstacle courses

Four Laser-Tag Sessions for Two or Four or Unlimited Sessions for Two at LaserStrike (Up to 55% Off)

LaserStrike

Tampa

$39 $19

Indoor laser tag arena spans 3,800 sq. ft. and features neon lights and various game formats

$19 for Two-Hour Unlimited Arcade-Game Package at GameTime (Up to $45 Value)

GameTime

Tampa

$45 $19

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Racing and shooting games alongside basketball and skee-ball machines and redemption games offering fun prizes

$140 for Fall Session Performing Arts Classes at South Tampa Center for the Arts ($240 Value)

South Tampa Center for the Arts

Palma Ceia West

$240 $140

Students ages 4–14 study acting, singing, or dancing in an encouraging, fun environment

$125 for a Manchester United Birthday Package for Up to 12 Kids at Cinco Soccer ($195 Value)

Cinco Soccer

Tampa

$195 $125

Soccer counselors get kids running around the field during 1.5 hour birthday celebrations

Memorial Museum Visit for Two or One-Year Companion or Family Membership (Up to 47% Off)

American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum

Channel District

$20 $12

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Shipboard museum showcases historic artifacts on a 455 ft. cargo vessel that survived WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War

$17 for $30 Worth of Services at JCD Productions

Jcd Productions

On Location

$30 $17

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Bounce Visit Wednesday–Friday or Saturday and Sunday for Two or Four at Hoppers Fun House (Up to 54% Off)

Hoppers Fun House

Town N Country - Tampa

$24 $12

Kids frolic inside a 7,228-square-foot facility filled with inflatable structures and padded floors, munching on hot dogs and sipping soda

Trampolining and Video Gaming Session for One, Two, or Four at Boing! Jump Center (Up to 57% Off)

BOING! Jump Center

Tampa/Brandon

$40 $20

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12,000 square feet of trampolines and a expansive arcade with prize center

$12 for $23 Worth of Music Lessons — Tampa Piano Academy

Tampa Piano Academy

On Location

$23 $12

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Four Open-Play Passes or a Birthday Party for Up to 10 or 18 Kids at Bounce Boy (Up to 51% Off)

Bounce Boy

Tampa

$275 $135

Parents can bring food and decorations from home to parties personalized with themes such as princesses or pirates; clean environment

Two Games of Bowling and Rental Shoes for Two, Four, or Six at Countryside Lanes (Up to 49% Off)

Countryside Lanes

Clearwater

$23 $12

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Join friends for a two games of toppling pins at an alley owned by a bowling Hall of Famer

$25 for Bowling, Laser Tag, Arcade Play, and Drinks for Up to Six at Terrace Sports (Up to $92 Value)

Terrace Sports

Temple Terrace

$92 $25

32 pristine lanes host pyramids of Brunswick Max pins at bowling center with laser tag, recently updated arcade, and hearty food selection

$82 Off Family Membership to Suncoast Primate Sanctuary ($150 Value)

Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

Palm Harbor

$150 $82

Members visit more than 100 apes, birds, reptiles, and other animals that call the park home; includes events, discounts, and other benefits

Viola, Violin, Voice, or Piano Lessons at Tampa Bay Music Academy (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

Tampa Bay Music Academy

Keystone

$50 $25

Instructors teach students of all ages and skill levels to coax music from violin and viola strings, piano keys, or their own vocal cords

$25 for a Laser Tag Package for Four with Pizza and Soda at Xtreme Adventures Family Fun Center ($51.75 Value)

Xtreme Adventure Family Fun Center

Land O' Lakes

$51.75 $25

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This 6,000 sq. ft. laser-tag arena stretches across multiple levels, which surround players with black-lit passageways and chambers

Sea Fari Adventure Cruise for Two Adults or a Family of Four from Sun Line Cruises (44% Off)

Sun Line Cruises

Tarpon Springs

$32 $17.99

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Cruises head to the Gulf of Mexico; a guide shares facts about the estuaries, bayous, wildlife, and shore birds.

Two Kids' Playtime Day Passes and 40 Paintballs or 10 Kids' Day Passes at Escape Zone (Up to 58% Off)

Escape Zone

Port Charlotte

$18 $9

Day passes grant children access obstacle courses, bounce houses, slides, and other playful attractions

$25 for Bowling for Up to Six with a Pitcher of Soda at Lane Glo Bowl ($50.50 Value)

Lane Glo Bowl

Multiple Locations

$50.50 $25

Up to six guests enjoy bowling and soft drinks in a modern facility with automatic scoring systems

$20 for $40 Worth of Services at Mullins Music

Mullins Music

Ridgewood

$40 $20

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2 or 10 Individual Children's Play Passes at Escape Zone (Up to 64% Off)

Escape Zone

Port Richey

$14 $7

Children can leap inside a bounce house, zip down a slide, or test their mettle on an obstacle course or video game

Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Lessons at Jessica's Piano Studio (Up to 57% Off)

Jessica's Piano Studio

Grace Baptist Church

$50 $25

Teacher draws from bachelor's in piano pedagogy and master’s in elementary education to give students comprehensive music instruction

Two, Four, or Six 45-Minute Music Lessons at Studio 28 Designs, Inc. (Up to 57% Off)

Studio 28 Designs, Inc.

School of Music

$50 $25

Lessons for students of all ages and ability levels teach performance techniques, music theory, ear training, and harmony

One Month of Basketball Camp with Optional One-on-One Training from Argus Elite Skills Training (Up to 59% Off)

Argus Elite Skills Training

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

Kids from grades 5-12 perfect their dribbling, shooting, and defense skills during camps and individual sessions

Safari Ride for Two or Four at Safari Wilderness Ranch (Up to 45% Off)

Safari Wilderness Ranch

Lakeland

$150 $90

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Experienced guides lead up to 40 riders through a 260-acre game reserve filled with African herd animals including springboks and elands

$272 for $495 Worth of Laser Tag — Code Zero FPS Inc

Code Zero Fps Inc

Redeem from Home

$495 $272

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One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

$39 for Two Hours of Bowling for 5 with Shoe Rentals and a Large Pizza at Cypress Lanes (Up to $67.20 Value)

Cypress Lanes

Cypress Lanes

$67.20 $39

Groups of up to five bowlers play unlimited games across two hours and refuel between frames with a large one-topping pizza

Mini Golf, Batting Cages, Arcade Tokens, and Ice Cream for Two or Four at Spring Hill Fun Zone (Up to 50% Off)

Fun Zone

Spring Hill

$32 $18

A Dairy Queen mini Blizzard treats taste buds as guests test their skills on the mini-golf course, batting cages, and indoor arcade games

$35 for Bowling for Six with Shoe Rentals, Pizza, and Soda at Mariner Bowling Lanes (Up to $88.52 Value)

Mariner Bowling Lanes

Spring Hill

$88.52 $35

Pizza and soda fuel bowlers for two games; shoe rentals included

Paddleboard Yoga Classes or Nature Tours at Paddleboard Adventure (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Paddleboard Adventure

Hancock

$45 $22

Paddleboard yoga classes combine the flexibility of yoga with the balance of paddleboarding; nature tours take groups wildlife spotting

Nature Park and Fun Park Admission for Two or Four at Shell Factory and Nature Park (Up to 50% Off)

The Shell Factory and Nature Park

North Fort Myers

$30 $17

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Nature park with more than 350 animals, paddleboat ride with food to feed fish, and an 18-hole game of mini golf

$13 for $25 Worth of Batting Practice — Prostyle Training Zone

Prostyle Training Zone

Hancock

$25 $13

Thirty minutes in a cage with an Iron Mike pitching machine or credit toward any service. Reservation recommended.

Four or Eight 45-Minute Guitar Lessons at Morris Music (Up to 53% Off)

Morris Music

Fort Myers

$160 $79

Seasoned shredders teach students of all ages and skill levels in a spectrum of musical styles

Mini Golf and SNAG Golf Session for Two or Four, or $100 Gift Card at Alico Family Golf (Up to 51% Off)

Alico Family Golf

Fort Myers

$58 $29

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Massive golf facility facilitates fun and improvement with mini golf, a driving range, and the beginner focused SNAG program

Southwest Florida Museum of History Visit for Up to Two or Four or Membership for One or a Family (Up to 61% Off)

Southwest Florida Museum of History

Fort Myers

$25 $12.50

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Permanent and rotating exhibits explore the history of southwest Florida dating back millions of years

Weekday or Weekend Party Room Rental with Decor, Cleanup and Setup at Jumping Jacks Fun Zone (Up to 54% Off)

Jumping Jacks Fun Zone

Fort Myers

$99.99 $49

Partygoers celebrate in private party room decorated by jump playground staff

$40 for $80 Toward Bucket Drumming for Kids - Musicology 1 On 1

Musicology: 1on1

Lost Lake

$80 $40

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Beginner or Advanced Paddleboard Lesson for One or Two at Serenity Paddleboarding (Up to 57% Off)

Serenity Paddleboarding

Waterfront Park

$45 $22

Beginner classes cover SUP basics to get all levels up on the board; advanced classes teach advanced turns, paddle stroke analysis, and more

18 Holes of Mini Golf and a Scavenger Hunt for Two or Four at Mighty Jungle Golf Adventure (53% Off)

Mighty Jungle Golf Adventure

Formosa Gardens Village, Kissimmee

$29.85 $14

Two scenic, jungle-themed golf courses featuring roaring waterfalls, and colorful animal statues

8- or 16-Class Basic Skills Ice-Skating Package at Citrus Figure Skating Club (Up to 58% Off)

Citrus Figure Skating Club

St. Cloud

$234 $99

Students of all ages learn skating fundamentals, including forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, and turns

Go-Kart or Indy-Kart Package with Arcade Tokens and Gator Feeding for Two at Kissimmee Go-Karts (Up to 70% Off)

Kissimmee Go-Karts

Kissimmee

$84 $25

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Track sends go-karts racing, tokens unlock access to 50 game machines, and gator food lets patrons feed live alligators

Alligator Academy Visit for One, Two, or Four from Gator Adventure Productions (Up to 71% Off)

Gator Adventure Productions

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

Visitors get up-close views of crocodiles and alligators as they learn how to feed and catch them

Ice-Skating Outing for Two or Four at The Ice Factory of Central Florida (Up to 57% Off)

The Ice Factory of Central Florida

St. Cloud

$30 $15

Hockey or figure skates slip onto feet before slicing ice in NHL-size skating rink

One Round of Mini-Golf for Two or Four at Bonanza Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Bonanza Golf

Kissimmee

$19.90 $11

Two 18-hole courses with an Old-West mining theme and waterfalls that flow at 21,000 gallons per minute

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Museum of Military History (50% Off)

Museum of Military History

Kissimmee

$14 $7

Museum hosts workshops, lectures, and interactive exhibits to help museum-goers better understand the combat experience of American veterans

Two or Four 30-Minute FlowRider Indoor Wave Sessions at Fantasy Surf (Up to 39% Off)

Fantasy Surf

Kissimmee

$40 $25

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A state-of-the-art FlowRider system replicates the feeling of riding a wave on a surfboard or wakeboard in a safe indoor setting

$39 for Bowling for Six with Shoe Rental, Popcorn, and Soda at Orange Bowl Lanes ($75.90 Value)

Orange Bowl Lanes

Kissimmee

$75.90 $39

Twelve-lane alley stays open until 2 a.m. five nights a week and until midnight on Mondays and Wednesdays

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Florida's Gulf Coast is one of the last places one expects to see an igloo. Nevertheless, drivers on I-75 will spot a dome worthy of the Arctic rising as they approach Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex, a 115,000-square-foot facility that houses two NHL-size ice rinks. Visitors coast across the well-maintained surface during public-skating hours, while classes in figure skating and hockey skating teach ice-slicing fundamentals to students unaccustomed to getting out of their dogsled and moving on their own. In addition to ice rinks, the sprawling space contains a 13,500-square-foot indoor soccer-and-football field, a fitness center, a video game room, and space for birthday parties.:m]]

5309 29th St E
Ellenton,
FL
US

Florida has long been a source of fascination for scientists and explorers, who have searched the Sunshine State for everything from fossilized mammals to gold. The state's natural riches are rivaled only by the cultures that have sprung up around them, and both are on full display at South Florida Museum.

The museum's first floor starts at the very beginning, with fossil evidence of Florida's earliest marine and mammal inhabitants. These fossils eventually make way for archaeological material from cultures that predate European contact. Special exhibits often fill out the museum with unique artifacts ranging from prehistoric artifacts to Penny Hardaway's fossilized high tops. As if that weren't enough, the museum also shares a campus with the Bishop Planetarium and the Parker Manatee Aquarium, where guests can observe and learn about the beloved sea cow. And the museum is also home to Snooty, the world's oldest known manatee.

201 10th St W
Bradenton,
FL
US

Across nearly three-fourths of the United States, AMF Bowling Co. reverberates year-round as families, friends, and competitors send bowling balls in search of upright pins careening down slick lanes. The company first established itself as an industry leader in 1946, the same year the sport introduced automated pinspotters.

Today, more than 20 million bowlers annually make AMF their battleground for wars against pins. As the largest owner and and operator of bowling centers in the US, AMF locations offer high-tech scoring technology, a classic design, and a menu stocked with American-inspired classics such as wings, pizzas, burgers, and beer.

4208 Cortez Rd W
Bradenton,
FL
US

With more than half a century of history behind its name, Sarasota Lanes has seen generations of locals bowl its alleys, with progeny making sly, crouching approaches to the same lanes their parents did years ago. The tradition continues at the alley’s 36 lanes with automatic scoring, far superior to counting on the fingers and toes of fellow players. The alley's snack bar refuels bowlers with succulent chicken wings, burgers, pizzas, and drinks. At the pro shop, bowlers can gear up for future lane domination with balls, bags, and accessories.

2250 Fruitville Rd
Sarasota,
FL
US

At Crowley Museum and Nature Center, a pioneer museum set up like a general store, historic structures, and a sugar-cane mill depict a Florida homestead as it would have existed between 1850 and 1920. At the heart of the homestead is the Tatum-Rawls House, which was built as a single-story house between 1888 and 1892, and is the oldest example of rural architecture in Florida. Over time, it was expanded to accommodate the Tatum clan, by the addition of a second floor, consisting of William Tatum and his wife and eight children, and was recently restored to its original glory with a wide front porch. Elsewhere on the 185-acre expanse, the Crowley Farm continues to pluck away at the land with pigs, cows, and a horse named Sugar who pulls the cane press to make the juice that is later boiled to syrup crystals. Boardwalks and nature trails traverse the delicate swamp, flat woods, and Tatum Sawgrass marsh that contain a variety of wildlife species including white pelicans, swallowtail kites, and eagles.

16405 Myakka Rd
Sarasota,
FL
US

The Experience

Inside a building in St. Petersburg, works of art from around the world gather like good friends. Georgia O'Keeffe's Poppy hangs not far from Paul Cézanne's A Corner of the Woods, Pointoise. Claude Monet's Houses of Parliament gives a glimpse of faraway lands, while Thomas Moran's Florida Landscape stays closer to home.

With a range of permanent and rotating exhibitions, the Museum of Fine Arts seeks to engage visitors with art while preserving the pieces in its care. Much of the collection resides in an original 1960s building, but an adjacent modern gallery draws in visitors with special exhibitions, an art library, and interactive educational facilities—ensuring they have plenty of ways to experience art or at least overcome a fear of informational plaques.

The Highlights

  • Permanent collection houses pieces from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, as well as classical and modern American art
  • Daily events include docent-led tours, hands-on workshops, classical concerts, and lectures
  • MFA Café overlooks the waterfront

Who They Are

Even before the Museum of Fine Arts opened to the public in 1965, founder Margaret Acheson Stuart saw its galleries as a space where diverse audiences could explore art "from antiquity to the present." Architect John Volk had designed the original museum wing to instill visitors with a feeling of solidness and permanence. Decades later, the museum sought to expand, and conducted a nationwide search for a worthy architect. They were rewarded with designer Yann Weymouth, who completed a second building in 2008—a two-story, modern glass conservatory.

255 Beach Dr NE
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US