Tickets, Hours & Parking

Admission Prices

General Admission
Seniors (65 & older)*
Active Military*
Youth (7-18)
Children (6 & under)
Members of The James Museum


things to know

*Students/Teachers/Military/Seniors 65+ tickets require ID verification, please present your ID at admissions.

Museum admission is not required to visit the Museum Shop.

Teachers with valid ID are invited to visit The James Museum free of charge during the whole month of July. Wander the galleries, soak in the stunning landscapes and explore the stories told by the art. Teachers must present one of the following: a valid school/institution ID, verification of employment on school letterhead, school business card, or approval from The James Museum Education Department.


Open Daily
Open Tuesdays

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Last admission ticket sold at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Monday and 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

On-site parking is available. See below for more information.


Every Tuesday admission for adults over the age of 18 is $10. Tuesday admission for visitors ages 7-18 is $5 and children 6 & under are free. Special Tuesday pricing does not apply to private group tour rates. See our Group Tours page for more information.

As part of Museums for All, The James Museum encourages people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. Visitors receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits can attend the museum for free with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. You, your child or group may also qualify to attend a program or tour for free.

tips for visitors

Please stay together. Experiencing the museum is more enjoyable with your family and friends. We suggest adults to hold hands with younger children in the galleries.

Don’t forget to take a map from the admission desk. Plan on where to meet if anyone is separated. A Visitor Service Associate is always around to help.

Look at the art with your eyes and not your hands. We want to keep you and the artwork safe.

Pencils and sketchbooks are the only drawing tools allowed in the galleries.

No food or drink is permitted in the galleries. Please enjoy these inside our café.

Photography is allowed except where noted.  Feel free to share on social media using #thejamesmuseum. No flash photography, tripods, large video cameras or selfie sticks, please.

Water fountains and restrooms are located on the first and second floors. Please refer to our museum map or ask a Visitor Service Associate for help. All restrooms are equipped with diaper changing tables, and are ADA accessible.

Backpacks may be worn by adults, on the front of your body. Lockers are provided on the first floor across from the admission desk. Children are not permitted to carry backpacks in the galleries.

Artwork is best conserved at a lower temperature. We recommend bringing a sweater or jacket even if it is warm outside.

Always walk, never run. We don’t want you to miss anything.

We have a quiet space for lactation, prayer, and/or sensory breaks.  Please ask a Visitor Service Associate for assistance.

Standard strollers are allowed in the galleries.

We ask you to review this list and refrain from bringing these items into the museum.

  • Firearms – We are a Gun Free Museum
  • Weapons – including, knives, pocket knives, pin knives, boxcutters
  • Pepper spray/Mace – any kind of aerosols that could damage the artwork.
  • Explosives – including fireworks
  • Hazardous Materials of any kind
  • Drones
  • Balloons
  • Umbrellas
  • Live plants or flowers unless scheduled with our event department.
  • Tripods, selfie sticks, or large video cameras
  • No open flames
  • Other items that The James Museum may consider unsafe for personnel, guests and artwork.

Visitor Service Associates are here to help. If you have questions or need assistance while visiting the James Museum. They are the friendly looking staff dressed in black.


The James Museum  is located in the heart of Downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art
150 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Garage Parking Available
Museum Parking is available on Levels 3 & 4 of the automated South Core Parking Garage. Enter the garage behind the museum at 101 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

The garage rate is $1/hour during regular operation. Please note: special event rates vary and may apply. You can reach the parking garage at 727-242-1225 with any questions.