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Programs and Events for All Ages

The James Museum offers a variety of fun and engaging activities for children and families. Whether you join us for a moment of quiet contemplation in our galleries or an activity-filled day, there is plenty to learn and explore on your own or with a group.

Family Days

Bring the kids every second Saturday for fun with a Western and wildlife twist! Enjoy different themed activities each month, including story time in the galleries, a kid-friendly guided tour, a make & take art project, and a chance to explore the museum with a family activity guide.

Free for members
Free with admission for non-members

James Playdate

We welcome our youngest learners and their caregivers every first Friday. Grab your stroller and join us for a morning filled with art, touchable objects, stories, songs, and a chance to connect with other adults. Each month brings a new theme and fun ways to explore through creative play.

Ages 0-3 with an adult
Free for members
Free with admission for non-members

Art Workshops

Wild at Art
March 21, 1-3:30 p.m.
$25; $20 for members

Explore wildlife from around the world and get wildly creative in our children’s art studio. This mixed media workshop is led by art educators from BLICK Art Materials. Young artists’ finished masterpieces will be displayed in a special gallery show at BLICK Westshore in Tampa. This is a drop-off program for ages 8-12.

Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp 2020

Registration now open


Unleash your inner artist!

Our week-long summer day camps encourage children to get messy as they explore a variety of art-making processes. With inspiration from our collection of paintings and sculptures, campers bring their own ideas to life in our children’s art studio. Art camp offers opportunities for hands-on learning, creative thinking, and playful collaboration.

Call for teen volunteers!

Do you love art? Are you interested in working at a museum or exploring careers in education? Either way, we want you here! The James Museum has opportunities for teen volunteers to gain experience in a museum setting by assisting with educational programs and events. For more information, email

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art