Youth Organization Programs

Bring your group for a fun and ART-ful visit to The James Museum. Explore the art and stories found in our galleries and find inspiration for an artmaking activity in our studio.

Wildlife Adventures
(Rising K-2nd Graders)

Contagious smiles and creative thought follow young children from the Wildlife Gallery to the Children’s studio.  Students learn how artists use line, color, and texture to depict ‘realistic looking animals’ and experiment with tools  to create their own clay animal relief carving.

Travel with Tidbits
(Rising 3rd-5th Graders)

Meet Tidbits, a horse found in our Early West Gallery, and join in a visit that explores works of art depicting life on the Western frontier. Tidbits is friends with many characters found in our galleries – some real, like Wild Bill Hickok, and some imagined, like Albert the goat.  Tidbits and his friends will inspire hybrid animal creations made as funky foam prints in our studio.  

Perspectives on Western Art
(rising middle & high school)

The James’ collection tells stories of significant people, places, and events related to the American West. Explore how artists have helped shape changing perceptions of the West over time. Look to the future with a visit to the New West Gallery, where artists have pushed the boundaries of subject, style, and form. Take your inspirations to our studio and get messy experimenting with various collage techniques

Things to Know


Youth: $8
Chaperones (1 adult per 10 youth): free
Additional adults: $18


Each program meets for 90 minutes, including time in the galleries and art-making in our studio.

Summer 2023 availability is Monday, Wednesday & Thursday the weeks of:

June 5, June 19, July 3, July 17 & July 31


Admission is due in full on the day of your visit. You may pay by credit card, check or cash.


Rising K-2nd graders: 15 youth at one time

Rising 3rd-high school: 30 youth at one time

One adult chaperone per 10 youth is required. Attendees will be split into small groups of 10 youth (or fewer) with 1 museum leader who will guide the visit and activity.


Your visit is confirmed when you receive an email confirmation from the James Museum Education Department.


If you need to cancel or reschedule, please do so via email.


Museum Parking is available on Levels 3 & 4 of the automated South Core Parking Garage located at 101 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. The first hour in the garage is free and $1/hour after that.


Walk to a nearby green space to enjoy your lunch. Organizations are responsible for their own food and drinks. Lunch in the park typically adds 30-45 minutes to the time of the museum visit.


Buses and large vans may pull up to the museum’s entrance at 150 Central Avenue to allow passengers to disembark.

For commercial buses, please contact the SP+ Parking office at 727-896-2256 or to make parking arrangements in the AL Lang Stadium parking lot. The SP+ Parking staff will discuss parking rates, create the reservation, take payment, and notify city enforcement so the bus is not ticketed. Please note that due to the event nature of this lot, space may be limited and not all reservations may be accommodated. SP+ Parking staff needs at minimum 2-3 business days’ notice to ensure there are no scheduling conflicts for the parking lot.

If SP+ Parking is unable to accommodate your parking reservation request, alternative parking for commercial buses is to reserve metered street parking spaces near the museum. Reservations must be made at least 3 business days in advance. Parking spaces are approximately 8’ x 22’ and cost $10 per parking space. The parking fee will be added to your balance due and is payable along with your final admission and docent fees. Parking fees are nonrefundable.

BOOK A Visit

Please click the button below to access the online visit request form. We will notify you as soon as possible if we are unable to accommodate your group on the date(s) you requested, and work with you to schedule your visit for an alternate date.