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 art-making activity in our studio.

Wild about art
(Rising K-2nd Graders)

Alfredo Rodriquez, Sharing the Shearing (detail), 1984, oil on canvas

Go on a wildlife adventure in search of animals in the galleries. Learn about animal habitats and what we can do to protect them and the environment. 

Artmaking add-on:
Create your own animal sculpture using recycled materials. 

(Rising 3rd-5th Graders)

Dave McGary, The Providers, 2011, bronze

Discover art from all angles with this sculpture and 3D focused tour. Learn about various art mediums and how artists use form to share a message or moment in time.

Artmaking add-on: Sculpt your own clay masterpiece inspired by what you find.  

(rising middle & high school)

Thomas Blackshear II, Bronco Break (detail), 2019, oil on canvas

What is a portrait and what can it say? Observe different faces and places of the West and the stories they tell.

Artmaking add-on: Create a “selfie” using a variety of mixed media materials.

Things to Know


Tour Only
Youth: $5
Chaperones (1 adult per 10 youth): free
Additional Adults: $10

Tour + Artmaking
Youth: $10
Chaperones (1 adult per 10 youth): free
Additional Adults: $10


Tours are 45 minutes in length. If you select a tour + artmaking you will have a 45-minute tour and 45 minutes of artmaking in our studio (total of 90 minutes).

Summer 2024 availability for Tour + Artmaking is limited to Monday, Wednesday & Thursday the weeks of: June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29


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 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.


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.