Children & Families - Tampa Museum of Art


Bring your family to the Museum for educational programming for the whole family!


Artschooled is an outdoors and in-person program where children and families learning from home can create works of art together in the park. All projects inspired by works of art currently on view at the Tampa Museum of Art. Projects are designed for children in grades K-5, with the option for their caretakers to also participate and create.

Classes take place at a different park in Hillsborough County every month. In May, classes take place at Paul Sanders Park (602 W Bloomingdale Ave, Brandon, FL 33511)

All materials provided, but bring sun protection, bug protection, and a blanket to sit on – basically anything you would normally bring for fun at the playground. 

register for classes in May:

May 4: Painted Shields

May 11: Light-Up Constellations

May 18: Watercolor and Oil Pastel Resist Paintings

May 25: Jasper Johns Stencil Paintings

Summer Art Camp

The Tampa Museum of Art offers smaller and safer all-day or half-day art camps where campers can create, learn, and play in our socially-distanced classroom, in the galleries, and in the Curtis Hixon playground. Camps have different themes based on the Museum’s permanent collection of antiquities, modern & contemporary art, and exhibitions on view in our galleries.

Registration for Museum Members opens February 15, Not-Yet Members can register starting February 27.

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Art Spot

Tune in to learn about a work of art at the Tampa Museum of Art, and then follow along with your host Anthony Record to make a work of art inspired by it!

Art Spot activities allow participants of all ages and any skill level to engage more deeply with a work of art from home, to experiment and play with everyday art supplies and household materials, and create something unique with projects inspired by artwork at the Tampa Museum of Art.

A new video is released the first Saturday of every month at 9AM!


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Family Days

Are you looking for a fun day out with the family?

The Museum holds several Family Days each year offering Art Spot, activities inspired by the Museum’s current exhibitions, drop-in docent-led tours, pay-as-you will admission to the galleries, and more. Each Family Day highlights a different exhibition on view, so be sure to join us throughout the year.

Pay-as-you-will admission for all visitors.

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Art Space

For the past 10 years, Art Space has partnered with a number of community organizations to provide quality engagement with the visual arts to economically and environmentally disadvantaged youths. Art Space Partners work with Museum Education Department staff to design individualized programming that may include gallery visits, hands-on experience in the classroom, and offsite visits. Partners include The Portico, The Spring, and Redefining Refugee. This program is by invitation only.

Interested in partnering with your organization? Contact us below.

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GFA Children's Activity Tent

Every year the Museum participates in the Gasparilla Fine Art’s festival, facilitating the children’s activity tent. Join our Museum staff and volunteers in March for fun and free art projects in the Curtis Hixon Park! Check the calendar below for event dates.

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StArt With....

stART With… is a virtual early education program with the Tampa Museum of Art where children learn about art and more through stories and making. Each stART With… will feature a new subject with virtual story time and an art activity designed by the museum educators. Children will learn the elements of art, explore how to share emotions, discover interesting the artists, and much more!


stART With…Shapes! Wendy Babcox Lesson Plan

stART With…Lines! Purvis Young Lesson Plan

My Emotions Book

For questions and inquiries about Children & Families programming,
contact the Education Department.