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Weekend Guide: Feb. 28 - Mar. 1

Updated: Feb 27, 2020

A list of kid-friendly events in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Wild Kratts Live! returns to The Mahaffey on Friday, Feb. 28.

February 29 only comes around every four years, so why not make the most of it? Take advantage of the extra day by spending quality time with your fam at one of these fun events in the Sunshine City this Leap Day weekend.

Friday, February 28th

Open Gym at Bayside Sports Academy

Open Gym is open to children ages 6 & under every Friday. $8/child. 9:00-11:00am.

Toddler Time at Sky Zone

Join Sky Zone every Wednesday and Friday for Toddler Time for $10 per child with free accompanying adults. 9:30-11:00am.

Babytime at Gulfport Public Library

If you have little ones under 2 years old, please join Gulfport Public Library for Babytime. There will be songs, books, lap bounce rhymes, and the opportunity to meet other caregivers with infants and young toddlers. Older siblings are also welcome. 10:00-10:30am.

Toddler Early Literacy Program at St. Petersburg Main Library

Come join the main library for storytime featuring movement, music, and fun with rhymes, stories, and puppets! For children ages 1 - 3 with a caregiver. 10:15am & 11:00am.

Preschool Story Time at Gulf Beaches Public Library

Join Gulf Beaches Public Library for a penguins and polar bears story time! Participants will be making paper cup polar bears. 10:30am.

After School Adventures at Barbara S. Ponce Library

Join Barbara S. Ponce Library after school for fun and exciting drop-in activities. Get hands-on and explore and learn by making art, playing games, doing science experiments, building fantastic creations, and investigating new worlds through books! Grades K & up. 3:30-4:30pm.

S.T.R.E.A.M. Club at Childs Park Library

Explore Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math at Childs Park Library's S.T.R.E.A.M. Club. Join in for hands-on science experiments, coding, stories, and more!For children grades 3 - 5. 4:15-5:00pm.

Black History Month Celebration at Enoch D. Davis Center

A fun night full of activities for the family, including readings, socializing, music, food, performances, a fashion and hair show, giveaways, and more! Admission is free and open to the public. 6:00-8:00pm.

Kids, So You Think You Can Cook? at Fifth Avenue Baptist Church

At this free, fun event, kids will be making different dishes like pizza, ice cream, and Minions desert cups. Open to everyone. RSVP now, it's free! 6:00-9:00pm.

Kid's Night Out at Romp N Roll

Treat your kids ages 2 to 5 and yourself to a fun night out! Parents get an evening to themselves while the children get to run, play, dance, and have fun with energetic instructors. A pizza party dinner and bubble dance party are included. Children do not need to be potty-trained. $25/member, $30/non-member (sibling discount available). 6:00-9:00pm.

Wild Kratts Live 2.0 at The Mahaffey Theater

The Kratt Brothers are coming to the Mahaffey Theater with an all newstage show: Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0 - Activate Creature Power! Join Martin and Chris, live on stage, as they activate creature powers, share amazing animal ‘WOW facts’, and even face a comic villain. Come on this new Wild Kratts adventure and help the Kratt brothers bring the animals of the creature world to safety once again. 6:30-8:30pm.

Friday Night Shuffle at St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club

Friday nights are free and open to the public at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club! Bring your own food and beverages and enjoy the courts. 7:00-10:00pm.

Winter Skies at SPC Planetarium and Observatory

The cool winter nights offer some of the best stargazing of the year, with the great hunter Orion dominating the evening sky. Stop by and view the Great Orion Nebula, the Pleiades star cluster, and brilliant Venus with SPC's rooftop telescopes. Children ages 5 & up are welcome to attend the planetarium show. 7:00pm & 8:15pm.

Saturday, February 29th

Weedon Walkabout at Weedon Island Preserve

Join Weedon Island for a guided hike through the mangrove and upland ecosystems of Weedon Island Preserve. Learn about the coastal environment, native wildlife, and early history of this land. All ages are welcome, but children younger than 6 years old may find this hike challenging. 9:00-11:00am.

Saturday Morning Market at Al Lang Stadium

Find St. Petersburg's Saturday Morning Market in the parking lot of Al Lang Stadium every Saturday from October to May. This market is an extraordinary ode to great food, creative expression, and our wonderfully vibrant community. Come see what happens when you combine a Farmers Market, a Craft Fair, and a Festival into an amazing weekly gathering. 9:00am-2:00pm.

Jump with the Pups at Sky Zone

Jump with your favorite pups! Just $18 per child with free accompanying adults. 9:30-11:00am.

Leap Day & Crepe Day at the French American School of Tampa Bay

All are welcome to join FASTB to celebrate Leap Day! It only happens once every 4 years so live a little and enjoy delicious French crêpes for purchase from the fabulous Krepelicious truck, a magic show by Magic Suzy, face painting from Tony the Balloon Guy and learn a little French while you're at it. 10:00am-12:00pm.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash at The Lealman Exchange

The Junior League of St. Petersburg is hosting a Dr. Seuss Birthday-themed Literacy Celebration; a jollification of books, healthy foods, and the arts. The FREE event is geared towards the community’s K-12 students and will feature activities, giveaways, and special guests. Children who attend will receive free books, take part in fun literacy enrichment activities, receive a free snack with a mini nutrition lesson, enjoy arts and crafts tied back to storytelling, and leave with food to take home. 10:00am-1:00pm.

Leap Day Tree Climb at Pathfinder Outdoor Education

Every four years we get an extra day - Leap Day! We think we should all spend this extra day tree climbing! Anyone ages 6 and up can climb - it's not just for kids! And it's FREE for every climber. Pathfinder's trained facilitators take you through a brief ground school and then you can climb at your own pace into the canopy of a gorgeous live oak. 10:00am-3:00pm.

Saturdays at the Morean Arts Center

Saturdays @ the Morean is a free family drop-in art studio hosted by the Morean Arts Center. Art activities are geared toward children ages 5 to 10. 10:00am-12:30pm & 1:00-3:30pm.

Little Surrealists Tour at The Dali Museum

Kids ages 4-11 are invited to bring their families on a special 1-hour Museum tour. Free with museum admission. 11:00am-12:00pm.

Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Join Barnes & Noble for a storytime and activities celebrating Dr. Seuss. 11:00am-12:00pm.

Family Art Making: Open Studio at The James Museum

Imagine, experiment, create! Open studio is a maker space where kids and teens can draw, paint, sculpt, or print their own masterpieces using an array of art materials. Drop-in and let your creativity run wild. Ages 4-17, children must be accompanied by an adult. Included with admission; free for members. 11:00am-2:00pm.

Black History Celebration at Thomas "Jet" Jackson Recreation Center

Join the TASCO Teen Programs, Thomas "Jet" Jackson Recreation Center and St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department for Black History Celebration. Enjoy music, live entertainment, inflatables, games, concessions, food, and more! The first 500 participants will receive free food. 11:00am-3:00pm.

DillyDally with Dali at The Dali Museum

Children ages 4-11 can discover the creative world of Dalí through games, puzzles and arts + crafts activities that educate and encourage family interaction. DillyDally with Dalí takes place under the direction of the Museum’s Education Programs Associate in the 1st floor Stavros Education Center. 12:00-2:30pm.

Sunday, March 1st

Sensory Sensitive Sunday at Chuck E. Cheese

Chuck E. Cheese offers a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month at participating locations, opening the store two hours before its normal opening time. The Sensory Sensitive events include a trained and caring staff that works to ensure each guest has a fun-filled visit. 9:00-11:00am.

Toddlerdega at Pro Karting Experience

This event is for mini-drivers ages 2 to 6 or Power Wheel-size drivers. Pro Karting Experience supplies the race track, you supply the driver and the vehicle. $5 pit pass per driver or $20 for Power Wheel rental/pit pass. 9:00-11:00am.

Family Yoga Class at Peace of Yoga

Kidding Around Yoga Classes with Desiree utilize yoga poses creatively tucked into partner yoga, games and activities, original music, stories and more. This yoga class is specifically designed for kids (2 and older), but moms, dads, grandparents, and other caregivers are welcome! Donations accepted. 10:00-11:00am.

Corey Avenue Sunday Market at St. Pete Beach

Find this market located on Corey Avenue in St. Pete Beach. This market hosts 70+ local vendors selling local and conventional produce, plants, herbs, raw honey, take-home foods, artisan products, fresh baked goods, lunch bites, local art, handcrafts, and more! Fun for all ages and dog-friendly. 10:00am-2:00pm.

Rhea Lana's Children's Consignment Event

Rhea Lana's of St. Petersburg is hosting a family shopping event! Get the entire family set for all things spring and summer. See the full schedule here. 11:00am-5:00pm.

Sundays at the Morean Center for Clay

Sundays @ The Morean is a free family drop-in Clay Play Session hosted by the Morean Center for Clay. Clay, tools and working tables provided, please bring your imagination. This session is open to all families with children (not recommended for children under 3 years old). 1:00-3:00pm.

Chess Club at Barbara S. Ponce Public Library

Does your K-12 grader enjoy playing chess? Or are they interested in learning the game? If so, join the library's Chess Club, run by teen volunteers. Get ready to learn the game or put your skills to the test. 6:30-7:30pm.

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