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Weekend Guide: May 10 - 12

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

Celebrate Mom all weekend long with some quality family time at any of these fun events and activities in and around St. Petersburg. Click the links below for more information.


Friday, May 10th


Open Gym at Bayside Sports Academy

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

Terrific Tots at Great Explorations Children's Museum

This members-only program is offered when school is in session. It is designed for children ages 1-3 and a caregiver. Join Great Ex for songs and movement, story time, an art or craft exploration and community time for tots and their adults! 9:30-10:00am.

Rhea Lana's Spring Sale Event

Shop over 40,000 items all at once and save 60-90% off retail prices at this bi-annual children's consignment sale! Since each item is inspected you can rely on RL for HIGH QUALITY children's items at unbeatable prices! Admission is always FREE! Eligible items will be half off Friday and Saturday. 6161 9th Ave. N. 10:00am-7:00pm.


Toddler Early Literacy Program at St. Petersburg Main Library

Join the library for story time featuring movement, music and fun with rhymes, stories, and puppets! For children ages 1 - 3 with a caregiver. 10:15am and 11:00am.


Preschool Story Time at Gulf Beaches Public Library

Join Gulf Beaches Public Library for songs, stories and crafts with a "Moms" theme. 10:30am.


Master Builders at Barbara S. Ponce Public Library

Put your engineering skills to the test every Friday! Build with LEGO bricks, KEVA planks and other fun materials. No registration required; grades K & up. 3:30-4:30pm.

Parents' Night Out at Great Explorations

Drop off your children for a night of fun at the museum, while you take some time for yourself! Cost is $25 per member child ; $35 non-member child. Each additional sibling receives a $5 discount. Includes pizza, snacks, juice, museum play, Touch Tunnel, science demonstration, and G-rated movie. Ages 4 to 10. 6:00-10:00pm.


St. Pete 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.


"The Stars of Spring" at SPC Planetarium & Observatory

Explore the stars without trekking far from home, for a price that's out of this world: Free. The planetarium offers two free public shows on Friday nights at 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Shows are hosted by resident astronomer Dr. Craig Joseph and feature live narration with images displayed by computer-controlled projectors. Ages 5+. 7:00pm & 8:15pm.


TB Rays at Tropicana Field

See the Rays take on the NY Yankees at home. 7:10pm.


Saturday, May 11th


Healthy St. Pete 5K Fun Run at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Practice healthy habits while making new friends! All levels welcome. Meet at the flag pole in front of the nature center. 9:00-11:30am.


Saturday Morning Market at Al Lang Stadium

This lively and huge outdoor market opens at Al Lang Stadium every Saturday. Live music, a variety of vendors, and a strong sense of community make this market the heart of St. Pete. 9:00am-2:00pm.


BOGO Character Toddler Time at Sky Zone

Buy one, get one free $14 Children's Admission and free accompanying adults. Come Jump With Poppy, Minion, Moana, and Maui! 9:30-11:00am.


Insect Trek at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Butterflies, bugs and beetles oh my! Join Boyd Hill for a guided hike exploring the secret lives of insects! Fun and informative for all ages. $3/adult, $1.50/child. 10:00am.


Grand Opening at Highland Family Aquatic Center

Come celebrate the re-opening of the Highland Family Aquatic Center. Splash's Snack Bar will be open, and there will be door prizes and giveaways. Cost is $12/members and $24/non-members per group (max of 5). 10:00am-2:00pm.

Kidz Korner at Vision Ace Hardware

Bring your child to ACE to paint a wooden heart for Mom at this free and fun event! 10:00am-2:00pm.


Rhea Lana's Spring Sale Event

Last chance to shop and save 60-90% off retail prices at this bi-annual children's consignment sale! Since each item is inspected you can rely on RL for HIGH QUALITY children's items at unbeatable prices! Admission is always FREE. Eligible items will be half off Friday and Saturday. 6161 9th Ave. N. 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. 10:00am-3:30pm.


Are You My Mother? Story Time at Practically Pikasso

Practically Pikasso's monthly story time is perfect for pint size painters and their parents. Join in for a reading of "Are You My Mother?" followed by pottery painting. Choose from a variety of story themed animal pieces, a traditional mug or salad plate. Cost is $16 per painter when you register in advance or $18 per painter for walk ins. Suitable for painters of ALL AGES. Sibling discount available. 10:30-11:30am.

Family Day: Tlingit Totems at The James Museum

Bring the kids every second Saturday to the James Museum for fun with an artsy, western, or wildlife twist! Enjoy themed activities, including storytelling, a kid-friendly tour, and a hands-on art workshop. This month, explore artmaking of the Tlingit culture through totems and sculpture. Best for ages 3–10; children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Included with admission; free for members. 10:30am-12:30pm.


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.


Saturday Stories at St. Petersburg Main Library

Stories, music, and a cool craft for kids in grades PreK-2. 11:00am-12:00pm.


Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Join Barnes & Noble for a storytime and activities featuring "In a Minute, Mama Bear." 11:00am-12:00pm.


Family Fun Day at The Sanderlin Center

Join The Sanderlin Center for a day of family fun and a Gospel Showcase featuring the amazing sounds of several local gospel choirs! FREE hotdogs, chips, drinks, DJ, face painting, a bounce house and more! 11:00am-2:30pm

Mother's Day Pop Up Market at Green Bench Brewing Co.

Join The Indie Flea for a beautiful day in the Green Bench Brewing Co. Beer Garden. Bring Mom and shop with your favorite local vendors -- plants, jewelry, body care, baked goods, photo booth, amd much more! Family and pet friendly! 11:00am-3:00pm.


DillyDally with Dali at The Dali

Children ages 4-11 can discover the creative world of Dali through games, puzzles and arts + crafts activities which educate and encourage family interaction. Cost is free. 12:00-2:30pm.


Mother's Day Market at 3 Daughters Brewing

3 Daughters Brewing is hosting a market for all of the wonderful women in your lives. Treat them to a fun day of shopping before her special day or if you're looking for a gift, this will be the place to come! There will be 50+ vendors, live music, kid-friendly activities, and special drink releases throughout the day. 12:00-6:00pm.

M is for Mom at Romp N' Roll

Come join Romp N' Roll for a fun-filled afternoon catered especially for moms and their children. There will be pizza, a bounce house, activities to help celebrate moms, and more! $15 for members and $20 for non-members; sibling discounts available. 12:30-2:00pm.


TB Rays at Tropicana Field

See the Rays take on the NY Yankees at home. All fans can take home a tropical shirt (while supplies last). 6:10pm.

Sunday, May 12th


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.


Grand Opening at Highland Family Aquatic Center

Come celebrate the re-opening of the Highland Family Aquatic Center. Splash's Snack Bar will be open, and there will be door prizes and giveaways. Register for the mother/child contests and win prizes on Sunday. Cost is $12/members and $24/non-members per group (max of 5). 10:00am-2:00pm.


Mother's Day at The James Museum

The James is treating moms to a day at the museum! Moms get free admission with the purchase of one admission ticket. The Canyon will feature a specialty Mother’s Day menu and will serve a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or mimosa to each mom. Plus, bring the whole family and stop by the artist studio to create your own works of art. 10:00am-5:00pm.


Mother's Day Special at Splash Harbour Water Park

Celebrate Mom at Splash Harbour Water Park this Mother's Day with free admission for all moms with the purchase of a regular admission. 10:00am-6:00pm.


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, hand crafts and more! Fun for all ages and dog-friendly. 10:00am-2:00pm.


Great Connections at Great Explorations

For this event, Great Explorations Children’s Museum will open early for children with special needs and their families to enjoy Great Connections, a sensory-friendly event. Great Explorations will close to the public, offer discounted admission and provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. $5/person or free for members. 10:00am-12:00pm.

Alligator Walk at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Learn about the American alligator, Florida’s state reptile, which calls our wetlands home. $3/adult, $1.50/child. 11:30am.

Family Fun Day at the St. Pete Beach Community Center Pool

Come and enjoy music, family, fun, slides, pool basketball, games, prizes, and much more in this family-friendly event! Costs are $3/adults, $2/youth. 12:00-3:00pm.


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 ages 3 & up. 1:00-3:00pm.

Rays Family Fun Day at Tropicana Field

See the Rays take on the NY Yankees at home. All kids can take home a limited edition Chad Mize designed snapback hat (while supplies last). 1:10pm.


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