Frontline Workers First Fridays


May 07 2021


Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg
255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Frontline Workers First Fridays (FWFF) is a new program under our Picture of Health initiative to celebrate and recognize the outsize responsibility our community’s hospital and frontline health care workers have borne during this current pandemic. The physical and mental toll of caring for others while putting oneself at risk is often understood as an inherent risk, but current events have escalated both the risk and toll to unprecedented levels.

The MFA, with a renewed emphasis on wellness support for our community, is prepared to assist in alleviating some of these pressure points through our new program, which brings therapy dogs into the museum for a power session of levity and well-being for medical professionals.

Every first Friday of the month frontline hospital staff and social workers are invited to visit the MFA, where Canine Care Teams will be available to participants. Canine Care Teams, consisting of a certified Therapy Dog and its care partner, will be in the museum’s gardens to facilitate stress and anxiety relief.

Please note that our Therapy Dogs will be at the museum from 12pm to 4 pm, but the museum is open for your enjoyment until 8pm. So stop by to enjoy some self-care, healing, and cuddles. For inclement weather, we’ll relocate inside in the Conservatory.

Frontline workers, please use the discount code WOOF for complimentary admission, and present your employee badge at the front desk when you arrive.

PLEASE NOTE: Non-frontline workers are encouraged to visit the museum, and enjoy this program, but we ask that you please purchase a ticket so that we may reserve free admission for our frontline health care workers.


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