719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Features: Classes offered
Admission: $9, $7 seniors, $5 students; $75 Hot Shop Glass Experience.
More in this neighborhood: Downtown St. Petersburg
Get behind the scenes and watch working artists create decorative and functional art glass pieces. Visitors are able to sit comfortably and watch glass artists while they work, using glass crafting techniques that have changed little over centuries. The artists provide running commentary on the steps they are following, the science behind the glass and the artistic vision guiding the process. There are opportunities to work with one of the Morean instructors to create your own blown-glass piece, these Hot Shop Personal Glass Experiences are available most days between 1 and 2 p.m. and 5 and 6 p.m., and on Thursdays between 8 and 9 p.m.
Kids Visit Free: This summer children will be able to visit for free during a special promotion running June 1-Aug. 31. Participating venues include the Museum of Fine Arts, the Chihuly Collection and the Morean Glass Studio and Hot Shop. Children under age 6 are admitted free at all times during the promotion; children ages 6 to 18 will be admitted free with each paying adult.