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Kids learn about the world and have hours of fun in our colorful, interactive exhibits!


Kane’s Great BeginningsPicture 001

Just as a small sprout grows into a stalk of corn, children will learn to appreciate and nurture the earth, while cultivating and growing their own strengths and skills. Sponsored by Kane’s Furniture and the Rothman Family Foundation.






 Beth’s BeachGreatEx_042

Complete with sea creatures and a wall bead maze focusing on developing cognitive and sensory skills – all of this great learning in an inviting exhibit that teaches young children about beaches, sea life and more. Beth’s Beach is dedicated to Beth Houghton on behalf of her husband, Scott Wagman. (Picture by Christine Reynolds Photography)







Touch Tunnel

Crawl through on your hands and knees past different obstacles, inclines, and textures. In the complete and total darkness you must use your sense of touch to feel your way out of the 100-foot long tunnel.






Express Yourself Art Studioart station

Build magnetic sculptures up to the sky on our magnet tables, and experience new exhibit components: a new craft station, weaving station, and large table for clay sculpting. What can you create?






A beautiful fabric arts display representing the coral reefs within the Florida Marine Ecosystem. The exhibit also includes a hands-on station where you can create your own reefscape!  A gift from Margaret and Stephens Woodrough. (Picture by Christine Reynolds Photography)






Publix: My First Market

Copy of My First Market

The child-sized Publix supermarket exhibit teaches the value of making healthy eating choices in the familiar, yet fascinating environment of a supermarket. Shoppers can also visit the bakery for freshly “baked” breads and then stop by dairy aisle to finish their balanced diet. Sponsored by Publix Supermarkets






Great Explorations Children's Museum 200Fit4AllKidsVille

Great Explorations partnered with All Children’s Hospital to create this interactive zone focusing on health, safety, nutrition and fitness. Discover how healthy habits keep your mind and body fit. You can make the perfect healthy meal at the Kids Cafe, check in at the All Kids Doctors Office for fun interactive games, get physical in the Fitness Zone and try out your dance steps with Dance Dance Revolution.



Engine Company 15 Fire HouseFire Truck

Learn the importance of a fire safety plan at home and how to stay safe in a fire. The fire station exhibit includes a fire engine with lights, a fire pole, child-sized firefighter jacket, a full-sized mannequin in bunker gear and more!







crittercaveCritter Cave

Take a sneak peek into the secret lives of reptiles and arachnids! Watch them eat, sleep, play, dance, and go about their merry ways.






BellaBrava Pizza Kitchen


Step inside BellaBrava’s pizza restaurant where children take pizza orders, create pizzas with soft sculpture ingredients, “bake” in an oven, ring orders at a real cash register and serve guests at cafe tables!







I Can Construct

Climb into our giant tree house and learn about construction!








GreatEx_153Be A Great Pet Vet

Learn about the importance of caring for your pets, and how to keep them healthy. Features of the exhibit include; Microscopes to view fish scales and feathers, Enhanced grooming table with working blow dryer, New x-ray viewers, Ribbons and bows to put the finishing touches on your freshly groomed pet! (Picture by Christine Reynolds Photography)



GreatEx_093Live and on the Air: Great News!

Experience the thrill of seeing yourself on TV in this exhibit! Put on your anchor blazer, write a story, or read one of our prewritten stories. Sponsored by Bay News 9. (Picture by Christine Reynolds Photography)




Great Explorations Children's Museum 270Raymond James Explorations Theater

Come one, come all, to our Explorations Theater presented by Raymond James! Here on our main stage you can see shows with music and dance as well as science shows about chemistry, sound, and electricity. Kids can also dress up and put on their own show!