Kids learn about the world and have hours of fun in our colorful, interactive exhibits!
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.
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)
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.
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
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 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.
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!
Take a sneak peek into the secret lives of reptiles and arachnids! Watch them eat, sleep, play, dance, and go about their merry ways.
Step inside our pizza restaurant where children take pizza orders, create pizzas with soft sculpture ingredients, “bake” in a brick 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!
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)
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)
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!