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Bellabrava

BELLABRAVAVisit Their Website

Our doors opened in 2005 with one thing in mind; Italian flavor! After traveling the hills of Tuscany and sampling the best cheeses, pastas, herbs, meats, seafood and pizzas in the world, we knew the heart of St. Petersburg – our beloved home – needed a restaurant that blends Italian cuisine with the modern bustle of a New World urban lifestyle.

BellaBrava: New World Trattoria is where our vineyard-lined dreams have come alive! We are overjoyed that the community has embraced us as the Italian Trattoria of Downtown St. Pete since moving to Beach Drive in 2010. Less formal than a ristorante, the service is casual, the prices remain low, and the emphasis is on a steady clientele rather than haute cuisine.

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CITY OF ST. PETERSBURGVisit Their Website

City of St. Petersburg supports the museum’s unique learning opportunities for all children in the community through the development and expansion of our diverse programs on-site at the museum and outreaches in the community that nurture children’s imaginations and build competence and confidence.

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CREATIVE PINELLAS AND PINELLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSVisit Their Website

Creative Pinellas is the county’s non-profit local arts agency, formed in 2011 with a mission to promote, incubate and sustain our creative community. We achieve that mission by building connections between organizations, artists, and resources that support growth.

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ANIMAL HOUSEVisit Their Website

Animal House Pet Center is your one-stop location for all your pet needs. We are a full line pet store in the Tampa Bay Area, offering a wide array of pets, pet foods, supplies and health-care products. You are sure to find everything you need for your dog, cat, bird, reptile, fish and small animals at Animal House Pet Center.

DUKE ENERGYVisit Their Website

The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to address vital needs in the community with a focus on education, environment, economic and workforce development, and community impact.Their investment in education ensures local businesses have a pipeline of talent and diversity in the workplace, enhancing  the regions where Duke Energy serves.

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DR. MIKE ROWE ORTHODONTICSVisit Their Website

Dr. Mike Rowe Orthodontics has been operating since 1982 and since then has brought Orthodontic excellence and beautiful smiles to families throughout Tampa Bay. We offer a complete range of orthodontic options for children and adults.

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JEANNE AND BILL HELLER

Jeanne and Bill Heller have committed their lives to education. As long time supporters of Great Explorations Children’s Museum, Jeanne and Bill have made exceptional contributions to the museum including the founding of Early Explorations Preschool in 2007. Dr. Bill Heller served on the Board of Directors for the museum for several years and currently is the Dean of the College of Education at USF St. Petersburg, and Jeanne Heller taught as a school librarian and social media specialist for 30 years.

JOHNS HOPKINS ALL CHILDREN’S HOSPITALVisit Their Website

All Children’s Hospital provides expert pediatric care for children and families from all across the state of Florida and beyond. Named a top 50 children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report, we provide compassionate, state-of-the-art care for infants, children and teens with some of the most challenging medical problems.

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ANIMAL HOUSEVisit Their Website

Animal House Pet Center is your one-stop location for all your pet needs. We are a full line pet store in the Tampa Bay Area, offering a wide array of pets, pet foods, supplies and health-care products. You are sure to find everything you need for your dog, cat, bird, reptile, fish and small animals at Animal House Pet Center.

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JUST RIGHT AIR CONDITIONINGVisit Their Website

Our mission is to help our customers save money by reducing their operating costs by having one fixed hourly rate and no overtime charges. We specialize in preventative maintenance and inspection agreements, time and materials and replacement work. We’re happy to provide you with free estimates.

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KANE’S FURNITUREVisit Their Website

Since 1948, Kane’s Furniture has developed a well-earned reputation for offering a wide variety of quality furnishings, all at affordable prices. From living rooms, bedrooms and dining rooms to accessories and more, you’ll always find the selection and service you demand at a price you deserve. Our philosophy of delivering the latest styles affordably underlies everything we do. Together with our customer-first service, it’s easy to see why Kane’s has something for everyone — and always for less. Visit any one of our 18 convenient locations today or see our ad in Saturday’s paper for the latest specials.

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NORTHEAST EXCHANGE CLUB Visit Their Website

Northeast Exchange Club of St. Petersburg, Florida, Inc. – Founded in 1970, the Northeast Exchange Club has committed to donating countless volunteer hours and funding to organizations and projects in line with their core values: family, community and country. Great Explorations Children’s Museum partners with the Northeast Exchange Club by hosting the Kids Zone at Ribfest, their 3 day annual charity fundraiser which brings live music, ribs and family fun to the St. Petersburg waterfront.

PINELLAS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION Visit Their Website

The Pinellas Community Foundation has been serving the community since 1969. The Pinellas Community Foundation has been instrumental in educating area citizens about community needs so that they may practice effective ways in which to give, and managing grant and scholarship programs funding organizations with programs that benefit Pinellas County.

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PNC GROW UP GREATVisit Their Website

It’s a time as magical as it is short: the first five years, when the world is wide open and everything is full of wonder. It’s also a time of opportunity, when we absorb the knowledge that will stay with us forever. PNC Grow Up Great® and PNC Crezca con Éxito form a $350 million program dedicated to helping prepare America’s youngest children for great things in school and life.

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PUBLIX SUPERMARKETSVisit Their Website

Throughout our history, our associates and customers have helped Publix grow from a single store into the largest employee-owned grocery chain in the United States. We thank them by remaining deeply dedicated to customer service and community involvement, and being a great place to work. We’ve earned numerous awards for these efforts.

Publix was founded on the philosophy of service. Find out how we’re making a difference in the communities in which we operate.

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RAYMOND JAMESVisit Their Website

Founded in 1962 and a public company since 1983, Raymond James is a diversified financial services holding company with subsidiaries engaged primarily in investment and financial planning, in addition to investment banking and asset management. Our stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (RJF). Through its three broker/dealer subsidiaries, Raymond James Financial has approximately 6,700 financial advisors serving in excess of 2.7 million client accounts in more than 2,700 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. In addition, total client assets are approximately $500 billion.

RAYS BASEBALL FOUNDATION                      Visit Their Website

The Rays Baseball Foundation is committed to energizing our community through the magic of Rays baseball. The Foundation supports youth and education programs that make a measurable difference in the Tampa Bay region with a special interest in serving at-risk populations.  The Foundation supports programs that improve the quality of education, literacy and life skills training provided to youth in these areas by creating and supporting programming that meets their most critical needs.

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SCOTT WAGMAN AND BETH HOUGHTON

Scott is a successful, socially responsible business executive who led his family’s mom-and-pop business (Scott Paint) from a one-store operation to a $19 million, 140-employee multi-store success story (Sold in 1998 as a Division of Bruning Paint). Thirteen years ago Scott created the first leftover paint-recycling program in Florida at Scott Paint. Today, the program is now recycling paint for thirteen counties in Florida and is run at a profit. Scott and his wife, Beth Houghton, have called St. Petersburg home for over 25 years, raising their three children here. Both Scott and Beth are very active members of the community supporting organizations such as Great Explorations – The Houghton Wagman Children’s Museum, Lawyers for Literacy, American Stage Theater and The Free Clinic.

Spectrum Visit Their Website

Spectrum is America’s fastest growing Cable TV, High Speed Internet, and Home Phone Service delivering value to residential and business customers through the Charter Spectrum brand.  We’re committed to providing reliable, high quality service with superior products connecting 25 million customers in 41 states.  Over the years, Charter has invested billions of dollars in infrastructure improvements, including implementing an advanced digital, two-way, fully interactive fiber network.  By moving to this all-digital network, Spectrum customers enjoy the most HDTV channels, thousands of On Demand choices and the fastest starting internet speeds with no modem fees, data caps or contracts.

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ST. PETE FIRE RESCUEVisit Their Website

The St. Petersburg Fire Department became a paid force in 1907, after many years as a volunteer department. The first fire station in St. Petersburg is today the McNulty Building, (named for the department’s second Fire Chief) and is now a historic office building in the heart of downtown. This building once housed St. Petersburg’s first “fire trucks”; horse-drawn carriages. Today, St. Petersburg has 30 pieces of firefighting apparatus,12 fire stations, and a force of 310 firefighters and paramedics.

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THE LITTLEST TRUNK CHILDREN’S AND MATERNITY RESALE BOUTIQUEVisit Their Website

The Littlest Trunk is a fun and fresh resale boutique for kids and moms located in the heart of St. Petersburg, Florida. TLT was created for customers who are looking for a curated collection of like-new quality items. The Littlest Trunk offers adorable clothes for your little ones, plus super cute and trendy styles for older kids and expecting mothers – all at a fraction of the retail price.

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Division of Cultural AffairsVisit Their Website

Museums special educational programs are sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida” (Section 286.25, Florida Status). Special programming includes but is not limited to community outreach, schools out camp, Zootastic, supplies and support for general museum maintenance and operations.

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Baytech LabelVisit Their Website

Bay Tech Label is the best source for custom labels and custom printed tags. We produce high-quality, professional labels suitable for every industry, in formats from custom label rolls to custom vinyl labels. Our expertise extends to full service options, beginning with design through production.

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Your Automotive Visit Their Website

Family Owned and Operated Auto Repair Shop and Used Car Sales with Over 20 years of experience in high quality vehicle repair and reconditioning. We bring you a one of a kind experience in both auto repair and our quality used car sales.  Whether you need an oil change, engine diagnostic or a new vehicles we promise to show you a unique and seamless experience.

 

Wells Fargo Visit Their Website

Wells Fargo supports Great Explorations through its contributions to the museum’s outreach efforts, making it possible for Great Explorations to bring S.T.E.A.M. programming directly into area Title 1 elementary schools during the 2017 Great American Teach-In.

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BECOME A SPONSOR!Click here.

Become a sponsor of Pinellas County’s only children’s museum. You’ll join many of the top corporations in the area and be part of something very special as you help Bay area kids learn and grow to their full potential. Contact us today to find out how you or your organization can participate in this very worthwhile gem of an organization!