OUR MISSION: stimulating learning through creativity, play, and exploration

For over 35 years, Great Explorations has been Tampa Bay’s preeminent children’s museum supporting practical learning applications through a proven creative curriculum.

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OUR MISSION: stimulating learning through creativity, play, and exploration

Field Trips at Great Explorations

Create An Experience You And Your Students Will Never Forget! Explore the perfect blend of fun and education on a Great Explorations field trip, where each adventure spans a delightful 2 hours.

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Field Trips at Great Explorations

Great Explorations Preschool

A hands-on approach to learning not only stimulates creative problem-solving but also supports practical real-life solutions. This form of self-expression allows children the ability to reach their full potential.

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Great Explorations Preschool

Celebrate a Birthday At Great Explorations

Great Explorations Children’s Museum is the perfect place to celebrate your little one’s birthday! We offer a variety of options to customize your party into a day your child won’t forget!

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Celebrate a Birthday At Great Explorations

Exhibits That Enhance Creative Play

We take pride in partnering with our local community to enhance creative play. Learn more about our exhibits that offer real life, practical learning experiences. Explore the images below to learn more about our exhibits!

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Exhibits That Enhance Creative Play
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With an enriching, innovative community

upcoming events

Experience our captivating activities, workshops, and special occasions designed to engage young minds and create memorable adventures.

Our Great Connections program occurs the second Sunday of every month and includes a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. This month’s theme is Summer Beach… Continue reading Great Connections
DATE: 06/09/2024
TIME: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Come and make a mess with us! Join us for a fun-filled day at Great Explorations Children’s Museum! On Saturday, June 22nd, from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM, we’re hosting… Continue reading Mess-plorations
DATE: 06/22/2024
TIME: 10:30 am - 04:00 pm
Who’s ready for a DINO-MITE theme day? 🦖 Join us for our Dino Day theme day this June and enjoy dinosaur related activities all day long and of course, a… Continue reading Dino Day Theme Day
DATE: 06/28/2024
TIME: 10:30 am - 04:00 pm


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May Newsletter 2024

Morris’ Birthday Bash! Saturday, May 18th It’s time to celebrate our favorite dinosaur! Join us for Morris the Explorasaurus’ Birthday Bash on Saturday, May 18th! Enjoy all of Morris’ favorite birthday

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