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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upcoming events

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

It’s time to #RaysUp! Some friends from the Tampa Bay Rays are coming to visit Morris the Explorasaurus at Great Explorations! Celebrate Rays Day with Morris and have a mascot… Continue reading Rays Day at Great Explorations!
DATE: 04/21/2024
TIME: 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Let’s enjoy the April showers before they become May flowers! ☔ Join us for our Rainy Days theme day on April 26th and enjoy weather science experiments and rainy day… Continue reading Rainy Days Theme Day
DATE: 04/26/2024
TIME: 10:30 am - 04:00 pm


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March Newsletter 2024

New Exhibit Opening! Tiny Explorer’s Lagoon | Opening March 20th We couldn’t be more excited to announce the opening of our newest exhibit, Tiny Explorer’s Lagoon! This new exhibit will

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