April 2021 Newsletter

By March 31, 2021Newsletter

Summer camp registration is now open! 

Include Great Ex in your summer plans! At Great Ex summer camp, days are filled with experiments, arts, field trips, and more. Children will love exploring new themes each week. Spots are filling fast! For more information about summer camp, click here.

Morris Workshop – Environmentalism with Elle

April 10

Join us for this fun, educational workshop series at Great Ex, designed for school-age kids to explore new STEAM topics! During this workshop, kids will practice bottle cap art, make a reusable t-shirt bag, learn about pollution, and watch a demonstration on ocean gyres!

Workshops: 10-11am, 1-2pm, 4-5pm. Limited capacity; click here to register. $12 for members, $25 for non-members (includes museum admission).

Great Connections

April 11

Great Connections is a sensory-friendly program for children with special needs and their families that takes place on the second Sunday of every month (10am-12pm). We’ll modify lights and sounds and provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, Guardian Trust and Suncoast Credit Union, Great Connections is now FREE for participating families. Click here to learn more.

Fossil Day

April 24

Celebrate Earth Day at this fun-filled fossil-finding event! Kids will enjoy special interactive activities, like mini excavations, timeline mapping, and other Earth Day activities throughout the day at Great Ex. Plus, local artist, Tiffany Amerson, will join us to create an art piece made from fossils that one lucky guest will be able to take home!

Included with the cost of admission.

Birdies for Tampa Bay Charities

April 29-May 2

Great Ex is excited to be a participating charity in this year’s Valspar Championship! You can get involved and help raise funds for Great Ex by pledging one cent or more for every birdie made by contestants during the Valspar Championship (April 29-May 2, 2021). Click here to learn more about Birdies for Tampa Bay Charities. Click here to complete your pledge online!

Great Ex Members Receive Free Admission to The Florida Aquarium in April

As part of our local reciprocal program, Great Ex members can receive free admission to visit The Florida Aquarium in April! Our members can stop by The Florida Aquarium’s admissions desk upon arrival to receive your free timed admission ticket in April.

Click here to learn more about becoming a member of Great Explorations Children’s Museum.

A Night at the Brewseum – Reimagined for 2021

May 15

Save the date and join us for A Night at the Brewseum unlike any other! This year, instead of transforming the museum into a “Brewseum,” attendees will meet downtown at 3 Daughters Brewing, where you’ll enjoy craft beer tastings from local breweries, games, live music, opportunity drawings, and more! Proceeds from this key fundraiser will allow the museum to expand programming and outreach efforts for the underserved families in our community. Your support makes a difference!

We are committed to safely hosting this crucial fundraiser. For more information about our health and safety guidelines, please visit https://greatex.org/night-at-the-brewseum. Additionally, Brewseum At-Home Kits will be available for those who prefer to support Great Explorations Children’s Museum from the comfort of your home.

Member Event – Member Makers

May 23

Great Ex members are invited to join us on May 23 from 10am-12pm for an exclusive member appreciation event, Member Makers! Create, make, and build while practicing your engineering skills at each activity station during this special event. Our friends from Bricks for Kidz will join us for a fun LEGO activity, too! Click here to register. Please include all guests over 12 months in your RSVP and bring your membership card and ID to the event.

Terrific Tots

Tuesdays and Thursdays*

Terrific Tots, a program for children 1-3 years old and their caregivers, is back! Join us from 10-10:30am for themed crafts, storytime, and other age-appropriate developmental activities. Plus, interactive play in the museum after the class! Free for members and $6 for non-members. Limited capacity; click here to register.

*When Pinellas County Schools are in session.

 

Madeline Stone

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