Monthly Reciprocal

Month of April

We have a member only benefit this month! For the entire month of April, Great Explorations members will receive free admission to The Florida Aquarium. For more info check out our membership benefits on our website!

Great Explorations Members in the Great level of membership receive access to the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) Reciprocal Network and the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program. All Great Explorations Children’s Museum Great membership cardholders must present valid membership documentation along with a photo ID for admission into participating reciprocal locations. Some restrictions may apply. Offers exclude special engagements and are not valid with other discounts. Reciprocal participants and dates are subject to change without notice, please review the appropriate website to check for updates.

Please note that Glazer Children’s Museum is 50% off general admission for GREAT membership cardholders. Free admission to Glazer Children’s Museum is only available in the month of September. 

If you are still unsure if a museum you would like to visit is a participant in either program, please contact that museum directly.

Membership Discounts

Being a member at Great Explorations saves you money! These local businesses have agreed to special offers & discounts when you show proof of membership.

Learn about the membership discounts here!

You Could Win:

Traeger Pro 780 Wood Pellet Wifi Grill*

*Adorable dinosaur not includedBrewseum is back! Click here to learn more.

Every year, Great Ex holds a fundraiser event called Brewseum. There will be craft beer tasting from local breweries, a series of minute-to-win-it games for a chance to win prizes, and much more! To learn more about Brewseum and purchase tickets go to our fundraising site, QTEGO.
Vision Ace Hardware has generously donated this Traeger Pro Grill!

Control your grill from anywhere! WiFIRE® Technology lets you monitor your cooks, adjust grill temperature, and access over 1,600 recipes through the Traeger App or select smart home devices. Conveniently monitor your cook with the meat probe that lets you monitor food temperature without lifting the lid. The TurboTemp® improves startup time and helps grill temperature recover more quickly after lifting the lid. It also includes a trapdoor that empties the hopper for quick and easy pellet flavor swapping and some Traeger Grilling Accessories (Wood Pellets, BBQ Cherry Rub, BBQ Sauce). Purchase raffle tickets now!

Winner will be selected at random at A Night at the Brewseum on May 11th, 2023. You do not need to be present to win. Prize is not available for shipping.

Theme Day – Inclusivity & Autism Awareness

April 28th | 10:30am – 4pm

This month, our gallery theme is Inclusivity and Autism Awareness! We will be making paper bag pals, drawing self-portraits, and creating inclusion bracelets. All of the days activities will be free with the cost of admission!

More info here.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates.

Spring Festival with Morris!

Saturday, April 8th

Morris will be participating in the Spring Festival on the Pier, April 8th. Come find him in the early afternoon for a celebration of Spring!

More info here.

Summer Camp

Weekly Camps May 30 – August 4

At Great Explorations summer camp, days are filled with experiments, arts, field trips, and guest presentations from local experts in the fields we explore! Carefully crafted programming will encourage imagination, following our mission to stimulate learning through creativity and play. Children will love exploring new themes each week! Space is limited, register today!

Register now & learn more here!

Spring Membership Sale

April 1st – April 10th

Celebrate Spring with a Great Explorations membership! Basic and Great memberships are $25 off now until April 10th!

More info here.

Morris Workshop – Zumbini

April 18th – 11:30 am

Great Explorations is offering a 30-minute Zumbini class for guests at the museum monthly. Looking for a fun way to move and groove with your toddler? This program is designed specifically for children ages 6 months to 4 years to participate in a fun exercise session with their parents or guardians.

This Morris Workshop is a free event made possible by Suncoast Credit Union.

Morris Workshops are monthly events at Great Explorations that welcomes upper elementary school students and their families to be part of a more in-depth learning experience.

Learn more here.

Great Connections – A Free Program for Families with Special Needs

April 2nd | 5:00pm – 7:00pm

HOP into spring with us! ? This month, Excellerated Teaching Academy, and the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County will be joining us for a wonderful spring celebration with a visit from the Big Bunny, an egg hunt, basket decorating, and lots of love from pocket pets brought in by SPCA Tampa Bay!

Check out the event on Facebook!

**Although this is a sensory friendly event, we still encourage guests to bring additional sensory support (ie. noise cancelling headphones, a favorite stuffed animal)**

Great Connections is now a free program all thanks to Guardian Trust.

More information here.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates.

Terrific Tots

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10am

This month at Terrific Tots! This free program is for members only. Learn more about Terrific Tots here.

April Schedule
Week 1 (4/3 – 4/6) Vegetables 
Week 2 (4/10 – 4/13) Flowers
Week 3 (4/17 – 4/20) Earth Day
Week 4 (4/23 – 4/27) Superheroes

For more information and to stay connected with Terrific Tots, sign up here!

Reserve your spot here.

Welcoming Wednesdays

Every First Wednesday of the Month

Every first Wednesday of the month from 5:30pm–7:30pm, adults (15 years old+) with neurodiversities and memory loss can come and play at the museum free of charge. We will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. Connect with your family, with other families and with resources in the community!

**Although this is a sensory friendly event, we still encourage guests to bring additional sensory support (ie. noise cancelling headphones, a favorite stuffed animal)**

Click here to learn more.

More Morris!

Morris has his own socials! Check out @morris_explores on Instagram and Tiktok. Follow for continual explorations and adventures with Morris!

10 Tuesdays

10 Tuesdays is an initiative that provides free admission to Great Explorations every Tuesday for families with an EBT SNAP or WIC card.

10 Tuesdays is proudly sponsored by 10 Tampa Bay and TEGNA Foundation.

Join us on Tuesdays and explore!