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February 2023 Newsletter

By January 26, 2023December 28th, 2023Newsletter, Test

Monthly Reciprocal

Month of February

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

Firestone Grand Prix Car

February 11th | 10:30am – 4pm

Climb into a real Grand Prix race car and join us for a full day of race-themed activities. The race car will be in front of Great Explorations until 2pm so be sure to arrive early to check it out!

Spring Break Camp

March 13th – 17th

Plan ahead for Spring Break! Join us for Spring Break Camp, March 13th – 17th. We will have fun and creative activities each day!

Sign up here.

Theme Day – Love and Kindness

February 24th | 10:30am – 4pm

Join us for a day full of kindness-inspired activities during the month of love! We’ll be exploring some heart-theme science and experiments, hopscotching our way to kindness, and learning the difference between nice and not-so-nice words to say to our friends. This event is free with the price of admission!

More info here.

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Send Morris a Valentine

February 1st – 14th

Morris loves getting Valentines! Now through February 14th, put a Valentine in Morris’ mailbox and he will write one back to you! There will be a station with materials to make a card next to the Morris mailbox, or you can make one at home and bring it in. Morris can’t wait to see all the love and creativity you have to share with him!

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates.

Great Connections – A Free Program for Families with Special Needs

February 12th | 10am – Noon

This month, Music Therapy St. Pete will join us for Great Connections. Music Therapy St. Pete, LLC (MTSP) is proud to serve all ages and abilities, across Pinellas and surrounding counties. Call (727) 350-7897 or contact james@mtsp.com for more information.

**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.

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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.

Morris Workshop – Nutrition Mission

February 25th – 1pm

Learn all about nutrition and how eating healthy foods keeps us strong!

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.

More Morris!

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

Help Name our New Critters!

Now through February 28th

We have some new residents! There are three new additions to our Critter Corner and they all need names. Great Explorations staff brainstormed some name ideas but we need your help!

Cast your vote on which names you like the most on our website, and visit the new critters any time we are open! Voting will be open until the end of February, and the results will be posted shortly after.

Vote here!

Target Circle

We’re still a part of Target Circle! Until March 31st, cast your vote for us!

To cast your vote for us, download the Target app and create an account or log in. Select your account icon and then tap on the box labeled Circle. Select “vote for nonprofits” and cast all your votes for us! You can also go to target.com/circle and select Community Support. Be sure to vote all the way through March to help us keep exploring together!

Terrific Tots

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10am

This month at Terrific Tots! This program is free for members, or a small ticket price for non-members. Learn more about Terrific Tots here.

February schedule
Week 1 (1/30 – 2/2) Groundhog Day
Week 2 (2/6 – 2/9) Black History
Week 3 (2/13 – 2/16) Being Kind
Week 4 (2/20 – 2/23) Dr Suess

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

Reserve your spot here.

Rays Fan Fest

February 18th

Morris will be at Rays Fan Fest this year! Join us on February 18th at Tropicana Field for this free event!

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!

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