January 2023 Newsletter

Winter Wonderland (Member-Only Event)

January 14th | 5:30pm-7:30pm

Join us for this special member-only event, Winter Wonderland! Kids can build a snowman, play a game of penguin bowling, create some original works of art with a fun technique called ice painting, and more! Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Reserve your spot here.

Welcoming Wednesdays

First Wednesday of Every 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!

Great Connections:

A Free Program for Families with Special Needs

January 8th | 10am – Noon

January’s Great Connections will be very bubbly! Our community partner will be Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS) Gulfcoast. We hope you will join us on Sunday, Jan 8th for lots of bubbles!

On the second Sunday of every month, Great Explorations Children’s Museum will close to the general public from 10 am-12 pm and open for families with special needs to come and enjoy Great Connections, a sensory-friendly event. Great Explorations will modify lights, sounds, and provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. Each month, the program will offer new stimulating activities and themes for everyone to enjoy. Great Connections is now a free program all thanks to Guardian Trust.

More information here.

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Theme Day

January 27th | 10:30am – 4:00pm

Shoot for the stars at our Space Theme Day this month! Friday the 27th will be filled with everything SPACE, at no extra cost to admission. We will make telescopes, paint craters on the moon, create our own constellations, and more! Click here for more info.

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Morris Workshop – Inspect the Insect

January 21st | 1pm – 2pm

Join us on Saturday, January 21st, with Connie Nye of Sweet Water Organics! Using demonstrations, songs, and games, Connie will teach you all about the wonderful world of ecosystems and insects.

Learn more about Sweet Water.

Check out the event here.

Book a Birthday Party!

Weekend Availability

Does a little one in your life have a birthday coming up soon? Give them the best birthday to remember with a party at our place!

Book a birthday here!

Volunteer with Great Ex!

Be a part of something EXtraordinary! Great Explorations is looking for dedicated, creative, and enthusiastic individuals to join our team of volunteers. Whether you work best behind the scenes or prefer to assist with children’s programming, we welcome all participants to apply with a quick background check. By donating your time and expertise, you are creating a better world of EXploration for our families.

Click here to learn more.

Target Circle

Starting on January 1st, we will be featured on Target Circle! 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!

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!