Morris Workshop – Celebrating Independence Day with Art
July 2nd | 1pm
On Saturday July 2nd at 1pm Major Mack, from the Veterans Arts Center of Tampa Bay “Force for Art,” will be leading a family workshop that covers the history and meaning behind Independence Day through art and giveaways!
Tampa Bay Rays Day
July 10th | Noon–2pm
Join us for a fun-filled day with the Tampa Bay Rays at Great Explorations! Morris the Explorasaurus is having 2 of his very closest friends come to the museum for an afternoon of fun! Meet Raymond and DJ Kitty from the Tampa Bay Rays from noon to 2pm on Sunday, July 10th. We’ll have everything from the Tin Can Strikeout to the DJ Kitty Dance Pawty. Don’t miss out!
Member-Only Event – Underwater Adventures
July 10th | 5–7pm
At this month’s member-only event we’ll be learning about the animals at the beaches and exploring the oceans! Take part in an ocean dance party and play some ocean themed bingo! We’ll also be making tiny beaches to take home, which is perfect for those days when the waves are calling you, but there’s no way you’re going to the beach.
This event is free for members, but space is limited so reserve your spot here!
July 10th | 10am–12pm
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.
The theme of this month’s Great Connections is Space. Kiddos will make a sensory bottle craft that is space-themed.
Rays Rookies Kids Club
The Rays want YOU to level up your little slugger’s game by joining the Rays Rookies Kids Club!
Members receive exclusive items including a backpack, snapback hat, and baseball seam bracelet. Members receive 50% off tickets to select home games. Plus, access to exclusive events and experiences at Tropicana Field, including priority access to Kids Run the Bases.
New for 2022, Rays Rookies Monthly Pin Series. Once a month, swing by the Rays Rookies kiosk during a home game to collect each month’s pin. Check back here to see the featured pin of the month.
Use the promo code “Morris” and get $5 off a membership!
Seven Seas of Science
We’ll be learning about the ocean! From Anemones to Zebrafish, the ocean has all sorts of animals that live at different levels. Join us for this fun day of ocean exploration!
Storytime with Coach Mulry at the Tampa Baseball Museum
July 20th at 2pm
It’s all about the children! Coach Pete Mulry, one of the winningest coaches in high school baseball, has written a series of children’s books entitled Threads & Friends to encourage literacy and teach life skills through sports-themed stories. Admission is FREE and limited to 25 children, who may be accompanied by one adult per child/family. Reserve your spot here!
July Toy of the Month – Clever Connectors
Children get to experiment with their creativity, practice fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Get 30% off at checkout throughout the entire month of July. Check out the toy here!