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July Newsletter 2023

By June 28, 2023June 30th, 2023Uncategorized

Rays Day at Great Ex

July 16th, 2023 | 12pm – 2pm

It’s time to #RaysUp! Raymond and DJ Kitty from the Tampa Bay Rays are coming to visit Morris the Explorasaurus at Great Explorations! Celebrate Rays Day with Morris and two of his closest friends from 12pm to 2pm. We will have themed games, crafts, and a DJ Kitty Dance Pawty!

Kids of the Rays Rookies Club members get admission free for the whole day! Learn more about the club here.

More info here.

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Encanto Sing-Along Ticket Giveaway

Ends Jul 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM

Win a FAMILY FOUR PACK of tickets to experience Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert live at Ruth Eckerd Hall Sat, Nov 11 at 2pm!

Enter here or fill out an entry at the admissions desk at Great Explorations.

We Will Be Closed July 4th

Great Explorations will be closed to the public on July 4th for Independence Day.

Monthly Reciprocal

Month of July

We have a member only benefit this month! For the entire month of July, Great Explorations members will receive free admission to The Dalí! Check-in directly at Admissions with a current membership card + ID, or register here to reserve tickets in advance.

For more info check out our membership benefits on our website!

NOTE: Maximum of 2 adults per membership. Parking at The Dalí is available for $10. Guests are also welcome to take the free Downtown Looper Trolley, which offers a stop directly at the museum.

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.

Great Connections – A Free Program for Families with Special Needs

July 9th | 10:00am – 12:00pm

This month, Bloom Achievement Center and the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County will be joining us for an ocean themed morning!

**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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Theme Day – Ocean Adventures

July 21st | 10:30am – 4:00pm

This month, let’s adventure into the ocean and learn why it’s so important to take care of them.

We will make sea anemones, learn about different ocean zones, and recycle old shirts into reusable bags!

** Note: If you would like to make a reusable bag, please bring an old t-shirt that you don’t mind cutting up!

More info here.

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Monthly Giving Program

Make a difference monthly

Donations, big or small, make a lasting impact on the lives of children in our community! Join the Explorers’ Circle today by pledging an ongoing monthly donation to Great Explorations Children’s Museum!

The Explorers’ Circle recognizes our wonderful ongoing supporters and is a fantastic opportunity to provide consistent support to our museum, allowing us to continue to provide innovative exhibits, programs, and educational experiences for children and families. Your monthly gift helps ensure that every child has access to the wonder and joy of learning through play.

Learn more 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!

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