May 2021 Newsletter

By May 3, 2021Newsletter

Happy Mother’s Day

Kids can make Mom a customized Mother’s Day card using our printable cards! Download our Morris the Explorasaurus Mother’s Day cards here and here.

Great Connections

May 9

Great Connections is a sensory-friendly program for children with special needs and their families that takes place on the second Sunday of every month (10am-12pm). We’ll modify lights and sounds and provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, Guardian Trust and Suncoast Credit Union, Great Connections is now FREE for participating families. Click here for more information.

A Night at the Brewseum – Reimagined for 2021

May 15

Join us for A Night at the Brewseum unlike any other! This year, instead of transforming the museum into a “Brewseum,” attendees will meet downtown at 3 Daughters Brewing, where you’ll enjoy craft beer tastings from local breweries, games, live music, opportunity drawings, and more! Proceeds from this key fundraiser will allow the museum to expand programming and outreach efforts for the underserved families in our community. To purchase tickets, please click here. 21+ only.

We are committed to safely hosting this crucial fundraiser. For more information about our health and safety guidelines, please visit https://greatex.org/night-at-the-brewseum.

New for 2021: Brewseum At-Home Kits will be available for those unable to attend in person, but still wish to support Great Explorations Children’s Museum from the comfort of your home!

Special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, St. Petersburg Endodontics!

Member Event – Member Makers

May 23

Great Ex members are invited to join us on May 23 from 10am-12pm for an exclusive member appreciation event, Member Makers! Create, make, and build while practicing your engineering skills at each activity station during this special event. Plus, Bricks for Kidz will join us for a LEGO activity! Register at the link below. Please include all guests over 12 months in your RSVP. Click here to RSVP.

Terrific Tots

Tuesdays and Thursdays*

Terrific Tots, a program for children 1-3 years old and their caregivers, is back! Join us from 10-10:30am for themed crafts, storytime, and other age-appropriate developmental activities. Plus, interactive play in the museum after the class! Free for members and $6 for non-members. Limited capacity; click here to register.

*When Pinellas County Schools are in session.

Enrollment at Early Explorations Preschool

Our award-winning, accredited Early Explorations Preschool is accepting enrollment for the upcoming school year! We offer low student-to-teacher ratios and stimulate learning through proven creative curriculum. Please contact Emily at ebarnes@greatex.org for more information about Early Explorations Preschool or to schedule a tour.

Thank you for supporting Great Ex in Birdies for Tampa Bay Charities!

Thank you to those who supported Great Explorations last week during the Valspar Championship’s Birdies for Tampa Bay Charities! Contributions of any size help us continue our mission to stimulate learning through creativity, play, and exploration. Your support is invaluable!

Madeline Stone

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