A Night at the Brewseum 2023

May 11th, 2023 | 6-9pm

A Night at the Brewseum is back at the museum and better than ever! Join us on Thursday, May 11th for A Night at the Brewseum at Great Explorations Children’s Museum. Attendees will meet at Great Explorations, where you’ll enjoy craft beer tasting from local breweries, a DJ, opportunity drawings, and more! Guests will also have fun competing against friends in the EX Games, a series of minute-to-win-it games, for a chance to win prizes.

Whether you’re a sponsor or a guest, we sincerely thank you for making a difference!

Please Note: Great Explorations will close to the general public at 1pm on May 11th to prepare for A Night at the Brewseum.

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Morris’ Birthday Party

May 20th | 10:30am – 2pm

Morris the Explorasaurus is having a birthday party at Great Explorations Children’s Museum on Saturday, May 20th! The museum is filled with all sorts of exhibits and activities for kids to explore and learn from. Morris is especially excited because he loves exploring and learning new things.

Next, it’s time to get creative! The kids make their own birthday hats, using colorful paper, stickers, and markers to decorate them. They also build Morris puppets using craft supplies, like paper bags, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes.

Learn more here.

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Monthly Reciprocal

Month of May

We have a member only benefit this month! For the entire month of May, Great Explorations members will receive free admission to Sunken Gardens, our next door neighbor! For more info check out our membership benefits on our website!

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.

Theme Day – Nature Walk

May 26th | 10:30am – 4:00pm

This month, join us all day to learn what it means to be a nature lover! We will start off the morning with a critter encounter from our Critter Corner animals. Throughout the day we will learn how a seed grows, what pollution does to our oceans, and why it’s important to keep our beaches clean. All activities are free with the cost of admission!

More info here.

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Morris Workshop – Zumbini

May 23rd – 11:30am-12pm

Great Explorations is offering a 30-minute Zumbini class for guests at the museum monthly. Looking for a fun way to move and groove with your toddler? This program is designed specifically for children ages 6 months to 4 years to participate in a fun exercise session with their parents or guardians.

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.

Great Connections – A Free Program for Families with Special Needs

May 14th | 10:00am – 12:00pm

This month, Bloom Achievement Center and ABA Centers of Florida will be joining us to learn all about Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle!

**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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Summer Camp

Weekly Camps May 30 – August 4

At Great Explorations summer camp, days are filled with experiments, arts, field trips, and guest presentations from local experts in the fields we explore! Carefully crafted programming will encourage imagination, following our mission to stimulate learning through creativity and play. Children will love exploring new themes each week! Space is limited, register today!

Register now & learn more here!

Terrific Tots

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10am

This month at Terrific Tots! This free program is for members only. Learn more about Terrific Tots here.

May Schedule
Week 1 (5/1 – 5/4) Ocean Animals 
Week 2 (5/8 – 5/11) Bugs
Week 3 (5/15 – 5/18) Puzzles/Jokes
Week 4 (5/22 – 5/25) Beach Day

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

Reserve your spot 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)**

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More Morris!

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

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!