Morris’ Birthday Bash!

Saturday, May 18th

It’s time to celebrate our favorite dinosaur! Join us for Morris the Explorasaurus’ Birthday Bash on Saturday, May 18th!

Enjoy all of Morris’ favorite birthday festivities: Pictionary, dance parties, story time and more!

Members get in free for this special event and Non-Members get in for $18 per person. 

Get your tickets here

ELC Day of Play

Saturday, May 4th

Join us for a day full of play on Saturday, May 4th!

Thanks to the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, we will have a day full of programs, a planetarium show, special Great Explorations take-away items for guests, and more (while supplies last)!

Learn more about the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County here!

May Monthly Reciprocal 

Sunken Gardens

This month’s member reciprocal is un-bee-lievable! 🐝 🌱

For the entire month of May, Great Explorations Members receive free admission to Sunken Gardens! 

Be sure to check out any of their fantastic paid events this month, like their yoga classes or even a guided stroll through the gardens! 

10 Tuesdays

Last Day is May 21st, 2024

Families receiving SNAP EBT and WIC benefits can receive free admission to visit Great Explorations Children’s Museum every Tuesday! The last day for 10 Tuesdays is May 21st.

Experience a day full of creativity, play, and exploration at no cost by presenting your SNAP EBT or WIC card upon arrival. 

FREE for participating families *Valid for a family of 5

This program is made possible by the TEGNA Foundation and 10 Tampa Bay.

Great Connections: A Free Program for Families with Special Needs

May 12th | 10:00am – 12:00pm

Our Great Connections program occurs the second Sunday of every month and includes a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break.

This month’s theme is Mother Earth and will involve activities related to plants and seeds, and even an encounter with our living collections animals!

This program is FREE and sensory friendly for children with special needs and their families. Great Connections is a free program all thanks to Guardian Trust.

Learn more about this program here.

Mother’s Day at Great Explorations

Sunday, May 12th

Happy Mother’s Day from Great Explorations! 🌷

To show our appreciation for all the women in our lives, mothers get free admission to our museum on Mother’s Day!

Parents Night Out

Friday, May 3rd | 6pm – 9pm

Enjoy a Parents Night Out on May 3rd from 6pm to 10pm! 🌙

With a registration for Parents Night Out, your child can enjoy all the museum has to offer – including playing in the exhibits, games and competitions, a pizza dinner, watching a movie and more! Your child must be VPK age (4 – 9 years old) and must be registered by Wednesday, May 1st. Registration is $40. 

Please contact Emily Barnes at to register. 

*A minimum of 10 children are required to conduct the event

Explorers’ Circle

Giving Program

Join the Explorers’ Circle today by pledging an ongoing monthly donation to Great Explorations Children’s Museum!

Donations like these help give students and families access to a world of creativity and knowledge. 

Learn more about our Explorers’ Circle here!

Upcoming Museum Closures

More Morris!

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