November 2020 Newsletter

By November 2, 2020Newsletter

New Hours!

Have you heard the great news? Great Ex has expanded our weekday hours to allow for even more family fun at the museum! Visit for more information.

Great Connections

Sunday, November 8th (9-11 a.m.)

Great Connections, our sensory-friendly program for children with special needs and their families, returns on Sunday, 11/8! On the second Sunday of every month, Great Ex will close to the general public from 9-11 a.m. We’ll modify lights and sounds and provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. Connect with your family, with other families, and with community resources! The cost is $5 per person for non-members or free for Great Ex members. Learn more at

Great Ex to Go

Play is fun-damental! We know that these days you may be staying home more, so we are thrilled to introduce our newest program, Great Ex To Go, so you can play at home more with giant, high-quality activities and games for loads of jumbo-sized family fun! Visit or email to learn more.

Click here to see our friend Raymond from the Tampa Bay Rays enjoying Great Ex to Go!

Stay & Play After-School Program

Our after-school program, Stay & Play, is officially back! Elementary-aged children enjoy museum play, supported homework time, an afternoon snack, and more! Pick-up at select local schools. If your family is looking for a safe after-school program, contact Emily at or click here.

Please Vote for Great Ex!

Good ‘Burger Awards – Community Conscious

Great Ex is a finalist for the Good ‘Burger Awards in the “Community Conscious: Large” category! This nomination is even more exciting because it’s all about making a positive impact in our community. We’d love if you’d vote for Great Ex now through Nov. 13 at

Enrollment at Early Explorations Preschool

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

Great Extraordinaires Club

Great Ex’s Monthly Giving Program

The Great Extraordinaires Club recognizes our wonderful ongoing supporters and is a fantastic opportunity for new and established donors alike, particularly those looking to contribute in a budget-friendly way. Great Ex relies on thoughtful donations from supporters (like you!) to provide interactive learning experiences for children of all ages and abilities within the museum and throughout the community. To learn more about our monthly giving program, please click here. 


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