New Exhibit Alert!

The Smile Spot | November 18th | 10am

We’ve partnered with Klement Family Dental to create a brand-new exhibit in the Tampa Bay area for children to explore. This exhibit will educate children & their families on the importance of dental health & hygiene while also providing familiarity with the sights & sounds of the dental office.

The Smile Spot will have an array of interactive features for children ages 1–10. Kids will be able to put on a lab coat and glasses with a dental light to examine their alligator and manatee patients. Get up close and personal with the giant mouth that can be brushed and flossed with oversized tools. Kids will be able to practice and learn the importance of keeping their teeth clean in order to keep those sugar bugs at bay.

A teeny tiny tooth fairy has also taken up residence within the exhibit. Young visitors will be able to peek inside the little home to see where the tooth fairy keeps their teeth and how they know when it’s time to go collect them.

 Get more info on The Smile Spot here.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Help feed 750 local families this Thanksgiving! Bring in any of the food items listed and and get $2 off admission to Great Explorations Children’s Museum for each food item (1 item per person). We are accepting donations until Nov. 19th.

If you, or someone you know, would like to receive a meal this Thanksgiving, then please sign up here.

Birthdays at Great Ex

Great Explorations Children’s Museum is the perfect place to celebrate your little one’s birthday! We offer a variety of options to customize your party into a day your child won’t forget! Book on on website here.

Giving Tuesday

November 29th

As a nonprofit organization, we care deeply for our community. Generous donations from individuals, businesses, & foundations support our exhibits & programs, as well as operational expenses that are vital to keeping the museum’s resources accessible to all families. On November 29th, help us keep Great Explorations GREAT by donating here.

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Morris Workshop – To The Moon

November 5th at 1pm

Travel to the moon and back with The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature as we explore our favorite orbiting neighbor! This free workshop is designed for families with children from kindergarten through 5th grade. Get more info here.

Great Connections

November 13th | 10am–Noon

At this Great Connections, Little Steps Florida will be here and it’ll be a STEAM-y Slimy time as we make some sensory friendly slime and reacts to your body temp!

Learn more about Great Connections here

Farm & Sustainability

November 25th

Join us for a day full of agriculture and sustainability. Kids can plant their own gardens and bring them home, construct a tractor, and more. This special theme day comes at no additional cost to general admission.

Closing Early

November 3rd at 2pm

Great Explorations will be closing at 2pm on Thursday, November 3rd at 2pm for a special event.