November Morris Workshop Beescaping and Ecosystems

Join us in giving a huge welcome to an author whose book we stock in our Gift Shop, Jill Jacobs!  Jill and her husband have dedicated their writing and research to native bees and native plants of North America, mainly how anyone (yes, anyone!) can foster spaces for pollinators and other beneficial insects in their own backyards. Register for the workshop here.  

10 Tuesdays

Families receiving SNAP EBT and WIC benefits can receive free admission to visit Great Explorations Children’s Museum every Tuesday. Experience a day full of creativity, play, and exploration at no cost by presenting your SNAP EBT or WIC card upon arrival. Made possible by 10 Tampa Bay and TEGNA Foundation  

Volunteer at Great Explorations

Greet visitors and help find the perfect play space to getting your groove on during one of our famous dance parties. Work side by side with our gallery educators to make science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) come alive through our exciting educational programs, volunteers are an important part of the Great Ex team. Learn more here.  

Donate Food & Save $2 on Admission 

Neighbors helping neighbors.
Help feed 500 families this Thanksgiving. Now until November 20th, bring in any of the following food items and receive $2 off admission to Great Explorations Children’s Museum. One food item per person. For more information please email
Corn | Stuffing | Mac & Cheese | Green Beans |Cranberry Sauce | Sweet Potatoes

Morris’ Fun on Wheels

Great Explorations Children’s Museum continues to fulfill our mission to stimulate learning through creativity, play, and exploration. Morris’ Fun on Wheels brings great tactile jumbo explorations to your site for colossal discoveries! Our Morris’ Fun On Wheels contains high-quality and research-based, jumbo manipulatives and games that develop gross motor skills and enhance S.T.E.M. knowledge. Get more information here.

Great Connections Saturday November 14th

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

Publix Kid’s Supermarket

Our Publix supermarket has real representations of produce and other items that encourage children and adults to learn, play, imagine and create! Children will get a chance to revel in a wonderful shopping and purchasing experience where they can learn about nutrition facts, and how to make healthy choices! Check out everything Publix has to offer here.

We’ll Be At Shopapalooza!

Come and see us on Saturday November 27th and Sunday November 28th in Kids Zone at Southern Vinoy Park! We’ll have all the fun research-based activities and games that develop gross motor skills and enhance S.T.E.M knowledge for kids. Learn more about this local event here.

November Toy of the Month:  Coding Critters: Go-Pets Dipper the Narwhal

This clever motorized interactive pet knows how to follow black-line paths towards all kinds of undersea adventures. Every adventure with Dipper helps kids master the building blocks of coding and STEM, from counting and ordinal numbers to sequential thought and computational thinking. Get 30% off at checkout here!