• Join us for Great Extravaganza 2021 and prepare to be whisked away to a Soiree Under the Sea! Guests will delight in a decadent plated sit-down dinner, drinks, entertainment, auctions, chance drawings, and more, while relishing in the impressive sunset views of Boca Ciega Bay at Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club. Proceeds support Great Explorations Children’s Museum’s mission to stimulate learning through creativity, play, and exploration. Tickets available now: https://greatex.org/gala-2021/

    10 Tuesdays
    Free Admission for Families with SNAP EBT or WIC Benefits

    We’re thrilled to announce 10 Tuesdays, a new initiative at Great Ex made possible by 10 Tampa Bay and the TEGNA Foundation. Starting September 7th, families with a SNAP EBT or WIC card can receive FREE admission to Great Explorations Children’s Museum every Tuesday! *Valid for a family of 5

    Great Eek- Splorations – 10/30

    Boos and ghouls, get your costumes ready— we’re hosting a safe and spooktacular Halloween event at Great Explorations! 🎃
    Kids and their families can participate in engaging activities, including a monster dance party, creepy crafts, plus more during our timed play sessions.
    Cost: $18 per person for non-members, $12 per person for members. Admission is always free for children under 1 year. Limited tickets; https://explorations-station.myshopify.com/pages/booking

    Morris Workshop – 10/23

    Please join us for our free October Morris Workshop as Boyd Hill will be visiting Great Explorations with their Birds of Prey educators!  Find out more information about their Birds of Prey program here:

    Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve – Birds of Prey (wildapricot.org)
    Space is limited; click here to register! Included with the cost of admission.

    Great Connections – 10/10

    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.


    Terrific Tots – Tuesdays & Thursdays

    Terrific Tots, a program for children 1-3 years old and their caregivers, is back! Join us from 10-10:30am for themed crafts, storytime, and other age-appropriate developmental activities. Free for members and $6 for non-members. This month, the theme is dinosaurs! Limited capacity; click here to register.

    Makeover Mondays

    Great Ex will be closed on Mondays from September 13-October 25. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we refresh our exhibits with updates, repairs, and deep cleaning.

    Toy of the Month: Paper Making

    Ready, aim, blast! Using the fun and clear instruction book, construct a moveable, air-powered cannon and fire away at the included targets. Makers will explore the physics of projectiles, the mechanics of pneumatics, and how they work in everyday machines—like bicycle pumps! This Air Blast Cannon is 25% off in our Exploration Station Gift Shop this month!

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