PLAN YOUR VISIT

Welcome to your guide for planning the perfect visit to Great Explorations. We're thrilled to be a part of your family's adventure in curiosity and exploration. Here's all the information you need to make the most of your experience.

What to expect

HOURS

Monday – Saturday : 10:30am – 4pm
Sunday: 12 – 4pm
Please note, that we are closed Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
To plan a private rental session, please email info@greatex.org.

ADMISSIONS

WHAT TO EXPECT

Visitor Play Policy:

The beauty of being a child is the ability to see the world with a fresh perspective. There are magical qualities in every aspect of life, ready to be revealed around each corner. A piece of paper is not just for writing; it can be a plane that takes you to faraway lands. While the everyday couch can transform into a secret castle protecting endless riches. At Great Explorations, imagination empowers our next generation of learners.

MUSEUM RULES

Great Explorations Children’s Museum welcomes and serves all families in an inclusive and safe environment. To ensure all visitors have a great experience, we expect our staff, volunteers, and visitors to act responsibly and be considerate of others as we share this space.

  • Adults (18 and over) must be accompanied by a child and children (17 and younger) must be accompanied by an adult
  • All adults must stay with children
  • No running
  • Please respect our exhibits
  • Shoes, shirts, and pants are required for all guests (NO bathing suits or leotards)
  • No smoking or vaping
  • Great Explorations reserves the right to expel uncooperative guests from the museum

Prohibited Items:

  • Outside food or drink
  • Any weapons
  • Illegal drugs, alcohol, explosives
  • Contraband tobacco or e-cigarettes
  • Any professional photography equipment

The museum reserves the right to add, withdraw, or otherwise modify these terms and other policies as it deems in
its best interest.

ACCESSIBILITY

Parking
Our free parking lot is also accessible to all types of transportation including buses, vans and cars. Designated handicap parking spaces are located to the west of the front entrance. Service animals are welcome in the Museum.

Wheelchairs
The museum is accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who need to avoid stairs. Our gallery floor has an open floor plan for easy accessibility, and exhibits are designed to be wheelchair friendly.

Sensory
Great Explorations welcomes individuals with autism and their families. The museum is listed as Autism Friendly in the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) Autism Friendly Business Directory. Our full and part-time staff has attended trainings with CARD staff to increase awareness of the needs of our visitors on the autism spectrum and to enhance our ability to respond effectively and sensitively to these needs.