• Morris Workshop – 9/11

    Local illustrator, Beth Basham, of the book Finding Home – A Story of a Mason Bee, will be teaching us how to draw and paint nature art. Come join us in this free workshop to explore the beautiful world around us! Space is limited; click here to register! Included with the cost of admission.

    Hockey Day – 9/10

    Meet the famous Tampa Bay Lightning Thunderbug and enjoy hockey-themed activities in the museum! Our friend Thunderbug will be making a special appearance at Great Ex on September 10th from 1:30-2:30pm.

    10 Tuesdays – Every Tuesday beginning 9/7

    We’re thrilled to announce 10 Tuesdays, 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 Connections – 9/12

    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.

    Exploring Fossils – 9/25

    Marlin Stewart, a local fossil collector and educator of the Tampa Bay Fossil Club, will be bringing some of his most amazing finds to present during our Exploring Fossils Day on September 25th! Session 1 is at 12pm and session 2 is at 2pm. Space is limited; click here to register! Included with the cost of admission.

    Terrific Tots – Every Tuesday and Thursday

    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.

    We’re Nominated!

    Best of the Bay Awards:

    Great Explorations Children’s Museum is nominated for the “Best Museum” in Creative Loafing Tampa’s Best of the Bay Awards! Please vote now through September 9th at https://vote.cltampa.com/arts!

    Good Burger Awards:

    We’re so excited that Great Explorations is also nominated for the St. Pete Chamber’s Good ‘Burger awards in the Makers and Creators category! Voting is open now through October 1st at stpete.com/goodburger!

    Toy of the Month: Paper Making

    Master paper making and have unlimited fun recycling used paper for environmentally-friendly science craft projects! This Paper Making Kit is 25% off in our Exploration Station Gift Shop this month!

    Soiree Under the Sea – 10/9

    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, 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 are available now at greatex.org/gala-2021.

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