The Enchanted Extravaganza

Each year, hundreds of community members join together to support Great Explorations Children’s Museum’s mission through a gala, our Great Extravaganza! This year’s mystical, fun-filled event, will take our guests back in time for an immersive renaissance-themed evening fit for royalty, with a magical twist! Guests will delight in a decadent plated sit-down dinner, drinks (including a premium open bar), auctions, and live entertainment.

It’s going to be a knight to remember! Details here!

Terrific Tots is Back!

Terrific Tots is back and better than ever! This program is offered each week for $6 for non-members and free to members as a hands-on social-emotional learning environment for families with 1 to 3-year-old children. Terrific Tots happens every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 10am right here at Great Explorations. Get all the details here.

Morris Workshop – Nature Talk

Saturday Sept. 10th at 1pm

Please join us in welcoming Charlotte, an educator from the Florida Botanical Garden Foundation, who will be coming to give a talk about forms of art in nature. This free family workshop is designed for students in 2nd grade and up.

Register here now as space is limited!

Morris Explores Paisano’s Pizza N Pasta

Make Your Own Pizza Night + Member-Only Discount

Great Explorations and Morris the Explorasaurus will be at Paisano’s Pizza N Pasta on Saturday, September 17th from 5–7pm. Kids will have an opportunity to make their own pizza in the Paisano’s Pizza Kitchen! Morris and the Great Ex team will be there giving away prizes and partaking in all the fun.

Great Ex members can also get $5 off a $20 purchase for the entire month of September! This offer is for pickup and dine-in orders only and cannot be combined with any other offer – no cash value. Simply show your membership to receive the discount.

Plushie Pals Sleepover Party

October 7th and 8th

Your child’s favorite stuffed animal friend is invited to a sleepover party at the museum next month!

Drop off your child’s plushie pal at museum on Friday, October 7th. Throughout the night, you can follow along on Instagram, where we’ll share photos and stories of the Plushie Pals Party fun! Then on Saturday morning, October 8th, return to the museum for a celebration! Enjoy breakfast as your little one and their stuffed animal friend reunite.

This little member-only feature is back by popular demand and space is very limited. Sign up here

Great Connections – A Sensory Friendly Event

September 11th

This month at Great Connections we’ll be cooking and baking with clay! Well, in a make-believe kind of way (no ovens involved). Kids will get to practice using cookie cutters and shaping utensils to make fun Play-Doh creations. Plus, our community partner Excellerate Learning Academy, Inc will be joining us! Keep up to date with Great Connections through Facebook

Zumbini with Naura!

September 21st

Local child fitness specialist, Naura Hudson, will be offering a 40-minute Zumbini class for guests at the museum monthly. Looking for a fun way to move and groove with your toddler? This program is designed specifically for children ages 6 months to 4 years to participate in a fun exercise session with their parents or guardians. Space is limited for September so reserve your spot here!

Discover Dino Day

Friday, September 23rd

Calling all you Dinomoms and Dinodads! Join us for a full day dedicated to dinosaurs and world geography. Kid’s can make their own dinosaurs, create fossils, go on a museum-wide scavenger hunt, and more! This all-day event comes at no additional cost to regular admission or members.

Great Explorations’ Super Sale

Big changes are coming at Great Explorations! We are clearing out a massive amount of inventory to make way for our next big adventure, stay tuned! But in the meantime, take advantage of our super sale! The sale is in-store only.

Closed for a Makeover Monday

Great Explorations will be closed on September 12, 2022 for a Makeover Monday. We’ll reopen as scheduled on Tuesday, September 13th. Thank you for your cooperation.