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September Newsletter 2023

By August 31, 2023December 28th, 2023Newsletter

Great Extravaganza: Gala in the Galaxy

Saturday, September 23rd

Join us on our interstellar journey through an unforgettable night of fun and philanthropy! Get ready to bid on unique and exciting items, enjoy a delicious meal, and shine like a star on the dance floor, all while supporting a great cause: the children and families of our community.

We can’t wait to see you at Great Extravaganza: Gala in the Galaxy.  

More information on our website

Purchase tickets or become a sponsor here

Grandparents Day

Sunday, September 10th

Come celebrate National Grandparents’ Day with us!

This National Grandparents’ Day, grandparents get free admission to the museum!

Arts Fest Theme Day

September 29th, 2023

Calling all artists! Come join us on September 29th for a fun day of creative and exploratory art!

Unleash your inner artist with engaging activities and show us your creative skills.

This event is included with general admission, and there are no additional fees required.

More information on this event here.

Great Ex’s Little Free Library

Great Explorations has a Little Free Library in our lobby that since October 2022, has supplied thousands of books to our local and visiting families.

This library is a great source of pride for us but we are in low supply.

If you or anyone you know have any books they wish to donate, please feel free to bring them to our admissions desk.

Thank you for your help in spreading the joy of reading to our community.

Monthly Reciprocal

Month of September

September’s monthly reciprocal means double the play!

For the entire month of September, Great Explorations members will receive free admission to the Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa!

Visit our Membership Page to learn more about membership policies and information.

Museum of Immersive Art & Technology

Fairgrounds St. Pete

Enjoy an indoor, explorable world of playful immersive exhibits with works by Floridian artists! Children under the age of 3 get in free.

Purchase tickets by following this link!

Great Connections: A Free Program for Families with Special Needs

September 10th | 10:00 am – 12:00pm

This month, our Great Connections program will be Earth themed!

This program is FREE and sensory friendly for children with special needs and their families. Great Connections is a free program all thanks to Guardian Trust.

Learn more about this month’s program here.

Super Sprouts

Super Sprouts is a members-only, free interactive 20-minute program designed especially for children ages 1 to 3 years old that incorporates reading, music, and take-home activities that bring adults and children together in a love of literature, the arts, and science.Super Sprouts themes change once a month and this month’s theme is fossils! Participation is limited to 25 Tots and their caregivers each day.

The program is currently on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 am in the Steam Station. There is no charge for members.
Learn more here!

Terrific Tots is Back!

Terrific Tots is a free 30-minute, members only program.In this program, children ages 1 to 3 years old can engage in reading, music, and engaging activities that help them develop fine motor skills, provide sensory experiences, and encourage self-expression.Learn more here!

Welcoming Wednesdays

Every First Wednesday of the Month

Every first Wednesday of the month from 5:30pm–7:30pm, adults (15 years old+) with neurodiversities and memory loss can come and play at the museum free of charge. We will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. Connect with your family, with other families and with resources in the community!

**Although this is a sensory friendly event, we still encourage guests to bring additional sensory support (ie. noise cancelling headphones, a favorite stuffed animal)**

Learn more here.

We Want to Hear From You!

We would love to hear your feedback about what we can do to continue to make Great Explorations as GREAT as we can. We have plans for our future and we want you to be a part of it!

Please fill out the survey linked below at your convenience.

Survey link

More Morris!

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