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Hours

Monday – Saturday : 10:30am – 4pm

Sunday: 12 – 4pm

* Please note, 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

  • Free for children under 12 months
  • $15 for kids age 1–17
  • $12 for adults

Families receiving SNAP EBT and WIC benefits can receive free admission to visit Great Explorations Children’s Museum every Tuesday. Experience a day full of creativity, play, and exploration at no cost by presenting your SNAP EBT or WIC card upon arrival.

FREE for participating families *Valid for a family of 5

This program is made possible by the TEGNA Foundation and 10 Tampa Bay.

If you have a WIC or standard EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card, simply show it when you arrive to receive a discounted admission rate of $3 per person on any day of the week!

Get $1 off admission for

  • Military
  • Teachers
  • First Responders
  • AAA
Sign up for one of our membership levels to save money on your visit and enjoy a full year of play! Learn More!

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.

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