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Great Explorations Children's Museum

1925 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704-4307
+1 727-821-8992
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Great fun for younger children

A small but engaging interactive educational museum for children. My best guess would be children... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Peggy J
Great Fun.

Our 4 year old spent three hours here. He had a blast and would have stayed longer if we didn't... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
zebraland
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Great Explorations Children’s Museum has served the children and families of the Tampa Bay area since 1987. Designed for children 10 and under, the 23,000 square foot museum is filled with exhibits and activities to stimulate learning through creativity, play and exploration. The museum also offers a national award winning preschool, camps and afterschool programming, field trips and community outreach programs.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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1925 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704-4307
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

A small but engaging interactive educational museum for children. My best guess would be children 3-8. They have many volunteer helpers, but best to arrive early before interactive manipulatives have been strewn about. My grandkids always enjoy.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Our 4 year old spent three hours here. He had a blast and would have stayed longer if we didn't have a flight to catch.

Thank zebraland
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Our 4 year old really enjoyed this museum. There’s lots to explore, interact and play with. The reciprocal membership with our local museum also meant it was free, an added bonus. Free parking. He loved the tree house climb, First shopping market and fire truck.

Thank Austin S
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

Lots of great hands-on activity. Very creative play. Way too crowded and children running here and there. Some parent don't even monitor activity - free range parenting. ;)

1  Thank S P
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

I take my granddaughters to Great Explorations every time I visit them, at their request. This year they had more employees circulating, restocking and putting things away, as well as overseeing some additional hands on activities that we haven't seen before, including molding snowmen from...More

1  Thank Kimberly S
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Looking for indoor activities for our 5 year old visitor we decided to try Great Explorations. This museum is not very large but is full of fun activities for this age group. Different areas were set up for pretend play, art activities and different building...More

1  Thank ontheroadagain1313
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Save your money and go to Glazer in Tampa. This is basically a mini, overcrowded version and nearly the same price. Unfortunately some kids don’t have parents who supervise and the staff, Allyson, was unwilling to intervene when an older kid was bullying the younger...More

1  Thank Heather T
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

We visited again this year on a rainy day. Part of it is closed off for renovation so it was pretty cramped with all the kids. Still a lot of fun for little kids and even my 9 year old.

Thank matt d
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

This place is really for kids 5 and under. Our 4 1/2 year old enjoyed it. Our 7 year old was bored and really disappointed. Only a few things interested him, and most of them didn't even work. Overpriced for what our children could actually...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

This place is a wow-wow for kids from 1-7 years old. There are many engaging activities that are both fun and educational for children. If your young one has had too much sun and beach this is a go-to place.

Thank Frank P
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Mary B
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Response from matt d | Reviewed this property |
My 1 year old had a blast!
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dklblee
10 May 2017|
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Response from Catie C | Reviewed this property |
Definitely.
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Nathan M
14 January 2017|
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Response from librarian73 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. We have a yearly membership to take the grandchildren whenever they want.
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