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Great Explorations Children's Museum

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Great place to get the kids out of the house

This is a great place to take the kids and get them out of the house and away from the TV. Very... read more

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Cute place but small.

Very cute children's interactive play. I was surprised how small it was. Some very fun hands on... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
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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...more
1925 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704-4307
+1 727-821-8992
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Reviewed today

This is a great place to take the kids and get them out of the house and away from the TV. Very interactive activities to do and gets the kids involved.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Very cute children's interactive play. I was surprised how small it was. Some very fun hands on activities. My son was done quickly with all the exhibits but he is older. I think this is the perfect place for the 6 and under set. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank aloha08
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 692peggyj
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank zebraland
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Austin S
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. ;)

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Susan P
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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank kimberlys759
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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Betty S
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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank cheeseheadzmama
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank matt d
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Free Parking, no pay what so ever!
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My 1 year old had a blast!
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