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Great Explorations Children's Museum

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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
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
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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 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

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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.

1  Thank Peggy J
Reviewed 9 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
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
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 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

1  Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 24 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
Reviewed 20 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
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
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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Free Parking, no pay what so ever!
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My 1 year old had a blast!
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