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Great Explorations Children's Museum

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Address: 1925 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704
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+1 727-821-8992
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Great Explorations Children’s Museum has served the children and families...

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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You can easily spend a few hours at Great Explorations. I have two under 5 and both have plenty to keep themselves busy, which is hard to find most places. Watch Groupon for deals... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can easily spend a few hours at Great Explorations. I have two under 5 and both have plenty to keep themselves busy, which is hard to find most places. Watch Groupon for deals or get a membership.

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Were visiting from Canada and needed something to do on a hot afternoon. Great Explorations is a non-profit children's museum with a focus on everyday life and experiences. There are many great stations for the kids and activities to keep them busy for hours. My son (4) enjoyed just moving from station to station. For someone who doesn't show much... More 

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Thank Matthew G
St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The museum is thoughtfully designed and planned with a flow to the experience and an emphasis on fun! The employees/volunteers are very helpful and willing to get involved on the child's level... Sometimes on the floor, engaged and motivating. My 3yr old especially loves the reptile exhibit and makes a point to always visit his turtle friends! A great place... More 

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Thank Megan R
Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Rainy day..staying on Treasure Island with a 2.5 year old. Decided to take a drive to Great explorations Easy to get to and free parking ...no hassles. Price is reasonable for what you get. I can't say enough about the place. Clean,well laid out, lots to do and see for a toddler. My grandson never stopped smiling. He shopped, drove... More 

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Thank Camilla S
Sarasota, Florida
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Decided to drive up from Sarasota for something different for the kids. It was well worth the drive. A super creative and fun environment and educational too! My 3.5 and 1.5 year olds loved everything about it. We loved it so much we are now members and can't wait to go back!

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Thank NMO941
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great to visit with the kiddies. They will enjoy all the fun and features for them to explore. A rainy day must.

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Thank eleanor c
Michigan
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116 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

My grand daughters 4th birthday was at this museum. The children loved all things to do. Real mini shopping carts and grocery store was so amazing.

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Thank wheelzofsteel
Dearborn, Michigan, United States
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

In the area visiting family from out of state and figured I would check this place out for my toddler because we have a museum membership in MI that is reciprocal with this one. When I pulled in to the parking lot I was surprised because I thought the building looked rather small from the outside and, even when first... More 

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Thank Catie C
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

My neighbors and I went on Veterans Day to check it out. It is pretty much attached to the sunken gardens so add that to do as well! The museum was medium sized but with so much to explore! They have a touch and feel dark tunnel to try out which was fun (bring your cell phone for light for... More 

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Great Explorations is a non-profit children's museum, for ages 3 to 12, filled with adventures, mostly related to life: a Fire House, with a ccustom built fire truck and pole for sliding; Publix grocery store with products and check-out stations; a pizza station; Animal Clinic; T.V. Station; Health Center and much more. This is a clean and safe environment. Our... More 

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