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Great Explorations Children's Museum

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Address: 1925 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704-4307
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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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Amazing Birthday Parties at this Museum

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank wheelzofsteel
Dearborn, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Jillian A
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Cdavis282
Auburn, Georgia
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We went on a rainy Monday, only to find out they were closed. There was a sign on the door. However, no mention of it on the website. We saw parent after parent walk away upset that they had gone all the way down to this location, only to see it closed.

Thank atl_travel74
Clearwater, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I took my 1 yr old grandson today for the first time. He would have spent the whole day there if he could have. He love the area for the little ones, the balls, sand with shovels and rakes, milking the cow and all the other things to do. I thought for $10 it was a great deal. We didn't... More 

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Inverness, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Only went into the store which was small and didn't have a lot. From what I saw it looked like it was a fun place to take the kids.

Thank meow571
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Wonderful hands on museum for 1 year and up. There are so many activities that you can return often. Great to have GE in the community.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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1,182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We have enjoyed this place for our grandchildren so much that we have purchased yearly passes so we can take them frequently and when some of the grandchild visit us in St. Pete. They have so many interesting, hands-on exhibits that the kids enjoy. They love it all. A wonderful place to go any day but especially on a rainy... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

No boredom here! Bring the kids an let their imaginations soar with all of the things to do. Thanks to the supporters in the community that make this possible!

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