• Lake Wales Centennial Party

    The City of Lake Wales celebrates its 100th Anniversary May 28th on the shores of Lake Wailes.  





  • Night at the Museum

    7:00pm, Saturday, May 20, 2017 Explorations V Children’s Museum The Jazz Age. The Mad Decade. The Flapper Era. The Roaring Twenties. There are many names for this time period, but they all describe the same thing- FUN and lots of it- the real “Bee’s Knees.”  No writer describes this age of cultural enlightenment better than […]





  • Children’s Chorus & Girls’ Chorus Concert

    The Florida Southern Children’s Chorus and Florida Southern Girls’ Chorus present a Combined Spring Concert at 7:30pm, Friday, May 19, 2017 in Branscomb Auditorium. The Children’s and Girls’ Choruses are a program of the Lakeland Choral Society. Tickets are $10 at the door. Children under 12 are free.





  • Jazz Concert

    The Harrison School for the Arts presents a Jazz concert. Adults $12, Students/Seniors $10.  





  • Art-i-facts Summer 2017 (May-Aug)

    Enjoy the on-screen edition of the May-August (Summer) 2017 edition of Art-i-facts magazine by clicking on the “Click to Read” text below.





  • FSC Marks Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday

    It has been suggested that there are five American thinkers and inventors who have changed the way we live today: Thomas Jefferson, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright (1867-1959) is generally regarded as one of the greatest architects of the modern era, and his innovations are part and parcel of […]





  • Build Your Imagination Awards 2017

    Students Honored at LEGOLAND®Florida

    Build Your Imagination Awards On Friday, March 17, 2017, six students were recognized for their outstanding designs, at the fourth annual LEGOLAND®Florida Resort Build Your Imagination Awards, hosted by Adrian Jones, Divisional Director for Legoland® and Joe Tedder, the Tax Collector for Polk County and honorary Chairman for Kids Tag Art. The event was held […]





  • Kids Tag Art Hosts Awards of Distinction

    Polk County Kids Tag Art awarded 156 new fifth graders with the coveted Award of Distinction. As one of the two top designs representing each participating school. Students were recognized at the Awards Ceremony at Branscomb Auditorium, on the campus of Florida Southern College, in Lakeland, Florida. FSC Education Dean, Dr. Tracey Tedder welcomed the […]





  • Florida's State of the Arts License Plate

    The Drive is on to Support the Arts in Florida

    This year at renewal time, choose a Florida State of the Arts license plate and help fund important programs in Polk County including the visual arts, theatre, music and dance. Already renewed your tag? Simply visit your local tag office, turn in your current plate and receive your new one on the spot for a […]





Press Releases

Hope Diamond Expert to Lecture on ‘The History of America in 101 Objects’

LAKELAND – Reducing the Smithsonian’s collection of some 137 million objects to a mere 101 to tell the story of America is no easy task. But aided by more than 100 curators, Dr. Richard Kurin did just that in a new book, “The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects.” Kurin, a world-renowned expert on […]





Children’s Museum Celebrates Dr Seuss Birthday on March 1

Explorations V Children’s Museum, located at 109 North Kentucky Avenue in downtown Lakeland, will host a Dr. Seuss Day on Saturday, March 1  from 10am until 1pm. The celebration will feature hands-on activities based on popular Dr. Seuss books. Activities are included with museum membership or admission, which is $7 per person, while supplies last.  Senior citizens […]





Explorations V St Patrick's Day

St Patrick’s Day Celebration at Exploration’s V

Explorations V Children’s Museum, located at 109 North Kentucky Avenue in downtown Lakeland, will host “Green Day,” a St Patrick’s Day Celebration, on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 10am-1pm. The celebration will include Irish-themed music, games and art, all included in the general admission price of $7 per person. Senior citizens 65+ are $3.50. Teachers and military with ID are […]





Children’s Museum Announces Scholastic Book Fair

Explorations V Children’s Museum, located at 109 North Kentucky Avenue in downtown Lakeland, has announced its Scholastic Spring Book Fair, to be held in the museum March 1 and March 3-8, 2014. The hours of the book fair are from 9am to 5:30 pm during the museum’s regular business hours. There is no cost to shop at the book fair. According to Scholastic, […]





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