Elves’ Shelves

This special secret shop is for children only! Admission is free, and gifts will be reasonably priced for children to purchase holiday items for family and friends. Admission: FREE. Prices of items vary. Museum Hours: Tue – Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 1-5pm. The Museum is closed to the public on Mondays and major holidays.

Family Art Workshop

PMoA Family Art

Join Polk Museum of Art during this FREE fun Family Art Workshop with artist Rick Olivo at Mulberry Public Library.

Pilgrim Day

Pilgrim Day

Travel back in time and experience the life of early settlers! Activities from rope spinning to candle dipping, butter churning to tin can lanterns transport the entire family back in time! Early American and Indian games, hats and more are included with admission/membership. Explorations V Children’s Museum is at 109 North Kentucky Avenue in downtown […]

Photos with Santa

Polk County History Center

Holiday Village Exhibit Opens

Explorations V

In addition, as part of Polk County Family Day, donations are being accepted of personal hygeine items to benefit the homeless. Please call 863-687-3869 to find out what items can be donated for free admission with each person donation.

Veterans Day Out of School Camp

Explorations V

Offered on regularly scheduled Polk County Schools student holidays, these camps feature daily themes along with activities, museum exploration, snack creation and outdoor play (weather permitting). Pre-registration/payment required.

Family Fun Day

Polk County History Center

Family Fun Day is a FREE event held at the Polk County History Center on the second Saturday of each month between 10:00am – noon. Children and their families can participate together in a new arts and crafts activity each month while learning about Polk County history. On Saturday, November 8, participants will craft a remembrance posy and learn about the “Polk […]

Kid’s Night at the Museum

Participants will create a glow in the dark, milk jug “pumpkin” as well as experience a Flashlight Fun Scavenger Hunt.  Participants should provide their own flashlight for the scavenger hunt. Costumes are welcome, however scary costumes are discouraged.  The cost for the evening event is $7 for children and adults. Museum members are free. Family […]

Boo! Bash

Boo Bash

The event offers child-friendly Halloween games, prizes, snacks and music for the younger set. Children and parents are encouraged to dress in storybook, super-hero or fairytale costumes to celebrate the event. No scary costumes please. Hands-on activities and games and one free pumpkin per family are included with admission while supplies last. Admission is $7 […]

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

October 31–November 2 Fri.-Sat. at 7:30pm, Sun. at 2:30pm. School performances Oct. 29-31 A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey! TWH Academy Production

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494