Make It Magical

“Make It Magical” transforms downtown Lake Wales into a winter wonderland with its theme, “Let It Snow.” This free Lake Wales Arts Council holiday event is chaired by Barbara Connor with Kelly Nelson as co-chair is from 5-8pm on Friday, December 4. Arabella Decker’s Caspian horses will enchant children as they enjoy free carriage rides […]

Art Studio

Explorations V

Elves Shelves

Nov 28-Dec6. This special secret gift shop is for children only! Admission is free, and gifts will be reasonably priced for children to purchase holiday items for family and friends. Open during regular Museum hours, 10am-5pm Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1-5pm Sundays.

One Day Fred Reads

Local children’s author and illustrator Fred Koehler will read “One Day, The End” at Explorations V Children’s Museum on Monday, November 23, 2015, at 10:30am during the Museum’s regularly scheduled story time program. “One Day, The End”, written by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and illustrated by Koehler, was published last month. The story takes readers along-side […]

Young Artist’s Workshop

9 – 11:30 am (Ages 6-9) 1 – 4 pm (Ages 10-17) Young artists will create original art in a variety of media. Graphite, charcoal, collage-making, card-printing, and watercolor will be explored. Sketching of trees and flowers as weather permits. $25 per person. Supplies included. Reservations required at phone 863-734-1222.

Festival of Wreaths Opening Night

The Festival of Wreaths Opening Night coincides with Bartow’s Lights on Main celebration. The halls of the History Center will be decked out with more than fifty colorful wreaths in celebration of the Festival of Wreaths. An appearance in the rotunda from Santa and Mrs. Claus is scheduled between 7 and 9 p.m. The couple will be […]

Free Day at Explorations V

The Museum, having provided 24 years of hands-on, fun-filled adventures in learning, proudly joins Polk County Family Week to urge all families to unite, honor, and celebrate together. As an organizer of Polk County Family Week (November 14-20), the Museum opens its doors on Thursday, November 19 for HEALTHY FAMILIES Enjoy Their Community. Admission is […]

Christmas Village Exhibit Opens

Experience a miniature lighted Christmas Village. On display through December 31. General daily admission to X5 is $7; discounted admission for senior citizens, military, and teachers with ID is $3.50. Children under two are free. X5 offers family memberships for $70.

Miniature Lighted Christmas Village Exhibit

On display through December 31. Included with admission. General admission $7; senior citizens, military, and teachers with ID is $3.50. Children under two are free. Explorations V Children’s Museum offers family memberships for $70. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9am-5:30pm. Closed Sundays and major holidays.

One Day Fred Reads at Children’s Museum

Local children’s author and illustrator Fred Koehler will read “One Day, The End” at Explorations V Children’s Museum on Monday, November 23, 2015, at 10:30am during the Museum’s regularly scheduled story time program. “One Day, The End”, written by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and illustrated by Koehler, was published last month. The story takes readers along-side […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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