Galactic Storm

Explorations V Children’s Museum invites Star Wars fans to Galactic Storm, a space-themed event, on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 10am-1pm. The event will feature Maker Light Sabers, the Galaxy Salon, and Death Star art, along with many other art and science activities. Appearances will be made by R2D2 and a Storm Trooper. The event […]





FOSSILS! Family Concert

Kids ages 2-12 will love this musical journey through prehistory! This free Imperial Symphony Orchestra community concert is will feature kid-friendly activities including a dig in the Museum’s fossil pit! Learn more!





The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

A Theatre Winter Haven Academy Production. School Performances: October 28 – 30, 2015 (Suggested for 4th graders and older) Public Performances: October 30 – November 1, 2015 Tickets: $10 Adults, $8 Students Learn more!





Boo! Bash

Pre-school costume party with pumpkins, parade and carnival games perfectly sized for little hands and feet. Included with admission or membership. Daily admission 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.    





Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend (3 Performances)

Three performances: 10:30am, 2:00pm & 5:30pm. No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special – so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, […]





Cornucopia Art Show

A Bartow Art Guild Members Only Exhibition at the Bartow Public Library. On exhibit October 20 through December 3, 2015. Every year, in October/November, the Bartow Art Guild hosts a members only exhibit. Each member may enter one or two pieces in any medium. All pieces are accepted into the show. The pieces are judged […]





Boktoberfest Plant Sale

Grab your lederhosen and join Bok Tower Gardens for the 7th Annual Boktoberfest Plant Sale on Saturday & Sunday, October 17-18 from 8am to 5pm. Enjoy over 45 plant vendors, live German entertainment, clown shows, German food, craft beers, tree climbing, children’s activities, petting zoo, live carillon music, guest speakers, and much, much more! Boktoberfest […]





Ivy + Bean The Musical







Family Art Workshop

PMoA Family Art

Learn a unique project or technique from local artist/instructor Kimberly Wyant. All ages and skill levels are welcome. FREE. No reservation needed. Held at Winter Haven Public Library as part of the Museum’s community outreach. Winter Haven. For more information, contact the Polk Museum of Art Education Dept at phone 863-688-5423.





Scholastic Book Fair

Explorations V Children’s Museum hosts its annual Scholastic Book Fair. No admission fee is required to shop in the Museum Store.





Polk Arts Alliance

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