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 […]





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.





April 11: H2O Spring Splash

Explorations V Children’s Museum hosts H2O Spring Splash on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10am to 3pm. The water-themed festival will feature special presentations by award winning author, Janeen Mason, author of Ocean Commotion: Caught in the Currents, Animal Ambassadors from the Florida Aquarium and the WaterVentures Mobile Learning Lab. A bounce house and creation stations will be […]





African American Heritage Celebration

Explorations V

Special activities to recognize Black History Month will be included with admission and membership!





Grand Opening: Turtle Travels

Explorations V

Grand opening of a new exhibit for children.





Turtle Travels Premiers on February 3

Turtle Travels

Explorations V Children’s Museum premiers its newest temporary exhibit, Turtle Travels, on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 4pm with a special grand opening celebration. Museum guests are invited to the event for free admission beginning at 3:30pm on that day. Light refreshments will be served. Turtle Travels, designed for family audiences, offers museum visitors the opportunity […]





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.





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 […]





Free Admission: Museum Day Live!

Explorations V Children’s Museum and Bok Tower Gardens will offer free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket on that day. Tickets are available to download at www.smithsonian.com/museumdaylive. One ticket per is permitted per household per email address. Each ticket is good for admission for two visitors and must be relinquished upon admission to […]





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