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.





Holidays at the History Center

Festival of Wreaths

Celebrate the holidays in Neo-classic style and elegance at the Polk County History Center. The 1908 Courthouse has been the heart of Polk County for more than 100 years and remains a symbol of the rich cultural heritage of the community. The courthouse is resplendent this season, with holiday programs and activities all offered free […]





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 […]





It’s A Wonderful Life

LWLT Its a wonderful life

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Director: Rob Fritz Learn more!





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 […]





Theatre Events: Final Performances This Weekend (Oct 30-Nov 2)

Thurs, October 30 – Sun, November 2, 2014 — Anton in Show Business Thur – Sat at 7:30pm, Sun. at 2:30pm. $18 Adult, $9 Student This madcap comedy follows three actresses as they pursue their dream of performing Chekhov in Texas. A production of Florida Southern College Theatre Department Call 863-680-4296 or visit www.flsouthern.edu/ffa The Addams Family Fri […]





Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play

Explorations V WDoP

Join Explorations V for Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play (WDoP) from 10am-1pm. WDoP is included with admission. Explorations V Children’s Museum is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in downtown Lakeland in the historic S.H. Kress Building.  Three floors of mind stretching, kid-powered exhibits and programs provide a hands-on, fun-filled adventure in learning for children and their families. Museum […]





Scholastic Book Fair

Explorations V Scholastic Book Fair

The Fall Scholastic Book Fair runs Monday-Saturday from 9:00am-5:30pm. Free to shop. Explorations V Children’s Museum, Lakeland. ExplorationsV.com.





Polk Arts Alliance

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