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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Holiday Workshop

Spread holiday cheer with a memento hand-crafted by you. $2 activity fee in addition to membership or admission. 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.  

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Dec. 30th: The ultimate holiday tradition for the youngest to the seniors in every family, seeing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker creates holiday memories that last a lifetime. The renowned, award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet thrill audiences with their expertise, dramatic expression and stunning leaps, drops and turns. Get tickets!

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 […]

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 […]

X5 Art Studio

Weekly Art Studio for Children & Families Tuesdays, 1-2pm and Fridays, 10:30am-12:30pm Explorations V Children’s Museum offers two opportunities each week for children and families to develop and showcase their artistic side. The Museum education staff develops clever monthly themes and weekly art projects that make art accessible to all. Weekly projects can be produced […]

Music & Movement

Get moving to the music! Little ones enjoy playing instruments and moving to the beat. Thursdays at 10:30am Included with daily admission or membership.

Polk Arts Alliance

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