Free Admission: Museum Day Live! Visit on September 27

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 […]





Family Fun Day: Back to School Ag-Venture

Back to School Ag-Venture In partnership with the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Saturday, August 9, 2014 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Journey through Polk County’s history – from cattle to citrus – and learn about fun fitness and healthy food ideas. Practice barnyard yoga and try your hand at making refreshing fruit kabobs. Free back-to-school items will be given to […]





Financial Fitness for Families

Explorations V Children’s Museum will be hosting a one-day “Financial Fitness for Families” session on Saturday, May 24 from 10a.m. until 2p.m. A session will also be offered on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Sessions will focus on improving family financial literacy through budgeting and savings as well as offering incentives and bonuses along with practical financial tips […]





Scooby Doo Live Musical Mysteries

Jeepers! SCOOBY-DOO and the Mystery Inc. Gang have been called in to help solve an epic mystery in Lakeland. A trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theater and SHAGGY, FRED, DAPHNE, VELMA and SCOOBY-DOO are on their way in the MYSTERY MACHINE to help solve it! This hilarious live theater show brings everyone’s favorite animated […]





Financial Fitness for Families

Explorations V Children’s Museum will be hosting a one-day “Financial Fitness for Families” session on Saturday, May 24 from 10a.m. until 2p.m. A session will also be offered on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Sessions will focus on improving family financial literacy through budgeting and savings as well as offering incentives and bonuses along with practical financial tips […]





Phantom Tollbooth Jr

Phantom Tollbooth Jr

Theatre Winter Haven Academy Production May 16 – 18, 2014 Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm. Music by Arnold Black, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Book by Norton Juster and Sheldon Harnick Based on the Novel by Norton Juster Co-Produced by The Rolf Jaehnigen Family Tickets: $9 Adults, $7 Students Flex Passes are not eligible for this production Synopsis: […]





Mommy & Me Spa & Tea

Explorations V Children’s Museum will hold a Mommy & Me Spa & Tea on Saturday May 10, 2014, at 10:30am. Mommy & Me Spa & Tea will include manicures and a jewelry making session along with tea, sandwiches, cookies and punch. Moms and children, ages 3-12, are invited to dress up for the occasion. Pricing is […]





Family Fun Workshop

First Saturday of the Month 10:30am – 12:00pm Polk Museum of Art Cost: FREE for everyone. Family Fun Workshops provide a safe, fun environment for families to participate together in hands-on activities led by an art educator. Workshops are held at the Museum The program is offered at off-site facilities in the Polk County community […]





May Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Dan Gunderson, "Iron Man," 2013, digital photograph

EXHIBITIONS Site Specifics: Works by Dan Gunderson & Barbara Sorensen Through June 8 This exhibition will include installations by two Central Florida artists, Dan Gunderson of Deland and Barbara Sorensen of Winter Park. Working collaboratively, these two artists will transform the Museum with their site-specific installations that will provide visitors an opportunity to experience art […]





Easter Sunrise Service

Easter Sunrise Service, Scott Banks, 2010

Full choir, brass ensemble, live carillon performances and Easter message. Service is from 7-8am. Admission is free from 6-8am. A buffet breakfast will be served in the Blue Palmetto Café following, for an additional fee.





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