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.

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 […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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