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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!

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.

Photos with Santa

Polk County History Center

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 […]

Pilgrim Day

Pilgrim Day

Travel back in time and experience the life of early settlers! Activities from rope spinning to candle dipping, butter churning to tin can lanterns transport the entire family back in time! Early American and Indian games, hats and more are included with admission/membership. Explorations V Children’s Museum is at 109 North Kentucky Avenue in downtown […]

Family Art Workshop

PMoA Family Art

Join Polk Museum of Art during this FREE fun Family Art Workshop with artist Rick Olivo at Mulberry Public Library.

Polk Arts Alliance

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