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 […]

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 […]

Christmas Village Exhibit Opens

Experience a miniature lighted Christmas Village. On display through December 31. General daily admission to X5 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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Bandtastic IV: Band Day Encore

FSC Band Day

Now in its fourth year, this annual concert, conceived and directed by Jo Jossim, features dazzling new repertoire and intriguing new musical collaborations, presented within a fast-paced format in locations throughout the concert hall. With repertoire ranging from classical and jazz genres to popular and rock favorites, this event is full of musical surprises. Always […]

FOSSILS! Family Concert

Kids ages 2-12 will love this musical journey through prehistory! This free Imperial Symphony Orchestra community concert is will feature kid-friendly activities including a dig in the Museum’s fossil pit! Learn more!

Boo! Bash

Pre-school costume party with pumpkins, parade and carnival games perfectly sized for little hands and feet. Included with admission or membership. 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.    

Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend (3 Performances)

Three performances: 10:30am, 2:00pm & 5:30pm. No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special – so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, […]

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