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Great Explorations Children's Museum

Address: 1925 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Phone Number: 727-821-8992
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Science Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Great Explorations Children’s Museum has served the children and families of the Tampa Bay area since 1987. Designed for children 10 and under, the 23,000 square foot museum is filled with exhibits and activities to stimulate learning through creativity, play and exploration. The museum also offers a national award winning preschool, camps and afterschool programming, field trips and community outreach programs.

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Sarasota, Florida
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126 reviews 126 reviews
43 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Although it was packed due to a rainy day this place was a blast for the kids. It features so much hands on fun and they have it figured out on how to keep kids entertained. This was our second trip, the first being two years ago and they have made several improvements and the kids can't wait to go... More

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Kettering
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We were looking for places to take our children on a wet day and for this in a guide book. With hindsight our children are too old but the girl at the desk said they would be fine. They enjoyed the craft room and the dark tunnel but the rest really was for younger children. We stayed a couple of... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

When you are not a big place to start with you need to make sure everything is up and running. It seems as though there is always something not working

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

My grandchildren ages 3 & 6 had a blast. So did their parents. So many different things to enjoy. Will definitely go back the next time they visit.

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Hammonton, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We took our 7 year old granddaughter for the afternoon. She had a blast. There wasn't anything that she disliked. She loved the craft area and the area where you built structures with magnetic tiles. It was a fun place. She made several friends.

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Upstate South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Great outing for young children --- a mini-children's museum, if you will. Clean, creative, fun and well managed. Your kiddos will LOVE it and so will you. Great giggles watching the kiddos run around and enjoy themselves.

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Gulfport, Florida
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26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We took our Daughter, Son in Law, and Grand daughter (age 22 months) she had a wonderful time. There is a nice indoor playground, hula hoops, a play grocery store, neumatic tubes. It kept her occupied for quite some time. She did not want to leave. It is adjacent to "The Sunken Gardens".

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St. Petersburg, FL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I had written a poor review a few years ago about this place. I visited today with my 9 month old and a friend and I have to say that although not amazing, they really have made this place better. I still feel that they over charge for adults. Both kids had fun playing in the beach area with the... More

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St. Petersburg
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I liked to take my children to this place. It's open and free to roam and explore. My teen seemed to enjoy going upstairs while my younger boy enjoyed the hands on items below with science. Great place for the family - a little pricey, so be sure to take advantage of any discount coupons you may find.

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Austin, Tx
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

My 8 and 4 year olds LOVED the museum. Hands on, not too crowded, and things that we don't see in other science museums. Definitely worth the trip for the afternoon, especially if it's raining at the beach.

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