Explorations V Children’s Museum offers three floors of colorful, interactive entertainment, and opportunities for parents and children to connect through learning.

Exploring the Five Senses

Your family's Central Florida vacation must include a visit to Downtown Lakeland's Explorations V Children’s Museum. Exhibits are geared toward children who have begun walking, all the way up to age 12.

Wondering what that Roman numeral “V” represents in the museum’s name? It symbolizes the five senses, which this fun-filled museum appeals to with hands-on art and science exhibits, and programs. 

Air Conditioned Fun for all Ages

Let’s face it, inclement weather doesn’t always observe our Central Florida vacation days. When high temperatures or sporadic summer showers interfere with your outdoor plans, you can always have an equally adventurous experience in the air-conditioned, highly interactive walls of Explorations V Children’s Museum.

Exhibits are Just for Kids

News Anchor – Here’s your child’s chance to broadcast the news at a news desk, or create a wild and wacky weather forecast in front of the weather map – all while on camera.

World Traveler – Your little adventurer can hop behind the wheel of a sheriff’s patrol car, pilot an airplane, soar in a hot air balloon, explore the high seas in a boat, or even navigate the galaxy in a space shuttle.

Performer – Kids with a natural attraction to the limelight can show off their acting, singing, dancing or puppeteering chops on stage as the crowd goes wild.

Explorations V Children's Museum
Explorations V Children's Museum

Cashier or Stock Person – The Publix Explore Store looks like your favorite supermarket and lets your little ones pretend to fulfill an imaginary grocery list, act as a sales clerk, or a stockperson as they restock shelves for the next group of mini-shoppers.

Scientist – Your child’s world will get a little bigger when they view things a little smaller under the powerful lens of Explorations V’s giant microscope, “Mega Mic.”

Biologist –At the Marvelous Me! Exhibit, children can explore the mysteries of the human body as they test strength against a mechanical arm wrestler, visit with an interactive skeleton, measure their memory and more.

Explorations V Children's Museum
Explorations V Children's Museum

Artist – The mini art-enthusiast in your family will love the children’s art gallery, located on the second floor. The Museum also offers Daily

Engineer – In the Maker Space, your curious youngsters get to build, tinker and create with different materials each week.

Temporary Exhibits

Explorations V also features temporary exhibits to keep things fresh, and daily programs to connect children and parents through learning.

Downtown Lakeland

This Central Florida museum is located in the heart of Downtown Lakeland. This means you are within walking distance of unique shopping, local dining and the coolest coffee shops (in case you need caffeine to keep up with the kiddos). You’re also near two fun playgrounds: Common Grounds Inclusive Playground and Barnett Family Park/Sunflower Preschool Playground.

You may also be interested in Polk Museum of Art, Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille, The Terrace Hotel or Family Fun & Activities

Address / Location

109 N Kentucky Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday 9:00 - 5:30 p.m.
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4 Star Rating

This is a great museum! The activities are engaging and fun.... for lower elementary school kids(pre school- 4th grade). It did keep my preteens engaged as a first time experience. The orange room in... Read Full Review

5 Star Rating

My 3 year old grandson and my husband and I went to let him explore!! It was wonderful!! The workers were very friendly! There was so many different stations for him to explore! It was fun for us... Read Full Review

5 Star Rating

My boys and I really enjoy Explorations V! We hang out in the Publix shopping area the most, but also love the OJ factory. There are so many spots to find an activity and get into the play zone. We... Read Full Review

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