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Florida Children’s Museum

Explorations V Children’s Museum in Lakeland offers colorful, interactive entertainment, and opportunities for parents and children to connect through learning. Focusing on the five senses – thus, the V – Explorations V is 3 floors of kid-powered interactive exhibits and programs aimed at toddlers to 9-year-olds.

Exploring the 5 Senses

Pint-sized shoppers can mimic an outing to the local supermarket while filling their own kid-sized grocery cart in the Explore Store. If they would rather be in the middle of the action, the First Responders Gallery, complete with a handmade fire truck and police car, both built by first responders themselves, gives them plenty of room to explore the lives of their heroes. Young minds can delve into breaking news or Florida’s wacky weather live on the set at the News Station or play as if they are beyond the clouds after they hop on the Space Shuttle in the Travel section.

If your child enjoys creative endeavors, tiny actors and playwrights can perform on stage in the Theatre area, or learn all about the wonders of music and sound, as well as behind-the-scene magic, in the Music and Sound Studio. For those kids who are more hands-on, the Maker Space – with an ever changing variety of materials with which to build – is available as well.

Explorations V Children’s Museum Temporary Exhibits

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


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