Arts & Culture

Explorations V Children's Museum

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

What’s with the “V” in the Name?

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. Exhibits are geared toward children who have begun walking, all the way up to age 12.

Fun OUT of the Sun for all Ages

Let’s face it, inclement weather doesn’t always observe our 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: A Great way for a Kid to be a Kid OR a….

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.

But wait, there’s More!

Children’s Explorations V also offers temporary exhibits to keep things fresh, and daily programs to connect children and parents through learning.

Location, Location

Adults will appreciate the fact that Explorations V 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 not far from two fun playgrounds: Common Grounds Inclusive Playground and Barnett Family Park/Sunflower Preschool Playground.

Address / Location

109 N Kentucky Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801
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Contact Info

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday 9:00 - 5:30 p.m.


5 Star Rating

I went with my 1y10m baby he had a blast! Cheap, free parking and bunch of fun for the little ones! Definitely i ll come back again, the toddler area its great and the supermarket its fun! Read Full Review

4 Star Rating

Fun little museum! My 5 year old loves playing in most of the exhibits there - especially the orange grove and publix mock store. Great way to spend an afternoon! Read Full Review

3 Star Rating

First time visit. Had our 6 & 7 year old grandchildren. The place is very small and many of the displays were in poor condition. It was very busy because of summer camp but we had a break while... Read Full Review

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