Explorations V Children’s Museum in Lakeland, FL

109 N Kentucky Ave.Lakeland, FL 33801
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Overview

Let children learn about and explore the five sense in this hands-on, interactive museum. With 3 full floors of kid-powered exhibits, children learn all about music, art, science, math, history, and more. From reporting the news as a television anchor to learning about the human skeletal system, Explorations V is perfect for every curious and playful child.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Lakeland Travel Experts
  • Children's museum with 3 floors of interactive exhibits designed specifically for kids.
  • Exhibits covers history, the arts, science and more educational topics.
  • Roman numeral “V” in the name represents the 5 senses.
  • Located in Lakeland, FL.
  • Enjoy affordable family fun.

Description

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Explorations V Children’s Museum provides 3 floors of kid-powered, hands-on exhibits and mind-stretching programs in the arts and sciences to celebrate the five senses! Art and Science are the pathways for many learning concepts, freeing the child’s creativity and unleashing the power of play. The Museum was founded on the premise that children, like adults, use all five senses to explore and learn about the world around them, hence the “V” in our name.

Explorations V Children’s Museum provides 3 floors of kid-powered, hands-on exhibits and mind-stretching programs in the arts and sciences to celebrate the five senses! Art and Science are the pathways for many learning concepts, freeing the child’s creativity and unleashing the power of play. The Museum was founded on the premise that children, like adults, use all five senses to explore and learn about the world around them, hence the “V” in our name.

The Second Floor includes a small children’s art gallery, interactive science components and brain-teasers as well as Temporary Exhibits located in the Dreamer’s Gallery.

The First Floor features “Our Town” including exhibits that offer action-packed opportunities for learning through the basics of music appreciation, art, theatre, math, science and history.

The Lower Floor introduces children to local history and “Our World” through
“O is for Oranges, from seed to Our World”. Pick, pack, sort and slide in this
fanciful Florida orange grove that takes visitors on a journey of discovery to Asia, Africa, Australia and America.

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CincyMikeK
"Great for little kids!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 28, 2018 NEW
Awesome spot for little kids! Our 5, 3 and 1 year olds love it. We went midweek so it wasn’t busy at all. Great price for all there is to do.
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stevenkelleher
Davis, California
"A great afternoon."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 10, 2018
My young grand-niece and I had the most peasant time here. She was 5, and was engaged in fun learning experiences the entire afternoon. A good time was had by all. :)
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Steve T
Hollywood, Florida
"Great for the smaller kids"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2018
We took our 5 year old granddaughter here and she had a blast! Plenty to do on 3 floors though the 2nd floor (actually the top one) seems to have the least, but they have a space for activities and parties. The first floor and the basement have the most and seems to get the most activity. Admittedly, there are some things that appear a bit dated and worn, but I didn't see one child that had a problem with it. They were too busy running around and having a great time. Some of the more popular areas with the kids seemed to be the grocery store, where they could shop with little carts and go through a play checkout line. We were impressed to see staff members continually wiping down the products with cleaners. There is also a TV studio setup complete with cameras and equipment so they can see themselves on TV. I think the most fun was had in the basement which is all related to oranges. A play area for squeezing them for juice (oranges are all plastic so just pretend) as well as a kitchen area, a little road side stand and a play truck among other things. All of the kids had a blast running around. Fortunately they do have some places for the adults to sit once in a while. All in all, a good time was had, and it's on the list to return again. If you're a member, admission is free but they do have senior prices which is great for grandparents.
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tonylisaieo
Lakeland, Florida
"Fun time"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 09, 2018
Our grand son really enjoyed this place. I do wish that it wasn’t quite as costly for adults as this is for kids.
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Hlemette
London, United Kingdom
"Excellent Staff, Well worth a visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 27, 2018
This place might look a bit shabby from the outside but its actually incredible. There was loads for my 3 year old to do. There was a singing group upstairs that I had planned that we would participate in, but nope that was wishful thinking, there were toys and buttons and other things to play with instead. The grocery store and the game with the lights were particular highlights for us. Would definitely go again if we were in the area!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Explorations V Children's Museum

What are the museum hours?
Explorations V Children’s Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:30pm.

Is the museum not ideal for children of a certain age?
The museum is great for children of all ages! In fact, children under the age of 2 can visit the museum absolutely free.

Is parking available?
Yes. Street, metered, and garage parking is available on the streets neighboring the museum.

  • Free street parking is available for 2 hours Monday through Friday.
  • Metered parking at Main Street and Massachusetts Avenue is available Monday through Friday.
  • Metered parking at the north side of Munn Park between Tennessee and Kentucky Avenues is available Monday through Friday.
  • Unlimited street, garage, and metered parking are available on weekends.
How many exhibits are there?
The Explorations V Children’s Museum boasts 3 full floors of hands-on exhibits powered by the creativity and imagination of children.

Is the museum accessible for wheelchairs and other mobility situations?
Yes.