Curating the World for All Children to Explore

Opens May 2022 at Bonnet Springs Park

Experience the All New Florida Children’s Museum!

Explorations V Children’s Museum is becoming Florida Children’s Museum when the 30-year-old institution relocates to Bonnet Springs Park. There will be something for the whole family spread across 47,800 square feet of hands-on exploration. Decide what you want to explore in this new, state-of-the-art facility designed to build a bigger purpose for our community.

Explore Amazing Interactive Galleries!

First Floor Experiences

Watermelon Seeds

Transport your little one into the world of colorful fruit! Grow along with watermelons, strawberries and more as children transform into their unique, colorful selves.

Harrell Family Charities Front Yard

Take healthy risks in Blinky, the 100-foot-long climbable alligator made possible by Greg and Ansley Masters. Then, dig to find Florida under our feet in the Mosaic Dig Pit. Seasonal fruits and veggies are grown throughout the space so don’t be shy about observing and tasting these growing creations.

Design Park

Design the vehicles of the future! Work in design pods or on your own at the designer’s bench before racing your floating vehicle in the Rodda Construction Testing Alley.

New Experiences for All Ages

Continue to Learn AND Play on the Second Floor

City Play

Kids rule this town! Pick the person you want to be while living in a city built for play. Grownups have costumes, too, to extend the fun for the whole family!

T.B.D.

Perfect the next viral dance at the Lunz Group Greenscreen Landscape or write a new beat in the Found Sound Booth.

Our New Home is Coming Soon!

Expand Your Learning in Special Program Spaces

Blackbox Theatre

This versatile space will host traveling exhibits, special events, artists in residence, and large workshops.

SPLAT Workshop Rooms

Join exciting daily programs presented by a talented team of educators! Daily programs are themed around SPLAT—sensory, project-based, language building, art and tech. One SPLAT room features a kitchen to expand the Museum’s culinary programs.

Intentional Inclusivity

A big investment has been made to design an inclusive building. This includes special shades to control sunlight, predictive floor patterns to show pathways to public spaces, sound dampening wall treatments, no automatic hand dryers, wheelchair access and so much more. The goal is to help all children feel safe and secure.

Amazing Things Are on the Way!

Get Involved!

Get Member Perks

Purchase your membership early for special benefits not available to everyone.

Become a VIP

If you’re passionate about helping kids explore the world around them, learn more about Volunteers In Play.

Give Support

Make your mark or leave a legacy. Florida Children’s Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit that will sustain from an involved community committed to helping children explore.