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Florida Childrens Museum Bonnet Springs Park
Explorations V Children's Museum

Explorations V Children’s Museum is moving to Bonnet Springs Park in November 2022 and will be renamed the Florida Children’s Museum. As of August 6, 2022, the museum is closed in preparation for the move and will reopen in November 2022.

Children's Museums | Homeschool Enrichment - General | Indoor Play + Open Gym for Toddlers | Indoor Playground Birthday Parties | Museums + Historic Field Trips | Science + STEM Field Trips | Storytime
109 North Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Polk Museum of Art

The Polk Museum of Art is the largest and the only nationally accredited visual arts organization in Polk County and has been a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum since 2010. The museum offers workshops and classes for teens and adults, after school art for children, weekend workshops, spring break camp, summer camp, and the annual Mayfaire by the Lake.

Art Lessons | Art, Music + Theater Field Trips | Gift + Home Stores | Homeschool Enrichment - Arts + Crafts | Museums + Historic Field Trips | Museums + Historical Attractions | Sensory Friendly + Special Needs Activities
800 East Palmetto Street, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Florida Air Museum

As Florida’s “Official Aviation Museum and Education Center,” the Florida Air Museum features a dynamic display of unique designs, classics, ultra-lights, antiques, and warbirds. More than a collection of airplanes; it stands as a tribute to the history and joy of flight. Exhibits educate about pioneers like Howard Hughes, early air racers, and Floridians and others who have influenced the world of aviation.

In cooperation with ACE, the Museum also offers a variety of year-round educational experiences for all ages including storytime, camps, tours, workshops, and speaker presentations. The Museum continues to grow and meet the challenge of showcasing aviation history through exhibits, restoration and preservation, education and outreach, and sharing a passion for flight with visitors of all ages.

Museums + Historic Field Trips | Museums + Historical Attractions | Science + STEM Field Trips | Storytime
4175 Medulla Road, Lakeland, Florida 33811
Mulberry Phosphate Museum

Mulberry Phosphate Museum which houses an outstanding collection of fossilized remains, area memorabilia, and educational exhibits on the Phosphate Industry. You will experience the Earth’s past, viewing the remains of various types of marine life as well as reptiles and mammals dating back millions of years. Dig for sharks teeth and fossils in our outdoor pile!

Homeschool Enrichment – Nature + Animals | Museums + Historic Field Trips | Museums + Historical Attractions | STEM Programs + LEGO Building
101 SE 1st Street, Mulberry, Florida 33860
Polk County History Center

What was once the Polk County Courthouse is now the historical museum and library which serves Polk’s community through special events, volunteer opportunities, and educational programs. Throughout the year, the History Center hosts rotating exhibits and educational programs that feature a variety of subjects specific to Polk County. Highlights include artifacts and displays from Polk’s early industries (cattle, citrus, farming, railroads, phosphate mining), long-time Polk businesses (Badcock, Coca-Cola, Harrell’s, Mosaic, Publix and Citizens Bank), historic courtrooms, and a children’s room. The Polk County History Center offers educational programs and tours designed for classroom students, scouts and other large groups,

Homeschool Enrichment - General | Museums + Historic Field Trips | Museums + Historical Attractions
100 East Main Street, Bartow, Florida 33830