Imaginative Fun Lasts All Day at the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa, FL
As parents, we are always looking for fun things to do with our kids and when we find something that is fun for all of us and keeps our little guys entertained all day long it's a parent's dream come true!
Recently we heard about the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa, Florida. You may have heard about it already and not even realized it - the museum was featured in a video by American children's entertainer, educator and YouTube star Blippi (We included the video at the end of this blog!)
The folks at Glazer Children's Museum believe that today we are raising the "Imagination Generation." They know how important imaginative play is for young, growing minds and they want kids to be able to explore the world around them when they come to visit. That's why they created a huge 3-story building packed full of hands-on, learning-through-playing entertainment ideal for children ages birth to 10.
Our children love going to museums - especially when they're made with kids at heart - and the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa is the best one we've visited yet!
Keep reading for more about the Glazer Children's Museum, photos from our recent visit, what we loved about the Glazer Children's Museum and why we think your family will love it too!
In exchange for our review, we were given admission for our family to spend the day at the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa.
Here's what we loved about the Glazer Children's Museum and why we think your family will love it too:
The Glazer Children's Museum has 3 levels of family-friendly fun! Each floor is packed with activities for families and little ones to enjoy and explore.
The first level has a large area with water play, sand play, a weather activity area where you can make it rain (expect to get a little wet!) a music area, and also a dining area with a Subway restaurant for when the family is ready for lunch or a snack. Our little guys loved Light Cloud and KidsPort - they spent several hours happily playing here!
The second level is packed with tons of interactive play. This is where the majority of the themed areas mentioned above are located. Each themed area has TONS of things to interact with and we loved that Glazer Children's Museum didn't skip on any of the details - every area is carefully thought out from floor to ceiling and designed to look like a child-sized, hands-on version of the real thing.
Our little ones spent most of the day on level two and had a blast finding more and more things to interact with as they visited and re-visited each area. For example, at the Farm there is a robotic cow that you can actually milk and in the Twinkle Theater you can add sound effects, special lighting and change the backdrops to enhance the performance on stage! Our little guys especially loved the area called Get Moving which is the perfect place for energetic little boys like ours because there is a racing zone, rock climbing wall and much more (I'll save a few surprises for your visit!)
On the third level there are several craft and hands-on creating stations where you can sit down and use the provided materials and supplies to make a fun piece of art together. This large area is also the Traveling Exhibit and Event Hall, so keep an eye on the Glazer Children's Museum website for upcoming special events and activities that are coming up!
A few things that as parents we especially appreciated about the Glazer Children's Museum:
We were so happy to see the Subway Restaurant inside GCM and that it had plenty of available seating when we all inevitably got hungry during our visit. The prices were reasonable and there were even special kid-friendly items on the menu such as ICEES, hot dogs and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches!
Although our energetic little guys took us up and down (and up and down and up and down) the stairs most of the visit, we did check out the elevator and were very pleasantly surprised at how spacious it is - which means there's plenty of room for multiple families to comfortably fit and as a result, a very short waiting time to get on the elevator.
We also loved that there were plenty of restrooms available on each floor and every floor had diaper changing tables. The restrooms were all clean and when our little guy (who's currently potty-training) had to use the restroom, we never had an issue waiting in line because there was always plenty of restrooms available.
Our family had such a wonderful time visiting the Glazer Children's Museum! We literally stayed there until closing time and our little ones were still begging to stay. We highly recommend the Glazer Children's Museum - it's all day long family-friendly fun!
Hours & Ticket Info:
Open 7 Days a Week
Children Under Age 1 Free
Children Ages 1-12 $10
Active Military, First Responders, Educators, and Seniors $12.50
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