Great Explorations Children’s Museum has earned its place among established museums across the United States serving kids in a hands-on learning environment.
As a certified nonprofit, the museum works with and for the community to help kids learn through the ways they learn best – imagination and play. It provides a hands-on learning environment for curious kids. Regular museum admission is one option, though there are others as well – Great Explorations was the first museum in the US to establish a preschool program. Its exhibits include “Great Beginnings,” a farm-themed experience about various vegetables, “Live On Air,” where kids can see themselves as newscasters on TV, “Touch Tunnel,” for those who want to test their senses, and several others. The museum provides numerous resources to educate kids in fun, engaging ways.
Great Explorations Children’s Museum
Number of Employees
14 and the Board of Directors
Since its establishment, Great Explorations Children's Museum has encouraged kids to learn through play. Its Early Learning Institute provides programs to children between the ages of 2 and 5, as well as Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten classes, field trip opportunities, and after-school programs for students in local elementary schools. When school is not in session, the museum also offers summer camps. Previously located in Downtown St. Petersburg, the museum can now be found next door to Sunken Gardens on 4th Street N. It continues to grow and expand, currently undergoing a "Great Expansion" campaign to develop the museum even further. Its various resources and programs work throughout the community, with the future of St. Petersburg's kids in mind.
Core values/mission statement
"WE STAND FOR: Empowerment of expressive learning • Innovation through collaborative play • Passion for fostering growth"
Angeline Howell began her work as the CEO of Great Explorations Children's Museum in 2013. Since then, she has further fostered the museum's growth in the community and also leads the museum's preschool. A graduate of Florida State University, Ms. Howell is also a licensed Mental Health Therapist and was previously the Director of Clinical Services at the Suncoast Center, Inc.