The Tampa area has many exciting family-friendly activities. But which are the most popular? Grandparents, where should you take your grandkids on their weekend visit? Aunts and Uncles? Moms and Dads? Don’t worry, we have compiled three fantastic and fun activities for you and your favorite little ones to enjoy!
Introduce Your Grandchildren to the Exciting World of Science
The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is the largest science center in the southeast. It has 450 interactive science exhibits that are both exciting and educational. Some examples include the Sky Rail Ropes Course and Zipline, the Saunders Planetarium, the BioWorks Butterfly Garden, and the Roller Coaster Simulator. there is also a “colossal” IMAX theater where beautiful and informative films are shown. These films include Wild Africa, a virtual safari where viewers learn about thermal geysers, dancing lizards, and snow at the equator, ROBOTS!, an informational movie about today’s robots and their similarities and differences with the human brain, and Hubble, a journey through distant galaxies in exploration of celestial surrounding and mysteries. MOSI is located at 4801 E. Fowler Avenue and is affordable! So bring your munchkins down for a fun day of learning and exploration at MOSI!
Get Hands on at the Glazer Children’s Museum
Glazer Children’s Museum is a great place for “young explorers” to gain a new appreciation for art, science, and industry. They can become a banker, a cruise director, or fireman all within the comfortable, air-conditioned walls of this museum. With more than 170 interactive activities, Glazer provides a fun way to learn by exploring a wide range of ideas and cultures. From robotics to running a pizza parlor to flying an airplane, these exhibits will give the kids real-life experience with possible future careers. Bring your children and grandchildren down to the Glazer Children’s Museum this summer for an interactive experience like no other! Click here for ticketing and contact information.
Walk on the Wild Side at Big Cat Rescue
Discover an opportunity to experience the exotic and support an incredible cause at Sarasota’s Big Cat Rescue. The rescue serves as a “suburban sanctuary” to dozens of foreign felines. It also offers an up-close and personal look at these magnificent creatures while being educated about the issue of the dwindling populations of these animals. With opportunities such as feeding tours, photo tours, and special tours for those with young children, this really is fun for the whole family. Feel free to bring your nieces and nephews, grandsons and granddaughters, etc. of all ages to come learn about and view up close some of te most beautiful animals nature has to offer! Located at 7101 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34240, this local refuge for big cats is an absolute must-do for your family vacation. Get tickets here.
Enjoy some fun and interesting activities with your grandchildren in the Tampa area. If you are needing a bigger vehicle for the ride, stop by Venice Honda for a test drive.