Florida Children’s Museum Grand Opening Weekend

Get ready for the new museum to open by reading up on its features, resources, and membership details.

An exterior view of the Florida Children's Museum

The Allen & Company Lawn, facing the Florida Children’s Museum | Photo provided by BSP

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Blinky and you’ll miss it — the Grand Opening of the Florida Children’s Museum is this weekend at Bonnet Springs Park. We’re not kidding around when we say it’ll be action-packed, so check out what you can expect from the museum.

Grand Opening Weekend

  • Date: Fri., Nov. 4-Sat., Nov. 5
  • Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Address: 600 Bonnet Springs Blvd.
  • Admission: $15/person
A rendering of Florida Children's Museum

The Harrell Family Charities Front Yard (see Blinky in the corner?)

Rendering via Florida Children’s Museum

The museum’s first two floors are filled with interactive exhibits. Children can climb on a 100-ft Blinky the Alligator jungle gym in the ~8,000 sqft Harrell Family Charities Front Yard, create vehicles in the Design Park, explore careers in St. Christopher’s Project City Play, and more. Plus, every visit will be different thanks to traveling exhibits and daily activities.

On the third floor, families will find the Carol Jenkins Barnett United Way Children’s Resource Center, which provides classes and activities for children aged 0-6. Free child development classes will begin Mon., Nov. 7 — visit for an open house during the Florida Children’s Museum’s grand opening.

Rendering of the Design Park with honeycomb structures and kids' play areas

Design your own vehicles in the Design Park, inspired by honeybees.

Rendering courtesy of Florida Children’s Museum

Membership pricing starts at $120 per year, including one adult and one child. It’s $20 per year to add on additional members, like other children, spouses, grandparents, and nannies. Membership includes complimentary museum access + discounted guest passes.

Perks don’t stop there. Members also receive access to exclusive events, birthday cards from Blinky himself, and discounts at affiliate partners like Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, the Florida Air Museum, and Pressed Books & Coffee, to name a few.

Want to learn more about the museum before it opens? Read our Q+A with Kerry Falwell — the CEO of the Florida Children’s Museum — to learn more about upcoming programs, the inspiration behind the exhibits, and the steps taken to create an inclusive space for kids.

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