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Glazer Children’s Museum  

If you’re staying with us here at the Westshore Grand with some kiddos in tow, you’ll be glad to know there’s a really wonderful learning institution within easy reach of our Tampa Bay luxury Starwood Tribute Portfolio hotel.

Since 1986, the non-profit Glazer Children’s Museum has been providing kids from the Tampa area and far beyond with a fun, engaging, and inspiring educational environment. Some 200,000 visitors annually walk through the museum’s doors, including thousands of students who find here a fantastic supplement to their everyday classrooms.

Exhibits at the Children’s Museum

The museum features a wide range of permanent exhibits: the St. Joseph’s Hospital teaching some fundamentals of anatomy and healthy living, a fort-building zone for fostering creative thinking and cooperation, the Global Café with its cultural lessons and activities, the irresistible robotics lab of the Gadget Garage, and much else.

Traveling Exhibits & Special Events

And there’s always a stimulating slew of special installations and programs. Through July 9, for instance, your ticket to the Children’s Museum gives you access to the traveling MathAlive! exhibit, which shows off some remarkable real-world applications of mathematics: an interactive foray into music, video games, robotics, filmmaking, and more that just might change the way your child thinks about one of the most unfairly dreaded subjects in school.

The museum’s jampacked summer will also feature Warhol-worthy Pop Art Studios, the inaugural Kids’ Gasparilla International Film Festival, the two-week-long Toddler Takeover, and a whole lot more. You can take a gander at the full events calendar at the Glazer Children’s Museum right here.

And mark your calendars for Friday, September 8, when the museum’s will host its fundraising “Imagination” gala—an elegant evening of food, drinks, music, and auctioning that will help keep this precious learning center up and running.

Take in the Magic of the Glazer Children’s Museum on a Family Getaway at the Westshore Grand

Next time you treat yourself to a Tampa Bay vacation at the Westshore Grand, give the kids a day trip to remember with a visit to the Glazer Children’s Museum: They won’t be disappointed. And the appeal of this place isn’t limited to the younger crowd: We have a feeling you’ll come away having learned (or re-learned) a thing or two, and you’ll have as much of a blast doing it as the rugrats.

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