Parking is available in the surrounding garages, lots, and metered street parking. Most parking around the museum is owned and managed by the City of Tampa and rates are at the city’s discretion. Rates can change due to city-wide activities such as sports games, concerts, and other special events. For garage, lot, and metered street parking information please visit the City of Tampa website.
Accessible parking can be found in the pay-by-the-hour William F. Poe garage adjacent to the Museum. The William F. Poe garage is the appropriate height for van accessibility and offers 20 disabled parking spaces on their 1st, 2nd, and 4th floors. The City of Tampa Parking Division also offers disabled on-street parking throughout the city.
For space locations and instructions please visit the City of Tampa website on Disabled Parking.
The Museum’s passenger drop-off area is located on W. Gasparilla Plaza in the roundabout between the Museum and the Tampa Museum of Art.
The Glazer Children’s Museum’s accessible entrance is located on the west side of the building near the roundabout between the Museum and the Tampa Museum of Art.
Adaptability Boxes are available at Guest Services, by request. These boxes include tools like weighted vests, fidget toys, noise-canceling headphones, Pockettalker Sound Amplifiers, and more.
What are Pocketalker Sound Amplifiers?
This device amplifies sounds closest to the listener while reducing background noise and can be used with or without hearing aids.
Elevators are located in the center of the Museum and provide access to Levels 1 and 2. Level 3 can be accessed during special programming and events.
All Museum restrooms are wheelchair-friendly, and have handicap stalls and changing tables. Restrooms are located near the elevators on all levels. Restroom toilets operate on a sensor, but please feel free to ask Guest Services for a Sensor Cover to help control the loud noise.
GCM proudly supports nursing parents wherever you choose to nurse, pump, or soothe your child. If you prefer a private space, our Nursing Room is available on Level 2 near the Water’s Journey climber.
All themed areas and most exhibits in the Glazer Children’s Museum are wheelchair accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs and VELA mobility chairs are available by request at Guest Services, at no cost to guests.
Masks are strongly encouraged for all guests. We continue to consider the number of COVID-19 cases closely, and the recommendations of the CDC and any updates to our policy will be posted here. If you have further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Service animals are always welcome in the museum in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).