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We know that children need play now more than ever. The past months have created fear, loss, and change for our children, and we know that play is a balm for the stress our families are under. As a vital part of this community, we are committed to serving the children of Tampa Bay and remain steadfast in our mission to provide a safe outlet for imagination and discovery.

The following Reopening Plan: Phase 2 expands on our ten years of experience operating as a clean, safe, and fun museum. Those principles, Clean, Safe, and Fun, will continue to guide our operations. Special thanks to Hillsborough County and USF Health for reviewing this plan.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Masks are required for all guests over the age of 2. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says face coverings should not be placed on young children under the age of 2. Please see our Mask Policy
  • Some exhibits have been modified for health and safety. Please review our Phase 2 comprehensive reopening plan for more information
  • Museum members enjoy free admission. To reserve as a Member, log into the website before purchasing to enjoy member rates.
  • The museum will not be accepting cash payments, and guests should purchase in advance.
  • See our detailed, Phase 2 comprehensive reopening plan for more information

MAKE A RESERVATION Become a Member Reopening Plan: Phase 2

GUEST CODE OF CONDUCT

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have developed a Guest Code of Conduct to keep all our guests and staff safe and healthy. To see everything GCM is doing to keep you safe, visit GlazerMuseum.org/cleansafefun

  • If you or your child are feeling sick or have a fever, please do not enter. We hope you will visit on another day when you are well. View our full sick policy here.
  • Guests age 2+ are required to wear masks that cover the nose and mouth. Please see our Mask Policy
  • Wash your hands and/or visit our hand sanitizing stations before you enter and frequently throughout your visit.
  • Please maintain a physical distance of 6ft from staff members and guests who are not with your group.
  • Please adhere to the capacity limits posted in the exhibits.
  • We strongly encourage you to use the stairs if you are able, to leave space in the elevator for those who need it.
  • Please leave your stroller in the Level 1 stroller parking if possible.
  • Please wipe your feet on the rugs as you enter the building, and remove shoes in the designated Shoe-Free Zones.

MASK POLICY

Please note that our official mask policy follows mandates by the City of Tampa and Hillsborough County. We require that guests 2 and older – who are able to wear masks – are required to wear masks that cover the nose and mouth. If your child is unable to wear a mask, they will not be required to! When you arrive at the museum, please tell our guest services team that your child is unable to wear a mask, and we will give them a sticker that says “Approved to be mask-free.” Others in your group who are able to wear masks are still expected to do so. If you have further questions, please email info@glazermuseum.org


 

Hours | Location | Parking & Transportation | Museums for All | Accessibility | Amenities | Museum Rules

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Starting June 6 Tuesday – Friday 10am-5pm Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 1-6pm CLOSED MONDAY

 

GENERAL ADMISSION

Children Under Age 1 Free

Children Ages 1-12 $13

Adults $15

Active Military, First Responders, Educators, and Seniors $12.50

Members Free

CLOSED FOR

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

Gasparilla Parade

Easter

 

IDEAL FOR CHILDREN AGES BIRTH TO 10

For the safety and well-being of all our guests, we do not allow adults in the Museum without children and no children are allowed without an adult.

Location

Conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Tampa, minutes from the Tampa International Airport, Port of Tampa, and the Ybor City Historic District. GCM is Pirate Water Taxi Stop 12 and accessible by the HART Transit Line.

FIND US 110 W Gasparilla Plaza Tampa, FL 33602

Parking & Transportation

Parking is available in the surrounding garages, lots, and metered street parking. A majority of parking around the museum is owned and managed by the City of Tampa and rates are to 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

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.


Passenger Drop-Off

The Museum’s passenger drop-off area is located on W. Gasparilla Plaza in the round-a-bout between the Museum and the Tampa Museum of Art.


Preferred Transportation Partner

GCM partners with the Pirate Water Taxi to provide a unique transportation experience. Enjoy the scenic route with Pirate Water Taxi along the river and hop off at Stop 12 Curtis Hixon to visit the Museum! GCM and Pirate Water Taxi provide reciprocal discounts of $2 off taxi tickets for Museum Members and $2 off Adult General Admission for Water Taxi Annual Passholders.


Bike Friendly Business

GCM is committed to promoting and supporting cyclists and bike safety! GCM is a certified Bike Friendly Business through the national program, League of American Cyclists, and brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership, the City of Tampa, Florida Department of Transportation, and Pedal Power Promoters. Bike racks are located outside of the Museum.

Museums for All

Glazer Children’s Museum is a part of Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. The program supports those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits visiting Glazer Children’s Museum for a minimal fee per person, up to four people, with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Similar free and reduced admission is available to eligible members of the public at more than 500 museums across the country. Museums for All is part of the Glazer Children’s Museum commitment to seek, include, and welcome all audiences.

 

 

Accessibility

All themed areas and most exhibits in the Glazer Children’s Museum are wheelchair accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are available upon request at Visitor Services in the lobby. The Glazer Children’s Museum is CARD certified as Autism Friendly. For more information on accessibility at the Museum visit the Accessibility page.


Amenities

The Museum has a private nursing room, stroller parking, water fountains, benches, and a Subway restaurant. Some of our amenities have been modified in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, including:

Restrooms: The museum has installed flexible partitions between sinks and closed some urinals and/or stalls to achieve physical distancing.
Water Fountains: The museum has installed two new touchless water bottle refill stations. Drinking fountains will be closed.
Stroller Parking: An expanded stroller parking area will be provided near the lobby. Strollers should remain on Level 1 when possible to reduce the occupancy of the elevator and to prevent germ spread from stroller wheels.
Elevator and Stairs: The elevator will remain operational but guests who are able to take the stairs are strongly encouraged to do so. Staircases will be one-way, with one staircase designated as UP and the other as DOWN.
Subway: Our partners at Subway will reopen with enhanced cleaning protocols derived from a combination of Subway’s corporate policies, the museum’s safety protocol, and guidelines from government and health agencies.

Museum Rules

1. Adults and children must stay together at all times.
2. No food or drinks in exhibit areas.
3. No running.
4. Follow age restrictions posted on exhibits.
5. Respect others and play fair.
6. Clean up after yourself.
7. Have fun!

Guest Code of Conduct
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have developed a Guest Code of Conduct to keep all our guests and staff safe and healthy. To see everything GCM is doing to keep you safe, visit GlazerMuseum.org/cleansafefun

  • If you or your child is feeling sick or have a fever, please do not enter. We hope you will visit on another day when you are well. View our full sick policy here.
  • Guests over age 12 are required to wear masks that cover the nose and mouth. Masks are encouraged for
    guests ages 2-12.
  • Wash your hands and/or visit our hand sanitizing stations before you enter and frequently throughout your visit.
  • Please maintain a physical distance of 6ft from staff members and guests who are not with your group.
  • Please adhere to the capacity limits posted in the exhibits.
  • We strongly encourage you to use the stairs if you are able, to leave space in the elevator for those who need it.
  • Please leave your stroller in the Level 1 stroller parking if possible.
  • Please wipe your feet on the rugs as you enter the building, and remove shoes in the designated Shoe-Free Zones.