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We believe that every child deserves a fun, safe, and inclusive space for imagination and discovery. GCM is proud to be certified as an Autism-Friendly Business by the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida (CARD) and honored as the 2019 Employer of the Year from the Mayor’s Alliance for Persons with Disabilities. Our thoughtfully curated sensory-friendly events offer special tools, community resources, and lights and sounds turned down. Check out our monthly Sunshine Sunday program, sensory-friendly versions of our most popular seasonal events like Halloween Spree, and other tools listed below.

Plan Your Visit

Our friends at CARD have developed a Social Story to help you plan your visit to GCM. Download it here. For general admission information, please visit for further assistance on planning your visit. If you have any questions or feedback please email or call 813 443 3861

Mask Policy | Masks are strongly encouraged for all guests. Our staff will continue to wear our masks to protect the children we serve who are not eligible for vaccination. We continue to closely consider the number of COVID-19 cases and the recommendations of the CDC and any updates to our policy will be posted here.

Sunshine Sunday

Sunshine Sunday is a special monthly event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Come explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips. Learn more.


Sunshine Squad

Sunshine Squad is a sensory-friendly opportunity for tweens and teens to practice their social skills by playing games, interacting with others their age and those on a similar journey! Learn more.


Adaptability Boxes

Adaptability Boxes are available at Guest Services, by request. These boxes include tools like weighted vests, fidget toys, noise-canceling headphones, and more.


Camp Imagination

GCM always strive for inclusion, so we are particularly proud to offer Autism-Friendly weeks at Camp Imagination! Each summer, select weeks of camp feature additional specially trained staff, a quiet space for campers who need a break, and an optional orientation the week prior, so campers will know exactly what to expect! Learn more.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Dates:

Sun 26

Sunshine Sunday

December 26 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jan 30

Sunshine Sunday

January 30, 2022 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Feb 27

Sunshine Sunday

February 27, 2022 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm