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The Glazer Children’s Museum is celebrating 10 Years of Play in our downtown location, and children need play now more than ever. It teaches them resilience, problem-solving, risk-taking, and empathy. As a vital part of this community, the Glazer Children’s Museum is committed to serving the children of Tampa Bay and remains steadfast in our mission to provide a clean, safe, and fun outlet for imagination and discovery. During this pandemic, instead of just shuttering our doors, the museum has listened to the community and risen to meet the needs of the families of Tampa Bay. From our internationally recognized virtual learning programs, to our comprehensive reopening plan that has served as the benchmark in best practices for museums around the country, and our new School Support Camps and Virtual Field Trips that are helping families and educators navigate this non-traditional school year, the Glazer Children’s Museum continues to serve our community. We invite you to explore the ways you can help us keep play going for the next decade and beyond!

 

Mission

Our mission is to create a learning laboratory where children play, discover, and connect with the world around them to develop as lifelong learners and leaders.

 

Awards & Accolades

 

Finalist: Best International Digital Activity
Kids in Museums | 2020
Non-Profit of the Year Honoree
TBBJ ONE Tampa Bay | 2019
Marketer of the Year
AMA Tampa Bay | 2019
Employer of the Year
Mayor’s Alliance for Persons with Disabilities | 2019
Best Place to Have a Birthday Party
Tampa Bay Times Best of the Best Awards | 2019
Finalist
WEDU Be More Awards | 2019, 2017
Finalist
Tampa Downtown Partnership Urban Excellence Awards | 2019
Non-Profit of the Year: Arts, Culture and Humanities 
Tampa Bay Business Journal | 2017
Diversity and Inclusion Award Recipient
FL Division of Cultural Affairs | 2016
Educational Outreach Award Recipient
WEDU Be More Awards | 2015, 2012

 

Testimonials

“If you have children please take them to this Museum! So much fun to be had! They will love it!” – Sheila

“Don’t let your child miss this incredible resource.” – Shawn

“This place is incredible. My son is blind and it’s very difficult to take him places where he can touch and play. There is so much to choose from for the kids to do and learn through there playing!” -Tiffany

“Great place for kids to play and learn.” – James

“This place is amazing!!! A fun place for toddlers on up to about 10 years. Educational + Fun = happy parents and happy kids. If you haven’t been, it’s a must.” Maria

Our son Bennett has special needs, and having a safe environment for him to play is really important for development. Places like GCM provide those opportunities. – Craig

“A mi nena le encantó” – Santiago

“Great museum. Always clean and the staff is great. Plenty of things for the kids to do. Worth the annual membership!” – Samantha

 

Funding

As a nonprofit organization, the Glazer Children’s Museum relies on private support and donations to provide hands-on learning experiences for Tampa Bay area families. Our funding comes 60% through admissions and special program revenue and needs 40% to come through charitable donations. The Glazer Children’s Museum is so grateful for the support of our corporate and foundation supporters, friends, members, and museum visitors. Please consider joining our efforts by making a tax-deductible gift today and bring the power of play to every member of our community. Donate now.

All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Tax ID 59-2637851 | Registration #CH20272. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling 8004357352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Please note the Museum is incorporated under the name The Children’s Museum of Tampa Inc. and operates under the name Glazer Children’s Museum.