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Call for Young Artists – Exhibit at Glazer Children’s Museum to Feature Works by Local Kids

June 2021

The Glazer Children’s Museum is proud to partner with renowned artist Maxwell Emcays on a new exhibit featuring works by child artists in Tampa Bay. The Flag Series exhibit is rooted in representation and identity and aims to show how Tampa’s aspiring young artists see and express themselves.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is Coming to the Glazer Children’s Museum

May 2021

Glazer Children’s Museum is proud to present “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit” from May 29, 2021 through September 6, 2021. This new exhibit brings to life the themes presented in the award-winning PBS Kids television series created by The Fred Rogers Company that follows the adventures of 4-year-old Daniel Tiger and his friends.

Glazer Children’s Museum Plans for June 6 Reopening

May 2020

The Glazer Children’s Museum will reopen on June 6, with summer camps starting June 8. The museum has developed a comprehensive
reopening plan that expands on ten years of experience operating as a clean, safe, and fun museum. Those principles, Clean – Safe – Fun, will continue to guide our operations as we welcome back our guests.

GCM and Partners Close Starting Monday Due to COVID-19

March 2020

Based on the most current information from public health officials, and in support of The Glazer Children’s Museum and other area attractions will temporarily close to the public beginning Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 29.

PAW Patrol: Adventure Play Helps Save the Day at the Glazer Children’s Museum

February 2020

Kids and families can now play and save the day with the heroic PAW Patrol pups, at the brand-new PAW Patrol: Adventure Play exhibit, opening February 15, 2020 at the Glazer Children’s Museum.


St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital exhibit opens at Glazer Children’s Museum

August 2019

The new exhibit, opening September 16, uses imaginative play and the un-scary UnMonsters ™ to teach about healthcare and make hospitals less scary for kids.


Glazer Children’s Museum names new CEO

February 2019

Sarah Cole rejoins the museum to broaden community ties, and enhance educational programming and exhibit offerings.


EDUCATION IS KEY Raising Life-Ready Leaders

January 2019

On April 12, Glazer Children’s Museum is hosting the 7th annual Education Is Key Breakfast presented by Pepin Family Foundation, featuring a keynote address on Developing Life-Ready Leaders by Sean Covey, renowned author and president of FranklinCovey Education.


Glazer Children’s Museum and Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Introduce Learn & Play Tampa Bay

January 2019

The Museum is going mobile with a free, fully bilingual outreach program designed to boost kindergarten readiness skills!




Light Cloud Opens at the Glazer Children’s Museum

February 2018

The Glazer Children’s Museum and Raymond James unveiled a new innovative, interactive, custom installation at the Museum on Friday, February 2. Light Cloud, by artist Ivan Toth Depeña, blends the boundaries of art and interactive learning.


New Partnership Helps Kids Practice Mindfulness

October 2017

This month, the Glazer Children’s Museum and Evolve Personal Health are excited to introduce a new FREE outdoor series that focuses on teaching children mindfulness through stress-relieving programs like yoga, meditation, and art.


Tampa Bay Water and Glazer Children’s Museum Partner to Teach the Wonders of Water

August 2017

Imagine shaping the land around you, moving mountains and creating oceans with the touch of your hand. You can now make that dream a reality at the Glazer Children’s Museum. The museum, in partnership with Tampa Bay Water, has a new interactive exhibit that gives guests of all ages and abilities the power to build unique environments and see how the plants and animals that live there respond.


Introducing Kids Film Festival at GCM

July 2017

The Glazer Children’s Museum and Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla Int’l Film Festival are proud to present the first annual Kids’ Gasparilla International Film Fest on July 21, 2017, featuring top picks from the films shown at the 2016 NY International Children’s Film Festival.


Pop Art Studio Opens Today at GCM

July 2017

From comic books to soup cans, kids experiment with Pop Art techniques and contribute to a collaborative self-portrait gallery wall at Glazer Children’s Museum’s new Pop Art Studio!


GCM Wins TBBJ Non Profit Award for Arts and Culture

June 2017 

Through innovative experiences, GCM serves as a top-rated museum and a community steward, using its assets to connect children and families with learning opportunities and resources necessary for each and every child to reach their full potential.


The Glazer Children’s Museum Opens MathAlive! on May 27

May 2017 

The Glazer Children’s Museum and Raytheon bring MathAlive!® to Tampa this Summer. The one-of-a-kind interactive math and science exhibit has drawn record-breaking crowds across the U.S. and is visiting Tampa on its military tour.


The Glazer Children’s Museum made an Impact at Education Is Key Breakfast

April 2017 

The Glazer Children’s Museum hosted educators and members of the community at Education is Key on April 27, honoring one outstanding student and educator in Tampa Bay, and making several big announcements.


The Glazer Children’s Museum Honors Outstanding Student, Educator at Education Is Key Breakfast

April 2017 

The Glazer Children’s Museum will honor one outstanding student and educator at the Education is Key Breakfast on April 27, 2017. Keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Rich of Harvard University, will discuss children’s media use and implications for their health and development.


Grammy-Winning Kids Band Secret Agent 23 Skidoo coming to Glazer Children’s Museum for Gasparilla Music Festival Kids Fest

March 2017 

The Glazer Children’s Museum and Gasparilla Music Foundation are partnering to bring you GMF Kids Fest featuring free GCM admission and a free concert with the Grammy Award winning kids band Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.


Museum of Science & Industry and Glazer Children’s Museum Launch Science Alliance

December 2016 

Two of Tampa Bay’s learning leaders ignite a collaboration that makes both museums more affordable for families. The Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) and Glazer Children’s Museum are stirring together some of their strongest elements to create a powerful reaction called Science Alliance, a new collaboration that saves families money and opens up new options for fun learning for kids across Tampa Bay.


National STEM Video Game Challenge Announces Winners of Fifth Annual Competition

November 2016 

The National STEM Video Game Challenge announced today the winners of the 2016 competition. The 24 middle school and high school winners were recognized at an award ceremony at National Geographic in Washington, DC, with top original video games and game design concepts selected in 18 categories from nearly 3,000 entries.


The Glazer Children’s Museum Welcomes Seven Stellar Community Leaders to their Board of Directors

October 2016 

The Glazer Children’s Museum is proud to announce that seven community leaders and early childhood advocates were nominated onto their Board of Directors on Tuesday, October 11. The nominees ranging from various career backgrounds were chosen to help establish the Museum’s future plans and direction as one of the top five Children Museums in the Nation.


Glazer Children’s Museum Celebrates National Week of Making

June 2016 

The Glazer Children’s Museum will be celebrating the National Week of Making on June 17- 23. Building on President Obama’s Nation of Making Initiative, the Glazer Children’s Museum is ready to lead the way here in Tampa.


SMALLab Experience Opens at the Glazer Children’s Museum

April 2016 

The Glazer Children’s Museum is merging innovation and education with the opening of their brand new, interactive experience, SMALLab. SMALLab, which stands for Situated Multimedia Arts Learning Lab, will premiere to the public on Sunday, April 3 and is the first of its kind in a U.S. children’s museum.


Glazer Children’s Museum Announces Official Winners For Their Education Is Key Breakfast

April 2016 

The Glazer Children’s Museum is proud to announce their two official winners to be honored during the Annual Education is Key Breakfast, happening Friday, April 15. Each year, Glazer Children’s Museum honors one outstanding educator and student in the Bay area who exemplify what it is to work hard to develop as a lifelong learner and leader, closely aligning with the Museum’s mission.


Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts new Board Director Marcario leads ‘Altered Book Art’ project with TBBCA pARTners Greenberg Traurig and Glazer Children’s Museum

February 2016 

Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts (TBBCA) is pleased to announce that TBBCA Board Director, Jamie Moore Marcario, will lead a new ‘Altered Book Art’ project co-sponsored by TBBCA with pARTners Greenberg Traurig and Glazer Children’s Museum.


Tampa Stories at GCM: Share Your Story and Become a Part of Tampa’s History

January 2016 

The Glazer Children’s Museum and Tampa Hillsborough Library Cooperative are partnering for a new temporary exhibit. The Tampa Story Listening Booth will be open the entire month of February allowing guests to hear audio clippings of Tampa’s famous African American residents.


The Glazer Children’s Museum Named Top Museum in the USA

January 2015 

The Glazer Children’s Museum was recently named one of the top children’s museums in the Nation, by Earning its ranking as number 6, the Glazer Children’s Museum is proud to be among the top tier of its peers after just five years of opening its doors.


Sunshine Sundays

November 2014 

On November 30, 2014 the Glazer Children’s Museum will host Sunshine Sundays, an award-winning program, supported by Publix Super Markets and VSA Florida. Between the hours of 10am-1pm, the Museum will close our doors to the general public and only allow exclusive access to children with special needs and their families.