Plan Your Visit
Reservations are not required.
Children need play now more than ever. It offers respite, promotes wellness, and deepens family connections. No matter where you play, we have you covered with fun and imaginative experiences to keep your child learning and engaged! Ideal for ages 0-10. View our Guest Code of Conduct.
Mask Policy | Masks are strongly encouraged for all guests. 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.
Tuesday – Friday, 10am-5pm | Saturday, 10am-6pm | Sunday 1-6pm
Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve (close early), and Gasparilla Parade. Any additional days closed will be added here.
Memorial Day to Labor Day
Monday – Friday, 10am-5pm | Saturday, 10am-6pm | Sunday 1-6pm
General Admission $16
Babies Under Age 1 Play Free
Community Helpers Save $2
Active Military | First Responders | Educators | Seniors
Museums for All $3 Admission Up to 4 Guests
EBT, SNAP, & WIC Card Holders
GCM Members Play Free Every Day
Family & Premium
The most convenient option is the William F. Poe garage adjacent to the Museum. The garage has been converted to a ticketless ParkMobile system and guests can pay using onsite pay stations or the ParkMobile app on your phone. All street parking has been converted to real-time availability maps, so you can see what spaces are available at any time here. For more information, visit the City of Tampa Parking Division website. Parking garages and street parking are owned and operated by the City of Tampa and changes are up to the city’s discretion.
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 Levels 1, 2, and 4. 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 round-a-bout between the Museum and the Tampa Museum of Art. Please note, this round-a-bout is a shared space between GCM and the Tampa Museum of Art.
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 Pass holders.
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 the Museum.
$3 Admission Up to 4 Guests
EBT, SNAP, & WIC Card Holders
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 by 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’s commitment to seek, include, and welcome all audiences.
How can I get this offering? On your next visit to GCM, present your EBT, SNAP, or WIC card upon checking in at Guest Services, along with a photo ID. The name on your EBT/SNAP card must match the name listed on your photo ID, exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis. Admission to the museum is $3 per person under Museums for All.
The Museum offers the following amenities to make your GCM visit an extra playful day!
Creativity Cafe: Enjoy food and drinks at Creativity Cafe on Level 1 in our lobby! This is a quick service option that is open during museum hours.
Water Bottle Refill Fountains: The museum has installed two touchless water bottle refill stations.
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.
Nursing Room: 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.
Does your family use Social Stories to help plan your visits? The Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida (CARD) has created a Social Story specific to GCM for families to download and use to prepare for their visit to GCM. Learn more about Autism Affirming offerings at GCM here.