Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa - Sunshine Sundays

Today we went to our first Sunshine Sunday at the Children's Museum in downtown Tampa.  We had a great time.  For the four of us it was $20 plus about another $5 for parking. 

Sunshine Sunday is a special date and time for special needs children and their families.  The museum opens early, at 10AM, and they offer discounted pricing  The next dates are March 25th, May 27th and July 29th.

This was a great experience as I would guess and say there were less than 50 children in the entire place!  Finn and Camila had so much fun running everywhere and getting into everything.  What a great morning and lots of energy burned. 

The museum had a lot of volunteers and stations set up to for sensory activities.  The kids loved the expansive water tables, the "beach" area, the area where they could race turtles, puppies, and birds.  They loved the music station and the garden section.  They "drove" a fire truck and an airplane, went shopping at Publix and took care of sick puppies.  They didn't want to leave and I don't blame them.

There were children there with a wide range of abilities.  Some were ambulatory and some were not.  Some could speak and some could not.  There were two things all of the children had in common: they all had very tired parents and all of the children were having a great time.

There were a few special needs resource tables set up as well.  They had information on summer camps, gymnastics programs, etc.

Overall, I am very impressed with the Children's museum for putting on such a great event.  We are definitely looking forward to the next one.  If you would like more information on The Glazer Children's Museum Sunshine Sundays, please check it out at

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