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Glazer Children's Museum

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About The Glazer Children's Museum

The Glazer Children's Museum is a non-profit children's museum situated in the Waterfront Arts District of downtown Tampa, near the Tampa Museum of Art and Curtis Hixon Park. Spanning 53,000 square feet, it features interactive exhibits across multiple themed areas, plus occasional visiting exhibits to supplement the permanent collection. Learn more about Coastal Outdoor

The history of Glazer Children's Museum


The history of Glazer Children's Museum can be traced back to the opening of Safety Village in Lowry Park in 1965. Community volunteers and numerous private and public partners later established the Children's Museum of Tampa, Inc., which began operating in a small storefront location. In 1989, supported by the City of Tampa, it relocated outside the city zoo as Kid City, where it provided curriculum based on community values to over 750,000 visitors from around the area. To meet growing needs, a feasibility study was conducted in 2003; this was followed by a $22 million capital campaign towards building a new 53,000-square-foot state-of-the-art children's museum at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Opened on September 25, 2010, and named after its major donor (the Glazer Family Foundation) who had provided $5 million, it served 250,000 guests that first year itself. Now hosting more than 2 million guests since then - and functioning as part of a cultural corridor comprising museums, libraries, theaters and performing arts centers - Glazer Children's Museum is an important fixture in Tampa.


Address: 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602



Monday - Closed

Tuesday 9:30 AM–5 PM

Wednesday9:30 AM–5 PM

Thursday9:30 AM–5 PM

Friday9:30 AM–5 PM

Saturday9:30 AM–5 PM

Sunday9:30 AM–5 PM

Phone: (813) 443-3861

Founded: 1986

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