Explore a World Where Playing is Learning

We offer fun, hands-on outreach
programs to the community and schools.
While searching for a location we are
without walls”.
We offer fun, hands-on outreach programs to the community and schools. While searching for a location we are currently operating as a “museum without walls”. The Museum exhibits will be for children up to 10 years and will draw visitors from Manatee and Sarasota counties. Programs for older kids and families will also be available. Our programs will include classes and workshops in arts, humanities and sciences. In addition, we will address subjects such as parenting, education, literacy and health. Scholarships will be available.


A Bit About Our Vision...Featured learning center exhibits at Explore Some More Children’s Museum will incorporate art, music, water play as well as physical and imaginative play, while reflecting our region’s unique environment and community. Our facility will be a place for children to learn about real life by playing in kid-size versions of these exhibits such as: 

  • grocery store
  • pizza parlor
  • theater
  • art studio
  • concert hall
  • water works section
  • dinosaur dig

Research proves that kids LEARN through PLAY. It is a way for them to learn who they are, how the world works, solve problems and to express feelings. Children’s Museums celebrate play and creativity while positively impacting children, families and communities.


Exhibits & programming meet the Florida’s Sunshine State Standards to reinforce what is being taught in classrooms. We will include special event facilities for activities from summer and school vacation camps, to birthday parties and baby showers to corporate meetings and charitable events.

Member of Association of Children’s Museums 

Nonprofit Organization 501(c)(3)


You Can Be A Star by becoming a partner with us…VOLUNTEER or make a CONTRIBUTION! Volunteers and financial supporters are the backbone to our success. We have many ways that you can share your talents in a variety of areas:

  • Make a financial contribution to support the creation of Explore Some More Children’s Museum.
  • Tell your friends, family and colleagues about the museum to raise awareness.

Other ways to help...

Participate in outreach programs, arrange & volunteer at special community events, coordinate fundraising projects & MORE!

 the Explore Some More Children's Museum

  • Download a donation form and mail your tax-deductible donation, or
  • Donate online with PayPal (you will be prompted to fill in your donation amount.)

Material Donation Wish List
  • Printer/Scanner/Copy/   Fax Machine with printer ink cartridges
  • Printer ink cartridges (HP 56 Black and HP 57 Tri-color)
  • Laptop computer
  • Printer Paper

To donate please contact Lori Bollinger, Director

All donations are tax deductable.

PARTNER WITH US As we create a museum that provides a safe, creative, hands-on learning experience for children...


 Phone: 941.524.7034
 Fax: 941.753.0296

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