Florida Discovery Guide

  • Early in our move to Tampa Bay we had heard about the Tampa River Walk, how beautiful it was and the endless events and activities that take place there.  When I decided to check it out, the Glazer Children's Museum stuck out as an interesting place to explore with the kids.  So, I was excited when the museum invited us to visit.  Growing up in Massachusetts, I had visited the Boston Children’s Museum countless times and always made amazing memories, and I was excited to do the same in our new home state.       As you enter the museum, the highlight of the first floor is the large water play area with various weather simulations, boat navigation, and water flow areas.  The entire family had fun in this area, especially with the weather simulator.   Along with the large water's Journey exhibit, the first floor offered a unique sand box area and tug boat play structure.   Like in museums we have visited in the past, Glazer Children's Museum has a large climbing structure for the kids to conquer.  These climbing structures are always one of the kid’s favorite exhibits.  They climbed for up and down several times, laughing along the way, as mommy and daddy got to relax on the benches next the exhibit and look on.   Once the kids were done climbing, we got to explore the second floor which featured a pretend fire house, hospital, pet clinic, Publix, Outback, theater, news station, and more.   I was impressed with how clean and organized the museum was given the fact that they had so many exhibits on one level.  Also, having the majority of the exhibits on the one floor made it easier for parents with multiple kids to watch them all as they played.   Anthony was too old for many of the exhibits, but he did really like the paper airplane section and learning about new broadcasts in the Kids' Network.     Aidan enjoyed every single exhibit and played for hours.  His favorites were the fire house, the restaurant and the construction area.     Lilly spent most her time in the Get Moving area.  Which showcased a rock wall and a racing area.                       After we finally convinced the kids to head outside, we enjoyed a bit of the beautiful River Walk.  The Glazer Museum is located right on River with an interactive fountain, playground, and large field right outside the door.  It was a wonderful day that I can absolutely recommend to mothers of young children in the Tampa area.   After a fun afternoon, I can say with confidence that the Glazer Children's Museum is a perfect place for young families to make memories and learn new things.     The Details: Where: Glazer Children’s Museum    110 W Gasparilla Plaza Tampa FL 33602   Price: Adults – $15 Children - $9.50 Babies under 1 year are Free Family Annual Memberships start at $125   Hours: Monday-Friday 10am - 5pm Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 1pm - 6pm   Get Social with the Glazer Children’s Museum: Facebook Twitter Instagram           Disclosure:  I received press passes to the Glazer Children’s Museum for myself and my family to facilitate this post, all opinions are always 100% my own.

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    Early in our move to Tampa Bay we had heard about the Tampa River Walk, how beautiful it was and the endless events and activities that take place there.  When I decided to check it out, the Glazer Children’s Museum stuck out as an interesting place to explore with the kids.  So, I was excited […] Read more…

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    Top Tips for Visiting Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

    While in Tampa one of the best places to take the kids is the Lowry Park Zoo!   My kids are big animal lovers,  Anthony loves to learn all the facts about each kind of animal while the twins just fall in love with all of them, so this zoo was a great experience for us. […] Read more…

Mommyhood

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    This post was sponsored by DOLE® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in my post are my own. Life gets crazy!  In my house, I have three children running from school to sports, then finishing up homework, squeezing in time to run around with friends, and so much more […] Read more…

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    5 Tips for Getting Active and Beating the Winter Blues!

    Thanks to Premier Protein and Fitfluential for sponsoring today’s post, as always all opinions are completely my own. In the middle of a chilly winter, it can be hard to jump out of the slump of binge watching TV and ordering delivery.  Being from New England, where the winters are long and the days are short, I […] Read more…

Disney

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    Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique ~ Walt Disney World

    I love the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disney World!  I think its the perfect opportunity for me and Lilly to sneak away from Daddy and the boys and have some very special girl time making magical princess memories! I’ve heard many people say they thought the boutique was to pricey, but my feeling is, everything […] Read more…

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Travel

Food

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Crafts and Tutorials

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     Fall is my favorite season, pumpkins, apples, hayrides, I just love the cool crisp air.  Get into the fall spirit and have some fun crafting up these fun decorations with the kids!  Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin  Paper Plate Owls Corny Containers Fall Handprint Wreath Fall Tree with Sun Catcher Leaves Tissue Paper Apple Stained Glass […] Read more…

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    How to Make your Own Weighted Blanket ~ Tutorial

    When Early Intervention told me I should get Aidan a weighted blanket for his Sensory Processing Disorder, I had no idea what SPD was never mind a weighted blanket! So what did I do….. Google! BUT these lovely blankets that were supposed to make my dear little boy able to relax and stay still for […] Read more…

Tech

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    This post was sponsored by Samsung as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. As moms most of us shop at Walmart, a lot!  I have a Super Center within walking distance from my house, so I am usually there several times a week.  I […] Read more…

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    Top Tech Gifts from HP this Year!

    This is a sponsored post. As always, all opinions are my own. HP is one of my favorite Tech brands. I am typing on a HP laptop right now, while listening to music from my HP bluetooth speaker, and I just finished printing my holiday lists on an HP printer. I know this brand and I […] Read more…