Calling all super heroes, princesses, firefighters, and cardboard robots! KidCon is a day to come play in your favorite costume from 9am-4pm on March 21. General admission $9, and members are free.

Erin Go Brough

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, explore and learn about Irish heritage through food and the arts on March 14 from 1-4pm. General admission $9, and members are free.

Family Valentine’s Day Dance

Shake, twist, dab, and more at this family dance. Crafts and snacks available all evening. Check Explorations V website for ticket information.

African American Heritage Celebration

February 8 from 1-4pm. This annual celebration of African American Heritage features top entertainers and artists from Central Florida’s African American community. General admission $9, and members are free.

Chinese New Year Celebration

Explorations V celebrates Chinese New Year from 1-4pm on Saturday, February 1. Celebrate the Year of the Rat with fun activity tables lead by the Museum’s Chinese Family Ambassadors. General admission $9, members are free. FYI – The actual date of Chinese New Year in 2019 is January 25.

International School Day of Peace and Non-Violence

Join families from around the world in taking a peace pledge. General admission $9, and members are free.

Blast Off

Sponsored by Med Express, takes place Dec 27-Jan 4 at Noon (12pm). Ring in the new year with toilet paper fireworks every day at noon. General admission $9, and members are free.


November 22-30, 9am-5pm. Join Explorations V family and friends to practice the art of giving back. From feeding ducks safe food to picking up trash around downtown. Activity times vary daily. Check website for details. Most events are free.

Boo Bash

Halloween games and not-so-spooky fun for kids of all ages. Members FREE/Nonmembers $5


Some northerners schedule visits to Central Florida this time of year just so they can take in FallFest. The annual Polk State College FallFest will be Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Crafts and Fun = Polk State’s Annual FallFest FallFest, the word conjures up a cool autumn day on Polk State College’s Winter Haven […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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