Historical Attractions in APOLLO BEACH with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Apollo Beach, Florida!)

Apollo Beach is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Sunshine State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Apollo Beach’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Apollo Beach when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Heritage Village

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    (26 miles) Largo

    A historical 21 acre living history museum where kids can explore 19th century life!

  • Historic Spanish Point

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    (40 miles) Osprey

    An interactive waterfront museum where you can connect to the past with 30-acres of nature trails, a large butterfly garden, pioneer buildings, a footbridge over the bay for viewing marine life, ...

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  • Glazers Childrens Museum

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    (13 miles) Tampa

    There are equipped role play settings, elemental experiment sections and construction zones plus art and crafts, computers and plenty more besides.

  • Museum of Fine Arts

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    (14 miles) Saint Petersburg

    A trip through the wonderful world of fine arts in Florida, with a permanent collection, rotating exhibitions and special kid events!

  • The Dali Museum

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    (14 miles) Saint Petersburg

    A museum in St. Petersburg dedicated to that master artist we know as Dali.

  • Florida Holocaust Museum

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    (14 miles) Saint Petersburg

    A moving and eye opening museum that honours the memory of those who were involved in the Holocaust. Suitable for the older children.

  • Tampa Bay Automobile Museum

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    (17 miles) Pinellas Park

    Car loving families will love tis automobile museum, just a short drive from Tampa, with an amazing collection of vintage vehicles.

  • Museum of Science and Industry

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    (19 miles) Tampa

    A science-tastic day out for kids under 12 where they can play, interact, learn and understand science and the world around them. Perfect for the whole family in the countries largest kids science ...

  • The South Florida Museum

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    (21 miles) Bradenton

    The South Florida Museum interprets the region from the Pleistocene to the present with stunning life-size dioramas and dramatic exhibits based on its extensive collections of anthropological ...

  • Dinosaur World

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    (22 miles) Plant City

    Come face to face with over 200 life size dinosaurs in a natural Florida setting, with animatronics, fossil digs, playgrounds and more!

  • Armed Forces History Museum

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    (23 miles) Largo

    A fascinating museum with incredible displays and exhibits that honour the armed forces, and tell their story.

  • The Florida Air Museum

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    (27 miles) Lakeland

    Floridas “Official Aviation Museum and Education Center” features a dynamic display of the best examples aviation has to offer including one-of-a-kind designs, classics, ultra-lights, antiques ...

  • Replay Amusement Museum

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    (33 miles) Tarpon Springs

    Visit the WORLDS biggest pinball machine at this fun Florida museum, with over 100 pinball games, and amusements from history. No quarters needed here!

  • Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum

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    (34 miles) Tarpon Springs

    The history of Tarpon Springs is ready to be explored at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum. Fascinating and educational experience for the whole family

  • Ripleys Believe It Or Not

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    (74 miles) Orlando

    An amazing museum that appears to be sinking into one of Florida's infamous sinkholes! Filled with oddities from all around the world...including shrunken heads and a spinning vortex!

  • Holy Land Experience

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    (78 miles) Orlando

    The Holy Land Experience is a beautiful, educational, and fun experience that offers kids a unique and interactive way to experience God and the bible.

  • Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium

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    (88 miles) Fort Myers

    Indoor and outdoor facilities including museum, three nature trails, a Planetarium, butterfly and bird aviaries.

  • Rolling Video Games of Tampa

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    (24 miles) Tampa

    Video Game Party. It is a game truck trailer with FOUR widescreen high-def TVs that cover the walls in front of custom stadium seats with built-in vibration motors synched to the on-screen action ...

  • Circus Sarasota

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    (28 miles) Sarasota

    Circus Sarasota intersperses high drama and glamour with traditional circus acts to create a sophisticated and inspirational showcase of exciting family entertainment.

  • Arabian Nights Show

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    (66 miles) Kissimmee

    Beautiful horses, dazzling costumes, heart-stopping acrobatics and a fabulous three-course meal are only the beginning of an unforgettable night of entertainment at Arabian Nights.

  • Old Town

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    (67 miles) Kissimmee

    Old Town has amusement rides that the whole family will enjoy! You'll be "blown away" by the Windstorm Roller Coaster...1,437 feet of steel tracks which twist and turn over 80-degree banks! Ride the ...

  • Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre

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    (90 miles) Ft Myers

    Offers a full children's theatre program, with the pleasing addition that the cast come back on stagfe afterwards to answer kids' questions, and then pose for photos and autographs too.

  • The Florida Aquarium

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    (12 miles) Tampa

    Experience the aquarium and see why it's among the top aquariums in the world. With more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and around the world. One of the many fun family places to ...

  • Lowry Park Zoo

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    (17 miles) Tampa

    With more than 2,200 animals, this fun Tampa zoo has interactive exhibits for kids, as well as fun rides! Bumper boats, flumes, carousels - an amazing family zoo day out in Florida!

  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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    (29 miles) Clearwater

    Welcome to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, the world's most-watched marine life rescue and environmental education center. Our mission is to restore and preserve our marine environment. We accomplish our ...

  • Old McMickys Farm

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    (29 miles) Odessa

    Farm fun in Florida with maze hay rides, animals, pony rides, cow milking - a great spot for birthday parties too! Guided tours only.

  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens

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    (29 miles) Sarasota

    Sarasota Jungle Gardens is one of the oldest continuously operating attractions in the State of Florida. Open to the public in December of 1940, the "Gardens" has retained its old Florida charm and ...

  • Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

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    (32 miles) Sarasota

    From its humble beginnings in tiny shed in a small Florida town, Mote Marine Laboratory has expanded to include a 10.5-acre campus in Sarasota, Fla., with field stations and public exhibits in Key ...

  • Tarpon Springs Aquarium

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    (34 miles) Tarpon Springs

    Journey into the world under the ocean with this spectacular living reef.

  • Dade City's Wild Things

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    (43 miles) Dade City

    Embark on an adventure that will take you closer to amazing animals than ever before, with 22 acres of Florida animal fun!

  • Giraffe Ranch

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    (49 miles) Dade City

    45 minutes north of Tampa is 47 rolling acres of countryside teeming with wildlife that kids can play with, feed, look at, and even ride! This wildlife preserve offers intimate safari expeditions for ...

  • Green Meadows Petting Farm

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    (66 miles) Kissinnee

    Hands-on interactive education at this friendly petting farm in Florida: a sensory learning experience with over 300 animals as your teachers!

  • Jungle Adventures Nature Park and Zoo

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    (69 miles) Christmas

    Real Florida...as Real as it Gets! Jungle Adventures Nature Park & Zoo is the natural habitat jungle home of our famous 200 foot long roadside wonder, Swampy, the World's Largest Alligator. Come and ...

  • Homosassa Wildlife Park

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    (72 miles) Homosassa

    Showcasing native Florida wildlife, including an underwater manatee observatory, plus a children's hands on education centre, daily encounter programs and a boat tour is included in your admission.

  • Discovery Cove

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    (72 miles) Orlando

    A one of a kind experience where you can SWIM with dolphins, play near otters and walk on the ocean floor!