Museums in LAKELAND with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in Lakeland, Florida, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in this The Sunshine State city offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick! Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in Lakeland…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • The Florida Air Museum

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    (6 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 ...

  • Dinosaur World

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    (15 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!

  • Museum of Science and Industry

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    (28 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 ...

  • Glazers Childrens Museum

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    (32 miles) Tampa

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

  • Ripleys Believe It Or Not

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    (41 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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    (45 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.

  • Museum of Fine Arts

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    (45 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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    (46 miles) Saint Petersburg

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

  • Florida Holocaust Museum

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    (46 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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    (46 miles) Pinellas Park

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

  • Replay Amusement Museum

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    (50 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!

  • Armed Forces History Museum

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    (50 miles) Largo

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

  • Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum

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    (50 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

  • The South Florida Museum

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    (53 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 ...

  • American Police Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (79 miles) Titusville

    The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum was founded in 1960. It is the nations first national police museum and memorial dedicated to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.The ...

  • Kennedy Space Centre

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    (84 miles) Titusville

    NASA's launch headquarters is still the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet an astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch!

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  • Airboat Rides At Boggy Creek

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    (36 miles) Kissimmee

    Glide through the wetlands viewing Florida's native wildlife traveling at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.

  • Wild Florida Airboat Tours and Wildlife Park

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    (40 miles) Keanansville

    Enjoy unforgettable tours with Orlando's ONLY airboat and wildlife park experience...great for all ages!

  • Titanic The Artifact Exhibition

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    (41 miles) Orlando

    Come face to face with artifacts that were actually on board the iconic Titanic when she sank back in 1912.

  • All About Fun Segway Tours

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    (45 miles) Saint Petersburg

    Explore St. Petersburg on those super fun Segways with All About Fun Tours. Suitable for kids over 12 years.

  • Little Toot Dolphin Adventures

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    (52 miles) Clearwater

    Climb aboard the "LITTLE TOOT", the forty foot authentic tugboat for an exciting dolphin watching adventure with a narrated sightseeing tour of the Gulf of Mexico and Clearwater Harbor. Enjoy the ...

  • Captain Memos Pirate Cruise

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    (54 miles) Clearwater Beach

    Captain Memo's "Original" Pirate Cruise has something for everyone including face painting, musical games, treasurte hunts and water gun battles. For the adults we offer complimetary beer, wine and ...

  • The Pirate Ship at Johns Pass

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    (54 miles) Madeira Beach

    This family fun cruise aboard a real replica pirate ship will entertain the whole family with: Water gun battles, Treasure hunts, Pirate face painting, Pirate stories, Limbo and much more!

  • Sea Life Kayak Adventures

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    (63 miles) Sarasota

    An amazing experience on the water where you can enjoy wildlife interactions with dolphins, manatees, birds and seahorses! Ocean fun in Florida!

  • Calypso Kayaking

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    (83 miles) Cocoa Beach

    Guided kayak tours on the Indian River Lagoon in Florida, where kids can get an up close encounter with nature, including manatee and dolphins! Great outdoor adventure

  • A Florida Outdoor Center

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    (88 miles) Sebastian

    Water tours and land tours in sunny Florida for adventurous kids, with kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle-boarding, hiking and more!

  • Dade City's Wild Things

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    (27 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!

  • The Florida Aquarium

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    (31 miles) Tampa

    Tens of thousands of marine plants and animals from all around the world are ready to be explored at this Florida Aquarium, with dive programs and a splash pad too!

  • Giraffe Ranch

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    (31 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 ...

  • Lowry Park Zoo

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    (32 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!

  • Green Meadows Petting Farm

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    (32 miles) Kissinnee

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

  • Discovery Cove

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    (39 miles) Orlando

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

  • Seaworld Orlando

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    (39 miles) Orlando

    Get ready for a one of a kind journey to explore under our amazing ocean, at Sea World! With up close animal encounters, exhibits, rides and lots of family fun!

  • Gatorland

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    (40 miles) Orlando

    A one-of-a-kind family park within 110 acres of protected habitat where adventures lurk around every corner!

  • Old McMickys Farm

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    (40 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.