Things To Do This Summer With Your Kids

Dated: 06/10/2019

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ITS SUMMER!!!!!!  For some of us that means nothing more than its just going to get really hot and humid, we still have to go to work everyday and, will this be the summer where a hurricane hits Tampa Bay.  But for families with children it is a time to have fun and make sure that the kids don't just sit around watching TV, playing videos games and ultimately become zombies.  I wanted to give those parents so ideas of what to do that may be not just entertaining but maybe educational as well. Image result for kids ipad meme

The Dali MuseumHistory

The Dali Museum celebrates the life and work of Salvador Dali (1904-1989) and features works from the artist’s entire career. The collection includes over 2,100 works from every moment and in every medium of his artistic activity, including oil paintings, many original drawings, book illustrations, artists’ books, prints, sculpture, photos, manuscripts and an extensive archive of documents. Founded with the works collected by A. Reynolds and Eleanor Morse, the Museum has made significant additions to its collection over the years.

The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL, USA, is open daily 10am-5:30pm (until 8pm on Thursdays). See Upcoming Special Hours. The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving day, Christmas day and  March 13, 14 & 15, 2020. 

Address: 1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Tickets: $17–24 ·

Accreditation: American Alliance of Museums

Phone: (727) 823-3767

The Florida Aquarium

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The Florida Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, publicly operated institution located in TampaFloridaUnited States. It is a large scale, 250,000-square-foot (23,000 m2) aquarium and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. This means they are a leader in conservation and education, supporting programs for wildlife and having a strong educational component in the forms of summer camps, school trips, etc. The facility is home to more than 7,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and all over the world. 

The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Drive
Tampa, Florida 33602


Entrance to lot is located north of the Aquarium off the east side of Channelside Drive at York Street

Open Daily

9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Fort De Soto Park

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The largest park within the Pinellas County Park System, Fort De Soto park consists of 1,136 acres made up of five interconnected islands (keys). These keys are home to beach plants, mangroves, wetlands, palm hammocks, hardwoods and scores of native plants. Each of these species plays a vital role in the preservation and protection of the natural environment.


    Historic fort guide
  • Over 7 miles of waterfront, includes almost three miles of beautiful white sandy beach.

  • 800-foot-long boat launching facility with eleven floating docks.

  • Camping- 238-site family camping area with facilities

  • Primitive youth camping areafor organized youth groups

  • 15 picnic shelters -reserve shelters online

  • Playgrounds

  • Multipurpose trail - seven miles of paved trail connecting North Beach, East Beach, the boat ramp and the camping area. No motorized vehicles allowed.

  • Two large swim centers including a food concession area located at the North Beach Swim Center.

  • Two fishing piers - each pier has a food and bait concession - Gulf & Bay Pier Hours: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

  • Concession/snack bar/souvenir shop

  • Quartermaster Museum

  • 6.8 mile, 12-foot-wide asphalt recreation trail connects the campground with the North and East Beach Swim Centers and the historic fort.

  • 2.25-mile recreational canoe trail.

  • 1-mile nature trail in the Arrowhead Picnic area, and a 3/4 mile nature trail in the Soldiers' Hole area provides a glimpse of some the native fauna and flora.

  • Dog park-Please review dog park rules. Fort De Soto has the only dog park where dogs are allowed on the beach in a designated area. There are also 2 fenced-in areas near the beach for large and small dogs with water stations (beach entrance is at the far southwest corner of dog park).

Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge

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Designated as a National Wildlife Refuge in 1974, Egmont Key is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a national wildlife refuge to protect the island’s diverse natural, cultural, and historical features. Egmont Key is also cooperatively managed as a unit of the Florida Park Service as Egmont Key State Park. Egmont Key is on the National Register of Historic Places, while playing a prominent role in Florida’s Seminole Indian Wars, the Civil War, and the Spanish-American War. Situated at the mouth of Tampa Bay, this remote 280 acre island preserves the remains of historic Fort Dade, a still functioning and over 100 year-old lighthouse. It also provides important habitat for nesting sea turtles, gopher tortoises, over 30,000 nesting pairs of birds, and other wildlife.

Bird sanctuaries in the south of the island make up about 1/3 of Egmont Key, with approximately 97 acres set aside for wildlife to rest, nest, and feed.

Manatee Viewing Center

ManateeBig Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach delivered reliable electricity to the community for 16 years before the commercial operation of Big Bend Unit 4 in 1986. That year, people started seeing manatees in large numbers in the power station's discharge canal, where saltwater – taken from Tampa Bay to cool Unit 4 – flowed, clean and warm, back to the bay. When Tampa Bay reached 68 degrees or colder, the mammals would seek out this new refuge. The Manatee Viewing Center was soon born. Today, Big Bend's discharge canal is a state and federally designated manatee sanctuary that provides critical protection from the cold for these unique, gentle animals.

Address: 6990 Dickman Rd Apollo Beach, FL 33572


Hours:10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily(the wildlife observation tower and habitat trails close at 4 p.m. daily).

Open: Nov. 1 through April 15

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (at 3 p.m.), Christmas Day and Easter.

Admission: Free

Parking: Free

These are just some of the few things to do around the Tampa Bay Area.  Here is a complete list of more fun things to do.

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