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Children & Family Events

  • Collectors Day

    May 7, 2017 12:00 pm
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    Ted Johnson remembers finding old, discarded radios in his family’s attic when he was five years old. The 56-year-old Dade City resident has been collecting antique radios ever since. Meanwhile, when Mike Turbeville was a kid in the 1950s, he ventured out to Tampa’s Ballast Point during low tide to hunt for coral. Later in life, cigar labels and other …

  • Mother’s Day at the History Center

    May 14, 2017 10:00 am
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    The History Center will celebrate Mother’s Day with free admission for moms with one paid Adult admission on Sunday, May 14, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. To commemorate the day, the History Center will offer arts and crafts for kids in the Lykes Atrium and a 10% discount on select items in the museum store. Moms can also see …

  • History Adventure Camp: American Girl

    Jun 5, 2017 9:00 am

    This summer, peek into the past with your favorite dolls! Crafts, gallery experiences and a special tea party await you as each day brings new adventures with Gabriela McBride, Maryellen Larkin and Samantha. Ride the streetcar to explore Ybor City as it was during Samantha’s time. American Girl Dolls not required for participation.

    Camps are open to ages 7-11 and may include arts & crafts, Tampa streetcar ride, field trip to a nearby cultural site or museum, guest speaker, museum insiders tour, playground and waterplay day in nearby Cotanchobee Park, and a take-home memory book. Camps are led by experienced educators dedicated to providing unique and engaging experiences campers won’t soon forget.

    Additional Details:

    • For boys and girls ages 7-11. Campers must be within the age range allowed for each camp during the week(s) of their camp.
    • Camp hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Extended care available from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. for an additional fee
    • Camp registration is handled on a first-come, first-served basis
    • Camps may include Tampa streetcar ride, field trip to nearby cultural site/museum, guest speaker, museum store visit, museum behind the scenes tour, Cotanchobee Park playground and waterplay day and take-home memory book.
    • Register on-line, each child and session separately. Camp fills up, so register today!
    • If you are interested in having your child attend a TBHC camp but have financial concerns, please contact The Education Department.

    Refund Policy: A refund, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be issued if a written cancellation request is received at least 10 business days prior to the first day of camp.

  • History Adventure Camp: American Girl

    Jun 12, 2017 9:00 am

    This summer, peek into the past with your favorite dolls! Crafts, gallery experiences and a special tea party await you as each day brings new adventures with Gabriela McBride, Maryellen Larkin and Samantha. Ride the streetcar to explore Ybor City as it was during Samantha’s time. American Girl Dolls not required for participation.

    History Adventure Camps are open to ages 7-11 and may include a field trip and guest speaker, museum insiders tour, and a take-home memory book, along with arts & crafts, games and outdoor activities. Camps are led by experienced educators dedicated to providing unique and engaging experiences campers won’t forget.

    Additional Details:

    • For boys and girls ages 7-11. Campers must be within the age range allowed for each camp during the week(s) of their camp.
    • Camp hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Extended care available from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. for an additional fee
    • Camp registration is handled on a first-come, first-served basis
    • Camps may include Tampa streetcar ride, field trip to nearby cultural site/museum, guest speaker, museum store visit, museum behind the scenes tour, Cotanchobee Park playground and waterplay day and take-home memory book.
    • Register on-line, each child and session separately. Camp fills up, so register today!
    • If you are interested in having your child attend a TBHC camp but have financial concerns, please contact The Education Department.

    Refund Policy: A refund, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be issued if a written cancellation request is received at least 10 business days prior to the first day of camp.

  • History Adventure Camp: Archaeology Mysteries

    Jun 26, 2017 9:00 am

    Dig in to Florida’s past when wooly mammoths roamed free. Get your hands dirty as archaeologists show you how to use prehistoric tools and uncover what life was like for Florida’s very first people! Visit historic Ybor City to find out how immigrants lived 100 years ago.

    Camps are open to ages 7-11 and may include arts & crafts, Tampa streetcar ride, field trip to a nearby cultural site or museum, guest speaker, museum insiders tour, playground and waterplay day in nearby Cotanchobee Park, and a take-home memory book. Camps are led by experienced educators dedicated to providing unique and engaging experiences campers won’t soon forget.

    Additional Details:

    • For boys and girls ages 7-11. Campers must be within the age range allowed for each camp during the week(s) of their camp.
    • Camp hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Extended care available from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. for an additional fee
    • Camp registration is handled on a first-come, first-served basis
    • Camps may include Tampa streetcar ride, field trip to nearby cultural site/museum, guest speaker, museum store visit, museum behind the scenes tour, Cotanchobee Park playground and waterplay day and take-home memory book.
    • Register on-line, each child and session separately. Camp fills up, so register today!
    • If you are interested in having your child attend a TBHC camp but have financial concerns, please contact The Education Department.

    Refund Policy: A refund, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be issued if a written cancellation request is received at least 10 business days prior to the first day of camp.

  • History Adventure Camp: Pirates & Explorers

    Jul 10, 2017 9:00 am

    Ahoy, mateys! Climb aboard and use your navigation skills to reveal the truth about Jose Gaspar, the Gasparilla legend and Captain Panfilo Narvaez, the real-life, one eyed explorer of Tampa Bay. Join us for games and crafts as professional archaeologists help you solve mysteries of sunken ships! Discover sea creatures on a visit to the Florida Aquarium.

    Camps are open to ages 7-11 and may include arts & crafts, Tampa streetcar ride, field trip to a nearby cultural site or museum, guest speaker, museum insiders tour, playground and waterplay day in nearby Cotanchobee Park, and a take-home memory book. Camps are led by experienced educators dedicated to providing unique and engaging experiences campers won’t soon forget.

    Additional Details:

    • For boys and girls ages 7-11. Campers must be within the age range allowed for each camp during the week(s) of their camp.
    • Camp hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Extended care available from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. for an additional fee
    • Camp registration is handled on a first-come, first-served basis
    • Camps may include Tampa streetcar ride, field trip to nearby cultural site/museum, guest speaker, museum store visit, museum behind the scenes tour, Cotanchobee Park playground and waterplay day and take-home memory book.
    • Register on-line, each child and session separately. Camp fills up, so register today!
    • If you are interested in having your child attend a TBHC camp but have financial concerns, please contact The Education Department.

    Refund Policy: A refund, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be issued if a written cancellation request is received at least 10 business days prior to the first day of camp.

  • History Adventure Camps: Museum Makerspace

    Jul 24, 2017 9:00 am

    Imagine, create and build amazing projects with your friends – Lego building challenges and designing your own pirate sloop Prepare for a week of hands-on fun including STEAM activities. Campers will create an exhibit that parents can visit Friday afternoon.

    Camps are open to ages 7-11 and may include arts & crafts, Tampa streetcar ride, field trip to a nearby cultural site or museum, guest speaker, museum insiders tour, playground and waterplay day in nearby Cotanchobee Park, and a take-home memory book. Camps are led by experienced educators dedicated to providing unique and engaging experiences campers won’t soon forget.

    Additional Details:

    • For boys and girls ages 7-11. Campers must be within the age range allowed for each camp during the week(s) of their camp.
    • Camp hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Extended care available from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. for an additional fee
    • Camp registration is handled on a first-come, first-served basis
    • Camps may include Tampa streetcar ride, field trip to nearby cultural site/museum, guest speaker, museum store visit, museum behind the scenes tour, Cotanchobee Park playground and waterplay day and take-home memory book.
    • Register on-line, each child and session separately. Camp fills up, so register today!
    • If you are interested in having your child attend a TBHC camp but have financial concerns, please contact The Education Department.

    Refund Policy: A refund, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be issued if a written cancellation request is received at least 10 business days prior to the first day of camp.

  • History Adventure Camp: Hysterical History

    Jul 31, 2017 9:00 am

    See cool inventions and hear about weird Florida History! Discover amazing facts about the Sunshine State, make silly putty, learn about our famous mermaids and go bowling at Splitzville End your summer with some retro fun!

    Camps are open to ages 7-11 and may include arts & crafts, Tampa streetcar ride, field trip to a nearby cultural site or museum, guest speaker, museum insiders tour, playground and waterplay day in nearby Cotanchobee Park, and a take-home memory book. Camps are led by experienced educators dedicated to providing unique and engaging experiences campers won’t soon forget.

    Additional Details:

    • For boys and girls ages 7-11. Campers must be within the age range allowed for each camp during the week(s) of their camp.
    • Camp hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Extended care available from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. for an additional fee
    • Camp registration is handled on a first-come, first-served basis
    • Camps may include Tampa streetcar ride, field trip to nearby cultural site/museum, guest speaker, museum store visit, museum behind the scenes tour, Cotanchobee Park playground and waterplay day and take-home memory book.
    • Register on-line, each child and session separately. Camp fills up, so register today!
    • If you are interested in having your child attend a TBHC camp but have financial concerns, please contact The Education Department.

    Refund Policy: A refund, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be issued if a written cancellation request is received at least 10 business days prior to the first day of camp.