Tampa, Florida is usually relatively warm throughout the year but during the cold winter months it can get very chilly and windy preventing kids from being able to take part in their usual outdoor activities. There are ways to keep them busy and warm at the same time. Here is a look at the best winter activities for kids in Tampa, Florida.
1. Museum of Science and Industry (Mosi) is number one on our list of best winter activities for kids in Tampa, Florida. Located at 4801 E. Fowler Ave. right in Tampa. Mosi has a number of different indoor activities that are great for family members and kids of all ages. Besides their advanced IMAX theater which brings movies to a whole other level Mosi also has a special playground with over 400 scientific activities to keep kids interested. There are also several interactive exhibits kids can take advantage of that really promote learning but in a healthy way. Admission to Mosi is $20.95 for adults ages 13 and up and $16.95 for kids 12-2. Mosi also offers special membership plans that offer discounts. For more information simply call 813-987-6000 or visit their web site at: http://www.mosi.org/default.aspx.
2. Ice Sports Forum in Brandon, just a short drive from Tampa offers public ice skating for those who have always wanted to try it. Ice skating is a great way to get out there and exercise but keep out of the chilly cold outside. It’s also a good chance for families to spend time together. In addition for public skating they also offer ice skating lessons and even hockey lessons for those who are interested. The Ice Sports Forum is located at 10222 Elizabeth Place and they can be reached via telephone at: (813) 684-7825 . Their public ice skating admission is priced at $6.99 per person with a skate rental of $3.29. Their ice skating schedule does vary so to find out what the times are for what dates you are interested in going check out their web site at: http://www.theicesportsforum.com/public_skate.pdf.
3. Children’s Museum of Tampa is another great place to visit during the cold winter months. The Children’s Museum of Tampa has several different activities including fun “jobs” for older kids such as a firehouse where they will learn all about staying safe, and even a McDonalds where they can practice serving people. There are also lots of activities for younger children and toddlers including special kid-friendly exhibits. Infants under one year of age are admitted free here and admission for children and adults is only $5. They also offer several different activities throughout the year such as Halloween events and Christmas events that children and adults will both enjoy. They are located at: 7550 North Boulevard in Tampa and you can also call them at: 813-443-3861.