St. Petersburg, Fla. (October 25, 2019) – SPCA Tampa Bay and Great Explorations have partnered on a new “For All Animals” exhibit inside the popular children’s museum.
The “For All Animals” exhibit provides visitors with important interactive and hands-on learning opportunities focused on animal care, safety and health, while offering experiences with adoption and animal-related careers. This exhibit will instill a positive and respectful attitude towards all animals while learning about SPCA Tampa Bay’s work.
“Together with SPCA Tampa Bay, we’ve created hands-on learning experiences that model and encourage a positive and respectful attitude towards all animals,” said Great Explorations CEO Angeline Howell. “Everyone can make a difference when it comes to animal welfare.”
In the exhibit, children can explore different species of animals and the type of care required by pets, such as grooming, appropriate feeding and regular exercise. In the pet education area, guest learn how to interact safely with animals and discover how to create a happy and healthy environment for animals. Interactive components help children match animals with loving homes to learn about animal adoption.
In addition, children can get a hands-on experience with keeping pets healthy in the pet vet clinic area. Guests use replica veterinary equipment and simulated MRI and X-ray machines sponsored by Pinellas Animal Foundation to learn about veterinary care for pets and careers in veterinary medicine.
“This interactive exhibit provides an opportunity to share the humanimality – the almost indescribable joy that pets bring us,” said SPCA Tampa Bay CEO Martha Boden. “We want as many people as possible to share that joy and a passion for pets. Plus, it can spark the passion for animal-related careers, like veterinary medicine, at an early age.”
The “For All Animals” exhibit is located to the right of the Forever Home and behind the Treehouse inside Great Explorations Children’s Museum, 1925 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida.
About Great Explorations Children’s Museum
Great Explorations Children’s Museum has served the children and families of the Tampa Bay area since 1987. Designed for children 10 and under, the 23,000 square foot museum is filled with exhibits and activities to stimulate learning through creativity, play and exploration. This AAM–Accredited children’s museum also offers a national award-winning preschool, camps, field trips and community outreach programs.
Location: 1925 4th Street North, St. Petersburg Florida 33704
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday 12 – 4:30 p.m.
Admission: Museum admission is free for children under 1 year, $10 for ages 1 to 54 years and $9 for ages 55 and up. Admission is always free for museum members.
Call 727–821–8992 or visit www.greatex.org.
About SPCA Tampa Bay
SPCA Tampa Bay transforms the lives of animals through passionate collaboration with its community. It is the only non-profit animal welfare agency that runs an open-admission animal shelter, pet training facility and public veterinary center in Pinellas County. It assists all animals in need, regardless of species or circumstance, at its 10-acre campus in Largo, and Animal Resource Center in Palm Harbor. It also operates a full-service veterinary hospital in St. Petersburg that is open to all pet owners and provides pets with a lifetime of high-quality care including dental and surgical procedures, diagnostic testing, annual exams, vaccines and spay/neuter. Founded in 1940, SPCA Tampa Bay has cared for millions of homeless, surrendered, and injured animals. For more information, visit spcatampabay.org.