Great Explorations

St. Petersburg, Florida

Master Planning, Design, Fabrication,
Installation and Training

We learn best when we are having fun. Play, more than any other activity, fuels development, builds skills and inspires exploration.

Great Explorations in St. Petersburg, Florida, embraced this idea when it hired Hands On! with C.W. Shaw to renew and expand this 15-year-old museum. Designed as a great place to hang out for kids and families, the new Great Explorations is a welcoming playspace of laughter, discovery and social interaction. Role-playing and robots, fantasy ships and laser harps beckon the imagination here, inspiring visitors of all ages to play with purpose and learn through the joy of doing. We are proud that this wonderful museum received formal accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) in 2014.


"For Hands On!, it wasn't just about designing exhibits. They made sure every ingredient, every decision worked together to create and support a new vision for Great Explorations. I feel confident because of the relationship we have built. They'll be there with us as we move into the future."

Murray Beairsto
Former Executive Director, Great Explorations


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