Partnerships

MAJOR DONORS

Advance Discount Auto Parts

Board of County Commissioners-Polk County

City of Lakeland

Crowe Horwath, LLP

PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS CHARITIES

This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.

SunTrust Bank

Swansation, Inc

Radiology & Imaging Specialists

 

 

EVENT MAJOR SPONSORS

Denis L. Fontaine Foundation

Disney

Heartland for Children

Junior League of Greater Lakeland

Lakeland Electric

Polk County Tourist Development Council

 

EXHIBIT SPONSORS

Bay News 9, an exclusive product of Spectrum

The Barney & Carol Barnett Fund within the Community Foundation of  Greater Lakeland

Lakeland Fire Department

Polk County Sheriff’s Office

PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS CHARITIES

Swansation, Inc.

Visit Central Florida‎

History of Polk County Tourist Development Council funded projects for the Museum:

     2012 – 17        Oranges for La Florida, an X5 exhibit showcased year-round at I-75 Visit FL Welcome Center

     2013 – 14        Chagall for Children travelling exhibit from Kohl’s Children’s Museum, Illinois

     2014 – 15        Turtle Travels travelling exhibit from Sciencenter, Ithaca, New York

     2015 – 16        Curious George travelling exhibit from Minnesota Children’s Museum   

     2016 – 17        Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit from Miami Children’s Museum   

 

PROGRAM SPONSORS

CHNEP

Disney

Florida’s Natural Growers Foundation Inc. of Lake Wales, FL

The George W. Jenkins Fund within the Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland

Lakeland Area Chamber Foundation, Inc.

GiveWell Community Foundation

United Way of Central Florida

 

PARTNERSHIPS

American Alliance of Museums

Association of Children’s Museums

Florida Association of Museums

Polk Arts Alliance

Cultural Arts Board of Polk County

United Way, Success By 6, Family Fundamentals; Born Learning; Head Start

Lakeland Chamber of Commerce

Downtown Lakeland Partnership

Heartland for Children

Early Learning Coalition

Polk County Family Week

Polk County School Board

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida

Florida Southern College

Polk State College

 

HOSPITALITY PARTNERS 

BD’s Mongolian Grill   1474 Town Center Drive   Lakeland, FL 33803   863-603-3544   www.gomongo.com

Boca Raton Children’s Museum   498 Crawford Blvd   Boca Raton, FL 33432    561.368.6875    www.cmboca.org

Bok Tower Gardens    1151 Tower Blvd     Lake Wales, FL 33853      863.676.1408   www.boktowergardens.org

Ecco Suites Lakeland     4360 Lakeland Park Dr     Lakeland, FL  33809     863.904.2050    www.lakeland.eccosuites.com

Great Explorations    1925 4th Street North    St Petersburg, FL 33704     727.821.8992     www.greatex.org

Hampton Inn & Suites Lakeland   3630 Lakeside Village Blvd.    Lakeland, FL 33803   863-603-7600   www.hampton.com

Hampton Inn    202 Cypress Gardens Blvd      Winter Haven, FL  33880     863.299.9251     www.hamptonwinterhaven.com

Harry’s Seafood Bar      101 N. Kentucky Avenue      Lakeland, FL 33801      863-686-2228      www.hookedonharrys.com

Holiday Inn    200 Cypress Gardens Blvd     Winter Haven, FL  33880      863.292.2100    www.hiwinterhaven.com

Hyatt Place Lakeland Center     525 W Orange Street     Lakeland, FL 33815     863.413.1122     www.lakelandcenter.place.hyatt.com

iCitySPY      icityspy.com

Lemon Street Music   818 E Lemon St     Lakeland, FL 33801     863-640-2810   www.lemonstreetmusic.com

Mitchell’s Coffee House   235 N. Kentucky Avenue   Lakeland, FL 33801   863-680-2944   www.mitchellscoffee.com/

MOSI       4801 E. Fowler Avenue    Tampa, FL  33617    813-987-6000    www.mosi.org

My Jewish Discovery Place   6501 West Sunrise Blvd    Ft Lauderdale, FL 33313   954.792.6700   www.sorefjcc.org/childrens-museum

Red Door Wine Market   733 E Palmetto St     Lakeland, FL  33801     863.937.9314     www.reddoorwinemarket.com

Schoolhouse Children’s Museum    129 E. Ocean Ave    Boynton Beach, FL 33435   561.742.6780    www.schoolhousemuseum.org

Science & Discovery Center  308 Airport Rd    Panama City, FL 32405    850.769.6128    www.scienceanddiscoverycenter.org

Southside Cleaners   901 S Florida Ave     Lakeland, FL  33801   863.688.4747     garmentcarepros.com

The Terrace Hotel   329 E Main St    Lakeland, FL  33801   863.688.0800    www.terracehotel.com

Will Forever Music   www.willforevermusic.com

 

Contact G. Carlton at gcarlton@explorationsv.com for more information on Sponsorships and Partnerships.

 

SPONSORSHIP GIFTS AND LEVELS

Explorations V Children’s Museum offers a special recognition program for corporations and patrons wishing to support the Museum and help underwrite an exhibit or event.

Capital Gifts & Naming Opportunities

Capital gifts support the Museum’s expenses as owners of the Kress Building and could enable the Museum to purchase the building free and clear when the balloon mortgage expires.  These gifts are most often made via cash and appreciated stocks and bonds, and occasionally, through the contributions of property.

All capital gifts of $10,000 or more will be recognized for 20 years with a naming opportunity. 

A beautiful plaque carefully placed in each sponsored area will honor each major contributor’s support. In addition, all donors of capital gifts and capital memorial gifts from $1,000 and more will be proudly recognized on a public donor wall display on the main floor.

Exhibit, Education and Event Gifts & Sponsorships

Exhibit Sponsorships offer the donor sole recognition in the designated exhibit area.

They are available to donors wishing to sponsor an exhibit for three years and begin at $3,000 per year.  Exhibit sponsorship supports related exhibit and operational expenses such as floor supervision staff, electrical, janitorial, heating/cooling, etc.

Education and Event Sponsorships are available to donors beginning at $250.  Event sponsorships offer shared recognition with other donors and support the Museum’s educational programming, staff, artists, performers, presenters and supplies.