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Free and Low Cost - Brandon Area Activities Guide

From Healthcare to Classes , Crafts,and activities! This List has you covered.

By Joe Lazala May 4, 2021



Great Family Calendar Events

The event links below may require advanced registration. Please register for these free activities.



Tampa Firefighters Museum

The Tampa Firefighters Museum offers exhibits for the whole family. The Museum features an interactive children's area.  The Museum is open Mon - Fri from 10 AM - 2 PM and is Free. (Donations are accepted.)  Please call 813-964-6862 or email Tampafiremuseum@gmail.com to schedule your visit.


Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative (HCPLC)

The HCPLC offers so many amazing activities that go beyond the books.  They have great free classes, theatre presentations, arts and crafts, monthly activities to go printables, and so much more!  We use so many resources from the library that I can not recommend them enough!  Find out if the library is open in your area.


Family Resource Centers

The Children's Board Family Resource Center offers a noteworthy amount of family resources.  They host a Mobile Medical Clinic that offers Child Development Screenings, Hearing Screenings, Vision Screenings, and a Health Navigator that will help your family explore free or low-cost healthcare coverage.  They also provide fun activities and programs for the family.  Take a look at the Programs and Services PDF for more information.


Community Roots Collective

The Community Roots Collective offers parent workshops, mama circles, prenatal yoga, community events, and so much more.


Tampa Museum of Art

The Tampa Museum of Art offers a program they call Art on the House.  This program is a Pay-As-You-Will Admission Program.  It takes place every Thursday from 4 PM to 8 PM. 


Humane Society - Paws for Literacy

The Humane Society's "Paws for Literacy" is a great program for children who love pets and enjoy reading.  This program is free.  It takes place every Tuesday & Thursday from 2:45 PM to 4 PM.


The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art offers several virtual programs for experiencing art or making your own.


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Recurring Monthly Events

These events happen one day a month.


Glazer Children's Museum

The Children's Board of Hillsborough County provides admission to the Glazer Children's Museum for Free the first Tuesday of every month from 10 am - 5 pm.  Make sure your register by clicking the Children's Board Free Tuesday on the calendar.


Home Depot Kids Workshop

The Home Depot's Kids Workshops offers wood-craft projects great for children ages 5 - 12 years old.  The kid's workshop is held on the first Saturday of every month



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