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5 things to do with kids in Tampa Bay this week: May 31-June 6

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood comes to life at the Glazer Children’s Museum, Busch Gardens has a new fireworks show and it’s Dollar Day at Largo’s Southwest Pool.
An exhibit based on the PBS show "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" at the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa runs through Sept. 6.
An exhibit based on the PBS show "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" at the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa runs through Sept. 6. [ Glazer Children's Museum ]
Published May 31

1. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit: There’s a new neighborhood to explore at the Glazer Children’s Museum. Kids can enter the world of the award-winning PBS show Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Visitors can walk the paths and hear the sounds of Daniel’s world as they encounter the meaning of empathy, gratitude, sharing and diversity. Activities include composing songs, playing instruments, creating character murals, visiting the clock factory, sorting mail in the post office and writing thank-you notes. The exhibit, created by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, runs through Sept. 6. Admission is $15, $13 for ages 1-12, $12.40 for active military, first responders, educators and seniors. 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. glazermuseum.org.

On May 28, Tampa theme park Busch Gardens launched Summer Nights. Visitors can ride roller coasters in the dark, including the Tigris, and enjoy fireworks during the annual series, which runs through Sept. 6.
On May 28, Tampa theme park Busch Gardens launched Summer Nights. Visitors can ride roller coasters in the dark, including the Tigris, and enjoy fireworks during the annual series, which runs through Sept. 6. [ Busch Gardens ]

2. Summer Nights: Busch Gardens has added some heat for the summer with an explosive new fireworks and special effects production it calls its “biggest, brightest show ever.” The park stays open late for Summer Nights on weekends and select nights through Sept. 6. Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. 813-884-4386.

3. Dollar Day at the Pool: Get ready to dive in and cool down. Everyone can swim at Largo’s Southwest Pool for $1 on Saturday.11 a.m.-3 p.m. 3120 Vonn Road, Largo. 727-518-3126. playlargo.com.

4. Rigsby Recreation Center: Preschoolers have some fun programming in store at Safety Harbor’s Rigsby Recreation Center. On Friday, Rug Rat Recess lets toddlers burn off some pent-up energy with a day of toys, tents, tunnels, a bounce house and music. $2 from 9-10: 30 a.m. Indoor Little Toes Soccer will have weekly sessions for kids ages 2 and 3. They’ll have a soccer ball to use as they explore stories, creative songs, nursery rhymes and games that trigger the imagination. Activities are geared toward teaching advanced motor skills. Sessions run Fridays June 4-25, July 2-23 and Aug. 6-27. $40 per session. 2:30-3 p.m. Friday. Rigsby Recreation Center, 605 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. 727-724-1545. cityofsafetyharbor.com.

5. Family Fishing: There are two fishing derbys from which to choose this week to introduce kids to fishing. In Largo, children up to 14 years of age can check out the free Family Fun Fishing event Saturday that provides poles and bait. (Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment.) Social distancing guidelines and safety precautions will be observed. Free. 8-11 a.m. Saturday. John S. Taylor Park, 1100 Eighth Ave. SW, Largo. 727-873-7852. Also on Saturday, there will be a Kids’ Fishing Derby at Freedom Lake Park, 7770 52nd St., Pinellas Park. Poles and worms are provided for kids to cast in an attempt to catch the most, largest and ugliest fish. Hot dogs, chips and soda available for purchase. Free. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday.