It's all about play here, and with 53,000-square-feet, more than a dozen themed areas, and 175 "interactives," there's plenty of opportunity for it. Areas designed to nurture imagination and strengthen confidence allow children and families to experience everything from flying an airplane to shopping for groceries. Kids can also create art, control the weather, navigate a mini–shipping channel, and "drive" a miniature (stationary) fire truck through Tampa. A Water's
Journey Tree lets kids climb the tree to the second floor and mimics the water cycle.