Let’s go on a family adventure! 

The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC), in partnership The Florida Aquarium, Glazer Children’s Museum, Zoo Tampa, and MOSI is dedicated to enhancing reading, science, and mathematics proficiency among preschoolers aged 3-5. This is achieved through engaging play-based learning activities. The iSpy Tampa Bay Program offers a unique platform for children to actively participate in science and nature-based play, both within the classroom and in their home. This program not only cultivates a natural sense of curiosity but also amplifies vocabulary and ignites imaginative thinking, both the children and teachers participating and up to 4 family members may accompany the child or teachers for each visit. For more information and eligibility, email

Explore Our Partnering Attractions

The opportunity to explore and learn about science!

iSpy is committed to providing every child with the opportunity to explore and learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in exciting and innovative ways.

Participating in hands-on activities designed to spark their curiosity and interest in STEM. As a part of iSpy, children will develop creative problem-solving skills, learn how to use technology, and gain a true appreciation for STEM subjects that will last a lifetime. 

Fiscal Year 2022-2023


Early Learning Programs


Engaged Children

iSpy Tampa Bay's Impact




Visits to the partnering attractions  by our providers and families. 

61 Classrooms received STEM and Science based materials to enhance learning and the classroom environment




Were issued in stipends to teachers and directors for successful completion of the iSpy Tampa Bay program.



300 Hrs.

Of professional development completed by teachers and directors through the iSpy Tampa Bay program.

Generously funded by

Teachers! Bring the iSpy Program
to your classroom.