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How to play like Blippi in Tampa Bay

Blippi the Musical is heading to the stage in Tampa Bay on May 28, 2022 as The Straz in Tampa, but this isn’t his first stop in our neighborhood!

We’ve spent plenty of time watching Blippi over the years and we couldn’t help but notice a few familiar spots around town. His field trip to Glazer Children’s Museum is perhaps one of the most popular locally filmed videos in his lineup with more than 300 million views! That’s a lot of screen time for one of our favorite museums.

We’ve done some digging to find out where else Blippi has been so you and the kids can go play at all of the places Blippi has explored in Tampa Bay!

Blippi at Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa

YouTube: Blippi Learns at the Children’s Museum | 304+ million views

Blippi visits Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa
Behind the scenes photo from Blippi’s visit to Glazer Children’s Museum.

This segment was filmed in 2017 and has since been viewed more than 304 million times!! Wowza, right?? Follow along as Blippi explores this beloved local museum with stops at familiar exhibits like the port water play area downstairs and the fire truck on the second floor.

Thank you to Kate White with Glazer Children’s Museum for sharing this fun behind the scenes photo she snapped back in 2017!

Blippi visits The Florida Aquarium

YouTube: At an Aquarium with Blippi: Fish for Kids | 12+ million views
YouTube: Learn About fish for Children with Blippi | 20+ million views
YouTube: Blippi Visits The Florida Aquarium | Sea Animals With Blippi | Educational Videos For Kids|  9.6+ million 

Just like you can during a visit, Blippi meets the sea turtle mascots, stops by the sting ray bay touch tank, checks out the tanks, and explores the habitats like the Florida Wetlands. You’ll see some familiar faces and fins in the YouTube video like Eric Hovland and his team as they show Blippi how to feed the sharks, fish, and sea turtles.

Raw Smoothie Company in Tampa

Netflix episode: Rock Climbing, Cooks and Drinks Healthy Smoothies

Blippi in Tampa Bay at Raw Smoothie Company
Blippi’s visit to Raw Smooth Co. in Tampa.

In this episode, Blippi visits Raw Smoothie Company in Tampa! Watch as he helps make a smoothie and learns about healthy eating! Then, take a turn visiting the location located at 408 N Howard Avenue in Tampa.

Pier Dolphin Cruises in St. Pete

Blippi’s Adventure’s on Netflix: Blippi on a Boat

Blippi in Tampa Bay

In this episode, Blippi learns about how to operate a boat with the captain of Pier Dolphin Cruises at the St. Pete Pier and even gets to meet some sea creatures during this on the water adventure.

Great Explorations Children’s Museum in St. Pete

Netflix: episode Blippi Explores a Children’s Museum – Learning Kid’s Toys
Watch as Blippi explores the tree house inside the museum and climbs through Longo Cove. He explores so many recognizable spots in the museum-the kids will get a kick out of it!

Spring Hill Lanes in Spring Hill

Blippi’s Adventures on Netflix: The Great Indoors

Blippi at Spring Hill Lanes
Blippi behind the scenes at Spring Hill Lanes.

Blippi takes you along on his field trip to Spring Hill Lanes where he learns all about how bowling alleys work and even gets a few pointers from a local bowling expert.

Blippi Explores a HART Bus in Tampa

YouTube: Learn About Vehicles For Kids | Educational Videos For Toddlers | 10+ million views
Watch as Blippi explores a HART bus and even stops by the maintenance shop to show you around.

Blippi in Tampa
Blippi in Tampa in 2017. Photo courtesy of @TampaStreetcar

So, who is Blippi exactly?

Blippi

You might recognize the signature blue shirt and orange suspenders, bowtie, and glasses! It’s a favorite costume for dads around Halloween. Blippi is a character beloved by 2–7-year-olds and they probably discovered his VERY energetic educational videos on the YouTube Kids and other platforms.

Blippi was created by Stevin John (who happens to be a new dad—CONGRATS!), and now Clayton Grimm has taken over the role.

The Blippi brand is expanding, recently adding a Netflix show ‘Blippi’s Adventures’ and another series with new character in Blippi’s TreeHouse on Amazon Kids+.

And of course, there is Blippi the Musical which is making its stop in Tampa Bay this month.

Blippi can be found on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Kids+, Hulu, Roku, Kidoodle, Peacock, and YouTube/YouTube Kids.

Where else has Blippi been in Florida?

We asked Blippi’s people and they provided us with a list of a few more spots he’s recently filmed episodes in the Orlando area:

  • Southern Hill Farms
  • Nailed It DIY 
  • We Rock the Spectrum
  • O2BKids Ovideo

We’ve watched a few more videos from over the years as well and here are some other spots in Orlando he’s visited:

  • Showcase of Citrus in Clermont
  • Leu Gardens in Orlando
  • Medieval Times in Orlando 
  • Wonderworks in Orlando
  • Nona Adventure Park in Nona, FL

Images provided by Blippi | Moonbug Entertainment.


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Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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