We have been to the Junior Museum a number of times and always enjoy going there. We mainly go to the storytime at 10:30 or so on Mondays. A story is read in a room where there are live reptiles behind glass, and sometimes there is a craft afterward. There are plenty of interactive exhibits for young children. My son likes the pretend supermarket, where he can pick up plastic food and boxes off the grocery store shelf and pretend to shop. There is also a little baby/infant play area with a foam pit for the really tiny ones. There is a great pumpkin patch and Halloween event here each year too.
We visited the Junior Museum when we were in Panama City last weekend visiting family. The museum is run by very friendly staff and seems to be well kept. There is a beautiful nature trail boardwalk. Be sure to stop by the front desk to pick up a nature trail scavenger hunt. Also, there is a little pioneer village and the homes used to be real people's homes. Inside the museum, you will find reptiles in aquariums, lots of hands-on exhibits including science oriented stuff, a puppet theater, a boat that you can climb on and measure fish, and a shopping center with a full blown cash register/conveyor belt. I only have two disappointments - 1. that we didn't buy a year long family pass (passes are around 60-80 dollars and we paid 5 dollars a person) 2. That we have been traveling to Panama City since before my children were born and this was the first time that we took them to this museum!
Nature trails, a train engine, a pioneer village, and live chickens and ducks make learning fun. Indoor exhibits teach about the body, nature, and other scientific elements with games and interactivities.