Homeschooling in Florida:

Field Trips

by Mary Ann Kelley

Field trips are listed alphabetically by city.

Madira Bickel Mound State Archeological Site Palmetto,

The first Native American site in Florida to be designated a State Archaeological Site. The flat-topped ceremonial mound dates back 2,000 years. Today, the park offers hiking and nature trails, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

San Felasco Hammock Preserve State ParkAlachua

Historians believe the park name came from a mispronunciation of "San Francisco" by the Indians and early settlers. This preserve has one of the few remaining mature forests in Florida. This park offers bicycling, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, and is open to pets.

Bald Point State ParkAlligator Point

Bald Point offers beaches, camping, boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, trails, hunting, and wildlife viewing.

Anna Maria Island Historical SocietyAnna Maria

Educational programing for studetns to appreciate the history of Anna Maria island.

John Gorrie Museum State ParkApalachicola

John Gorrie was a physician and an inventor. He developed a refrigeration unit used to cool the rooms of yellow fever patients. His machine was the groundwork for refrigeration and air conditioning. He holds the patent for the first ice machine. The museum pays tribute to his inventions as well as a look into the culture and history of the Apalachicola area. The museum has an interprestive center and picnic areas.

Orman HouseApalachicola

The Orman house, was built in 1838 and is a antebellum home crafted in the federal and Greek revival styles. These styles feature wooden mantelpieces, molded plaster cornices, and wide heart-pine floorboards. Guided tours are offered when the park is open and there are ranger programs for kids. The park offers gardens, interpretive exhibits, tours and picnicking.

Apalachicola Maritime MuseumApalachicola

The Museum supports boat-building, restoration and educational programs.

Lower Wekiva River Preserve State ParkApopka

This park offers bicycling, boating, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, pets, and wildlife viewing.

Wekiwa Springs State ParkApopka

The name Wekiwa means 'spring of water'. For years, Timucuan Indians fished and hunted these lands. Today, the park offers bicycling, camping, canoeing and kayaking, concessions and restaurants, fishing, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, interpretive exhibits, pets, picnicking, a playground, snorkeling, swimming, a visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

Depot MuseumAvon Park

A historical museum for Avon Park that offers visitors a research room for viewings old newspapers.

Polk County Historical MuseumBartow

The Museum serves the Polk County community through special events, volunteer opportunities, and educational programs. A guided educational tour compliments the 4th grade state curriculum. There is a student oriented activity resource available online.

Bahia Honda State ParkBig Pine Key

Bahia Honda offers a nature center, beaches, bicycling, birding, a boat ramp, boat tours, boating, cabins, camping, canoeing and kayaking, concessions, fishing, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibit, pets, picnicking, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, a visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

Cayo Costa State ParkBoca Grande

Cayo Costa is accessible only by private boat or ferry. Visitors flock here to see manatees and pods of dolphins. An amphitheater provides educational programs about the island's ecology and history. The park offers beaches, bicycling, boating, cabins, camping, canoeing and kayaking, concessions and restaurants, fishing, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, pets, picnicking, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

Don Pedro Island State ParkBoca Grande

Located on a barrier island, Don Pedro is accessible only by private boat or ferry. The park offers a boating, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, pets, picnicking, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

Gasparilla Island State ParkBoca Grande

The restored Boca Grande Lighthouse built, in 1890, is the centerpiece of this Gulf Coast barrier island. The park offers a beaches, biking, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, pets, picnicking, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, a visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

Stump Pass Beach State ParkBoca Grande

Visitors enjoy West Indian manatees, gopher tortoises, snowy egrets, least terns, and frigatebirds. Ranger-led nature hikes are available in the winter. The park offers beaches, boating, a boat ramp, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, pets, picnicking, scuba diving, shelling, swimming, a visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

Boca Raton Museum of ArtBoca Raton

Offers visitors educational programs, lectures, gallery tours, and studio art classes.

Children's Museum of Boca RatonBoca Raton

Located in the historic "Singing Pines", house, the Children's Museum of Boca Raton is a hands-on destination for children. Kids can dress up in traditional costumes from around the world; dig for fossils; become a bank teller; rearrange the art on the walls to create their own masterpiece; go shopping in a kid-size grocery store; and more.

Children's Science ExploriumBoca Raton

The Explorium was designed for hands-on learning for children 5 -- 12 years of age.

The International Museum of Cartoon ArtBoca Raton

The Museum collects, preserves and exhibits cartoon art from all over the world.

Sports ImmortalsBoca Raton

Virtual field trip onlineMemorabilia and acheivements of famous sports legends.

Paynes Creek Historic State ParkBowling Green

Originally a trading post, it was attacked and destroyed by renegade Indians in late 1849. Today, the park offers a camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, pets, picnicking, playground, a visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

De Soto National MemorialBradenton

The memorial commemorates the 1539 landing of Hernando de Soto and exploration of the southern United States. The visitor center offers historic armor, weapons and period artifacts. A theater displays the movie Hernando de Soto in America, about the DeSoto Expedition and the area's Native American population. There is a junior ranger program here.

Lake Manatee State ParkBradenton

Opened in 1970, the park offers a boat ramp, boating, camping, fishing, hiking and nature trails, picnicking, playground, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

Troy Spring State ParkBranford

During the Civil War in 1863, the steamboat Madison, was scuttled in the spring run to keep it from being captured. This park offers boating, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, pets, picnicking, scuba diving, and swimming.

Foosaner Art MuseumBrevard

Offers visitors permanent and revolving exhibits. Check out the classes for kids.

Torreya State ParkBristol

The park is named for a rare species of tree only grown on the bluffs along the Apalachicola River. On site is a fully furnished plantation house built in 1849. Rangers offer tours of the house when the park is open. This park offers camping, geo-seeking, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, picnicking, playgroung, and wildlife viewing.

Dade Battlefield Historic State ParkBushnell

Each January, history lovers commemorate the battle that started the Second Seminole War. The park offers geo-seeking, hiking and nature trails, historic site, a lodge, picnicking, a playground, tours, visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

Cedar Key Museum State ParkCedar Key

The museum contains exhibits that depict the history of Cedar Key during its 19th century time as a thriving port city and railroad connection. The park offers a museum, hiking and nature trails and is open to pets.

Cedar Key Scrub State ReserveCedar Key

A picturesque park for hikers, cyclists and boat paddling enthusiasts. This park offers bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, pets, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

Waccasassa Bay Preserve State ParkCedar Key

The preserve can be accessed only by boat. It offers both fresh and salt water fishing. The preserve is home to the West Indian manatees, bald eagles, American alligators, and Florida black bears, all of which are on the endangered species list for Florida. This park offers boating, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, pets, and wildlife viewing.

Manatee Springs State ParkChiefland

The park closed the spring run to boat traffic to protect the manatee populations. This park offers bicycling, boating, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, pets, picnicking, playground, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, tours, and wildlife viewing.

Falling Waters State ParkChipley

Spanish explorers speculated there was oil in Falling Waters. A 1919 drill reach a small amount but not enough for commercial use. The well was capped in 1921. Today, the park offers camping, fishing, hiking and nature trails, pets, picnicking, swimming and wildlife viewing.

Historis Smallwood StoreChokoloskee

An Indian Trading Post and Museum on the western edge of the Everglades. At Historic Smallwood Store, visitors learn the story of the pioneers and settlers who tamed the area.

Fort Christmas Historical ParkChristmas

The park offer visitors a full size replica of Fort Christmas. There are seven restored historical 'Cracker' homes to tour. These homes represent pioneer life from the 1870s through the 1930s. Come learn about homesteading, cattle farming, citrus growing, hunting, fishing and trapping.

Clearwater Marine AquariumClearwater

The aquarium is a marine life rescue and environmental education center. The website features, Winter, and the making of the movie, "A Dolphin Tale".

Lake Louisa State ParkClermont

This park offers bicycling, cabin, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, geo-seeking, hiking and nature trails, historic site, horse and equestrian trails, pets, and wildlife viewing.

Seminole Tribe MuseumClewiston

The museum exhibits bring light on how the Seminole ancestors lived in the Florida swamps and Everglades. Nature trails lead to a living village. The museum also has interactive computers, and a Native American gift shop.

Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and ObservatoryCocoa

Brevard Mueum of History and Natural ScienceCocoa

Colorful dioramas give visitors a look at a 7000+ year old Windover burial site, the customs of the Ais and Seminole Indian tribes, and the village lifestyle from the beginning of the 19th century.

The Florida Historical SocietyCocoa

The FHS manages the Historic Rossetter House Museum.

The Barnacle Historic State ParkCoconut Grove

The Barnacle house was built in 1891. It was owned by Ralph Middleton Munroe, a seaman, civic activist, naturalist, and photographer. Commodore Munroe also loved designing yachts. The park is a historic site and offers interpretive exhibits, a museum, picnicking, tours and wildlife viewing.

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State ParkCopeland

Nicknamed "the Amazon of North America", the Fakahatchee Strand is a swamp forest, that runs north and south. Tram roads, created to haul cypress logs from the swamp, are available for hiking. The park offers hiking and nature trails, tours, and wildlife viewing.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic GardenCoral Gables

These gardens educate visitors in the beauty and conservation of tropical plants.

Coral Springs Museum of ArtCoral Springs

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State ParkCross Creek

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was an American author who won a Puliter Prize for writing for her novel, The Yearling, in 1939. The park is her rural Florida homestead. This park offers gardens, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibit, pets, and tours.

Crystal River Archaeological State ParkCrystal River

The park is National Historic Landmark. There are Native American burial mounds, temple/platform mounds, a plaza area and a large midden located here. It is considered to be the longest continuously occupied site in Florida. This park offers birding, boat tours, fishing, interpretive exhibits, a museum, pets, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

Crystal River Preserve State ParkCrystal River

Europeans populated this area of Florida over 500 years ago. Much of the property in the park remains untouched. This park offers bicycling, boat tours, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, pets, a visitors center and wildlife viewing.

Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State ParkCrystal River

Once this site was part of a thriving sugar plantation owned by David Levy Yulee. Today, the park offers pets and picnicking.

Pioneer Florida MuseumDade City

The Pioneer Florida Museum consists of a number of historically significant buildings: the Old Lacoochee School, the John Overstreet House, The Trilby Depot, Enterprise Church, J.L. Bromley Shoe Repair, Mabel Jordan Barn, C.C. Smith General Store, the Blanton Packing House, a Cane Syrup Mill, and the Quilt Building. The museum hosts hundreds of school children each year as they study Florida heritage and pioneer life.

John U. Lloyd Beach State ParkDania

Lloyd Beach has one of the easiest and most interesting shore dives in the area. The park offers beaches, bicycling, a boat ramp, boating, canoeing and kayaking, concessions, fishing, hiking and nature trails, picnicking, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

Young At Art of Broward, Inc.Davie

Hands-on cultural, educational and arts experiences for little kids. Opens May 5, 2012.

Halifax Historical MuseumDaytona

The museum presents visitors with a history of the greater Daytona Beach area. Artifacts date from 5,000 B.C. through local Native Americans, the Spanish and British colonial eras, early pioneer families, beach auto racing, WorldWar II and vintage toys. The museum itself is housed in the 100 year old former Merchant's Bank Building.

Art League of Daytona BeachDaytona Beach

This exhibition center for the visual arts offers free admission.

IGFA Fishing Hall of FameDaytona Beach

Museum contains the largest fishing library in the world.

International Hamburger Hall of FameDaytona Beach

A museum that celebrates the hamburger, created by Harry Sperl, a German immigrant living in America. Includes a hamburger waterbed and a hamburger motorcycle.

The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS)Daytona Beach

The Museum of Arts Sciences offers kids an on-hands Children's Museum, Summer Camps, Group Tour Guides, educational resources, and a planetarium.

Southeast Museum of PhotographyDaytona Beach

The museum offers K-12 educational programs, photo workshops, a research reference library, and educator resources.

De Leon Springs State ParkDe Leon Springs

'Old Methuselah,' a 500 plus year old bald cypress tree greets visitors. Discarded piles of white or gray snail shells in the ground are evidence of centuries of occupation by Native American groups who came to the spring to gather food. Today, the park offers birding, a boat ramp, boat tours, boating, concessions and restaurant, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, picnicking, playground, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, a visitor center and wildlife viewing.

Deerfield Beach Historical SocietyDeerfield Beach

Educational programs and tours of the Deerfield Beach Historical Society's three historic sites are available for schools, youth and community organizations.

South Florida Railway MuseumDeerfield Beach

The museum presents visitors with a history of railroading in the South Florida area. Students can examine how trains affected the population growth and industry boom from the 1940's to the 1960's.

Hontoon Island State ParkDeland

Hontoon Island is accessible by private boat or park ferry only. Native American have lived here for thousands of years and evidence can be seen throughout the park. This park offers bicycling, boating, cabins, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, pets, picnicking, a visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

African American Museum of the ArtsDeLand

AAMA's sole focus is African American cultures and art. The museum is home to a permanent collection of more than 150 artifacts, including sculptures and masks from countries of Africa.

Museum of Florida ArtDeLand

The museum offers exhibitions, education, and outreach programs in visual arts.

DeLand Naval Air StationDeLand

This Museum shows visitors the U.S. Naval history of the DeLand Naval Air Station.

Hunt HouseDelray Beach

Visit the Ethel Sterling Williams History Learning Center (Hunt House) to learn more about Delray Beach's history.

Morikami Museum and Japanese GardensDelray Beach

Japanese cultural arts center in south Florida since 1977. The museum offers visitors rotating exhibits, monthly tea ceremony performances, educational outreach program and Japanese traditional festivals celebrated for the public.

Henderson Beach State ParkDestin

The park was purchased from private owners through the "Save our Coast" campaign in 1983. The goal was for visitors to the area to see the last remaining coastal scrub communities in Florida's panhandle. Today, the park offers beaches, bicycling, camping, fishing, hiking and nature trails, pets, picnicking, playgrounds, swimming and wildlife viewing.

Anclote Key Preserve State ParkDunedin

The Park is accessed only by private boat or ferry service. The lighthouse within the park was built and began operation on September 15, 1887. There are no provisions on this island so visitors must be prepared with water, food and emergency supplies. The park offers beaches, boating, camping, picnicking, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

Caladesi Island State ParkDunedin

Accessible only by boat or ferry, the Caladesi white sand beaches were rated America's Best Beach in 2008. Today, the park offers beaches, boating, camping, canoeing and kayaking, concessions and restaurants, fishing, hiking and nature trails, pets, picnicking, a playground, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

Egmont Key State ParkDunedin

The island once served as a camp for captured Seminoles and was later occupied by the Union Navy during the Civil War. Today, the park offers a beaches, boating, fishing, hiking and nature trails, picnicking, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

Honeymoon Island State ParkDunedin

Originally named Hog Island by settling pioneers, the park was renamed in 1939 when a New York developer built 50 palm - thatched bungalows for honeymooners. Today, the park offers a beaches, bird-watching, canoeing and kayaking, concessions, fishing, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, pets, picnicking, shelling, surfing, tours, and wildlife viewing.

Dunedin Historical Society and MuseumDunedin

The museum displays artifacts, photographs and a library showcasing local history. A CD computer program of the Dunedin Times Newspaper, from 1924 through 1965 is available for research. Collections include antique clothing, household tools and utensils used by Dunedin pioneer families during the 1870's through the 1900's. Original materials from the Dunedin Post Office, Dunedin's first bank, and the Orange Concentrate plant are on site for viewing.

Rainbow Springs State ParkDunnellon

People have been enjoying the spring for nearly 10,000 years. Once a privately owned theme park, the springs today offers an amphitheater, birding, camping, canoeing and kayaking, gardens, pets, picnicking, snorkeling, swimming, tubing, and wildlife viewing.

Air Force Armament MuseumEglin Air Force Base

Aviation warfare armament from WWI through the present. Outside displays include vintage military aircraft. Admission is free.

Gamble Plantation Historic State ParkEllenton

This antebellum mansion is the only surviving plantation house in South Florida. It was the headquarters of an expansive sugar plantation and owned by Major Robert Gamble. Guided tours of the and mid-19th century furnished house are available. The park offers picnicking, tours and a visitor center.

Estero Bay Preserve State ParkEstero

The park offers a boating, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, geo-seeking, hiking and nature trails, and wildlife viewing.

Koreshan State Historic SiteEstero

Orignally designed to be a religious utopian community, Koreshan was named for Dr. Cyrus R. Teed. The Hebrew translation for Cyrus is Koresh. The Koreshans of 1934, built and operated a printing facility, boat works, cement works, a sawmill, bakery, store and hostelry. Today, the park offers a boat ramp, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, historic site, interpretive exhibits, pets, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

Mound Key Archeological State ParkEstero

Mound Key is a Calusa Indian ceremonial center dating back to the time when the Spaniards first attempted to colonize Southwest Florida. The park offers boating, fishing, hiking and nature trails, intepretive exhibits, pets, and wildlife viewing.

Eustis Historical Museum & Preservation SocietyEustis

Located in the Clifford House, a national historic landmark.

Fanning Springs State ParkFanning Springs

Located on the Suwannee River, this park offers visitors cool spring waters and loads of wet fun. Even Manatees sometimes visit the spring during the winter months. This park offers boating, cabins, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, pets, picnicking, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

St. Sebastian River Preserve State ParkFellsmere

The land has been used for growing citrus, ranching, turpentining and logging. Acquired in 1995, the park offers bicycling, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, picnicking, tours, visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

Fort Clinch State ParkFernandina Beach

Fort Clinch is one of the most well-preserved 19th century forts in the country. Daily tours with period reenactors depicting garrison life bring the fort to life for visitors. This park offers beaches, bicycling, camping, fishing, geo-seeking, hiking and nature trails, pets, picnicking, swimming, a visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

Amelia Island Museum of HistoryFernandina Beach

The Amelia Island Museum of History features stories from the Timucua Native American tribe, Spanish and French explorers, pirates and Victorian-era residents.

Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State ParkFlagler Beach

The park showcases the 1836 ruins of a former sugar plantation, its mill, a spring house, several wells and the crumbling foundations of the plantation house and slave cabins. This park offers bicycling, boating, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, a museum, and picnicking.

Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler BeachFlagler Beach

This park offers beaches, bicycling, birding, boating, a boat ramp, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, pets, picnicking, shelling, surfing, tours and wildlife viewing.

North Peninsula State ParkFlagler Beach

The park is a haven for rare Florida scrub-jays, indigo snakes, and gopher tortoises. This park offers beaches, birding, fishing, geo-seeking, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, pets, picnicking, shelling, surfing, swimming, tours, and wildlife viewing.

Hugh Taylor Birch State ParkFort Lauderdale

The visitor center features the area's natural and cultural history. The park offers beaches, bicycling, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, picnicking, swimming, tours, a visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

Bonnet HouseFort Lauderdale

A plantation-style home listed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Visitors can see the place that served as the finish line for the seventh season of the The Amazing Race.

International Swimming Hall of FameFort Lauderdale

Contains exhibits on the history of swimming.

Museum of Art Fort LauderdaleFort Lauderdale

The Museum of Art offers lectures, gallery talks, and brown bag lunches of current exhibitions and collections. Check the website for podcasts, teacher resources and curriculum guides for students and teachers. Museum Docents lead art exploration tours for schools and community groups. Within the museum is a studio school offering classes in Art History, Figure Drawing, Oil Painting, Watercolor, and Mixed Media.

Museum of Discovery and ScienceFort Lauderdale

Designed for kids, the museum has loads of cool things for your curious scientist to do and see. The museum boasts of sharks, bats, snakes, alligators, turtles and iguanas. A "Living in the Everglades" exhibit teaches kids about life in the Flordia Everglades. "Runways to Rockets" gives kids a chance to take a simulated trip to the Moon or Mars. There is a "Discovery Center" specifically designed for explorers under seven.

Imaginarium Hands-On MuseumFort Myers

The museum offers visitors over 60 interactive exhibits plus live fish, sharks, turtles, swans, iguanas and live animal programs.

Fort Pierce Inlet State ParkFort Pierce

Once the training site for WWII Navy Frogmen, the park offers beaches, bicycling, camping, canoeing and kayaking, concessions, fishing, hiking and nature trails, picnicking, scuba diving, snorking, surfing, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum Association, Inc.Fort Pierce

The museum is dedicated to the elite warriors of Naval Special Warfare also known as Navy SEALS..

Arts and Design SocietyFort Walton Beach

Offers exhibits, events and classes in the Fort Walton Beach area.

Emerald Coast Science CenterFort Walton Beach

Virtual field trip onlineThe science center offers kids of all ages. and even adults, the chance to learn how to become an astronomer, navigate the night sky and gaze upon the wonders of the universe.

Indian Temple Mound & MuseumFort Walton Beach

The museum offers visitors an opportuntiy to see anciant cultures living in Florida. Archeologist have uncovered thousands of artifacts providing clues to four ancient civiliazations; The Paleo, Archaic, Woodlands, and Mississippian peoples.

Ichetucknee Springs State ParkFort White

This park offers canoeing and kayaking, concessions and restaurant, hiking and nature trails, pets, picnicking, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, tubing, a visitor center and wildlife viewing.

Lake Griffin State ParkFruitland Park

Lake Griffen park is home to one of the largest live oak trees in the state. There is no swimming due to a healthy alligator population. This park offers boating, a boat ramp, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, geo-seeking, hiking and nature trails, pets, picnicking, a playground, and wildlife viewing.

Southwest Florida Museum of HistoryFt. Myers

The Museum provides students studying Florida History, Fort Myers History or American History with programs. Visitors may take a full guided tour or use one of the many "Museum on a Box" options.

Lovers Key State ParkFt. Myers Beach

Park visitors can observe West Indian manatees, bottlenose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits, and bald eagles. The park offers beaches, bicycling, a boat ramp, canoeing and kayaking, concessions, fishing, geo-seeking, hiking and nature trails, picnicking, playground, shelling, swimming, tours, a visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

Avalon State ParkFt. Pierce

Florida's newest seaside park offers beaches, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, picnicking, snorkeling, and swimming.

Devils Millhopper Geological State ParkGainesville

This park is built around a 120 foot sinkhole. The hole with its lush vegetation is a miniature rainforest. This park offers hiking and nature trails,pets, picnicking, tours, visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

Gainesville-Hawthorne State TrailGainesville

This park offers bicycling, fishing, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, and is open to pets.

Florida Museum of Natural HistoryGainesville

The Florida Museum of Natural History is located at the University of Florida in Gainesville. The museum offers a bounty of educational programs, camps, hands-on classes and more.

Harn Museum of ArtGainesville

A University of Florida museum located in Gainesville.

Lubee Bat ConservancyGainesville

Lubee Bat Conservancy works to save fruit bats and their habitats through research, breeding, conservation, and education.

Matheson MuseumGainesville

Four sites make up the Matheson Museum campus. They are the exhibit hall and research library, the Matheson House, the Tison Tool Museum, and Sweetwater Park.

Santa Fe Community College Teaching ZooGainesville

The Teaching Zoo is operated as a part of Santa Fe College's Zoo Animal Technology Program. Field trips and teacher resources are available.

Gulf Islands National SeashoreGulf Breeze

The nation's largest seashore, Gulf islands stretches from Mississippi to Florida. The park offers guided programs, camping, cast netting, fishing, picnicking, boating, birding, swimming, hiking, exploring the historic forts and beach walking.

The Gulf Breeze ZooGulf Breeze

The zoo featrues animals from around this world. Visitors can stroll along the walking path to the petting zoo, view animals from a raised boardwalk, or take a safari train to see animals on the preserve. Offers camps for students.

Allen David Broussard Catfish CreekHaines City

Visitors to this preserve need to be prepared for the rugged conditions of the scrub habitat. This park offers fishing, hiking and nature trails, geo-seeking, horse and equestrian trails, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

O'Leno State ParkHigh Springs

The distinctive geological feature of the park is the River Sink where the Santa Fe River disappears underground to re-emerge three miles south at River Rise Preserve State Park. This park offers cabins, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, geo-seeking, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, interpretive exhibits, pets, picnicking, playground, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

River Rise Preserve State ParkHigh Springs

A natural land bridge traveled by Spanish explorers, Indians and settlers, served as a crossroad between the Santa Fe River Sink and the River Rise From the 1500s through the 1700s. The land bridge exists today. This park offers beaches, bicycling, birding, camping, fishing, horse and equestrian trails, and picnicking.

Jonathan Dickinson State ParkHobe Sound

The park offers Ranger guided tours of the 1930s pioneer homestead of Trapper Nelson year-round. The park offers bicycling, a boat ramp, boat tours, boating, cabins, camping, canoeing and kayaking, concessions, fishing, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, picnicking, swimming, tours, a visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake ParkHollywood

Named for the late County Commissioner Anne Kolb, the main highlight of the nature center is the 3,500-gallon saltwater aquarium. The grounds offer boat trails so visitors can experience sightseeing and fishing.

Art and Culture Center of HollywoodHollywood

Offering visitors of all ages classes, exhibitions, performances, and education for students K-12.

Blackwater River State ParkHolt

One of the largest and oldest Atlantic white cedars stands among the many that line the river is located within the park. The park offers camping, boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, trails, tubing and wildlife viewing.

Biscayne National ParkHomestead

Biscayne protects aquamarine waters, emerald islands, and coral reefs. Learn history about pirates and shipwrecks, pineapple farmers and presidents. Vistors can boat, snorkel, camp, or watch wildlife all within the park.

Everglades National ParkHomestead

This subtropical wilderness is the largest in the United States. The park is home to three endangeres species: the American crocodile, the Florida panther, and the West Indian manatee.

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State ParkHomosassa

The Park is a rehabilitation center for injured and orphaned West Indian manatees. This park offers boat tours, concessions and restaurant, hiking and nature trails, picnicking, tours, a visitor center and wildlife viewing.

Fort Cooper State ParkInverness

The Fort is named after Major Mark Anthony Cooper. In April 1836, Major Cooper was ordered to look after wounded troop while others in his regiment went for reinforcements and supplies. While waiting a group of Seminole warriors attacked Cooper and his troops. Major Cooper held the fortification for 16 days until his regiment returned. This park offers birding, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, pets, picnicking, playground, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

Indian Key Historic State ParkIslamorada

Once the site of a business salvaging cargo from shipwrecks in the Florida Keys. Today, the park offers boating, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, scuba diving, snorkeling, and wildlife viewing.

Lignumvitae Key Botanical State ParkIslamorada

This area of the Upper Keys was once under water and a living coral reef. Today, the park offers boat tours, boating, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, tours, a visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve State ParkIslamorada

Offers divers and snorkelers the opportunity to view a real submerged shipwreck. The park offers boating, canoeing and kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, and swimming.

Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State ParkIslamorada

The land in this area is made from limestone and fossilized coral and was once a working quarry to supply materials for the railroad. Today, visitors can walk along quarry walls and see cross sections of the ancient coral, learn about the quarry, and discover quarry machinery.

Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve anf Fort Caroline National MemorialJacksonville

Both Fort Caroline and Kingsley Plantation are located on the Timucuan Preserve. A recent discovery of a slave graveyard has visitors flocking to the preserve.

Timucuan Preserve Visitor CenterJacksonville

Visit one of the last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast. The Timucuan Preserve includes Fort Caroline and Kingsley Plantation.

Amelia Island State ParkJacksonville

Amelia Island State Park offers horseback riding on the beach and riding tours along the shoreline. It also offers beaches, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, horse and equestrian trails, shelling, and wildlife viewing.

Big Talbot Island State ParkJacksonville

Big Talbot Island State Park is a reknowned location for nature study, bird-watching, and photography. This park offers beaches, bicycling, a boat ramp, boating, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, pets, picnicking, shelling, and wildlife viewing.

Fort George Island Cultural State ParkJacksonville

Famous for the social elite who came here to vacation in the 1920's, Fort George Island Cultural State Park now offers bicycling, a boat ramp, boating, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, pets, tours, and a visitor center.

Little Talbot Island State ParkJacksonville

This park offers beaches, bicycling, birding, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, pets, picnicking, shelling, surfing, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State ParkJacksonville

The estuaries here help protect the water quality of local rivers providing the perfect environment for plant and animal life. Trees in the park can be seen with the telltale cat-face sign. Cat-faces were incisions cut into the pine trees to extract sap, which was then processed into turpentine. The park offers bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, interpretive exhibits, pets, and wildlife viewing.

Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State ParkJacksonville

During the Civil War, this site was an important military position. Today, the park allows pets on site and picnicking.

Cummer Museum of Art & GardensJacksonville

The Cummer has the largest permanent fine arts collection in Northeast Florida. Chose from European masters and American impressionists,18th century Meissen porcelain, and two-and-one half acres of historic gardens. The education center provides hands-on art programs for visitors of all ages.

Jacksonville Zoo and GardensJacksonville

The zoo offers the only walking safari in Northeast Florida. Educational programs offers zoo camps, field trips, homeschool programs, and after dark adventures.

Karpeles Manuscript Library, JacksonvilleJacksonville

The library claims to be the world's largest private holding of important original manuscripts and documents. On-site archives include Literature, Science, Religion, History and Art.

Museum of Contemporary Art JacksonvilleJacksonville

The museum offers school, community and family education programs throughout the year. On site is an ArtExplorium Loft for younger visitors. Free Sunday ArtFusion programs are offeres for families, and summer art programs are available through artcamp@MOCA. Check the website for summer camp weeks and details.

Museum of Science & HistoryJacksonville

The museum was designed for budding scientists ages 3-12. Offers a planetarium, educational recource guides and hand-on learning exhibits.

Florida Power & Light Energy EncounterJensen Beach

Provides local residents with hands-on, power and light educational programs, interactive exhibits, teacher workshops and science outreach programs.

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & MuseumJupiter

Virtual field trip onlineVisitors can climb the landmark 1860 Jupiter Light. Exhibits for the lighthouse are contained in the waterfront History Museum.

Astronauts Memorial FoundationKennedy Space Center

Visitors can see the national Space Mirror Memorial, and remember astronauts who have sacrificed their lives for the nation and the space program.

Kennedy Space CenterKennedy Space Center

The center offers visitors the opportunity to experience NASA's launch headquarters. Students can tour launch areas, meet veteran astronauts, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch.

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State ParkKey Biscayne

Home of a historic lighthouse, this park offers beaches, bicycling, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, a historic site, pets, picnicking, playground, swimming, tours, and wildlife viewing.

Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State ParkKey Largo

Home to 84 protected species of plants and animals, including wild cotton, mahogany mistletoe, and the American crocodile. The park offers bicycling, hiking and nature trails, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State ParkKey Largo

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is the first underwater park in the U.S. The visitor center has a 30,000-gallon saltwater aquarium and theater showing nature videos.

Dry Tortugas National ParkKey West

Virtual field trip onlineThe Dry Tortugas is a cluster of seven islands, composed of coral reefs and sand, shoals and waters. The Park is known for its famous bird and marine life, its legends of pirates and sunken gold, and its military past. The park is accessible only by private boats, charter boats, or seaplane.

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State ParkKey West

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973, the park offers beaches, bicycling, concessions, fishing, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, picnicking, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, tours, and wildlife viewing.

Audubon House & Tropical GardensKey West

The 19th Century home was built during the time of the pirates and originally owned by harbor pilot, Captain John H. Geiger. Many works of John James Audubon, world renown ornithologist, are located in the house. The house furniture and decor reflects the elegance and comfortable lifestyle of a wealthy Key West family in the 1800's.

Truman Little White HouseKey West

The Truman Little White House is a public, living museum. It also serves as a government meeting place and retreat center for the nation's leaders.

Key West Museum of Art & History in the Custom HouseKey West

Visitors experience the 1891 Custom House, which served as a post office, court house and government center during Key West's hey day. Join a path once traveled by pirates.

Key West Light House and Keeper's Quarters MuseumKey West

The Key West Lighthouse, built in 1847, helped ships navigating dangerous reefs off the lower Keys. Today, the keepers quarters have been fully restored.

Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society & Historical MuseumKey West

The museum educates visitors on maritime and colonial activity in the Key West area. Offers specific children's programs for kids grades 2-5.

Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State ParkKeystone Heights

One of Florida's first state parks, this park offers cabins, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, geo-seeking, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, pets, picnicking, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

Osceola County Historical SocietyKissimmee

The society operates the Pioneer Village and Museum. Visitors to the village experience the historic Ross Lanier House (1889), learn in a one-room Schoolhouse, see the workings of Citrus Packing House (1882), live out the daily routine of a Cracker Cow Man at the Cow Camp, view museum exhibits, and buy souvenirs at the Tyson General Store (1887). Orange Groves available for family picnics. The village offers week long summer camps for kids ages 5-12.

LaBelle Heritage MuseumLaBelle

Visitors experience the history of Hendry County. Open Thursday and Friday afternoons, by appointment only.

Lake June in Winter Scrub State ParkLake Placid

This new park was developed to protect the endangered natural "Florida's desert" community, also known as sand scrub. The park offers a fishing, hiking and nature trails, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

Lake Kissimmee State ParkLake Wales

Living history demonstrations of the early Florida "cow hunters" in an 1876-era cow camp. This park offers birding, boating, a boat ramp, camping, canoeing and kayaking, concessions and restaurants, fishing, geo-seeking, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, picnicking, and a playground.

Lake Wales Museum and Cultural CenterLake Wales

Lake Wales Museum and Cultural Center, also known as the Depot, was originally built in 1928 for use as a passenger train station. Today, the Depot houses a resource center for the history of Lake Wales.

Museum of Polo and Hall of FameLake Worth

The museum educates visitors about Polo. Exhibits include: history of Polo, women in Polo, instruments of the game, Polo ponies, and the 100th Anniversary of the United States Open Championship.

Colt Creek State ParkLakeland

The property was a working cattle ranch until 2006. There is eveidence of lime rock mining, timber harvesting, citrus production and turpentining. This park offers bicycling, birding, a boat ramp, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, geo-seeking, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, pets, picnicking, tours and wildlife viewing.

Explorations V Children's MuseumLakeland

A kids museum offering three floors of hands-on exhibits focusing on art, science, literature, math, health, life skills and cultures from around the world.

Polk Museum of ArtLakeland

The Polk Museum of Art Education Department offers many programs and events. Summer camps, classes, tours and workshops, students exhibitions and volunteer opportunities.

Econfina River State ParkLamont

During the Civil War, Confederate deserters camped along the banks of the Econfina. Today, the park offers bicycling, birding, boat ramps, boating, cabins, a canoe and kayak launch, fishing, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

Pinellas Park Heritage VillageLargo

Visit the living history museum located in Pinellas County. Visitors may view more than 25 historic structures dating back to the 19th century. Buildings include: a school, church, sponge warehouse, railroad depot, store, and a variety of historic homes. Admission if free.

Madison Blue Springs State ParkLee

The crystal clear spring is a popular spot for swimming. This park offers canoeing and kayaking, pets, picnicking, scuba diving, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

Alafia River State ParkLithia

Alafia River State Park was once a phosphate mining site. Today the mine's radical elevation changes offers challenging off-road bicycling trails. The park offers bicycling, camping, fishing, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, pets, picnicking, a playground, and wildlife viewing.

Suwannee River State ParkLive Oak

In 1818, Andrew Jackson searched this area for Indian strongholds. An earthwork mound built during the Civil War still exists today. This park offers a boat ramp, boating, cabins, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, pets, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

Suwannee County Historical MuseumLive Oak

The museum offers historical exhibits on Archeology, Artifacts, Agriculture, Moonshine Distillery, Railroad History, a Pioneer Family Kitchen, Farm Equipment, and a Suwannee Time Capsule.

Long Key State ParkLong Key

Once known as Rattlesnake Key because its shape resembles a snake with its jaws open. Today, the park offers camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, pets, picnicking, snorkeling, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

Lion Country SafariLoxahatchee

Lion Country Safari is a drive-through safari and walk-through amusement park. Visitors can experience animal displays and encounters, animal feeding, 7 rides, water sprayground, food, and shopping.

Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State ParkLuraville

The park has recently been renamed to Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park. Mr. Wes Skiles was world-class explorer, diver, cinematographer and photographer. This park has two major springs, a spring run and six sinkholes. This park features one of the longest underwater cave systems in the United States. Divers must prove scuba certifications to explore the underwater caverns. The park offers hiking and nature trails, pets, picnicking, scuba diving, snorkeling, and swimming.

Maitland Art CenterMaitland

The Maitland Historical Museum has permanent and changing art to tell the towns history. The museum also gives space to local denizens to share their stories.

Curry Hammock State ParkMarathon

Made up of a group of islands in the Middle Keys, this park offers beaches, bicycling, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, pets, picnicking, playground, snorkeling, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

Crane Point Museum & Nature CenterMarathon

The museum schools visitors is environment and history of Spanish explorers, Tree Snails, Adderley Village, Coral Reef cave, Moray Eels and more.

Florida Caverns State ParkMarianna

The only state park in Florida to offer cave tours to the public. The park offers bicycling, boating,camping, canoeing and kayaking, concessions, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, interpretive exhibits, picnicking, playgrounds, tours, visitors center and geo-seeking.

Lafayette Blue SpringsMayo

Once this area was an important steamboat highway carrying supplies and products to and from local plantations. This park offers birding, a boat ramp, boating, cabins, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, pets, picnicking, scuba diving, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

Brevard ZooMelbourne

Brevard Zoo offers lots of activities like kayaking, riding the train and feeding the animals. In addition, daily the Zoo offers animal demonstrations that rotate depending on the day including alligator, otter and vulture feedings.

Liberty Bell Memorial MuseumMelbourne

Virtual field trip onlineThe museum showcases a full-size replica of the original Liberty Bell. This bell is cast by the makers of the original bell. Visitors can tap the Bell with a rubber mallet and hear the ring of freedom.

Sebastian Inlet State ParkMelbourne Beach

The McLarty Treasure Museum and the Sebastian Fishing Museum are both available for visitors to view at he state park. This park offers beaches, bicycling, birding, boating, a boat ramp, camping, concessions and restaurant, fishing, hiking and nature trails, a museum, picnicking, a playground, scuba diving, surfing, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

McLarty Treasure MuseumMelbourne Beach

Located at Sebastian Inlet State Park. In 1715, eleven Spanish ships sank carrying full loads of silver and gold on the shoals. The survivors set up camp on the beaches of the present park area to wait for rescue ships. Hurricanes in the 1950's helped to unearth the camp remains. In 1928, the wreckage from the 1715 fleet was located on the ocean floor and treasure hunters have been looking for the cargo loads ever since.

Lowe Art MuseumMiami

The Lowe Art Museum serves the University of Miami.

Miami Art MuseumMiami

The museum offers weekday interactive tours for K-12 grade students. Free, guided tours are available every Sunday at 2 p.m. "Second Saturdays are Free for Families" events are held in the springtime. Families spend the playing games, doing art activities, watching live entertainment, and taking tours.

Miami Children's MuseumMiami

The museum offers camps, classes and interactive exhibits for kids.

Miami MetrozooMiami

The zoo offers families field trips, educational programs, zoofari camps, and parent/teacher resources.

Miami Science MuseumMiami

Includes a museum, wildlife center, planetarium and exhibits.

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art MuseumMiami

The museum offers educational programs to families, schools and communities. The Kenan-Flagler Family Discovery Gallery offers famiies interactive activities designed to educate and entertain. The museum offers guided tours, self guided tours and podcasts free of charge.

Vizcaya Museum and GardensMiami

Vizcaya is a National Historic Landmark built by agricultural industrialist James Deering in 1916. The Museum campus features a main house, ten acres of formal gardens, a hardwood hammock, and historic village.

WolfsonianMiami

The Wolfsonian-FIU collects objects from the modern era (1885-1945) focuses on how art and design shape impacts humans.

Bass Museum of ArtMiami Beach

Houses the Lindemann Family Creativity Center for teachers, students and adults.

Holocaust MemorialMiami Beach

The Memorial serves to memorialize victims, provide solace to survivors, and factually inform visitors of the Holocaust.

Jewish Museum of FloridaMiami Beach

A museum celebrating Jews and Jewish culture in Florida.

Paynes Prairie Preserve State ParkMicanopy

In 1971, this park became Florida's first state preserve. Now designated as a National Natural Landmark, this park offers visitor a glimps into the unique biology, geology and history of this region of Florida. People flock to this park to see both Bison and alligators. The park offers bicycling, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, pets, picnicking, a visitor center and wildlife viewing.

Yellow River Marsh Preserve State ParkMilton

The Yellow River Marsh preserve protects one of Florida's last remaining tracts of wet prairie. The largest community of pitcher plants in the state is located here. There are no recreational facilities in the preserve, but there are outlook points for photography and nature appreciation.

West Florida Railroad MuseumMilton

Historic railroad structures and equipment built for the use of trained railroad employees to conduct the company's business.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not MuseumMultiple Locations

Offers museums and attractions in multiple countries focusing on odd and amazing things. Provides videos, details about exhibits, and their history.

Medieval TimesMultiple locations

Exciting, family friendly dinner theater featuring an authentic medieval tournament and feast with jousting knights, and live horses.

Making TRACKS - Trails in FloridaMultiple Locations

Making TRACKS provides downloadable nature guides and species lists for each trail, as well as resources for schools to make their own educational nature trails on school grounds or in nearby communities.

Collier-Seminole State ParkNaples

Collier-Seminole State Park lies within southern Florida's great mangrove swamp, one the largest swamps in the world. It contains the beautiful and famous royal palm trees. The park offers bicycling, a boat ramp, birding, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, pets, picnicking, a playground, tours, visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State ParkNaples

In the late 1800s, Joe Wiggins, the first homesteader, ran an apiary (bee yard) and trading post between Seminole Indians and settlers. The land became a park in 1981. Today, the park offers a beaches, boat ramp, boating, fishing, interpretive exhibits, pets, picnicking, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, tours, visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

Naples ZooNaples

A nationally accredited zoo and historic botanical garden.

Conservancy of Southwest FloridaNaples

The conservatory aims to protect the water, land and wildlife unique to Southwest Florida. Great place for field trips. Offers eco-camps for kids.

Southwest Florida Holocaust MuseumNaples

The Museum houses over 1,000 World War II and Holocaust artifacts and original photographs donated or permanently loaned by local survivors, liberators and other dedicated people. Both self-guided and docent-led tours are available to visitors at the museum.

Dudley Farm Historic State ParkNewberry

The park is an authentic working farm showcasing three generations of the Dudley family from 1850 through the 1940's. Park staff in period clothing perform daily chores, raise crops and tend to livestock. This park offers hiking and nature trails, picnicking, tours, visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State ParkNiceville

During WWII, the park was a major site for gunnery and bombing practice during World War II. Today, the park offers bicycling, boat ramp, boating, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, pets, picnicking, playgrounds, and wildlife viewing.

Oleta River State ParkNorth Miami

Florida's largest urban park, this park offers beaches, bicycling, cabins, camping, canoeing and kayaking, concessions, fishing, hiking and nature trails, picnicking, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

Museum of Contemporary Art, North MiamiNorth Miami

The museum offers kids educational programs through supporting Magnet schools, and offering a "MOCA on the Move" program available to schools and organizations. "Art Pixie" and "Start Together" are programs for preschoolers. "Creative Arts" program support art education for kids ages 6 through 12. Summers camps for elementary school aged children are also available.

John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkNorth Palm Beach

Considered a biological treasure, the park offers a beaches, boating, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, picnicking, scuba diving, swimming, a visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

Silver River State ParkOcala

This park offers bicycling, cabins, camping, canoeing and kayaking, hiking and nature trails, historic site, horse and equestrian trails, interpretive exhibits, two museums, pets, picnicking, a playground, and wildlife viewing.

Appleton Museum of ArtOcala

Offers students educational tours and programs, museum scavenger hunts, and children and family activities the first Saturday of each month.

Don Garlits Museum of Drag RacingOcala

A museum for people who love drag racing.

Big Cypress National PreserveOchopee

The freshwater swamp supports marine estuaries along Florida's southwest coast. Big Cypress National Preserve has both tropical and temperate plant communities. National Parks offers artist in residence programs and ranger led activites here.

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State ParkOkeechobee

Free roaming cattle left by the Spaniards benefitted later pioneers. These pioneers, called "crackers" would drive the herds to sale and then return to their homesteads located on the current park site. During World War II, the military used the land to conduct training missions. Unexploded ordinances still exist within the Preserve. This park offers bicycling, camping, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, pets, picnicking, tours, and wildlife viewing.

Olustee Battlefield Historic State ParkOlustee

On February 20th, 1864, Florida's largest Civil War battle took place at this site. This park offers hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, pets, picnicking, and visitor center.

Olustee Battle Reenactment Olustee

Florida's largest Civil War battle re-enactment every February.

Blue Spring State ParkOrange City

Blue Spring is a designated West Indian Manatee Refuge. Mid-November through March, the water in the park is closed for Manatee season as swimming or diving with manatees is strictly prohibited. This park offers boating, cabins, camping, concessions and restaurant, canoeing and kayaking, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, picnicking, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, tubing and wildlife viewing.

Discovery CoveOrlando

Theme park where visitors interact with a number of marine animals. Guests can swim with dolphins, interact with exotic birds, tropical fish, rays, and land mammals.

Harry P. Leu GardensOrlando

The Leu Gardens is a 50-acre botanical garden with a large turn-of-the-century house museum located in the center. Visitors can view the largest formal rose garden in Florida.

Orange County History CenterOrlando

The Historical Museum first opened in 1942 and was housed in the 1892 red brick Orange County Courthouse. This courthouse was renovated in 1971, and today houses the Orange County history Center. The Center enthralls visitors with a vast collection of central Florida's history. In 2006, the museum was accepted as an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. The center offers the following Youth Programs: Summer Camp Programs, Discovery Days, Overnight Camp-Ins, Girl and Boy Scout events, field trips, and Birthday Parties. The History Center also offers programs specially designed for Home School Students. Check website for a calendar listing of Home School Days.

Orlando Museum of ArtOrlando

Called the OMA, this museum offers many kid friendly art events. These programs include: Family days, birthday parties, art camps, head starts programs, School-aged "Art Encounter", and preschool aged "Art Adventure".

Orlando Science CenterOrlando

The Orlando Science Center offers hands-on fun for everyone. Programs include: Field Trips, Off-Site Programs, School Break Camps, Summer Camps and Academy, Science Competitions, Homeschool Programs, and Scouting Programs.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! - OrlandoOrlando

Ripleys is known for amazing exhibits, unusual art, and unique and strange artifacts. The Orlando site is called the Odditorium. The Odditorium specifically has 16 galleries of odd and strange items from around the world.

Titanic The ExperienceOrlando

Trained actors in period costume portray Titanic characters, sharing stories of passengers and crew. The Underwater Room, displays an 8-foot replica of Titanic on the bottom of the Atlantic.

Bulow Creek State ParkOrmond Beach

Home of the Fairchild Oak, one of the largest live oak trees in the South. One fifth of this park is submerged lands. This park offers beaches, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

Tomoka State ParkOrmond Beach

In the early 1600, shells from decades of Native American meals reach 40 feet high at the river banks. Today, during the spring and fall migrations, Tomoka is a bird-watcher's paradise. This park offers a boat ramp, boating, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, geo-seeking, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, picnicking, a playground, and wildlife viewing.

Oscar Scherer State Park1843 S. Tamiami TrailOspreyOsprey

Oscar Scherer State Park opened in 1956. It is prime Florida scrub-jay territory. The park offers bicycling, a boat ramp, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, pets, picnicking, playground, snorkeling, swimming, tours, a visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

Historic Spanish PointOsprey

Historic Spanish Point features an archaeological exhibition built inside of a shell mound. Visitors experience pioneer history by seeing Sarasota's first produce packing house, chapel and pioneer cemetery. The grounds offer gardens and one of the largest butterfly gardens on the gulf coast.

Ravine Gardens State ParkPalatka

A park created in the 1930's during the "New Deal" era. It was designed to be a garden through the federal works program. This park offers amphitheater, bicycling, gardens, geo-seeking, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, picnicking, a playground, tours, and wildlife viewing.

Flagler MuseumPalm Beach

Virtual field trip onlineHenry Flagler brought railroads and luxury hotels to Florida. Today, tourism and agriculture are the cornerstone of Florida's economy. The museum shows visitors the beginning of the Gilded Age.

Palm Beach Maritime MuseumPalm Beach

The Palm Beach Maritime Museum consists of four facilities. 1. A former U.S.Coast Guard Station, Boathouse and President John F. Kennedy command post and bomb shelter on Peanut Island 2. Marine science field office. 3. An educational center at Currie Park. 4. The Palm Beach Maritime Academy K-8 Charter School.

Washington Oaks Gardens State ParkPalm Coast

The formal gardens are the centerpiece of Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. This park also offers beaches, bicycling, fishing, gardens, hiking and nature trails, historic site, interpretive exhibits, pets, picnicking, a playground, a visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

St. Andrews State ParkPanama City

The site of this park was once a military reservation. Today, this park offers beaches, bicycling, a boat ramp, boat tours, boating, camping, canoeing and kayaking, concessions and a restaurant, fishing, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, pets, playground, picnicking, scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, swimming, a visitors center and wildlife viewing.

Bay Arts AlliancePanama City

Offers Arts in Education events for elementary aged children.

Science & Discovery Center of Northwest FloridaPanama City

The center offer a multitude of educational program.

Camp Helen State ParkPanama City Beach

Prehistoric middens and mounds have been discoverd in the park. This day use park offers swimming, beachcombing, nature study, hiking and both freshwater and saltwater fishing.

Man in the Sea MuseumPanama City Beach

The museum helps visitors to discover the old ways of deep sea voyaging and the roots of dea diving. There is a large collection of rare diving equipment, including the famous SEALAB-1 used by the US Navy.

Florida Railroad MuseumParrish

The Museum operates weekend excursions year-round from the Train Station in Parrish, Florida. The caboose is available to rent for small birthday parties.

Big Lagoon State ParkPensacola

The Park offers an amphitheater, beaches, camping, boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, trails, hunting, and wildlife viewing.

Perdido Key State ParkPensacola

Perdido Key is a barrier island in the near Gulf of Mexico off of Pensacola, Flordia. Barrier islands protect the mainland from storms and provide habitats for many shorebirds and coastal animals. The park offers beaches, fishing, picnicking, swimming and wildlife viewing.

Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State ParkPensacola

In the 1800s, tar was harvested from cutting into southern yellow pine trees. Pine tar was used to produce soaps, animal medicines, and as a sealant for boats. The park offers hiking and nature trails, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

National Naval Aviation MuseumPensacola

Identification is required for adults as the museum is located on a naval air station. Flight enthusiasts can experience the museum with Florida's largest IMAX theatre, MaxFlight and Motion-Based simulators, and a cockpit training exhibit. The Blue Angels practice air shows most Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. Guided tours are available from retired military volunteers. Self guided tours are allowed to tour the museum on your own. Flight Line trolley tours a free to visitors to check out the aircraft displayed on the flight line.

Pensacola Museum of ArtPensacola

The museum's education programming consists of programs in preschool story art, youth art focus, summer camps, classes and workshops, and community and outreach events.

Forest Capital Museum State ParkPerry

This park pays homage to the longleaf pine. Foresting of this Florida tree has produced almost 5,000 products. This park offers interpretive exhibits, museum, pets, picnicking, and visitor center.

Museum of the IslandsPine Island

The museum is located in what was once the island's first public library. Visitors to Pine Island can view the artifacts of this rural island of fishing villages and early history of its people.

Fantasy of FlightPolk City

Virtual field trip onlineVisitors experience the fun and adventures of flying. Houses over 40 rare and vintage aircraft for flight enthusiasts to see.

Dunns CreekPomona Park

Protecting the Gopher Tortoise is a big focus of this park. The park offers bicycling, hiking and nature trails, geo-seeking, horse and equestrian trails, interpretive exhibits, pets, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

Ponce de Leon Springs State ParkPonce de Leon

Juan Ponce de Leon, was a Spanish explorer who searched throughout Florida for the "fountain of Youth" in 1513. This park is named after him. The springs here may not keep you youthful but they are refreshing. This park offers fishing, hiking and nature trails, picnicking, snorkeling, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

Ponce de Leon Inlet LighthousePonce Inlet

The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse is Florida's tallest lighthouse. Kids can learn about the lighthouse both online and in person. The website also offers a kids page complete with interactive games.

Charlotte County Historical CenterPort Charlotte

The main exhibit hall features local and state history exhibits from prehistoric times through WWII.

Gamble Place Spruce Creek PreservePort Orange

The preserve is mainly an ecotourism location showcasing cypress trees, alligators, pileated woodpeckers and osprey. The grounds also feature the Snow White House, modeled after the Walt Disney animated film. Pontoon boat trips and historic tours are available.

Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State ParkPort Richey

Home to the Gray fox, gopher tortoises, alligators, and West Indian manatees, this park offers boating, fishing, and hiking and nature trails.

Constitution Convention Museum State ParkPort St. Joe

Home of Florida's first State Constitution Convention. The museum commemorates the work of the 56 territorial delegates who drafted Florida's first constitution in 1838. Visitors can view displays and exhibits of 19th century life in St. Joseph.

T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State ParkPort St. Joe

Some of the highest dunes in the Unites States are found here. This park offers beaches, bicycling, a boat ramp, boating, cabins, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, playground, picnicking, snorkeling, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

Savannas Preserve State ParkPort St. Lucie

The preserve offers visitos the experience of the largest and most intact remnant of Florida's east coast savannas. The park offers bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, pets, picnicking, a visitor center and wildlife viewing.

Charlotte HarborPunta Gorda

The existence of Shell middens and mounds are evidence of past use at the Preserve and protect the it by law. The park offers boating, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, and allows pets on site.

Saint Photios Greek Orthodox National ShrineSaint Augustine

The Shrine is dedicated to the first Greek people who came to America in 1768. The Chapel is filled with Byzantine style frescoes, artifacts, photographs and historical documents of those colonists.

The Dali MuseumSaint Petersburg

The museum pays tribute to surrealist Salvador Dali. The Dali offers educational programs to families, youth and educators. Summer camps and video contest help students connect with surrealism.

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical GardensSanford

This zoo emphasizes conservation, education, and wildlife preservation. Be sure to download the education resource guide.

Bailey-Matthews Shell MuseumSanibel

The museum offers visitors 30 exhibits of mollusks from around the world. There is a learning lab with a hands-on play area for kids, and a tank with indigenous mollusks.

Sanibel Historical Village and MuseumSanibel

Sanibel Historical Village and Museum was founded in 1982 as a tribute to the early pioneers on Sanibel Island.

Deer Lake State ParkSanta Rosa Beach

Deer Lake is a coastal dune lake. Coastal dune lakes are rare worldwide and occur only on the gulf coast in the United States. The park offers beaches, bicycling, fishing, hiking and nature trails, picnicking, swimming and wildlife viewing.

Eden Gardens State ParkSanta Rosa Beach

The focal point of the park is the two-story Wesley house with elegant white columns and wrap-around porch. The park offers boating, fishing, gardens, interpretive exhibits, picnicking, and weddings.

Grayton Beach State ParkSanta Rosa Beach

The name of the park comes from the neighboring town. Grayton beach is one of the oldest towns along the Gulf Coast. Today, the park offers beaches, bicycling, boat ramp, ccabins, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, picnicking, swimming and wildlife viewing.

Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkSanta Rosa Beach

Midden mounds tell archeologists that Native Americans used this area for fishing, hunting and camping. Coastal dunes here surround freshwater lakes and wetlands. The park offers an amphitheater, beaches, bicycling, birding, cabins, camping, canoeing and kayaking, concessions and a restaurant, fishing, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, pets, picnicking, swimming, tours, a visitors center and wildlife viewing.

Myakka River State ParkSarasota

The park offers bicycling, birding, a boat ramp, cabins, camping, canoeing and kayaking, concessions, fishing, geo-seeking, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, an interpretive exhibit, pets, picnicking, playground, tours, a visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

Crowley Museum and Nature CenterSarasota

Visitors to Sarasota can stroll the boardwalk and along Crowley Creek, take a nature or history tour, visit the on-site pioneer museum, or see an authentic blacksmith shop. Kids enjoy hiking nature trails on the Children's Discovery Path or viewing wild and farm animals. Areas avialable for fmailies to picnic or BBQ.

Ringling Museum of ArtSarasota

A museum dedicated to America's cultural history. The museum campus contains two circus museums, a historic mansion, and a theater.

Selby GardensSarasota

Selby Gardens is an open-air botanical gardens. It is famous for its orchids and extensive collection of exotics plants. Childrens programs emphasize conservation through story-telling, art projects, scientific discovery, and tours.

Mote Marine LaboratorySarasota

Mote Aquarium allows guests the chance to explore the ocean with touch pools, shark, dolphin, manatee and sea turtle exhibits, and a viewable working lab for marine life research.

Highlands Hammock State ParkSebring

Opened to the public as a botanical garden in 1931, it is one of Florida's oldest parks. Today, the park offers a bicycling, camping, concessions and restaurants, geo-seeking, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, interpretive exhibits, pets, picnicking, playground, tours, a visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

Children's Museum of the HighlandsSebring

The Children's Museum of the Highlands was designed to give kids (ages 1-12) a safe environment to learn and explore.

Three Rivers State ParkSneads

The park is named after three rivers: the Flint, the Chattahoochee and the Apalachicola. All three rivers come together near the park before flowing out to the Gulf of Mexico. This park offers bicycling, a boat ramp, boating, cabins, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, pets, picnicking, playground, and wildlife viewing.

Ochlockonee River State ParkSopchoppy

In 1998, a midden, or ancient dump site, was discovered in the park. Artifacts dated back about 1500 years to pre-Columbian Native American times. Today, you can see the cut faced pine trees which are evidence of the thriving turpentine industry from an earlier century. Trees were scarred, or cut, to release the resin which is used to make turpentine. This park offers bicycling, a boat ramp, boating, camping, fishing, hiking and nature trails, picnicking, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

Rock Springs Run State ReserveSorrento

This park offers bicycling, birding, cabins, camping, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, open to pets, and wildlife viewing.

Oldest Wooden School HouseSt Augustine

The oldest wooden schoolhouse in the United States. The building, made of red cedar and cypress, dates back to the early 18th century. The materials, including the nails and wooden pegs, were all cut buy hand. The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse was also the first co-ed school. It educated both girls and boys together beginning in 1788.

Castillo de San Marcos National MonumentSt. Augustine

The Castillo was built to protect and defend Spain's claims in the New World. Re-enactors bring history alive here with Ranger talks, museum exhibits, historical weapons demonstrations, living history reenactments, and special events.

Fort Matanzas National MonumentSt. Augustine

Fort Matanzas is a 1740 Spanish fort. The Fort is accessible only by guided boat tours. Hiking trails are available on the barrier island.

Anastasia State ParkSt. Augustine

Originally a coquina quarry, today, the park offers beaches, bicycling, boating, camping, concessions and restaurant, fishing, geo-seeking, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, picnicking, playground, surfing, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

Faver-Dykes State ParkSt. Augustine

This park offers bicycling, boating, a boat ramp, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, a playground, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

Fort Mose Historical State ParkSt. Augustine

The park is the site of the first free African settlement in the United States. Today, the park offers birding, hiking and nature trails, geo-seeking, historic site, interpretive exhibits, a museum, pets, picnicking, tours, a visitor center, and wildlife viewing.

Florida Agricultural MuseumSt. Augustine

The museum strives to preserve Florida's agricultural past, and educate the public.

Lightner MuseumSt. Augustine

The Lightner musuem showcases the gilded age of America. Collections include Victorian art glass and stained glass work by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Visitors get insight to 19th century life with examples of costumes, furnishings, mechanical musical instruments and other artifacts.

Museum of Weapons and Early American HistorySt. Augustine

The museum boasts of having one of the most extensive public Civil War collections. Weapons enthusiasts can view swords, antique guns, muskets, shipwreck artifacts from the Spanish, English, and Colonial eras. The museum also houses President John Tyler's piano, historic photos, tintypes, lithographs and documents.

Old Florida MuseumSt. Augustine

The museum allows guests to dress-up and pretend to be early settlers. Educational programs feature the Timucua Indians, Spanish Colonists, "Florida Cracker" Pioneers, black history and the study of archeology. The museum does offer Homeschooling days just for home school students.

St. Augustine Historical SocietySt. Augustine

The oldest house in the nation's oldest city. The Oldest House Museum Complex offers visitors entrance to the Oldest House, the Manucy Museum, the page L. Edwards Gallery and the Oldest House graden.

Potter's Wax MuseumSt. Augustine

The museum features over 160 wax figures of authors, artists, inventors, scientists, and explorers.

St. Augustine Alligator FarmSt. Augustine

The farm, founded in 1893, is one of Florida's oldest zoological attractions. Exhibits include: Albino Alligators, Birds of Africa, Exotic Birds and Mammals, Florida Native Reptiles & Amphibian House, Fossil, Komodo Dragon, Crocodiles, Pythons, Red-ruffed Lemurs and a Wading Bird Rookery.

St. Augustine Lighthouse & MuseumSt. Augustine

The St. Augustine Lighthouse is dedicated to discovering, preserving, presenting and keeping alive the story of nation's oldest port. We do this in many ways: Educational opportunities, Local and national preservation efforts, Maritime archaeological research, Safeguarding the memories and precious belongings of those that came before us.

City of St. Augustine - Colonial Spanish Quarter MuseumSt. Augustine

The Colonial Spanish Quarter Museum is a living history museum where costumed historical interpreters tell the story of everyday life in 1740s.

Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State ParkSt. George Island

During World War II, troops used Camp Gordon Johnson for training exercises over the vast dunes. Today, the park offers beaches, boat ramps, boating, camping, a canoe and kayak launch, fishing, hiking and nature trails, picnicking, playgrounds, shelling, swimming, geo-seeking and wildlife viewing.

San Marcos de Apalache Historic State ParkSt. Marks

Spanish, English, American and Confederate forces have all occupied this site. A museum of artifacts found while excavating a Civil War fort are on disply for visitors to see. This park offers birding, fishing, hiking and nature trails, a historic site, interpretive exhibits, a museum, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

Skyway Fishing Pier State ParkSt. Petersburg

Once a bridge connecting St. Petersburg with Sarasota, the old bridge is now the world's longest fishing pier. The park offers concessions and fishing.

Florida Holocaust MuseumSt. Petersburg

The museum is dedicated to educating all races and cultures of people in the prevention of future genocides.

Great Explorations Childrens MuseumSt. Petersburg

The museum caters to to the preK-5 age range and offers summer camps, classes and hands-on learning.

Museum of Fine ArtsSt. Petersburg

The Museum of Fine Arts offers visitors of Florida's west coast an experience in art collected from antiquity to the present. Every third Saturday of the month, family events are scheduled to enrich children in arts and crafts.

Pier AquariumSt. Petersburg

The aquarium offers several educational programs for visitors. Summer Marine Adventures offers fishing, marine mammals, and sharks & stingray camps. Website offers a trip study guide which includes Aquarium etiquette.

St. Petersburg Museum of HistorySt. Petersburg

The museum celebrates the history of St. Petersburg and the Pinellas Peninsula. Exhibits include: St. Petersburg Goes to War 1941-1945, Piering into the Past Pondering the Future, Florida's Original Highwaymen Exhibit and Artist of St. Pete. Educational programs include summer camps, guided tours and community classes.

Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of FameSt. Petersburg

The museum contains exhibits of Ted Williams' from his days in the military through his professional playing career. Other exhibits include: Willie Mays, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and Sadaharu Oh.

Seabranch Preserve State ParkStuart

This park almost became a golf course. The Indian River, located within the park, is an important foraging corridor for the West Indian manatee. The preserve offers hiking and nature trails, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State ParkStuart

This park is accessible only by boat. Visitors are greeted by mangroves, live oaks, cabbage palms, paradise trees, and wild limes. The park offers beaches, boating, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, picnicking, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

Elliott MuseumStuart

The Elliott Museum offers visitors a chance to learn about the area history and celebrated innovations in Stuart, Florida.

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State ParkTallahassee

The main of attractions of this park are the ornamental gardens. The park offers swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, picnicking, walking and equestrian trails, Hiking, and bicycling.

Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State ParkTallahassee

Replicas of actual artifacts found by archaeologists during excavations are on display for visitors to understand the areas history. The park offers birding, hiking and nature trails, historic site, interpretive exhibits, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

Lake Talquin State ParkTallahassee

Lake Talquin park was formed in 1927 when the Jackson Bluff Dam was constructed to produce hydroelectric power. Today, the park offers birding, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

Letchworth-Love MoundsTallahassee

The people of the Weedon Island Culture are believed to have built the mounds. They were a group of Native Americans who lived in North Florida between 200 and 800 A.D. Today, the park offers birding, hiking and nature trails, an interpretive exhibit, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State ParkTallahassee

Natural Bridge is the site of the second largest Civil War battle in Florida. Every March, a reenactment of the battle is held at the park. There is also a sinkhole there that the river drops into and flows underground for 1/4 mile before it can be seen again. The park offers fishing, picnicking and lots of history to discover.

Black Archives Research Center and MuseumTallahassee

An archival museum where visitors can see artifacts and printed material relating to the history of Africans and African Americans. Of special interest is a 500-piece Ethiopian Christian cross collection, and rare African books and maps from the 1700s.

Museum of Florida HistoryTallahassee

The museum acts as a state history museum. Visitors can view artifacts on display that demonstrate eras unique to Florida's development and on the roles that Floridians have played in national and global events.

Goodwood MuseumTallahassee

The museum, located in the Main House, was built around 1840. The Goodwood is considered one of the finest antebellum plantation houses built in the region. The fresco ceilings and furnishings are all original to the house.

Knott House MuseumTallahassee

Visitors step back in time when they enter the Knott House. The house, built in the 1840s, contains all original furnishing and is decorated in Victorian era designs. Poems written by Luella Knott still hang in rooms, giving the building its nickname, "the house that rhymes." Guided tours are provided by volunteers.

Mission San LuisTallahassee

Mission San Luis is a living history village that educates visitors about life in Flordia Your destination when Apalachee Indians and newcomers from Spain lived closely together.

Tallahassee Antique Car MuseumTallahassee

The museum offers visitors an impressive collection of rare automobiles and unique collectibles.

Tallahassee MuseumTallahassee

The museum offers visitors zoo attractions and historic buildings in a woodlands setting. The zoo features native Florida animals such as the endangered Florida panthers, red wolves, and river otters. The historic buildings include an 1880s farmstead and the Princess Catherine Murat's house. The Museum offers educational programs to scouts, school groups, summer campers, and homeschoolers.

Ybor City Museum State ParkTampa

Don Vicente Martinez Ybor came to an area and created the Cigar Capital of the World. The museum features the history of the cigar making industry. The park offers an interpretive exhibit, museum and tours.

Big Cat RescueTampa

A sanctuary dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats.

Glazer Children's MuseumTampa

This museum offers day camps, children's parties, educational programs and over 170 'interactivities' exhibits.

Contemporary Art Museum, University of South FloridaTampa

Florida AquariumTampa

Visitors come to experience one of the top tourist destinations in Tampa. Come to the Aquarium for monthly Homeschool science classes or book a homeschool group field trip. Homeschool families receive a 20% discount on memberships.

Lowry Park ZooTampa

Lowry Park Zoo is a zoological garden. The campus includes a Wildlife Center and manatee hospital, Asian Gardens, Primate World, Free-Flight Aviaries, Wallaroo Station children's zoo, and Safari Africa. The Zoo also features rides, shows and hands-on interactive exhibits.

Museum of Science and IndustryTampa

The museum prides itself in offering fun and interactive learning experiences. Main features include an iMax dome, and ropes courses for kids. Offers Summer science camps, homeschool classes, great escape family programs, school group programs, and boy and girl scouting programs. There is also a hands-on equipment lending library available for enhancing your science curriculum.

Tampa Museum of ArtTampa

The Museum collection features 20th and 21st century art and an impressive collection of Greek and Roman antiquities. Educational programs are available for middle schoolers, summer campers, and community organizations.

Busch Gardens - AfricaTampa Bay

Amusement and adventure park. Offers a "zoo" school and camps for kids.

Henry B. Plant MuseumTampa Bay

The museum showcases railroad magnate, Henry B. Plant's turn-of-the-century lifestyle at the authentically restored Tampa Bay Hotel. The hotel is a national historic landmark and there are traveling art exhibits available for view. Educational programs highlight for students life in the gilded age.

Tampa Bay History CenterTampa Bay

The museum offers visitors a glimpse of Native Americans and Spanish conquistadors, pioneer settlers and cigar workers, immigrants and cowboys, military and sports heroes. Educational programs are tailored to scouts groups, homeschool organizations, schools, and day campers.

Fort Foster State Historic SiteThonotosassa

Visitors to the park enjoy reconstructed fort from the Second Seminole War. Ranger guided tours are offered on weekends.

Hillsborough River State ParkThonotosassa

Opened in 1938, Hillsborough River State Park, with a set of Class II rapids running through it, is one of Florida's first state parks. The park offers a bicycling, camping, canoeing and kayaking, consessions, fishing, geo-seeking, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, pets, picnicking, playground, swimming, tours, and wildlife viewing.

Canaveral National SeashoreTitusville

The park sits on a barrier island on Florida's east coast. The park offers fishing, boating, canoeing, surfing, sunbathing, swimming, hiking, camping, nature and historical trails.

North Brevard Historical MuseumTitusville

Preservation and education of Titusville history.

Valiant Air Command Warbird Air MuseumTitusville

An aviation museum.

Indian River Citrus MuseumVero Beach

The museum tells the story of the commercial cultivation and citrus industry in the Indian River Lagoon region.

Vero Beach Museum of ArtVero Beach

The museum houses both exhibits and an art school. Lots of educational art programs for kids and adults.

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State ParkWakulla Springs

The Wakulla Springs Lodge, an excellent example of Mediterranean Revival architecture, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The park offers bicycling, boat tours, consessions, hiking and nature trails, interpretive exhibits, a lodge, picnicking, playgrounds, snorkeling, swimming and wildlife viewing.

Ann Norton Sculpture GardensWest Palm Beach

Once the home of sculptor Ann Weaver Norton, today, the property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The house, studio and gardens include more than one hundreds works by the artist for visitors to enjoy.

Armory Art CenterWest Palm Beach

The Armory Art Center is a not-for-profit community-based visual arts education and exhibition center.

Norton Museum of ArtWest Palm Beach

The museum is famous for having painting and sculpture masterpieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. Artisits include: Brancusi, Gauguin, Matisse, Miro, Monet, Picasso, Davis, Hassam, Hopper, Manship, O'Keeffe, Pollock and Sheeler. Education programs for the family through the family studio and DIY art projects. The Norton offers summer camps tours in art and storytelling.

Palm Beach ZooWest Palm Beach

The zoo houses animals from all over the world living in natural habitats. Educational programs: Summer Zoo Camps, "Night Owls" Overnight Program, Field Trips, Outreach Programs, Stroller Safari, Twilight Tours, and animal hospital tours.

South Florida Science MuseumWest Palm Beach

The museum's team of science educators reaches more than 50,000 students each year. These programs are adapted to reach students in public and private schools, homeschoolers, scout troops, and other community organizations. Each year, the museum organizes week-long summer camps for children ages 4-12.

Big Shoals State ParkWhite Springs

Native Americans once used this area as a quarry site to make stone-chipped tools. Today, the park boasts of the largest whitewater rapids in Florida. The park offers bicycling, birding, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, pets, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State ParkWhite Springs

Stephen Foster wrote "Old Folks at Home", the song that made the Suwannee River famous. Folk are demonstrations are provided in quilting, blacksmithing, stained glass making, and other period crafts. This park offers bicycling, birding, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, interpretive exhibits, a museum, pets, picnicking, a playground, and wildlife viewing.

Little Manatee River State ParkWimauma

The park offers a camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, pets, picnicking, playground, and wildlife viewing.

Central Florida Railroad MuseumWinter Garden

Offers visitors a look a Central Florida's railroad history, and includes a large collection of railroad memorabilia.

Natural Encounters, Inc.Winter Haven

Natural Encounters, Inc. offers visitors a free-flight show demonstrating the natural behavior of birds.

Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture GardensWinter Park

This museum is dedicated to preserving the works of Czech sculptor Albin Polasek.

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American ArtWinter Park

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art houses the collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany. It includes Tiffany jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass windows, lamps, and the chapel interior designed for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

Cornell Fine Arts MuseumWinter Park

Visitors can see the permanent collection of art and objects dating from antiquity to the 21st century.

Ybor City Museum SocietyYbor City

Contains permanent exhibits on Vicente Martinez Ybor, the founding and early history of Ybor City, the cigar industry, the social clubs of the city, and the Ferlita Bakery.

Peace River Refuge & RanchZolfo Springs

This is a non-profit 501c3 exotic animal sanctuary. The sanctuary is dedicated to the lifetime care of abused, neglected, confiscated or unwanted exotic animals to prevent them from being destroyed. Rescued animals include: tigers, cougars, leopards, wolves, bears, primates, small wild cats, and bats.

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