Field trips are a great way to reboot a bad homeschooling week, get out of the house when everyone has cabin fever, and learn about your local area. Before heading out, check out Jeanne's tips for improving homeschool field trips.
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Our listing of Florida field trips for homeschoolers is ordered alphabetically by city. If you would like to submit a Florida field trip destination, you may do so using the red button above.
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.
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.
This park offers bicycling, boating, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, pets, and wildlife viewing.
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.
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 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.
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.
Chinsegut Conservation CenterBrooksville
Chinsegut is a Fish and Wildlife Commission managed natural area with an education center. Throughout the year education programs are provided on a wide range of topics from environmental studies to wilderness skills and archery. Organized groups including Co-ops can book programs at no cost. Program list available at MyFWC.com/Chinsegut. Programs are available for ages 4 and up. Address
Haw Creek Preserve State Park offers a serene paddleway on a pristine blackwater creek through an old Florida cypress swamp that leads to Crescent Lake. The park can be accessed by launching a boat, kayak or canoe at the Flagler County public boat ramp called Russell Landing. The park contains 7 distinct natural communities, including forests, hammocks, flatwoods, marshes, swamps, and a blackwater stream.
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.
Nestled in the heart of the Everglades on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is home to more than 180,000 unique artifacts and archival items. Come and learn about the Seminole people and experience their rich cultural and historical ties to the Southeast and Florida, as they have made Big Cypress their home since creation.
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 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.
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
At the CSMOA we believe in Creating Community through the Arts! Our education program allows everyone, regardless of age or skill level, to learn a new skills, techniques and concepts while enjoying the arts. We have something for everyone and offer programs during the day, evening and weekends throughout the year taught by some of the best professional artists around!
Coral Springs Museum of ArtCoral Springs
At the CSMOA we believe in Creating Community through the Arts! Our education program allows everyone, regardless of age or skill level, to learn a new skills, techniques and concepts while enjoying the arts. We have something for everyone and offer programs during the day, evening and weekends throughout the year taught by some of the best professional artists around!
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.
The park is named for Civil Rights Movement leaders who led "wade-in" protests to desegregate South Florida beaches in the 1950s and 1960s. It was once the county's designated "colored beach" and bore the name of the Broward County attorney who was instrumental in transferring ownership of the land to the state, in lieu of being developed for residential high-rises. Now, the park is a popular location for swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, bicycling and picnicking, offering a haven where everyone can escape the hectic pace of the metropolis and reconnect with nature.
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.
Planet Air SportsDeerfield Beach
Planet Air Sports is fitness made fun! Bounce on trampolines, climb rock walls, go through a challenging ropes course, or even zip line through the air! It's an all ages facility toddler through adults. Group special for schools or camps is $17 for two hours or $22 for three!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The park offers a boating, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, geo-seeking, hiking and nature trails, and wildlife viewing.
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 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 MuseumEustis
The museum was the residence of an early settler, G.D. Clifford, a merchandiser. The Clifford House was placed on National Register of Historical Places in 1975. Hours: 1pm - 5pm every Friday and Saturday (excluding holidays)
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.
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.
Fernandina Plaza Historic State ParkFernandina Beach
Fernandina Plaza Historic State Park sits atop a bluff along the Amelia River on Estrada Street in the town of Fernandina, on the northern end of Amelia Island. It is the historic site of Fort San Carlos, a Spanish fort dating back to the early 1800's.
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.
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.
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale Fort 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.
Schakolad Chocolate FactoryFort Lauderdale
Schakolad Chocolate Factory takes the children on a sweet magical ride exploring the brief history of chocolate making. They get to taste the three different chocolate types, such as White, Milk and Dark Chocolate. Each Child will create his/her own Chocolate Treats: Three treats dipped in Milk Chocolate (such as cookies, pretzels, etc.) - A Chocolate Pizza! Made with a chocolate crust covered with an assortment of toppings. They can top it off with "melted cheese" (white chocolate!) - At the end each child will get to craft his/her own goodie bag. Call us 954.522.6884 to arrange for a date.
Sky Zone Trampoline ParkFort Myers
Sky Zone is the worlds first indoor trampoline park! Offering wall to wall trampolines including dodgeball courts, basketball lanes for dunking and Foam Zone with over 10,000 foam blocks. We offer educational field trips, and discounts to all Homeschool students. Please check out the website or call for more information!
IMAG History & Science CenterFort Myers
The IMAG History & Science Center offers fun for all ages to discover the wonders of science and history, providing a large open environment to explore over 60 hands-on exhibits. Feed a stingray, touch animals in the LIVE! Animal Encounter shows, and visit the Living Lab to see turtles, snakes, frogs, a bearded dragon, and much more! Gaze at the Florida native, and exotic fish in the 3,200-gallon aquarium built by Animal Planet's Tanked and visit the original fort of Fort Myers in a one-of-a-kind 3D Virtual Reality experience. Younger visitors will enjoy the Mini Museum's early childhood area. Come see for yourself why the IMAG is one of the top-rated places for family fun in Southwest Florida!
Beach Walks of SWFLFort Myers Beach
Join us for a 60-minute naturalist-led beach walk on one of Southwest Florida's most beautiful beaches, and learn about our coastline and all the amazing plants and wildlife (birds, mollusks/shells, marine mammals, etc.) that call it home. Beach Walks of SWFL promotes sustainable and ethical practices in shelling and exploring the natural environment. We share knowledge about local coastal ecosystems with residents and tourists in order to make us all better beachgoers. Our walks will leave you with a new appreciation for the beach, its wildlife, and its natural resources! We welcome all ages.
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.
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
The 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.
Camp GenevaFruitland Park
Camp Geneva host a grate place to host your outdoor programming and educational experience. The camp offers a zip line, low ropes course, lake & pool as well as large open fields for field games. In addition we have meeting space for 600 with professional lighting and sound equipment. Plan your trip or reach out to the Camp Geneva team and we will be a program to fit your academic or meeting needs.
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.
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.
John James AudubonGainesville
From the Florida Museum of Natural History
The Little FarmGoulds
The Little Farm offers farm tours which introduce students to the many ways that agriculture is part of their lives. Students activities include milking a goat and hand feeding animals. Your students will be given information about, see and touch goats, sheep, geese, ducks, pigs, rabbits, chickens, turkeys, horses, donkeys and cows. Students who tour the butterfly and vegetable (seasonal) gardens, see eggs, larva, pupa and adults in their natural habitat. Students learn about the butterfly life cycle as well as their role in the environment. The vegetable garden includes some examples of locally grown vegetables as well as some that support the life cycle of some local moths and butterflies. Tours and encounters may take up to three hours depending on which activities you choose for your students. Picnic areas are available and bag lunches are encouraged.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the park's underwater observatory in the main spring. The park showcases native Florida wildlife, including manatees, black bears, bobcats, white-tailed deer, American alligators, American crocodiles, and river otters. Manatee programs are offered three times daily. At the Wildlife Encounter programs, snakes and other native animals are featured. Recreational opportunities include picnicking, nature study, and bird-watching. The park features a children's education center, providing hands-on experiences about Florida's environment.
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.
Offers divers and snorkelers the opportunity to view a real submerged shipwreck. The park offers boating, canoeing and kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, and swimming.
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.
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.
Plan a Trip to the Jacksonville SymphonyJacksonville
The Jacksonville Symphony provides a variety of educational concert opportunities throughout the school year that can enhance your music curriculum and educational experiences. Each fall and spring thousands of students are transported to Jacoby Symphony Hall to enjoy a 45 to 60 minute symphonic program. Encouraging classrooms in grades 2 and up to visit the Jacksonville Symphony at Jacoby Symphony Hall.
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.
We Rock the Spectrum Kids GymJacksonville
We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym is a sensory facility in Jacksonville where children explore and play on a variety of specialized equipment! The facility is designed with all children in mind, although children with Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) will directly benefit from specialized equipment and staff while learning with age appropriate peers! The facility caters to young children through fine motor and dramatic play centers with swings and gym equipment to larger children who love the zip line, climbing structures, and large trampoline
Beaches Museum & History ParkJacksonville Beach
The Beaches Museum offers customized field trips for home school groups. The Museum offers educational opportunities for children ages 4-17 and costs $4 per student, parents free. Students will be able to complete a scavenger hunt in the Museum's Permanent Exhibit allowing them to learn about the 6 beach communities. Students will also be able to take a tour of the History Park with a trained docent and see the 1903 Post Office, 1911 Steam Locomotive, 1900 Train Depot, 1900 Foreman's House, 1873 Cracker House, and 1887 Chapel.
Visitors 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.
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
The 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.
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.
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.
The Key West Lighthouse, built in 1847, helped ships navigating dangerous reefs off the lower Keys. Today, the keepers quarters have been fully restored.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dolphin QuestMadeira Beach
Offering field trips to children of all ages, offering an hour and half boat ride on a Coast Guard inspected dolphin watching vessel, called Dolphin Quest. We will teach children about dolphins, sea turtles, shore birds, shells, and the importance of preserving our marine environment. We are able to view dolphins that come right up to our vessel. Please consider us for morning field trips.
One of the oldest facilities of its kind, the Holocaust Center was created specifically to teach about the human cost of prejudice and the importance of protecting the safety and rights of all members of a community. No admission is charged to visit the facility, but donations are accepted. There is a permanent museum that uses text panels and displays of artifacts that tell the story of the Holocaust from early history to post-liberation. Because of the number of student visitors there are no "bloody" images and very few that students would find graphic or disturbing. It is structured as a self-guided tour, but groups are encouraged to make reservations in advance so they can have access to the full-time teacher on staff. In an adjoining area there are panels that describe the lives of local survivors who came from different nations and survived in different ways. There is a lending library of over 6,000 books and hundreds of videotapes and DVDs on a broad range of Holocaust-related topics. Teaching trunks with class-sized sets of materials are also available for larger groups. Throughout the year the Center offers changing traveling exhibits, a number of lectures and films, adult education opportunities, a student creative arts contest, teacher training, and commemorative programs, all open to the general public free of charge.
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.
Audubon Center for Birds of PreyMaitland
The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey is an urban environmental that focuses on the rescue, medical treatment, rehabilitation and release of Florida's raptors. We invite you to experience our unique location, tucked in an urban neighborhood, just outside Orlando. During your visit, guests will see over 50 non-releasable raptors, the butterfly garden, interactive exhibits, and enjoy the gazebo over Lake Sybelia. Group tours and programming is available, more information on Center's website.
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.
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.
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 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
The 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.
Veterans Memorial Center Merritt Island
The Brevard Veterans Memorial Center (VMC) is a non-profit organization with one goal in mi...TO SERVE OUR VETERANS! With an amazing array of military artifacts ranging from the Revolutionary War to the current conflicts in the Middle East, the VMC strives to educate the public on the military's efforts both past and present in a FREE museum, library and plaza.
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.
The museum offers camps, classes and interactive exhibits for kids.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Historic railroad structures and equipment built for the use of trained railroad employees to conduct the company's business.
This once a year opportunity allows students to "visit" the 1860's and learn about life in the Civil War. They will visit a Civil War army camp, see soldiers firing muskets & cannon, learn how women contributions, participate in children's past times and more. THIS IS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY FOR HOME SCHOOL FAMILIES AND IS GREAT FOR ALL AGES. Reservations are preferred but NOT REQUIRED. $2 per student/Adults FREE. Incl free admission to weekend battle. Always held late Jan - early Feb. See website for contact info
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.
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.
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.
A nationally accredited zoo and historic botanical garden.
The conservatory aims to protect the water, land and wildlife unique to Southwest Florida. Great place for field trips. Offers eco-camps for kids.
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
MOCA North Miami presents contemporary art and its historical influences through exhibitions, educational programs, and collections. Inspired by its surrounding communities, MOCA connects diverse audiences and cultures by providing a welcoming place to encounter new ideas and voices, and nurturing a lifelong love of the arts.
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.
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.
Offers students educational tours and programs, museum scavenger hunts, and children and family activities the first Saturday of each month.
A museum for people who love drag racing.
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.
Tom West blueberriesOcoee
Tom West blueberries is a family owned and locally grown blueberry farm offering field trips on Tuesdays and Thursdays April thru May. The cost is 5.00 per child and every child will receive a pint of blueberries to take home. Parents are welcome to join. Tour includes a family history of the farm and lessons on the procedure of growing blueberries.
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.
Okeechobee Battlefield is the site of one of Florida's significant battles during the Second Seminole War. The Battle of Okeechobee, fought on Christmas Day, 1837, involved more than 1,000 United States military and volunteer soldiers, fighting against several hundred Seminole and Miccosukee warriors along the northern edge of Lake Okeechobee. The battle is considered a turning point in the war with full-scale attacks ceasing and the number of smaller skirmishes diminishing after the event.
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.
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.
Introduce students to a range of scientific topics and encourage excitement and curiosity about marine phenomena in the natural world. Ignite imagination and wonder in your class as students come face-to-fin with over 2,000 creatures and get closer than ever before! Our Educational Visit Guides explore animal behavior, habitats, adaptations, ecosystems, anatomy and water chemistry and more. These guides provide exciting and inspiring information linked to key displays throughout the aquarium to help teachers engage young children to get the most out of their visit.
Crayola Experience OrlandoOrlando
Crayola Experience Orlando has 26 unique hands-on experiences. At this one of a kind attraction where color, chemistry & technology magically combine to create a colorful adventure for a child's imagination. A Homeschool group of 15 or more is only $9.99 plus tax per person. You will received a free group leader admission ticket. The group will get unlimited access to all of the 26 hands on attractions and the two live stage shows. Please contact Denise McKinnie, Group Sales to reserve your spot today at 407-757-1718 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
SKELETONS: Animals Unveiled!Orlando
Skeletons: Animals Unveiled! This first-of-its-kind museum is located in Orlando Florida, in the middle of the growing tourist district at the I-Drive 360 complex. Skeletons has over 40 exhibits featuring more than 400 real animal skeletons in clever never-before-seen poses and dioramas that brands visitors with a whole new respect for the animal kingdom.
Chocolate Kingdom, the Factory Adventure Tour, is an interactive journey that uncovers how chocolate transforms from the bean into the creamy, dreamy chocolate bar. Our Personal Chocolate Tour Guide joins forces with a handsome Prince and his Dragon sidekick to take guests through a Cacao Tree Greenhouse, a one-of-a-kind Chocolate Museum, a Mystical River of Chocolate and a Micro Batch Bean-to-the-Bar Factory utilizing old world machinery.
Let your students experience first-hand all that Gatorland has to offer. Including up-close encounters with alligators, snakes, tarantulas and everything in between. Gatorland offers field trips that are educational AND unique. Contact group sales to learn more about Gatorland's Field Trip experience and find out more about menu options. Don't forget to ask about our FREE parking and tour discounts. Contact group sales at (407) 855-5496 Extension 264 or via email at JoIndomenico@gatorland.com
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, takes visitors on a journey through the life of Titanic. The exhibition focuses on the Titanic's compelling human stories as best told through authentic artifacts recovered from the wreck site and extensive room re-creations. Upon entering Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, visitors will be drawn back in time to April 1912, when the Ship embarked on its maiden voyage. Guests will receive a replica boarding pass, assume the role of a passenger and follow a chronological journey through life on Titanic.
Fun Spot America Theme ParksOrlando
A popular and affordable destination in Florida for class field trips or summer camp outings is visiting Fun Spot America Theme Park in Orlando. These educational experiences emphasize learning, so expect fast-paced thrills and hands-on activities that keep kids engaged. Field trips at Fun Spot America incorporate Florida's Sunshine State Standards to assist with classroom learning while making it fun and exciting and applying what they are learning in school to the world around them.
The Escape EffectOrlando
Truly unique escape rooms with four different and customizable 75, 90 and 120-minute adventures. Promotes communication, memory, problem solving and time management skills! Work together and think outside the box to solve puzzles alongside having fun! All ages welcome and group discounts offered.
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.
Addison Blockhouse Historic State ParkOrmond Beach
This site houses the ruins of a 19th century plantation owned by John Addison, which thrived from 1816 to 1836 when it was burned in the Seminole wars. The small coquina rock blockhouse was originally an outside kitchen. After the plantation was burned, the Carolina Regiment of Volunteers fortified the abandoned building for defense against further Seminole attacks. Although the foundation is from the 19th century, the upper part of the blockhouse was added in the 1920s. The site also contains the ruins of a house foundation with tabby (a mixture of lime, sand, shells, and water) floors, and a well constructed of coquina rock. Addison Blockhouse Historic State Park is currently inaccessible, with exception of a landing along the west bank of the Tomoka River.
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.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens provides 45 acres of bayfront sanctuaries connecting people with air plants of the world, native nature, and our regional history.
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.
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.
Adventure HQPalm Shores
Adventure HQ is one of the largest indoor adventure destinations on the Space Coast, covering in excess of 30,000 sq ft. Adventure HQ features a unique array of attractions including bouldering walls, ninja warrior courses, crazy climb walls, escape rooms, and much more. Adventure HQ hosts field trips, team building events, climbing classes, and other group activities! Adventure HQ also hosts discounted homeschool days on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Call us on 321 241 1190 or email email@example.com to book your group adventure today!
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.
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.
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.
RC Race TrackPensacola
Students will learn valuable things like teamwork, hand/eye coordination, as well as get plenty of outdoor exercise and fun while taking turns driving RC Radio Control Race Cars that go up to 100+ mph on our off-road dirt race track. While not in the current group that is driving, student groups will take turns spotting the track as a turn-marshall, basically flipping over and resetting any of the big RC cars or trucks that flip over or get stuck on the track. Lunch and water is provided, and it's recommended to bring additional snacks, water, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and comfortable shoes.
Climb 177 steps up the historic Pensacola Lighthouse for one of the most beautiful views on the Gulf Coast. Built in 1859 the Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is an active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. The Pensacola Lighthouse and Maritime Museum offers climbing tours, ghost tours and the best seats in the house for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels practice flights. Come explore Civil War, Coast Guard, maritime history exhibits in the Richard C. Callaway Museum. Admission: $7 adults, $4 under 12, seniors & military.
Pensacola Naval Air MuseumPensacola
The National Naval Aviation Museum is the world's largest Naval Aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida. Share the excitement of Naval Aviation's rich history and see more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation. These historic and one-of-a-kind aircraft are displayed both inside the Museum's nearly 350,000 square feet of exhibit space and outside on its 37-acre grounds. Admission is free! Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
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.
The Rink on the BeachPompano Beach
40,000 sq ft ice skating facility located in Pompano Beach. We offer Hockey, Figure, ice skating lessons & free skate. We have 2 rinks available Studio ice and Main Ice.
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.
River Lilly Eco-CruisePort St Lucie
Narrated eco tour on the pristine North Fork of the St Lucie river. Tour is 1.5 hours long. Discounts for groups of 20 or more. See and learn about alligators, turtles and a variety of birds in their natural environment, local plant life and the history of the river.
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.
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.
A Bioluminescent Eco-adventureSaint Cloud
Bioluminescent Field Study on the Space Coast. Select from tandem kayaks, clear bottom kayaks, 10 person raft, mountain biking, or hiking to get up close with manatees, dolphins, alligators, and birds, bugs, spiders, snakes (over 2700 species in all). Experience seven distinct ecosystems located between the Canaveral National Seashore and the Kennedy Space Center. See wild Florida from water level. Experienced and educated guides bring you and your students on an adventure they will remember for a lifetime.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Florida Water Warriors: Educational CruisesSt Augustine
Florida Water Warriors offers low cost//o cost science-based cruises where students go out onto the water and conduct water testing, plankton sampling, wildlife logging and more! We believe that hands-on education is the best way to learn so the students will take away, theory, practical skills, and a deeper connection with our environment. Florida Water Warriors wants to reach students regardless of economic status so we have flexible pricing and financial aid options. Come out onto the water with us! All school ages and abilities welcome, our boat carries drinks, snacks, and a bathroom.
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.
World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX TheaterSt. Augustine
Home to North Florida's largest screen (70 feet wide and five stories high), the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater is the most unique movie-going experience. Immerse yourself in the most entertaining and educational documentaries as well as Hollywood's biggest blockbusters. Memberships, field trips, birthday parties and discounts are available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chihuly Collection presented by the Morean Arts CenterSt. Petersburg
The Morean is here to help you create an exciting, adventurous, creative Arts package. We have many different options for each location, and can tailor your experience to your needs. Make it educational and ask for the STEM tour at the Chihuly Collection, Deliver thrills working with molten glass in a Morean Glass Studio Hot Shop experience, or build a group totem pole or other team creation at the Morean Center for Clay. We offer experiences both Virtual and In Person experiences. For more information, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
St. Marks River Preserve State ParkTallahassee
This park offers a picnic area, a multi-use recreational area, trails for hiking, horseback riding, and off-road bicycling. There are currently no amenities available at the park. Visitors must bring in their own water for themselves or their horse. The park currently does not have a restroom facility. As a result, there are no fees currently required to enjoy this park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This museum offers day camps, children's parties, educational programs and over 170 'interactivities' exhibits.
USFCAM maintains the university's art collection, comprised of more than 5,000 art works. There are exceptional holdings in graphics and sculpture multiples by internationally acclaimed artists, such as Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and James Rosenquist, who have worked at USF's Graphic studio. Contemporary photography and African art are also important areas of the collection.
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.
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.
Students will learn how some of Florida's early industries that were shaped by the natural resources of the Sunshine State. A knowledgeable guide will lead your group's adventure through the Florida State Fairgrounds' permanent exhibits: Florida Cattle Ranching - 500 Years of Tradition, The Power of Steam and the Florida Forest Discovery Center. In addition, students will experience working antique steam engines, make a leather craft, explore the history of citrus in the Sunshine State, and take part in activities designed to complement the exhibits. Reservations required.
Ice Sports ForumTampa
Ice Sports Forum has Ice skating and Laser Tag. Great for a physical education field trip or a learning experience. Get a "behind" the scenes tour of the Laser tag arena, Ice Rink operations and see the Zamboni. Learn about Hypothermia, does water expand or contract when frozen, how is the Ice frozen? Opportunity to Play in the "snow". Call for availability. 813-684-7825 Ask for Chris May M-F Daytime hours. Prices vary based on Activities and number of participants.
Featuring laser tag, rock climbing, a ropes course and ninja obstacle course, bowling and mini golf as well as a full arcade.
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.
Florida Keys Wild Bird CenterTavernier
The Florida Keys Wild Bird Center works to rescue, rehabilitate, and release wild birds that have been harmed or displaced. The Center's "Eco School" program invites students to learn on site or in the classroom. Visitors are given the opportunity to see a wide array of both residential and wild birds throughout the Wild Bird Sanctuary.
Terra Ceia Preserve State ParkTerra Ceia
The park offers 2,000 acres encompassing mangrove forests, freshwater and saltwater wetlands and uplands communities. Much of the preserve is in various stages of habitat restoration which is intended to return agricultural land to its natural and ecologically diverse condition. As restoration efforts continue, recreational facilities such as hiking trails, canoe/kayak launches, a boat ramp and interpretive kiosks are planned. Currently, kayaking is the primary activity within the preserve.
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.
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park Weeki Wachee
The mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park have delighted visitors since 1947. Today, visitors can still witness the magic of the mermaids, take a river boat cruise and canoe or kayak on the Weeki Wachee River. The 538-acre park features a first magnitude spring and a 400-seat submerged theater for watching the live mermaid show. Buccaneer Bay offers a fun-filled flume ride, a white sandy beach area, and covered picnic pavilions. Weeki Wachee's animal shows provide audiences with an entertaining and educational look at domesticated birds and reptiles.
Wellington Conservation CenteWellington
Wellington Conservation Center is home to all unwanted, abandoned and injured animals. We care for orphaned birds, mammals and specialize in conservation of South American exotics who are endangered from habitat loss and poaching. We are a conservation center supported from grants, trusts and local sponsors. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization located in Wellington, Florida, and are licensed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Department. All donations are 100% tax deductible and directly aid in the caring of the animals.
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.
The park offers a camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking and nature trails, horse and equestrian trails, pets, picnicking, playground, and wildlife viewing.
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.Go to Florida...