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Bring the Museum to your school! The Florida Museum currently offers five Inquiry Box outreach programs for use in the classroom. All activities are designed to integrate social studies, language arts, math, and science in a unified learning experience.

Suitable for: All ages but geared to K-4th grade

A free 45-minute educational program is available to schools in Alachua County. These programs use artifacts and natural history objects and are delivered by Museum staff or docent volunteers to enhance science and social studies lessons or Museum field trips. Additionally, Inquiry Boxes may be checked out for two weeks at a cost of $25/box.
Inquiry Boxes may be checked out for two weeks at a cost of $25/box. Teachers are responsible for picking up and returning the Inquiry Boxes to the Museum.

Participants will:

Shared Boxes

The Florida’s Butterflies and Moths Inquiry Box (a large plum duffle bag) contains books (both fiction and nonfiction), a video, word cards, laminated teaching aids and a teacher’s guide (including a suggested approach sheet). This Inquiry Box features 14 shared boxes, each designed to be explored by 1-3 students.

Each shared box contains:

This Inquiry Box was designed using the Sunshine State Standards and is intended to enhance FCAT preparation.

Educators’ Guide & Recommended Reading

Butterflies & Moths Educators Guide and Classroom Activities (grades K-12)

Butterfly Reading List – Adult

Butterfly Reading List – Youth


Ready to reserve an Inquiry Box and/or presentation? Please email or call 352-273-2030.