The Museum offers a variety of educational experiences for children’s groups of all sizes and ages. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 How to Schedule a Field Trip

 

 Field Trip Options (Oct.-May)

Guided Programs are led by Museum docents. They last one hour and are available Tuesday through Friday, at either 10 a.m. or 11:15 a.m., for grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. Interactive exhibit tours are combined with investigative hands-on activities, individualized to provide age-appropriate content and meet state standards. Limit one guided program per group, 60 children maximum. (Groups with more than 60 students will be scheduled for two program times; groups with more than 120 students will be scheduled for two or more calendar dates.)

Self-guided visits are available for groups that prefer to have a program without the benefit of docents or staff. A staff member will greet your group and facilitate the purchase of Butterfly Rainforest tickets (if desired) before you enter the Museum. After that, your group leaders are entirely responsible for the educational experience of the students. You may self-guide multiple exhibits.

Museum Exhibits

$3/student, teachers free, 1 chaperone free per 10 students, $3/additional adult

What can we learn about Florida’s past from fossils? How did changing sea levels affect the variety of fossils found today? Join Museum docents for hands-on classroom activities with real fossils and a visit to the Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life & Land exhibit. Students learn how different types of fossils are formed and piece together a large animal skeleton. A visit to the mammoth, mastodon and shark jaws complete this journey through Florida’s fossil history.

$3/student, teachers free, 1 chaperone free per 10 students, $3/additional adult

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$3/student, teachers free, 1 chaperone free per 10 students, $3/additional adult

Travel with a docent through Museum exhibits to learn about the diversity and importance of Florida’s natural history. Go back in time to learn about the first animals, plants and people to live in Florida. When did Florida form? Why have some animals gone extinct? How did early native people live? Explore various ecosystems found in Florida today. How have animals and plants adapted to them? Discover the significance of conservation. Why is biodiversity important?

Free

Museum exhibits are free but donations are accepted. Suggested amounts are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Admission donations help support the Museum’s exhibitions and education programs.

Butterfly Rainforest Exhibit

$5/student, teachers free, 1 chaperone free per 10 students, $8/additional adult

Become an explorer and learn about the stages of butterfly metamorphosis by examining eggs, larvae, pupae and adult butterflies. This program includes hands-on activities and a docent-led trip through the beautiful Butterfly Rainforest exhibit and Rearing Lab, where the importance of color, mimicry, camouflage and migration are highlighted.

$4/student, teachers free, 1 chaperone free per 10 students, $7/additional adult

Independent exploration of the Butterfly Rainforest without the benefit of docents or staff.

Frogs! Chorus of Colors Exhibit

$5/student, teachers free, 1 chaperone free per 10 students, $5/additional adult

Welcome to the colorful world of anurans – commonly known as frogs and toads. This interactive exhibition features visually stunning live frogs, each remarkably adapted for survival in diverse habitats around the world. Search for hidden frogs, activate calls and perform a virtual dissection in this hands-on adventure to discover the important role frogs play – including potentially foretelling the future health of the environment.

$4/student, teachers free, 1 chaperone free per 10 students, $5/additional adult

Independent exploration of the Frogs! exhibit without the benefit of docents or staff.

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 Field Trip Options (June-Sept.)

Guided Programs are not available during the summer. A staff member will greet your group and facilitate the purchase of Butterfly Rainforest tickets (if desired) before you enter the Museum. After that, your group leaders are entirely responsible for the educational experience of the students.

Museum Exhibits: Free. Donations are accepted; suggested amounts are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Admission donations help support the Museum’s exhibitions and education programs.

Butterfly Rainforest Exhibit: $5.50/child, teachers free, 1 chaperone free per 10 students, $10/additional adult

Frogs! Chorus of Colors Exhibit: $4.50/child, teachers free, 1 chaperone free per 10 students, $6/additional adult

Frogs! + Butterfly Rainforest (Best Value!): $9/child, teachers free, 1 chaperone free per 10 students, $14/additional adult

 

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