Visit the Florida Museum virtually! These live and interactive programs led by an educator bring our research, collections, and exhibits to your device in a classroom, at home, or wherever your students may be!
- All programs are conducted through Zoom, other platforms may be possible. Please inquire during the registration process.
- Programs can be organized with students learning in a group or individually or a combination of the two
- Program Length: 45 minutes long
- Capacity: 30 students maximum
- Dates and Times: Monday – Friday at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 2 p.m. Plan to connect 15 minutes prior to your scheduled field trip time
- Cost: $75 per program (Alachua County Public Schools with grades C or lower can contact Melissa Shields for funding assistance)
- Payment due 2 weeks prior to the program date
- Reserve programs using the online form at least two weeks in advance
Get a 360° view of the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit and Rearing Lab while exploring the life cycles and adaptations of butterflies and moths. Go behind the scenes to learn about Museum research and how scientists and staff use our world-renowned specimen collections.
Travel through time to learn about Florida’s past from fossils. A 360° tour of the famous Florida Fossils exhibit will highlight some of Florida’s first animals including the mammoth, Megalodon, terror bird and giant ground sloth.
LIMITED TIME ONLY – until Dec. 18
Megalodon was the dominant predator of its time! Join a 360° exhibit tour to learn about this gigantic prehistoric shark while examining real fossil specimens and life-size shark models. Explore how new scientific discoveries continue to reveal information about its enormous size, diet, relatives and extinction.
Get to know the people who work at the Florida Museum! This fun and informal experience is a great way for students to learn about diverse museum careers that include scientist, exhibit designer, educator, marketing assistant, graphic designer, security guard, collections manager and more. Special guests will vary with each field trip.
Who were the early Native Americans in our state? How did they live? How do we know about them? Take a 360° journey through our exhibit halls to learn about the powerful and successful Calusa. See how scientists use archaeology to understand our human past.
FREE 4th Grade Field Trip: Native Americans of Florida
Thanks to funding from the Florida Museum Associates Board, this virtual program is FREE to fourth grade students around the state, so reserve a spot for your class before the spaces fill up!