L earn about Florida’s plants and animals by exploring collections, hiking and participating in socially distanced activities!
These unique events give participants:
- An up-close look at Museum specimens to learn about the collections and their importance
- The chance to take part in activities relating to Florida’s wildlife
- A special hike and personalized tour of the creatures that live in local parks
This program is aimed at first through sixth graders and all youth must be accompanied by a paid adult.
Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be implemented at all times during the event.
Most park explorations include short hikes on marked trails. Plan ahead to make the most of your time in nature.
- Up to 1 mile of hiking (strollers not recommended).
- We could potentially get up to 30 minutes away from restrooms during the hike.
- Bring a reusable water bottle.
- Wear appropriate footwear and clothes that can get dirty.
- You might want some bug spray!
There are no scheduled Museum in the Parks events at this time.
As we develop these guided tours, we are also offering videos and material so you can explore at your own pace on your own time. Want to take a self-guided exploration of the pollinators of Paynes Prairie?
In October 2020, we took students and adults on a tour of Paynes Prairie State Preserve. Explore the park and pollinators with these three videos as a starting point for your own adventure!
Introduction to Paynes Prairie State Preserve
Learn About Pollinators
Make Your Own Pooter
We have a kit available in the Collectors Gift Shop offering kid-sized tools and guides to Florida’s natural world. Kits include a one-day parking pass to many of our state parks.