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THE A-to-Z of Homeschooling
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Florida Home School Field Trips

Fun and educational places to take your kids while homeschooling in Florida.

Annotated Lists
Art Museums
Children’s Museums
Natural History
Science Centers

Homeschool Field Trips By City

Field Trips in Miami
Field Trips  in Jacksonville
Field Trips in Orlando
Field Trips in Tampa
Field Trips in West Palm Beach

Annotated Lists

Florida Association of Museums
Our searchable database of Florida’s Museums is your online invitation to explore the cultural, historic, and scientific resources of the more than 340 museums in the state.

Florida Secrets
An insiders guide to unique destinations.

Florida Online State Park Guide
Many people start each year with a goal. Your goals might include more exercise, to meet new friends or develop “green” habits. Florida’s state parks can help.


Miami Seaquarium
Offers homeschool classes every second Wednesday of the month (September-April). We have an elementary session from 10-12 and middle/high school session from 1-3. We also offer group rates for homeschool groups on regular field trips of 10 or more.
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149
(305) 361-5705

Secrets of the Sea Marine Exploration Center and Aquarium
A private, not-for-profit aquarium and community marine education center.
The Pier in downtown St. Petersburg
(727) 895-7437

Art Museums

Brevard Art Museum
Located in Old Eau Gallie, one of Brevard County’s historic districts and one block from the Indian River. The focal point of an ever-expanding artistic and cultural center.
1463 Highland Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32936-0835
(321) 242-0737

Children’s Museums

Gulfcoast Wonder & Imagination Zone
G.WIZ offers field trip programs throughout the year to preschool age through adults from dedicated staff and volunteers.
1001 Blvd of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 906-1851


Ghost Tours of Historic Haunted St. Petersburg
If you choose to  emphasize the ‘teambuilding’ aspect for your students in particular, your students may get even more benefits from our program than most. Two locations. Group rates $10 ea. For tickets in advance, call 727-894-4678.

Heritage Museum
An extensive array of exhibits that illustrate the history of northwest Florida; an excellent local history reference library; field trip tours for school, scout, and civic groups; special programs for young people each summer; classes in such heritage crafts as quilting, bobbin lace, and basketry.
115 Westview Avenue
Valparaiso, FL

Historic Bok Sanctuary
Florida’s most abundant opportunities for aesthetic, cultural and personal enrichment. The lush landscapes of the Olmsted gardens, the majesty and music of the carillon tower and the splendor of Pinewood Estate create an experience that inspires all who visit. In Polk County (between Orlando and Tampa).
1151 Tower Blvd.
Lake Wales FL 33853

Natural History

Fairchild Tropical Garden
Homeschool Programs will immerse the Homeschool student in a world of science and exploration at Fairchild.
10901 Old Cutler Road
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 667-1651

Florida Museum of Natural History
Offers a variety of fun and educational programs for visitors of all ages. Several Homeschool Days each year.
3215 Hull Road — Powell Hall, UF Cultural Plaza
Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
(352) 846-2000

Lyonia Environmental Center
A unique insight into Volusia County’s fragile ecosystems. The center promotes an understanding of the county’s natural environment, the heritage it sustains, and the challenges it faces.
2150 Eustace Ave.
Deltona, FL 32725.
(386) 789-7207

Pelican Harbor Seabird Station
We are a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center in Miami specializing in brown pelicans. On-site programs include a tour of our facility and off-site programs include a live pelican.
1279 NE 79th Street Causeway
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 791-9840

Weedon Island Preserve
Combines a wonderful nature experience on a site with fascinating historical significance.
1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
(727) 453-6500

Science Centers

Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee *
A 32,000 square foot facility located on beautiful Kleman Plaza in downtown Tallahassee. It features a state-of-the-art Space Mission Simulator and utilizes the immersiveness of an IMAX theatre and a domed high-definition planetarium.
200 S. Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 645-7827

Emerald Coast Science Center
You will find a museum for children and families filled with more than 250 touchable, interactive exhibits that teach about natural phenomena and basic scientific principles.
139 Brooks St.
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548
(850) 664-1261

Imaginarium Hands-On Museum
Hours of fun and entertainment for the entire family, with over 60 interactive exhibits plus live fish, sharks, turtles, swans, iguanas and live animal programs.
2000 Cranford Avenue
Fort Myers, Florida 33916
(239) 321-7420

Jacksonville Museum of Science & History
Strives to increase the knowledge and understanding of the natural environment and history of Jacksonville as well as Northeast Florida.
1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207-9053
(904) 396-7062

The Museum of Arts and Sciences
Volusia County residents receive half price admittance on the first Tuesday of each month (with proof of residence).
352 South Nova Road
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(904) 255-0285

MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry)
Lots of educational programs. Register for MOSI Home School programs online.
4801 East Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL
(800) 995-MOSI

Museum of Discovery and Science
Join online club to get discounts. An exciting hands-on learning adventure.
401 Second St.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
(954) 467-6637

Orlando Science Center
Hands-on learning and discovery opportunities lie ahead as you visit four levels of interactive, totally immersive exhibits.
777 E. Princeton St.
Orlando, FL
(407) 514-2000

South Florida Science Museum, Inc.
Serving the homeschool community for a decade with lots of special science classes.
4801 Dreher Trail N.
West Palm Beach, FL 33414
(561) 832-1988

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