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Florida Home School Field Trips

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

Annotated Lists
Aquariums
Art Museums
Children’s Museums
History
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 Homeschool Field Trip Directory
Florida offers many opportunities for field trips. This list includes both educational and entertainment venues (and some that meet both criteria), organized by county by Florida Homeschooling.

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.

Aquariums and Zoos

Gatorland
Get ready for down-home family fun at “The Alligator Capital of the World®” –  Gatorland in Orlando!  There isn’t a better place to see alligators and crocodiles of all sizes, from babies, also known as grunts, to the 14-foot monsters that call our Breeding Marsh home. We even have the largest collection of extremely rare white leucistic alligators.  But, Gatorland is more than just a gator park!  Our free-flight aviary, petting zoo, one-of-a-kind animal shows, thrilling Screamin’ Gator Zip Line and new Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure ensure your day will be chock-full of fun, smiles and special memories!

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

Marine Exploration Center and Aquarium
A private, not-for-profit aquarium and community marine education center.

Art Museums

Foosaner Art Museum
The Foosaner Art Museum is located along the Indian River in the Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD). We are a gathering place, a catalyst for change, and a center of creativity. The Foosaner collects, displays, and interprets all aspects of the visual arts in ways that relate to the past, the present, and to the future.
1463 Highland Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32936-0835
(321) 674-8916

Children’s Museums

Boca Children’s Museum
Our mission is to broaden children’s awareness of the world around them and teach them how to problem solve through creative and scientific exploration. Among the first such museums to be created in Florida, The Children’s Museum of Boca Raton is today the oldest in existence in the state, has remained true to its original intent and function.
498 Crawford Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432
+1 561.368.6875

Glazer’s Children’s Museum
Play with purpose at the Glazer Children’s Museum, Tampa’s interactive, learning laboratory where children play, discover, and connect to the world around them to develop as lifelong learners and leaders.
110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa FL 33602
813 443 3861

Great Explorations Children’s Museum
Great Explorations is Tampa Bay’s first children’s museum supporting a safe, hands-on practical learning environment. For over 30 years, we have been stimulating curiosity while enriching children in our community, through carefully curated learning experiences.
1925 4th St N,
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
(727) 821-8992

Miami Children’s Museum
The Museum offers interactive exhibits, programs, and learning materials related to arts, culture, community, and communication. Miami Children’s Museum encourages visitors of all ages to play, learn, imagine, and create together.
980 MacArthur Causeway
Miami, Florida 33132
305.373.KIDS(5437)

History

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
850-678-2615

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
863-676-1408

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.
31 Memorial Pkwy SW
Fort Walton Beach
FL 32548
(850) 664-1261

IMAG
Hours of fun and entertainment for the entire family, with over 60 interactive exhibits plus live fish, sharks, turtles, frogs, iguanas and live animal programs.
2000 Cranford Avenue
Fort Myers, Florida 33916
239.243.0043

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.
 East Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL
(813) 987-6000

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

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

More Florida Homeschool Resources

Historical Facts About Florida State
This unit study supplement teaches kids fun and interesting historical facts about the state of Florida. Perfect to expand on US history.
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