Homeschool Days


Field Trip Ideas

UPDATED: 5-21-18

Want to Organize a Field Trip?!

Pick and idea and a date and time that is good for you and your family and post it on the newsletter to see who can join you!

Here is a sample form to help!!

Place: ________________________________________________________

Phone: ________________________________________________________

E-mail: ________________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________

Contact Person: ________________________________________________

Directions: _____________________________________________________



Date and Time for Trip: __________________________________________

Fee: _________________________________________________________

Field Trip Coordinator: __________________________________________

Coordinator Phone and E-mail: __________________________________

Describe Trip: __________________________________________________

Minimum Number of People or Kids: ______________________________

Maximum Number of People or Kids: _____________________________

Will babies in strollers and toddlers be permitted: __________________

Field Trips & Home School Days

59 Fun and Educational Field Trips

One of the things I most looked forward to when we began homeschooling was field trips. I could literally plan a field trip (or two) every week and be happy. However, I know that we do need to actually accomplish school work aside from field trips. I mean…looking at historical handwriting doesn’t exactly teach you how to write, ya know? Nevertheless, I have compiled a list of fun and educational field trips that can be added to any homeschool.


Agrirama (Georgia)


Hello Homeschoolers!

The French-Swiss Ski College at Appalachian Ski Mtn. in Blowing Rock, N. C.

Appleton Museum of Art (OCL)

Education Department

Appleton Museum of Art

4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala

When making plans for field trips or youth tours of the Appleton, please keep in mind:

Grades K-3 require one adult chaperone for every five students; group size is limited to 30.

Grades 4-12 require one adult chaperone for every 10 students.

Chaperones are defined as adults who are 18 and up. Chaperones must remain attentive to students and refrain from using cell phones or other devices.

Pencils are the only writing implement permitted in the galleries.

Food and drink are not permitted in the galleries. Schools may make arrangements in advance for bag lunch accommodations.

Photography without flash IS permitted in the permanent collection galleries unless otherwise noted. Photography is NOT permitted in the temporary exhibition spaces.

We encourage you to view this informative museum etiquette video with your students prior to your visit.

Busch Gardens

Educational experiences for Students, Teachers & Youth Groups

Book group camps, educational field trips and team-building experiences for students of all ages!

Cade Museum (GNV)

We are now open!

​Spark creativity and invention. Revolutionize art and science.

Chocolate Kingdom offers Homeschool Days

Chocolate Kingdom

9901 Hawaiian Ct.

Orlando, FL 32819

(407) 705-3475


Camp Kulaqua and Kulaqua Retreat and Conference Center has so much to offer groups and families. From activities to food service, lodging and meeting rooms, we are here to serve you.

We serve all types of groups, including:

Church Retreats & Functions

Conferences & Banquets

Summer Camps for Youth Groups

Civic Organizations

Family Reunions

School Field Trips

Spring Break Functions

Non-profit Organizations

Colonial Williamsburg’s Homeschool Days

Spring: February 24 - March 4, 2018

Fall: September 8 - September 23, 2018

Get your hands (and even your feet!) dirty and enjoy huge savings on engaging, immersive programs in American history. Act quickly to secure your special rates and programs.

For details, call 1-800-228-8878 or email

Coon Hollo Corn Maze (Micanopy)

​Field trips are our favorite!

During the fall and summer we are available to schedule your students or day campers to combine learning and farm fun!

Creation Science Hall of Fame is now Open!

Dear Home School Organizations, Florida

The Creation Science Hall of Fame is now up and running.

It's designed for Home Schooled Students who need the necessary educational tools for their Creation Studies and papers. The CSHF was a "brain-storm" of a retired Science Teacher.

You will find a wealth of information on deceased and living creationists from around the world. On the "Darwin Skeptics" page, you will find volumes of Scientists who reject Evolution written by Dr Jerry Bergman, author of 'Slaughter of the Dissidents'. We even have a "Creation Classifieds" section for your selling needs.

Please help spread the news about the Creation Science Hall of Fame to all your Christian friends and family.

In Christ,

Nick Lally, Chairman, Board of Directors, Creation Science Hall of Fame

Creation Discovery Museum (FT. Lauderdale)

Creation Discovery Center is located at

2701 West Cypress Creek Road

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309

Over the last twenty years, our ministry has discovered that while many educational centers / museums have extensive programs showing many of God's wonderous works, almost none of them have attributed the works to God, but to evolution.

We have discovered a great need in the community for an interactive creation museum. There are many secular, evolution-based museums throughout the country, but very few museums which tell the story of our origins from a creationist’s perspective.

For more information, please read our web site at

Dance Alive!

Educational Performances

Dinosaur World in Plant City

Wander among hundreds of life-sized dinosaurs in a natural setting

Coolers encouraged – bring your own healthy snacks and drinks

Interactive exhibits capture your kids’ imaginations

Dino-themed playground features slides, swings and all-around family fun

Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome

Boardwalks wind through natural areas shaded by centuries-old oak trees

Our 7,000 square foot gift shop offers great values on prehistoric artifacts as well as toys, games and gorgeous geodes

Group rates, including special prices for birthday parties.

15% percent off room rates at Hampton Inn Plant City when you mention Dinosaur World. Call ahead.

Disney Youth

Feel physics in action on thrilling attractions! Team up to solve conservation challenges! Or explore careers—and a new way of thinking with Walt Disney Imagineering!


Homeschool Days - August 07 - September 29, 2017

Dollywood once again hosts Homeschool Days from Aug. 7 – Sept. 29, 2017. Homeschool children and their families can experience the park’s exciting new attractions, Drop Line, a 230-ft. tall drop tower, and Whistle Punk Chaser, a junior coaster located near Thunderhead. And as a special gift, Dolly provides a free lunch to all students visiting during our Homeschool Days.*

Not many classrooms measure 150 acres, but Dollywood is at the head of the class when it comes to fun, interactive learning in a beautiful outdoor setting. Dollywood’s rides represent principles of physics that thrill students in more ways than one. The park offers a unique zoology lesson at the spectacular Eagle Mountain Sanctuary, home to the country’s largest collection of non-releasable bald eagles. Centuries-old history comes to life as Dollywood features dozens of craft demonstrations daily. Students visiting Dollywood can see master craftspeople practicing unique art forms like glass blowing, candy making, blacksmithing, leather crafting, candle making, wood carving and pottery.

*free lunch is included with a qualifying student ticket purchase


Florida Agricultural Museum (Flagler Co.)

Telling the Story of Florida Agriculture

Our mission is to PRESERVE Florida's agricultural past, INTERPRET the agricultural issues of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, and EDUCATE the

public about those issues through enjoyable experiences

7th annual Pellicer Creek Raid - A Civil War re-enactment

Dates: October 13, 14, & 15, 2017

Friday, October 13th, 10 am—3 pm, reserved for schools, $3 per person

Saturday and Sunday, October 14th and 15th will be open to the public with battles scheduled for 1:00 pm on both days. The re-enactors historic camps will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday when the participants are not on the battlefield.

$5 per person, children under 5 free

Food and Historic Vendors On Site


The Florida Aquarium - Tampa


Fascinated by marine science, biology, and ecology? Then dive into homeschool classes at the Aquarium! Participants can learn about the marine environment and all of its wonder. Each month focuses on a different theme all while exploring the fascinating world of marine science! Classes available for homeschool students ages 6-14.


Butterfly Exhibit

If you know someone who would like to be included in this email list, just send us their address.

Dianne Behringer

School Programs Coordinator

Center for Science Learning

Florida Musem of Natural History

UF Cultural Plaza

3215 Hull Road

P.O. Box 112710

Gainesville, FL 32611


Fort Caroline National Monument and artifact museum


Gainesville Ballet Theatre, Inc.

December and April School performances

Garbage/Recycling Center (GNV)

Shelley Samec

Waste Alternatives Specialist

Waste Management Division

Email Address:

Contact Number: (352) 548-1297

Embrace Zero Waste

GatorWorld (Wildwood)

Central Florida Easiest way to see an alligator with our drive-through alligator park, stay in the comfort of your car rain or shine with no walking ... see babies to monsters.

With the everything wristband package you can also feed-a-gator, hold-a-gator and take a picture with Big Al. Then relax and enjoy our recently added petting zoo with our fuzzy farm animals.

We are located just One Mile West of I-75 on State Road 44, near Wildwood, only 7 miles from The Villages.

Remember We are closed on Sunday .. our hours will vary so please check our website and follow us on FaceBook!

Georgia Aquarium - Home School

Georgia Aquarium offers educational programming to home school students through our instructor-led programs at 1:45 pm on select dates. These 45 minute Instructor-Led programs provide a focused learning opportunity where students can expand their understanding of aquatic ecosystems. All programs are aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) and include a downloadable Teacher guide with pre and post activities. All Instructor-Led programs include admission to the Aquarium and Deepo 4D Show.

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

February Date with pre-registration

The Holy Land Experience

Homeschool Field Trips

Homeschool field trips are an important component of a home education. These outings can be taken with a few friends, a homeschool group, or just your own family.

IMAX Theater at World Golf Village in St. Augustine

Kennedy Space Center Salute to HomeSchool

HomeSchool students, families and teachers: Take a Florida field trip to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and be our guests for full-day access to Visitor Complex shows and exhibits. During this unique homeschool field trip, you'll get the chance to take a bus tour of Kennedy Space Center, participate in special hands-on activities, learn about the latest NASA accomplishments, see Space Shuttle Atlantis, strap in to the Shuttle Launch Experience, and even come face-to-face with a veteran NASA astronaut.

Pick up a packet of NASA education materials and help your students reach for the stars.

Kirby Family Farm (Williston)

Contact Tracy Kirby


Kirby Family Farm Booking Field Trips 2014

We'd like to invite you to come experience the fun and learning at Kirby Family Farm. Our very special farm is located in Williston, FL.

Children can climb aboard our full-size historical railroad that we found in the woods and take a ride on the KIRBY RAILROAD!

Field trips are a low price of $10 per person. Teachers are free! Payment is required in full the day of your visit. Field trips must be booked in advanced.

We work closely with you to plan and create and customize a unique educational experiences just for you. Interactive learning stations are custom planned for your group. Students also can bring their own lunches for a peaceful picnic lunch!

Field Trip Hours are Flexible:

9:00-Noon or 10:00-1:00

Farm Fun for all Ages!

We encourage you to make this a special educational experience, not just another field trip. Let us help you. The best field trips at the farm are the ones that are designed based on the seasonality of the farm mixed with what’s been happening in your curriculum. Groups here have had a chance to experience many exciting agricultural activities. Kids love these hands-on experiences and playing farmer/ railroad engineer for a couple hours. They also love our friendly farm animals! Bo, our sheep, Daisy our calf, and Foggy our sheep LOVE VISITORS!

Tell us when you want to come and we will help you design a field trip that is truly a memory to treasure for a lifetime!


Lowry Zoo- Tampa

Lubee Bat Conservancy

11th Annual Florida Bat Festival

October 24, 2015

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The 11th Annual Florida Bat Festival is a local Gainesville event held every fall on the beautiful grounds of Lubee Bat Conservancy. The event is FREE and open to everyone! Featuring games, local food & music, environmental organizations, bounce huts by Space Walk of Gainesville, entertainment, the largest bats in the world and so much more!

Currently sponsored by Florida Credit Union, SunState Federal Credit Union, Gator Paint and Decorating and Space Walk of Gainesville! We still need more sponsors for the event though! Please email for more information.


Matheson Museum (GNV)

Many of you have taken advantage of the welcome homeschoolers receive at the Matheson Museum. A costumed docent (Miss Gussy) presents a 45-60 minute program emphasizing life in Alachua County and Gainesville during the late 1800's and early 1900's. This hands-on interactive program fits well with a Florida history unit. A Teacher's Curriculum Guide can be downloaded from

The Thomas Center also offers a one hour tour with a costumed docent, a video and costumes for the students to enhance the presentation. My children found them both to be very interesting and Ms. Sharon's enthusiasm for her subject is quite infectious. Happily, they have added additional tours.

"Seminole and Timucuan Indians in Alachua County" Learn the truth about Native American culture in our county. and view a special 1st person presentation film.

"Snapshot of History" Learn how to take pictures of Alachua County's artifacts and Architecture.

"The Yearling" View the 1946 classic movie and discuss what family life was like in rural Florida.

"Famous Buildings of Alachua County" featuring 22 buildings around our county.

"Snacks with Miss Gussie" Have punch and cookies while listening to "Miss Gussie" reminisce about life in our area from 1867 to 1910.

This is just the tip of the iceberg as to what these programs offer. There are more programs in the works and they are very open to any suggestions about topics that you would like to know more about. Contact Sharon Faris at (352) 379-1235 or and she can give you more details and arrange for field trips. These field trips are generally geared towards 3rd grade and up.


MOSH - Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville


Nature Parks - City Parks (GNV)

Nature Parks - State Parks

Ocali Country Days – Ocala, FL

November date

Our festival runs (9 am - 2 pm) for school groups only (no general public is allowed in on school days). It is strictly a family-oriented hands-on educational festival and is organized by the Marion County School System. Cost is $3.00 per person with children 5 and under free. Park admission and parking are free. Please call to reserve school day fieldtrips, we have limited space. Step back in time to the Florida frontier at the Ocali Country Days festival. This event features Florida folk crafts, art, and food. Experience old time music, storytellers, Civil War encampments, Native Americans, and reenactors portraying life on a late-1800s farmstead. View traditional craft demonstrations such as sugarcane syrup making, blacksmithing, quilting, woodworking, and more. Silver River Museum within the Silver River State Park off Baseline Road.

Call for more information or to schedule fieldtrips during the week.

Scott E. Mitchell, Director

Silver River Museum & Environmental Education Center

(352) 236-5401

Home School Day (ST AUG)

Daniel Carignan

Operations Manager

February 13th

Fort Menendez is pleased to announce our first Home School Experience of 2018!

The first programs will begin at 9:30 a.m. Each tour will be approximately 45 minutes, with a break between sessions for lunch. Guests should plan to spend approximately four—five hours with us. Space is limited so please call the museum at 904-824-8874 for reservations now.

The Home School Experience is an interactive experience facilitated by costumed guides providing history and instruction in the use of tools and games for each historical time period. Participants will also complete a take-home project in each program area. The Home School Experience includes a Timucuan Indian council house, a Spanish wattle and daub house, a Florida Pioneer one-room schoolhouse, exploration on the high seas aboard a replica 70’ Caravel and a mock archaeological dig. We will start the first programs at 9:30 a.m. After the 11:45 a.m. midday break, we will have our final two programs, ending at 2:15 p.m.. Following the programs you are invited to return to any of your favorite areas for an additional 30 minutes, thus ending your day at 2:45 p.m. We also invite you to visit the Old Florida General Store, featuring many unique, affordable, old-fashioned items.

The cost is $19.95 per person for ages three and up at the door. If you call and pay prior to January 31st, you will receive the discounted price of $17.95 per person. Payment at the time of reservation is required for the discounted price. Prices are for guests 3 years old and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. (* Please note: coupons or tickets purchased or received from outside retailers are for our General Public tour only and may not be used for the Home School Experience. ) These are guided educational tours, and are not to be confused with the General Public admission to the museum which is primarily "edutainment" in the Indian and Spanish areas only. The general public tour does not include the Archaeology or Florida Cracker Pioneer activities. The regular price for all 5 programs for school children and adults is $27.50 per person.

Due to the popular demand of this program, we may offer a second day if the first day sells out. Please let us know as soon as possible if you plan to participate in order for us to plan accordingly.

The Old Florida Museum is located at 259 San Marco Avenue at the corner of State Road 16 in St. Augustine, FL. Entrance is through the Old Florida General Store, which faces San Marco Avenue.

We also have overflow parking in the lot north of the museum. For more information visit our website at or e-mail .

Join us on Facebook for news, information, and special discounts throughout the year.

Spread the word to your friends and family about this event!

See you there!

Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

School Days

Pirate's Dinner Adventure - Orlando, Florida

If you are looking for an adventurous time while visiting the International Drive area of Orlando, then we should be your first stop! Pirate's Dinner Adventure is a dinner show attraction that puts you and your family right in the middle of all of the swashbuckling action. Pirate’s Dinner Adventure is acclaimed as “the world’s most unique interactive dinner show.”


Potter's Wax Museum - St. Augustine


Pumpkin Patches and More

Retirement Home for Horses

Ripley's Believe it or Not - St. Augustine

Sally Corp Tours (JAX)

A Robotics Manufacturer in Jacksonville

Public Tours

For more than 25 years, Sally has hosted thousands of visitors. From school groups, clubs, church groups to senior citizens organizations, we welcome the opportunity to take you on a tour of the robot factory.

Tours are offered on Tuesday and Thursday hourly from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Tours are free of charge. No more than 30 persons per tour. Minimum age is 7 years. Tours are by reservation only.

Sea World

Silver Springs


Learning Opportunities

St. Augustine Historical Field Trips

Old Town Trolley Tours offers complete field trip services to enhance your educational experience. Whether you have hours or days to spend in St. Augustine, we can build a tour package that meets your needs.

St. Augustine Lighthouse Museum:

Chris Kastle 904-829-0745 ext 208,

Please visit our link: and click on “Calendar” and then “Education”.

Pre and post program study materials are available by request as well as Sunshine Standards covered.

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park - Educational Programs Available (White Springs)

Dear Educator:

Educational programs for school groups (all class levels) will be held at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park and the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park.

Many educational possibilities are available in a wide number of events that are held at both Parks and will offer the diversity of Florida’s culture and history.

E-mail and ask about the registration forms for the School Field Trips that we offer. Also, you can schedule to visit a tour of either park at any time. An Activity Guide with supplemental materials correlated with Sunshine State Standards is available for Rural Folklife Days and the Olustee Educational Day.

If you have a distance to come and need overnight accommodations you may want to schedule a stay in our campground or cabins through Reserve America, 1-800-326-3521.

Please feel free to contact me toll free at 1-877-635-3655 or e-mail me at . I look forward to your class participating in one of our educational programs.


Mitzi Nelson, Information Specialist

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Stone Mountain Park, GA

Homeschool Day

Two Tails Ranch Elephant Rescue Farm

Contact: Patricia Zerbini

18655 NE 81st

Williston, FL 32696

528-6585 cell 359-6676

"All About elephants is an educational facility that offers an opportunity to teach and learn while caring for elephants. They offer a variety of educational programs for schools and other large groups. Clinics, lecture, and hands on learning programs are part of our commitment to further our knowledge and to instill awareness. Exploring elephants past, present, and future can all be experienced here at Two Tails Ranch. Inc. Our museum has a large collection of prehistoric artifacts, fossils, memorabilia, and information about elephants and their ancestors dating back million of years."

The farms includes - mini donkeys, Arabian horse, zebra, giant tortoise, and camels. There is a bengal tiger visiting as well as War horses. Lipizzan stallions

Direction: Take 41/27- South from Archer toward Williston. Just before (3/4 mile) before blinking light in Raliegh- turn left. The ranch is on left sid of raod. (Look for sign on stop sign) Turn left onto 81st street. Go to end of road approx 1 mile and turn into left gate. Due to nature of ranch - you must have permission before visiting! You must have an escort in order to enter the property. Therefore, please call the owner if you have any questions.


Universal Orlando

Youth Programs

U of F Observatory

The University of FL has an observatory that is usually open for viewing most Friday nights {weather permitting} at 8:30 p.m. across the street from the Reitz Union. Call 352-392-2052

Water treatment Plant

Murphree Water Treatment Plant

1600 NE 53rd Ave., Gainesville, FL, 32605-5321

or 200 SE 16th Ave

or I think there's one off Tower Rd.

Wild Adventures

Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, GA will host our annual Homeschool Days in September. We cordially invite you to join us for a truly unique educational experience. This event gives us an opportunity to make our parks a medium for youth learning and development.


Marketing Coordinator

Adventure Parks Group, LLC

3766 Old Clyattville Road

Valdosta, GA 31601

229-219-7080 x1264

229-559-1539 fax

Wilderness at the Smokies Home School Days

Nov 9-13, 2014

We welcome you and your family to a fantastic fall get-a-way in the Smokies, where you will experience Education and Excitement!

Titanic Museum Attraction and Wilderness at the Smokies team up with the most discounted opportunities of the season!

WonderWorks Homeschool Days

WordSpring Discovery Center field trip opportunities (ORL)

Your home schooled children have a wonderful opportunity for field trips at WordSpring Discovery Center in Orlando. WordSpring is an interactive experience for all ages featuring cultures of the world, languages, translation, and the history of Bible translation around the world. There is an international gift shop with some inexpensive items for children to purchase, and the cafe can offer catered meals or box lunches to groups as well as the daily menu. There is plenty of space for a group to bring their own lunches if desired.

Group admission rates are available, and an "Explorer's Guide" is offered at a small cost to help focus children on appropriate topics of exploration.

For further information or to schedule your group please contact

Gary Shires at 407-852-3863 or


Zoo - Jacksonville

Homeschool Programs

Zoo - Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville