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Community Guided Tours

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Price: $11.50/person. For group sizes 10-25 only.

Availability: Year-round

Description: This tour is led by a Butterfly Rainforest staff member and lasts approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Information provided covers butterfly identification, the life cycle, nectar plants and other food sources in the landscaping, and Rearing Laboratory operations.

Price: $20.00/person. For group sizes 10-15 only.

Availability: Year-round

Description: The VIP tour is led by the Butterfly Rainforest Exhibit Manager and lasts approximately one hour. The tour begins with the “Wall of Wings” display and information about the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity collections, and continues through the Butterfly Rainforest with information on butterfly identification and lifecycle, and nectar plants and other food sources in the landscaping. The VIP tour ends with a behind-the-scenes look in the Rearing Lab and information about its operations.

Price: $3.00/person. For group sizes 10-40 only.

Availability: Year-round

Description: Want to see it all? This special tour highlights selected sections of the Florida Museum’s world-renowned permanent exhibitions including Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life & Land, South Florida People & Environment and Northwest Florida: Waterways & Wildlife. This tour lasts approximately 60 minutes.

Community Self-Guided Tours

(You may select more than one) Dates Adults Children (3-17)
01/24/2015 - 09/13/2015$4.50$6.00
01/24/2015 - 09/13/2015$9.00$12.00
Year-round$5.50$7.50
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School Guided Tours

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Price: $5.00/student. One free chaperone per 10 students; additional chaperones $8.00/each. For group sizes 10-120 only. Includes a tour of the butterfly rainforest.

Availability: 10/06/2015 - 05/27/2016

Description: Become an explorer and learn about the stages of butterfly metamorphosis by examining eggs, larvae, pupae and adult butterflies. This program includes hands-on activities and a docent-led trip through the beautiful Butterfly Rainforest exhibit and Rearing Lab, where the importance of color, mimicry, camouflage and migration are highlighted.

Price: $3.00/student. One free chaperone per 10 students; additional chaperones $3.00/each. For group sizes 10-120 only. Does not include a tour of the Butterfly Rainforest.

Availability: 10/06/2015 - 05/27/2016

Description: What can we learn about Florida’s past from fossils? How did changing sea levels affect the variety of fossils found today? Join Museum docents for hands-on classroom activities with real fossils and a visit to the Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life & Land exhibit. Students learn how different types of fossils are formed and piece together a large animal skeleton. A visit to the mammoth, mastodon and shark jaws complete this journey through Florida’s fossil history.

Price: $3.00/student. One free chaperone per 10 students; additional chaperones $3.00/each. For group sizes 10-60 only. Does not include a tour of the Butterfly Rainforest.

Availability: 10/06/2015 - 05/27/2016

Description: Travel with a docent through Museum exhibits to learn about the diversity and importance of Florida’s natural history. Go back in time to learn about the first animals, plants and people to live in Florida. When did Florida form? Why have some animals gone extinct? How did early native people live? Explore various ecosystems found in Florida today. How have animals and plants adapted to them? Discover the significance of conservation. Why is biodiversity important? *NOTE: GROUP SIZE EXCEEDING 60 will need to also self-guide the Butterfly Rainforest or the Featured Exhibit OR schedule two or more calendar dates.

Price: $4.00/student. One free chaperone per 10 students; additional chaperones $5.50/each. For group sizes 10-120 only. Does not include a tour of the Butterfly Rainforest.

Availability: 10/20/2015 - 04/15/2016

Description: Long before Jamestown, Spaniards, free and enslaved Africans and Native Americans crafted our country’s first enduring European settlement — St. Augustine, in 1565. The First Colony: Our Spanish Origins exhibit engages students in learning about our first colony through archaeology, history and the stories of people who lived there. These first colonial immigrants created America’s original “melting pot” — a colorful, multicultural society that was new then, but might seem familiar today.

School Self-Guided Tours

(You may select more than one) Dates Adults Children (3-17)
Year-round$4.00$7.00
10/19/2015 - 04/15/2016$3.50$5.50
10/19/2015 - 04/15/2016$7.00$11.00
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