Guided School Programs

Guided school program in South Florida hall
Join our Museum docents for hands-on classroom activities and interactive walks through our state-of-the-art exhibits and outdoor natural areas!

  • Designed for grades K-8
  • One- or two-hour programs available
  • Individualized to provide age-appropriate content and activities
  • Meet Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Florida Standards
  • Groups with more than 60 students will be scheduled for back-to-back programs
  • Groups with more than 120 students will need to schedule two or more calendar dates for this program

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Reservations

Complete the Online Reservation Form to schedule a guided program.

If you have questions, contact the Group Sales Coordinator, reservations@flmnh.ufl.edu, or 352-273-2027.


2015-2016 Guided Program Options

Program Availability Capacity Times Student Rate Free Chaperones Additional Chaperones
Butterfly and Moth Explorations Oct 6 - May 27
Tue-Fri
10-120 10:00AM
11:15AM
$5.00 One free per 10 students $8.00
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.
Fossils: No Bones About It! Oct 6 - May 27
Tue-Fri
10-120 10:00AM
11:15AM
$3.00 One free per 10 students $3.00
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.
Museum Explorations Oct 6 - May 27
Tue-Fri
10-60 10:00AM
11:15AM
$3.00 One free per 10 students $3.00
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.
NEW! First Colony: Our Spanish Origins Oct 20 - Apr 15
Tue-Fri
10-120 10:00AM
11:15AM
$4.00 One free per 10 students $5.50
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.