Florida Museum of Natural History Where: Gainesville What is it: Homeschool groups may tour the useum and butterfly rainforest with a docent (Tuesday-Friday) or on a self-guided tour.
These include the state’s largest public display of bamboos and the largest herb garden in the Southeast.
Some of Kanapaha’s gardens are organized taxonomically; others demonstrate principles of ecology or natural selection.
Kanapaha’s signature plants include a premier stand of Chinese royal bamboo (Wong Chuk), and–during the warm months–giant Victoria water lilies and Asian snake arums. Living History Farm Where: Gainesville What is it: The Living History Farm is located at Morningside Nature Center, Gainesville’s premier nature park.
Our list includes both educational and entertainment venues (and some that meet both criteria), organized by county.
Note: Some counties have numerous parks and these make great locations for field trips or homeschool park days.
Unless a park has a specific historic or nature feature, it will not be listed separately, but will be found under the “More Parks! We need your help to make this page as helpful as possible to others.
If you know of an opportunity we should include, please tell us.
An additional source of information may be School Vendors, a site that lists camp and DOE-approved school activities.
Bivens Arm Nature Park Where: Gainesville What is it: This trail offers an enjoyable natural retreat just minutes from Interstate 75.