Family Fun & Field Trips in North Florida
Are you looking for family-friendly activities and/or field trip ideas in the North Florida area? Check out the links below to find the family trips and field trips my family has gone on as we have studied various unit study topics. I have also included my favorite websites to find out inexpensive or free activities in the Jacksonville, Tallahassee, & Gainesville Areas.
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My Top 3 Favorite Links to Find Local Events
Field Trips Divided By Unit Study Topic
Click on the below links to see where we have gone on a field trip while studying each of the below subjects.
A Great Deal on Science & Art Museums
Whenever we travel, we usually stop by the local science and children's museums because we have an ASTC family pass. For an annual fee, we join one of the museums that participate in the ASTC program. (You can join any of the museums as long as they are at least 90 miles away from your home. We are currently members at a museum that charges $35 for an annual family membership.) Then my entire family can get into ANY of the 200+ ASTC museums for FREE for the entire year. Twenty-four of the museums are in Florida. The MOSH Museum in Jacksonville, the Challenger Learning Center in Tallahassee, and the Museum of Natural Science in Gainesville are all ASTC museums. You can check out which museums participate by clicking on this link: Association of Science and Technology Centers Passport Program.
We also have a similar family membership for art museums. Our local art museum was running a special, offering the annual family memberships half off ($50 rather than the usual $100). We now get FREE admission into hundreds of art (and some history) museums around the country. You can check out which museums participate by clicking on this link:
(NARM) Association .
Field Trips in Live Oak and White Springs
We have had homeschool field trips to the following places in Live Oak and White Springs:
Noble's Green House for our Plant unit study
The Music Center for our Five Senses/Hearing/Musical Instruments unit study
Suwannee County Historical Museum for our Native Americans unit study
Stephen Foster State Park for our Westward Expansion and Native American unit studies
Rainbow Bird Land Pet Center for our Animal Classification unit study
Dr. Bailey at the Walmart Vision Center for our Five Senses/Seeing unit study
Full Circle Farm for a study on Dairy and Nutrition
Suwannee River State Park for our Animal Classification unit study, Plant unit study, & Frontiersman/Tracking Unit Study
Big Shoals State Park for our Plants unit study and Animal Classification unit study
PCS in White Springs for our Earth Science/Fossils unit study
Suwannee County Airport for our study on Floating & Flying/Airplanes
Other Options to Consider:
Places of Business (Pizza Hut, Publix, etc.)
Fire Station or Police Station
Doctor's or Dentist's Office
Water Management District Office
UF Extension Office
My Lessons on Squidoo
The links below will take you to the first lesson in each of my units. From there you can navigate to the other lessons in that particular unit by viewing the featured lens links toward the bottom of the page. I'm uploading more lessons as time allows.
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