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Museum of Florida History Guided Tours and Educational Programs

At the Museum of Florida History, explore 12,000 years of Florida history through a variety of programs and tours. Choose the activity that best fits your group and schedule today!

You may also be interested in group tours at the Knott House, our other site.

Guided Tours

Any group is welcome to come and walk-through the museum on their own. To make your tour more informative and educational, we offer a number of tour options.

Highlights Tour
A guided tour of the museum's most popular exhibits and artifacts. Tours can be tailored to your group's special interests and needs. (Suggested audience levels: K-12; Adults)
Time: 30 minutes
Cost: $1 per student (chaperones free); $3 per adult; $2 per senior
Limit: 50 people

Treasures of the Museum of Florida History
A guided tour of the museum where students work in groups to decide what they think is the most significant time period in Florida history. (Suggested grade levels: 3-12)
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $1 per student (chaperones free)
Limit: 50 people

COMPLETION OF THIS PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES MEETS BENCHMARKS STANDARDS FOUND IN LA.A.1, LA.A.2, LA.B.1, LA.B.2, MA.A.3, MA.A.1, SC.D.1, SC.G.1, SC.G.2, SC.H.3, SS.A.1, SS.A.2, SS.A.3, SS.A.4, SS.A.5, SS.A.6, SS.B.2

Museum Introduction
Before taking a self-guided tour of the museum, students are introduced to what a museum does and what they are going to see. Teachers can receive a template of a Museum Scavenger Hunt by mail or download a copy from our website under Educational Activities and Resources, which they can photocopy for their students. (Suggested grade levels: K-8)
Time: 10-15 minutes
Cost: Free
Limit: 100 people

Programs

The museum offers a number of object-based, hands-on programs. These programs correlate with the Sunshine State Standards and enhance skills assessed through FCAT.

Survival: Florida
Learn about the basic necessities of survival and how Native Americans and Spanish explorers used natural resources to survive in the wilds of Florida. (Suggested grade levels: 3-12)
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $1 per student (chaperones free) Limit: 30 students

COMPLETION OF THIS PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES MEETS BENCHMARKS STANDARDS FOUND IN LA.A.1, LA.A.2, LA.B.1, LA.B.2, MA.A.3, MA.A.1, MA.E.1, SC.E.2, SC.G.1, SC.H.3, SS.A.1, SS.A.2, SS.A.3, S.S.A.4, SS.A.6, SS.B.1, SS.B.2, SS.D.1

My Symbols, My State, My Florida
Investigate the importance of understanding symbols while exploring the state emblems including the alligator, the Florida panther, and the orange blossom. (Suggested grade levels: K-2)
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $1 per student (chaperones free)
Limit: 30 students

COMPLETION OF THIS PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES MEETS BENCHMARKS STANDARDS FOUND IN LA.B.2, LA.A.1, LA.C.2, LA.C.3, LA.D.1, LA.D.2, MA.D.1, MA.D.2, SC.A.1, SC.D.1, SC.F.2, SC.G.1, VA.A.1, VA.B.1, VA.D.1

Destination: Florida
Trace the origins of tourism from the days of riverboats to mega theme parks, through careful analysis of historical photographs. (Suggested grade levels: 3-12)
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $1 per student (chaperones free)
Limit: 30 students

COMPLETION OF THIS PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES MEETS BENCHMARKS STANDARDS FOUND IN SS.A.3, SS.A.5, SS.A.6, SS.B.1, SS.B.2, SS.D.1, SS.D.2, SC.G.2, SC.H.3, LA.B.1, LA.B.2, LA.A.2, LA.B.1, LA.B.2, MA.A.3, MA.A.4, MA.B.1, MA.B.3, MA.E.1

Schedule Today!

For more information or to schedule a group, please e-mail, call our Education Staff at (850) 245-6400 or you can schedule online!.

  • Please call at least two weeks in advance of your visit.
  • School visitation is at its peak during the spring legislative session; please plan accordingly. Fall visits are encouraged if your group wants to combine a tour with a program.
  • We request at least one chaperone for every seven students. Chaperones and teachers are expected to take an active role in monitoring student behavior.
  • You do not need to be a formal public or private school group to book a tour or program. Home-school groups, adult groups, scouting groups, and any others are always welcome. Be sure to ask about specific curriculum needs.