Florida has more than 8,400 miles of coastline offering plenty of ocean fun. Discover the history of Florida’s ocean life and lore by learning about lighthouses, mermaids, boats and ships, and spectacular life beneath the waves.
The books on the summer reading list have been carefully selected by Museum of Florida History staff. Read six or more books to receive a special certificate from Florida Secretary of State Cord Byrd and the Museum of Florida History. Visit your local library to find these selected books and set sail on your adventures today. Click here to go to the summer reading page. Summer Reading Activities
Have a summer of watery fun with books and hands-on activities at the Museum of Florida History! Join us on the following Thursdays starting at 10:30 a.m. for crafts, special guests, and exciting books.
July 7 – Lighthouses
July 14 – Seas of Wonder: Mermaids
July 21 – Boats and Ships
July 28 – Oceans of Florida
The program and parking are free.
Activities are geared to ages 10 & under.