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Field Trips

Flamingo Gardens Education Department offers students a variety of unique learning opportunities to explore and learn in our Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary. Over 30,000 children participate in our educational programs each year as part of school field trips, summer camps, and other group learning experiences. We are an approved site for Supplemental Arts and Sciences Program Funds. Students observe and learn about trees, plants, birds, native wildlife and nature using a hands-on approach.

Florida History

2-hour field trip
$15.00 per student
$16.00 per adult
1 complimentary teacher/chaperone per 10 students.
(30 Student Minimum)
(100 Student Maximum)
Suggested Age Group: 3rd grade and up
This program focuses on the history of Florida and the Everglades from indigenous peoples to pioneers. It includes a presentation of Native American artifacts, a tour of the historical Wray Home, a Florida-focused tram ride, and a visit to the Everglades’ wildlife sanctuary.

Add a 30-minute show featuring our ambassador animals for $3.00 per person (30-Student Minimum) .

P.O.W. E. R – Preserve Our Wetlands, Environment & Resources

2-hour field trip
$16.00 per student
$16.00 per adult
1 complimentary teacher/chaperone per 10 students.
(30 Student Minimum)
(100 Student Maximum)
Suggested Age Group: 4th grade and up
This program focuses on the importance of Florida wetlands’ conservation. It includes a tour of the aviary to observe native birds in five types of wetland habitats, a narrated tram ride with a stop to explore our mitigated wetlands, and a visit to the Everglades’ wildlife sanctuary.

Add a 30-minute show featuring our ambassador animals for $3.00 per person (30-Student Minimum) .

Kid Explorers Scavenger Hunt

2-hour field trip
$13.00 per student
$16.00 per adult
1 complimentary teacher/chaperone per 10 students.
(15 Student Minimum)
Suggested Age Group: Kindergarten to 3rd grade
This guided scavenger hunt helps students discover the flora and fauna of our botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuary. A narrated tram ride through the gardens and mitigated wetlands is included.

Add a 30-minute show featuring our ambassador animals for $3.00 per person (30-Student Minimum) .

Green Machine

2-hour field trip
$15.00 per student
$16.00 per adult
1 complimentary teacher/chaperone per 10 students.
(30 Student Minimum)
Suggested Age Group: Pre-K to 4th grade
This program is about the importance of flora. After a lesson about the uses, function and parts of a plant, each student will plant his/her own plant. A narrated tram tour of the botanical gardens and a visit to the wildlife sanctuary are included. Pick one additional activity: Pollinators, Aviary, and or Birds of Prey.

Add a 30-minute show featuring our ambassador animals for $3.00 per person (30-Student Minimum) .

Wildlife Encounter

2-hour field trip
$13.00 per student
$16.00 per adult
1 complimentary teacher/chaperone per 10 students.
(15 Student Minimum)
(0 Student Maximum)
Suggested Age Group: All ages
This program is a full exploration of the mammals, water, and wading birds, reptiles, and birds of prey in our sanctuary. A narrated tour of the botanical gardens and mitigated wetlands is included.

Add a 30-minute show featuring our ambassador animals for $3.00 per person (30-Student Minimum) .

Feathers, Beaks, and Feet

2-hour field trip
$15.00 per student
$16.00 per adult
1 complimentary teacher/chaperone per 10 students.
(30 Student Minimum)
(0 Student Maximum)
Suggested Age Group: 4th grade and up
This program is an introduction to some of the physical and behavioral adaptations found in birds through lecture, presentation, and hands-on experiments. Students will explore the aviary and the birds of prey exhibits and record their observations.

Add a 30-minute show featuring our ambassador animals for $3.00 per person (30-Student Minimum) .

Photography Scavenger Hunt

2-hour field trip
$13.00 per student
$16.00 per adult
1 complimentary teacher/chaperone per 10 students.
(15 Student Minimum)
Suggested Age Group: All ages
This guided scavenger hunt facilitates student discovery of the flora and fauna of our botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuary. The students document their findings through photography. A narrated tram ride through the gardens and mitigated wetlands is included.

Add a 30-minute show featuring our ambassador animals for $3.00 per person (30-Student Minimum) .

Title 1 schools: please ask about grants that might be available to help with costs.

Please contact the Education Department for availability and reservations at
954-473-2955 X 115, [email protected], or use the get started button above.

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