Adventures in Learning
Students in area counties benefit from an exciting field trip to Historic Spanish Point. They learn about the prehistoric and pioneer past of southwest coastal Florida through a unique program. Featuring costumed docents, a weaving project, storytelling, a guided tour of the historic site, and even a hands-on archaeological dig, this entertaining and educational program supports the state’s curriculum for social studies, grade level equivalency, FCAT testing, and Florida Writes!
There are two Adventures in Learning activities: Prehistoric People and Pioneer Lifeways. Museum visits are scheduled late October through early May; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., including a 25 minute picnic lunch period. Options include brown bag or pizza lunch at additional cost. Individual student museum store order forms will be sent with the curriculum booklets. There is no chaperone requirement but we welcome parents ($7.00 each). Scheduling is first come/first served, e-mail preferred, starting in September. Curriculum is shipped via PONY, 3 – 4 weeks prior to 1st group visit. Learn more about our Pioneers.
Rates: $6.00 per student / $7.00 per parent chaperone / Teachers free
(Pizza lunch $5.00 additional per student/chaperone)
Historic Spanish Point has provided our Adventures in Learning curriculum to over 90,000 school children over the past 28 years. The Prehistoric People program is designed for third grade students and features a curriculum booklet for each student for interdisciplinary classroom preparation prior to an experience-filled field trip to our 30-acre museum. The 3-hour museum visit includes a docent-guided tour and hands-on activities in our outdoor archaeology dig site classroom.
Historic Spanish Point has provided our Adventures in Learning curriculum to over 90,000 school children over the past 28 years. The Pioneer Lifeways program is designed for fourth grade students and features a curriculum booklet for each student for interdisciplinary classroom preparation prior to an experienced-filled field trip to our 30 acre outdoor museum. The 3-hour museum visit includes docent-guided tour, interaction with historic characters, and a hands-on activity.
Historic Spanish Point is a great place to bring your homeschooled children to learn about Florida history, prehistory and nature.
Did you know that when your family is a Donor-NARM member of Historic Spanish Point, you can visit not only this museum, but many of our area’s other best educational sites free for a full 12 months via the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) program?
NARM’s 675 participating museums include: The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Sanibel Island’s Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, Fort Myers’ Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery, St. Petersburg’s Museum of Fine Arts, Florida Holocaust Museum, Tampa Museum of Art, Mount Dora Center for the Arts, and more.
Join now as a Historic Spanish Point $125 Donor-NARM member and enter promotion code HS. (Learn about your other exciting Membership benefits.) And contact Program Director Kara Morgan if you would like to schedule a docent-guided field trip for your children. Check out what we currently offer.
We proudly participate in EdExploreSRQ, a Sarasota County School District website that connects classrooms to community arts, science and cultural organizations.