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Home School Days

Safety Is Our Priority

At this time, we ask that all students, chaperones, and teachers, as well as History Center staff, continue to wear masks/face coverings for the duration of the field trip.

Our home-school curriculum is developed to meet grades K-5 standards, but all ages enjoy our programs. Bring your 4-year-old or your high schooler – they are sure to have a great time with our hands-on activities and projects!

Cost per program: Students $15 (members $13); adults $8 (members free). Advance registration is required. Members: Please sign in on the registration page to enable discounts to apply.

Questions? Email Alexandria Olejniczak at Alexandria.olejniczak@ocfl.net or call 407-836-6704.


Fall 2021

Folklore Florida

Sea Monsters, Oh My!

November 12, 2021, 1 – 3 p.m.

Stories of sea monsters are plentiful around the world, including some supposedly found here in Florida! Join us as we explore real sea creatures that have been mistaken as monsters. This program is based on our newest special exhibition, Giants, Dragons, and Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures, on loan from the American Museum of Natural History.

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Giants & Dragons

December 10, 2021, 1 – 3 p.m.

Tales of mythic creatures are often inspired by real animals or fossils. We’ll take a look at some of Florida’s most fascinating ancient creatures, including the mammoth and giant sloth. This program is based on our newest special exhibition, Giants, Dragons, and Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures, on loan from the American Museum of Natural History.

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Spring 2022

From Swamps to Cities

Friday, January 14, 2022, 1 – 3 p.m.

What did Florida look like 50 or 100 years ago? Using photos, maps, and more, we’ll look at how Florida’s landscape has changed from swamps and forests to cities and sprawling neighborhoods.

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Florida’s First People

Friday, February 11, 2022, 1 – 3 p.m.

What was life like for Florida’s first people? Explore the lifeways of the Timucua and other indigenous groups and learn about the enduring legacy of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

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Homeschool Homestead

Friday, March 11, 2022, 1 – 3 p.m.

Are you cut out for pioneer life? Test your homesteading skills – learn how to sew on a button, card some wool from your sheep, make a bowl from dirt for your squirrel soup, and churn some butter.

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Playing in the Past

Friday, April 15, 2022, 1 – 3 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what life was like for kids in the past? Play the games Timucua children played, try out the toys pioneer kids used, and discover how imaginations soared to new heights during the space race.

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