Learn about Native Americans, the Florida Panhandle's original residents, and Pioneers. The tour will explore the similarities and differences between these two groups and how technology and our lifestyles have changed over the years. Students will also have self-guided time in the Discovery room, a hands-on area where students can experience a model one-room schoolhouse, store, and an archaeology dig.
Activities to accompany this tour include pinchpots, paper dolls, and designing your own pioneer-style quilt.
This tour explores our pollinator garden and the importance of bees, birds, and butterflies and plants to the ecosystem. Students will learn about different types of plants such as perennials and annuals, how to describe the life cycles of plants, and the structures of plants.
Chromatography butterflies are a wonderful accompaniment to this tour to allow students to see capillary action and how water reacts with markers to enhance the color spectrum
A lot has changed in the Panhandle since the Native Americans first got here, and in this tour students will learn how technology was developed and used by pioneers and during WWII. This tour includes aspects of history and focuses mainly on the use of simple machines.
Students will make catapults using popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and spoons to have hands-on learning with simple machines.
Don't see something that meets you and your students' needs? Give us a call, and we'll be happy to work with you to create the right experience for your school.
$7 per student
$3 per adult chaperone
Free for teachers
Join us on the second Friday of each month for an hour-long casual lecture about the history of crafts, the Florida Panhandle, and a variety of other topics! These events are always free, and no registration is required. Attendees are encouraged to bring
Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida
Hank Klein leads this presentation about some of the fascinating connections between Destin and the wider world as well as some interesting history about this area. Don't forget your lunch!
Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida
Ever wanted to make your own basket, try your hand at blacksmithing, or make your own soap? Join us at the museum most Saturdays to learn all about these crafts! All costs include supplies. Sign up for our classes right here on our website.
Join instructor Carol Dickson and learn how to make a basket! Each month features a new design, so there's always something new to try.
Students will be learn a new skill, experience an age-old tradition, and create something uniquely theirs!
Register today: Online, or call (850) 678-2615, or visit the Heritage Museum
Join watercolor instructor Carol Dickson and create a beautiful scene using watercolor paints right here at the Museum. You will learn a new skill and create something uniquely yours that you will get to keep!
The class cost includes all materials.
Register today: Online, call (850) 678-2615, or visit the Heritage Museum
Spend an afternoon creating the perfect earring, necklace, and bracelet set! This class is suitable for all ages, and all instruction and materials are provided. Register online or by calling us at (850) 678-2615.
Pine needle baskets are a unique craft that utilize natural materials found in everyone's yard! Baskets can be used to store small jewelry or as a display piece in your home.
This is a time-intensive craft, so our instructor has broken it into two three-hour classes. Students should plan to attend both sessions.
Register on our website or call us at (850) 678-2615.
11 and 18 January 5:00pm-8:00pm
5 and 12 May 5:00pm-8:00pm
One Friday each quarter, guest speakers come to the museum to meet with home school students about various topics including the hammered dulcimer and archaeology. Register on our website or call us at (850) 678-2615 to reserve your space!
Students - $10 each | $8 for members
Parents - first is free, additional are $3 each
February 29 at 1:00 - Leaping into 2020
What's the deal with leap years? Why do we have them? Why are they only every four years? What does the earth's revolution have anything to do with it? Find out the answers to these questions and more with the Emerald Coast Science Center!