School tours

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Native Americans to Pioneers

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.

Paradise Gardens

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

Technology Throughout History

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.

Bespoke tours

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.

Cost

$7 per student

$3 per adult chaperone

Free for teachers

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Heritage Alive! Classes

History Sandwiched-In

Join us on the second Tuesday 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.

12 July

Amanda Briant

12pm - 1pm

Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida

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12 July

Amanda Briant

Amanda Briant from the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance joins us for an engaging and exciting talk! Please bring your lunch and a drink.

12pm - 1pm

Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida

9 August

Sheila Moores

12pm - 1pm

Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida

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9 August

Sheila Moores

Have you been to the Museum's pioneer room and seen our spinning wheels and wondered, "How does that work?" Well, come see one in action! Sheila Moores will be with us talking about the art of spinning, spinning wheels, and sheering animals. Be sure to bring your lunch and a drink!

12pm - 1pm

Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida

13 September

Florida's history with treasure

12pm - 1pm

Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida

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13 September

Florida's history with treasure

Dr. Della Scott-Ireton from the University of West Florida will join us for a special lecture about Florida's treasure history!

12pm - 1pm

Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida

Homeschool Fridays

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Homeschool Fridays

One Friday each month, guest speakers come to the museum to meet with homeschool students about various topics including the hammered dulcimer and archaeology. Please contact us for more details and to reserve your space!

Cost

Students -  $10 each | $8 for members

Parents - first is free, additional are $3 each

Upcoming dates and topics

We're taking a break from homeschool lessons for the summer, so check back in August for dates, lessons, and more information!