Field Trips Programs

Group Fee for Educational Field Trips

$6.00 per person.

We require a 10:1 ratio of students to adults for school groups. These adult chaperones that meet our ratio requirement are FREE of charge and any additional adults attending the program will be charged the program fee of $6.00 each. Programs are 2 hours long. We require a minimum of 10 participants.

The maximum group size that we can accomodate for field trips is 60 students and a minimum of 10 is required for group programs. Title 1 Schools: If a group is unable to pay the fees, we do provide tours at a discounted rate providing your group qualifies for this special opportunity.


If there is a particular topic you are covering in class and do not see it on our list, please call (561-274-7263) and we may be able to customize a lesson for your group!
Coral Reef at Sandoway Discovery Center

Our Changing Earth

Field Trips Only!

This new program has been designed to teach about the importance of protecting and preserving our environment through the understanding and exploring of current environmental issues: sea level rise, climate change, ocean acidification and the need for recycling.
*Currently grant funded for Title 1 schools, Admission+Busing

Coral Reef at Sandoway Discovery Center

Shark Tank & Coral Reef Adventure

Field Trips Only!

Learn about classification, characteristics, habitat, adaptations, conservation, ecosystems, food chains and more through live fish and shark feeding presentation, shells, mermaids purses, sea glass, sand dollars, etc. and tour of our world class shell collection!

Touch Tank at Sandoway Discovery Center

Shell Stories & Touch TAnk

Field Trips Only!

Learn about marine invertebrate characteristics, adaptations, functions, development, conservation and more through live marine invertebrates in our interactive touch tank (field trips only). The program also includes a tour of our world class shell collection as well as a shark feeding presentation. Students get a chance to see and hold mermaids purses, shells, sand dollars, egg cases and more!

Frog at Sandoway Discovery Center

All About Amphibians

Field Trips and Outreach

Learn about metamorphosis, characteristics, behavior, camouflage, adaptations, conservation, native species and more through live frogs, toads and artifacts such as: jaws, skeletons, etc. and frog and toad calls!

Birds at Sandoway Discovery Center

From Beaks to Feathers! All about birds

Field Trips and Outreach

Learn about characteristics, flight, food chains, adaptation, camouflage, conservation and nests through live bird(s), bird calls, beaks, skulls, nests, feathers, talons, eggs and more!

Head of a Wasp at Sandoway Discovery Center

Creepy, Crawly Insects!

Field Trips and Outreach

Learn about adaptations, native species, habitats, conservation and characteristics of many different insects through live and mounted insect displays, bug eye demonstration, metamorphosis displays, antennae, mouth part demonstration and garden tour (field trip only for garden tour)!

Seed at Sandoway Discovery Center

Plants & Seeds

Field Trips and Outreach

All About Plants! Learn about native plant species, photosynthesis, plants parts, habitat, growth and products we use every day that are made from plants through seeds, roots, stems, leaves, fruits, live and mounted plant displays, garden tour (field trips only for garden tour) and more!

Green Tree Python at Sandoway Discovery Center

Scales and Tails!

Field Trips and Outreach

All About Reptiles! Learn about reptile characteristics, adaptations, habitat and conservation through live reptiles, skeletons, snake skin, scutes, jaws, skulls, teeth and more!

Sea Turtles at Sandoway Discovery Center

Sea Turtles...Followers of the Moon

Field Trips and Outreach

Learn about nesting, ecology, behavior and conservation of Florida's most famous ocean visitor! (no live sea turtles)


A variety of positions are available to gain experience in a future field of study, fill community service hours for middle or high school students and/or to make new friends and gift back to your community!

Volunteer Opportunities


TUES - SAT: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SUN: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM



The Sandoway Discovery Center animal adoption program is a great way to help care and feed one animal of your choice for one year. When you sponsor an animal your gift goes directly to support the professional care of your adopted animal.

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