Nature and Animal

This page lists programs for kids and families to learn about and/or interact with animals and nature in the Gainesville, Florida area.
Kids Gainesville: Nature and Animal - Fun 4 Gator Kids
Dudley Farm - Dudley Kids

Step back in time to feel what it's like to plow a field, plant a crop, bring the harvest in, mark the changes of seasons, and, like three generations ...

October - May
Age: 5 yrs and older
18730 W. Newberry Road, Newberry, FL, 32669
Family Fishing Days

Family Fishing Day are held once each month at the UF/IFAS fishing ponds. As always, all family members, including those with disabilities, are encour ...

7922 NW 71st Street, Gainesville, FL, 32653
Florida Museum of Natural History - Archeology Workshops

The Florida Museum of Natural History offers free workshops for all ages throughout the year. Pre-registration is required.

Free: Yes
3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611
Florida Museum of Natural History - Tot Trot Nature Walks

Get your toddler excited about exploring the great outdoors! Join Discovery Zone Nature Ambassadors for a safe and exciting hands-on introduction to o ...

Age: 2 yrs - 5 yrs
3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611
Florida State Parks Junior Ranger Program

Junior Rangers, Explore....The Real Florida! The Florida State Parks Junior Ranger Program provides the opportunity for young people to learn, serve a ...

Morningside Nature Center Programs

Barnyard Buddies:FREE. Every Wednesday, Sept.–May, at 3:00 pm at the Living History Farm. Morningside Nature Center has a farm, ee—i—ee—i—oh! On this ...

Free: Yes
September - May
3540 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32641
Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo - Frog Watch Program

The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, a unique 10-acre zoo in Gainesville, Florida, is one of only two teaching zoos in the nation. Become A Citizen S ...

3000 N.W. 83rd Street, Gainesville, FL, 32606

Tinkergarten is on a mission to elevate childhood. We’re growing a technology-enabled network of leaders that bring families together in a natural pla ...

Free: Yes
Age: 18 months - 8 years
Tuscawilla Learning Center

Our curricula have been developed to correspond with seasonal changes. For example, October focuses on leaves, and January focuses on birds and migrat ...

Once a Month
Grades: Preschool, Elementary
Age: 3 yrs - 7 yrs
7204 SE County Road 234, Gainesville, FL, 32641
UF IFAS Backyard Bark Beetles Citizen Science Project

The University of Florida presents the Backyard Bark Beetles, a citizen science project that provides a rare opportunity for kids to participate in re ...

Free: Yes
Wildflowers Nature Program

Wildflowers is a child care program created to help children find an authentic connection with the natural world. It is through this connection that a ...

Age: 3 yrs - 7 yrs