Free Programs

This page lists free kids programs and classes in the Gainesville, Florida area.
Kids Gainesville: Free Programs - Fun 4 Gator Kids
Alachua County Library 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. This program encourages you to read books – any bo ...

Alachua County Library District Programs

Check the library’s online calendar for details on special events, kids programs, and story times.   ...

Alachua County Recycles - Outreach and Education Programs

Alachua County Recycles offers FREE programs to community groups that are interested in learning abo ...

Age: All ages
5620 NW 120th Lane, Gainesville, FL, 32653
Alachua County Sheriff's Office - Teen Driver Challenge

The Florida Sheriffs Association Teen Driver Challenge is a free advanced driving class designed to ...

Age: At least 15 years old
3737 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32609
Alley Gatorz Kids Bowl Free

Kids bowl free from May through November. Two free games everyday! Sign up online.  

2606 NE Waldo Road, Gainesville, FL, 32609
Crafty Gemini Youth Development: The Sprout Squad

We've teamed up with the City of Alachua to bring a new youth gardening club to our little town! If ...

Age: 10-14 years old
Legacy Park Multipurpose Center 15400 Peggy Rd., Alachua, Florida, 32615
Early Learning Coalition of Alachua County Book Club

Join Our Book Club for Ages 0 to 5 Years at Early Learning Coalition of Alachua County and Get One F ...

Age: 0 to 5 Years Old
Fishing for Success Family Fishing Days

Fishing For Success (FFS) is a multifaceted program of the University of Florida that uses fishing a ...

One Saturday a month
7922 NW 71st Street, Gainesville, FL, 32653
Florida 4-H

4-H is an non-formal, practical educational program for youth.  It is the youth development program ...

Age: 5 yrs - 18 yrs
Florida Museum of Natural History - Museum in the Parks

Let’s go explore! Museum in the Parks is a reimagined Florida Museum program providing a unique comb ...

3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611
Florida State Parks Junior Ranger Program

The Florida State Parks Junior Ranger Program provides the opportunity for young people to learn, se ...

Gainesville Thrives Dolly Parton Library

Gainesville Thrives is pleased to announce our affiliation with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library ...

Age: 0-4
Harn Museum Family Art Programs

The Harn Museum at UF is dedicated to promoting the power of the arts to inspire and educate people ...

Age: Tot Time ages 2-5, All Ages for other programs
3259 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611
JCPenney Kids Zone

Pick up in store! Grab, shop, and go! Free crafts for kids, fast savings for parents. Kids get a fre ...

2nd Saturday of every month
6481 W Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL, 32605
Lowe's Kids Workshops

DIY Kids' Workshops are free, monthly, in-store events designed to inspire the next generation of bu ...

Once a month
all locations
Morningside Nature Center Programs

Barnyard Buddies: FREE! Every Wednesday, Sept.–May, at 3:00 pm at the Living History Farm. Mornings ...

September - May
3540 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32641
New Worlds Reading

Help your child develop their reading skills with free books and reading activities from Florida's N ...

Age: VPK-5
One Love Cafe Rock Painting

Come Sundays to One Love Cafe on Sundays and paint some rocks with us! Free for all ages and all mat ...

Sundays 11am-2pm
Age: all ages
One Love Cafe 4989 NW 40th Pl, Gainesville, FL, 32606
UF Engineering GatorTrax

GatorTRAX is a free K-12 math and engineering outreach program that is run through the combined effo ...

Spring and Fall, Select Saturdays
Age: K-12