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 Battle of the Books

Registration is now open for the 2023 Battle of the Books. Benefits of registering for a team inc ...

Last day to register is June 10, 2023
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
Alachua County Summer BreakSpot Free Meals

Summer BreakSpot provides free, nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 and under during the summer br ...

June 5-July 21, 2023
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
Books A Million Storytime

Join us for storytime and cookies on the first Saturday of every month! Please call for current sche ...

1st Saturday of the Month
6111 W Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL, 32605
Einstein Homeschool Co-op Summer Program

A six-week homeschooling program introducing elementary and middle school students to STEM-related a ...

Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 6th - July 14th, 2023
Fred Cone Park located at 2801 E University Ave,, Gainesville, FL, 32601
First LEGO League - High Springs

FIRST LEGO League introduces science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to children in grades ...

Age: K-4 (High School grades coming soon)
23760 NW 187th Avenue, High Springs, FL, 32643
First UMC High Springs Kids Club

Back-to-School '22-'23 Mondays and Wednesdays is Middle Matters (6 - 8th) and Tuesdays and Thursd ...

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Age: Mondays and Wednesdays is Middle Matters (6 - 8th) and ...
419 NE 1st St., Gainesville, FL, 32601
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 State Parks Junior Ranger Program

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

Gainesville Health and Fitness Free Summer Gym Teen Membership

The 13th Annual Free Summer Teen Membership Teens may use the centers for up to 2 hours per visit ...

June 5-August 4, 2023
Gainesville Thrives Dolly Parton Library

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

Hands-On with Joann

Drop in for fun kids' crafting events! Check website for scheduled events.

Age: all ages
3202 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
JCPenney Kids Zone

Join us on the Second Saturday of every month, free crafts, snacks, drinks, goody bags and more! Pa ...

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

Every child deserves the opportunity to experience new worlds and achieve their full potential! T ...

Age: K-5
UF Engineering Gator Trax

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