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Gainesville Family Events Calendar

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October

Tours, & informational presentations such as talks, seminars, and demonstrations.

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UF Health Shands Breastfeeding Support Group

We meet every Friday. Bring your breastfeeding babies, regardless of where you delivered and the child's age (siblings welcome too) ...

  • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Room 9433 at Shands North Tower: 1515 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: Free and lunch is provided
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Sweetwater Wetlands Park Ranger Led Tour

Sweetwater Wetlands Park is hosting in-person, socially distant tours! Online pre-registration through Eventbrite is required. Only 10 spaces per tour ...

  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free with park admission ($5/vehicle, $2 for pedestrians, vans and bikes).
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Morningside Nature Center Wildflower Walks

Take a walk on the wildflower side! The Jean Dorney Memorial Wildflower Walks are free and take place every Saturday ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Location: Morningside Nature Center, Education Bldg, 3540 E. University Ave. Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Guided Tour

Kanapaha is offering a guided tour on the first Saturday of every month starting at 10:00am. We ask that those ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 4700 S.W. 58th Drive, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: Adults: $10 Children (ages 5-13): $5 Children under 5: Free (when accompanied by parent). Free for Members. Group rates available for tours.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Carson Springs Wildlife Walk or Ride Saturday Morning Tours

Walk or ride the tour. Great, outdoor fun for the whole family, guided by professional zoologists. Witness big cat feeding ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 8528 East County Road, 225. Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Walking Tour: Adults $25 | Ages 2-11 are $10 | Under FREE | Motorized Vehicles: $45 (See website for limitations)
  • Website: www.carsonspringswildlife.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park Sinkhole Guided Walk

Ask questions and learn about the area and its history while exploring the park with a ranger.

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park 4732 Millhopper Road Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: Event is free with paid park entry: $4 per vehicle. $2 pedestrian or bicyclist.
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls."  For a reason lost to time, the Haile ...

Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo Guided Tour in Spanish

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we are offering guided tours of the zoo in Spanish! Join Zoo Animal Technology student, ...

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

Enjoy a friendly discussion about the museum’s exhibitions with a free Docent-led tour.

Birds and Brews Guided Walks at First Magnitude

First Magnitude is teaming up with the Alachua Audubon society to host monthly, socially-distanced, bird walks! We will meet the ...

  • 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: First Magnitude Brewing Company, 1220 SE Veitch Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free event
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Alachua County Library Science Tales

Every Tuesday this fall at 11 a.m. we're partnering with local scientists for live virtual Science Tales programs. Join your ...

Sweetwater Wetlands Park Wednesday Bird Walks

Discover the rich diversity of birds at one of north central Florida's premier birding hotspots during a 2-3-hour guided walking ...

  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free with park admission ($5/vehicle, $2 for pedestrians, vans and bikes).
  • Website: www.alachuaaudubon.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

UF Health Shands Breastfeeding Support Group

We meet every Friday. Bring your breastfeeding babies, regardless of where you delivered and the child's age (siblings welcome too) ...

  • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Room 9433 at Shands North Tower: 1515 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: Free and lunch is provided
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Morningside Nature Center Wildflower Walks

Take a walk on the wildflower side! The Jean Dorney Memorial Wildflower Walks are free and take place every Saturday ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Location: Morningside Nature Center, Education Bldg, 3540 E. University Ave. Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls."  For a reason lost to time, the Haile ...

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park Sinkhole Guided Walk

Ask questions and learn about the area and its history while exploring the park with a ranger.

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park 4732 Millhopper Road Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: Event is free with paid park entry: $4 per vehicle. $2 pedestrian or bicyclist.
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Carson Springs Wildlife Walk or Ride Saturday Morning Tours

Walk or ride the tour. Great, outdoor fun for the whole family, guided by professional zoologists. Witness big cat feeding ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 8528 East County Road, 225. Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Walking Tour: Adults $25 | Ages 2-11 are $10 | Under FREE | Motorized Vehicles: $45 (See website for limitations)
  • Website: www.carsonspringswildlife.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

Enjoy a friendly discussion about the museum’s exhibitions with a free Docent-led tour.

Sweetwater Wetlands Park Ranger Led Tour

Sweetwater Wetlands Park is hosting in-person, socially distant tours! Online pre-registration through Eventbrite is required. Only 10 spaces per tour ...

  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free with park admission ($5/vehicle, $2 for pedestrians, vans and bikes).
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Gainesville Cars and Coffee

Gainesville Cars & Coffee is a gathering for automotive enthusiasts of all types from exotics and classics to imports and ...

Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo Guided Tour in Spanish

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we are offering guided tours of the zoo in Spanish! Join Zoo Animal Technology student, ...

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

Enjoy a friendly discussion about the museum’s exhibitions with a free Docent-led tour.

Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration

Join community leaders and members of the Indigenous Peoples' Day task force to honor Indigenous Peoples' Day at City Hall ...

Florida Museum hosts ‘Museum in the Parks: Arthropods at Bolen Bluff

Get ready for some arachnid adventures and insect encounters and discover the fascinating diversity of the arthropods! Learn about this ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park 100 Savannah Blvd. Micanopy FL 32667
  • Cost: $14 per adult/child pair, includes park entrance fee. $7 per additional person
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Alachua County Library Science Tales

Every Tuesday this fall at 11 a.m. we're partnering with local scientists for live virtual Science Tales programs. Join your ...

Sweetwater Wetlands Park Wednesday Bird Walks

Discover the rich diversity of birds at one of north central Florida's premier birding hotspots during a 2-3-hour guided walking ...

  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free with park admission ($5/vehicle, $2 for pedestrians, vans and bikes).
  • Website: www.alachuaaudubon.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

UF Health Shands Breastfeeding Support Group

We meet every Friday. Bring your breastfeeding babies, regardless of where you delivered and the child's age (siblings welcome too) ...

  • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Room 9433 at Shands North Tower: 1515 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: Free and lunch is provided
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Morningside Nature Center Wildflower Walks

Take a walk on the wildflower side! The Jean Dorney Memorial Wildflower Walks are free and take place every Saturday ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Location: Morningside Nature Center, Education Bldg, 3540 E. University Ave. Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Self-Guided Tours

At the gate, please take a map of the Sanctuary. On the back, the map includes some highlights of Rooterville ...

  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 1208 N County Road 315 Melrose, Florida 32666
  • Cost: Suggested $10 donation per person or $30 for a family of four
  • Website: www.rooterville.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park Sinkhole Guided Walk

Ask questions and learn about the area and its history while exploring the park with a ranger.

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park 4732 Millhopper Road Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: Event is free with paid park entry: $4 per vehicle. $2 pedestrian or bicyclist.
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Carson Springs Wildlife Walk or Ride Saturday Morning Tours

Walk or ride the tour. Great, outdoor fun for the whole family, guided by professional zoologists. Witness big cat feeding ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 8528 East County Road, 225. Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Walking Tour: Adults $25 | Ages 2-11 are $10 | Under FREE | Motorized Vehicles: $45 (See website for limitations)
  • Website: www.carsonspringswildlife.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

Enjoy a friendly discussion about the museum’s exhibitions with a free Docent-led tour.

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls."  For a reason lost to time, the Haile ...

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

Enjoy a friendly discussion about the museum’s exhibitions with a free Docent-led tour.

Florida Museum 360º: Giants of Florida's Prehistoric Past

Take a virtual tour and meet the spectacular giants in the Florida Museum of Natural History's “Florida Fossils: Evolution of ...

Alachua Conservation Trust Grassland Bird Habitat Restoration and eBird Tutorial Walk

Join us at Fox Pen Preserve to tour one of ACT and Alachua County's newest preserves. Led by ACT staff, ...

Alachua County Library Science Tales

Every Tuesday this fall at 11 a.m. we're partnering with local scientists for live virtual Science Tales programs. Join your ...

Sweetwater Wetlands Park Wednesday Bird Walks

Discover the rich diversity of birds at one of north central Florida's premier birding hotspots during a 2-3-hour guided walking ...

  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free with park admission ($5/vehicle, $2 for pedestrians, vans and bikes).
  • Website: www.alachuaaudubon.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

UF Health Shands Breastfeeding Support Group

We meet every Friday. Bring your breastfeeding babies, regardless of where you delivered and the child's age (siblings welcome too) ...

  • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Room 9433 at Shands North Tower: 1515 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: Free and lunch is provided
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Morningside Nature Center Wildflower Walks

Take a walk on the wildflower side! The Jean Dorney Memorial Wildflower Walks are free and take place every Saturday ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Location: Morningside Nature Center, Education Bldg, 3540 E. University Ave. Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls."  For a reason lost to time, the Haile ...

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park Sinkhole Guided Walk

Ask questions and learn about the area and its history while exploring the park with a ranger.

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park 4732 Millhopper Road Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: Event is free with paid park entry: $4 per vehicle. $2 pedestrian or bicyclist.
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Carson Springs Wildlife Walk or Ride Saturday Morning Tours

Walk or ride the tour. Great, outdoor fun for the whole family, guided by professional zoologists. Witness big cat feeding ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 8528 East County Road, 225. Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Walking Tour: Adults $25 | Ages 2-11 are $10 | Under FREE | Motorized Vehicles: $45 (See website for limitations)
  • Website: www.carsonspringswildlife.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Camp Bear Hug

Vita’s Healthcare is hosting Camp Bear Hug Bereavement Education, Affirmation, & Resources (BEAR). Helping Understand Grief (HUG). This is a ...

Alachua Conservation Trust Pride at Prairie Creek

Join us for Pride at Prairie Creek as we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in the outdoors. Alachua Conservation Trust is ...

Tot Trot at the Florida Museum of Natural History: Trees

Get your toddler excited about science and natural history! Join Discovery Zone nature ambassadors for an exciting and interactive Florida ...

  • 12:15 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: $10 per child/adult pair -$5 for each additional child/person Museum Member Cost: -$8 per child/adult pair -$4 for each additional child/person
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

Enjoy a friendly discussion about the museum’s exhibitions with a free Docent-led tour.

Fossil Fun with the Cade

Step into the Cade’s Creativity Lab with us to learn about Florida limestone, how rocks and fossils are formed, and ...

Tot Trot at the Florida Museum of Natural History: Trees

Get your toddler excited about science and natural history! Join Discovery Zone nature ambassadors for an exciting and interactive Florida ...

  • 9:15 am
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: $10 per child/adult pair -$5 for each additional child/person Museum Member Cost: -$8 per child/adult pair -$4 for each additional child/person
  • Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Alachua County Library Science Tales

Every Tuesday this fall at 11 a.m. we're partnering with local scientists for live virtual Science Tales programs. Join your ...

Sweetwater Wetlands Park Wednesday Bird Walks

Discover the rich diversity of birds at one of north central Florida's premier birding hotspots during a 2-3-hour guided walking ...

  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: Free with park admission ($5/vehicle, $2 for pedestrians, vans and bikes).
  • Website: www.alachuaaudubon.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Alachua County Public Schools: What's New for 2021-2022

Find out about all the new resources available for your student through ACPS! Register today! * K-5 Standards and ...

National Immigrants Day Celebration

The City of Gainesville welcomes our neighbors to the steps of City Hall on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 9:45 a.m. ...

UF Health Shands Breastfeeding Support Group

We meet every Friday. Bring your breastfeeding babies, regardless of where you delivered and the child's age (siblings welcome too) ...

  • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Room 9433 at Shands North Tower: 1515 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL
  • Cost: Free and lunch is provided
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Be Batty at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Come to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park to learn about bats and their important role in our ecosystem from the ...

Morningside Nature Center Wildflower Walks

Take a walk on the wildflower side! The Jean Dorney Memorial Wildflower Walks are free and take place every Saturday ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Location: Morningside Nature Center, Education Bldg, 3540 E. University Ave. Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Vegan Farm Tour at Peacefield!

Peacefield Farm Sanctuary rescues and rehabilitates farm animals that are normally thought of as food. As individuals here they are ...

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park Sinkhole Guided Walk

Ask questions and learn about the area and its history while exploring the park with a ranger.

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park 4732 Millhopper Road Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: Event is free with paid park entry: $4 per vehicle. $2 pedestrian or bicyclist.
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Carson Springs Wildlife Walk or Ride Saturday Morning Tours

Walk or ride the tour. Great, outdoor fun for the whole family, guided by professional zoologists. Witness big cat feeding ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 8528 East County Road, 225. Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: Walking Tour: Adults $25 | Ages 2-11 are $10 | Under FREE | Motorized Vehicles: $45 (See website for limitations)
  • Website: www.carsonspringswildlife.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Show - Phantom of the Universe

Santa Fe College Kika Silva Pla Planetarium and the University of Florida Department of Physics present Phantom of the Universe. ...

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls."  For a reason lost to time, the Haile ...

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

Enjoy a friendly discussion about the museum’s exhibitions with a free Docent-led tour.