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January

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

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Sweetwater Wetlands Park Ranger Led Tour- First Saturdays

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 - 9:30 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

Historic Haile Homestead Tour Holiday Decorations - Let it Snow

In December 2021 the Homestead will be OPEN FOR TOURS on Saturdays AND Sundays - and the Homestead will be ...

First Day Hike into Devil's Millhopper Sink Hole

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: FREE with paid park entry: $4/vehicle | $2 pedestrian or bicyclist
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

First Day Hike at Paynes Prairie

Ranger-led, 1.5-mile hike meanders through dense upland forest and sinkhole rich topography.

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 Holiday Decorations - Let it Snow

In December 2021 the Homestead will be OPEN FOR TOURS on Saturdays AND Sundays - and the Homestead will be ...

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 - 11:00 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

Frogs and Friends Friday at Morningside Nature Center

FREE. Every 1st Friday of the Month at 2p.m. at Morningside Nature Center’s picnic pavilion (Screened pavilion located at end ...

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

Guided Hike on Rim Ramble at Paynes Prairie

Rim Ramble Hike: A Ranger-Led Adventure. This 1.5 mile trail meanders through a dense upland forest and sinkhole rich topography. ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park- North Entrance, 4801 Camp Ranch Road Gainesville FL 32641
  • Cost: FREE with park admission of $4/vehicle park admission
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.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

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

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

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Show -Polaris The Space Submarine and the Mystery of the Polar Night

Join us for an immersive journey of sight and sound as you experience the majesty of Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite ...

Florida Museum of Natural History Tot Trot

[SOLD OUT] Get your toddler excited about science and natural history! Join Discovery Zone nature ambassadors for an exciting and ...

Sweetwater Wetlands Park Ranger Led Tour- Second Sundays

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

  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • 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

Paleontology in the Park - CANCELLED

CANCELLED - Calling fossil-lovers of all ages! If you loved our event on National Fossil Day event, mark your calendars ...

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

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

Florida Museum of Natural History Tot Trot

[SOLD OUT] Get your toddler excited about science and natural history! Join Discovery Zone nature ambassadors for an exciting and ...

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 - 11:00 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

Raid of Otter Springs

Battle Re-enactments at 10am and 2pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. Food and Crafts on site

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: Otter Springs Park and Campground: 6470 SW 80th Ave, Trenton, FL 32693
  • Cost: $5 per person. Children 7 and younger FREE Veterans with ID FREE
  • Website: forvets.us
  • 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

Guided Hike on Rim Ramble at Paynes Prairie

Rim Ramble Hike: A Ranger-Led Adventure. This 1.5 mile trail meanders through a dense upland forest and sinkhole rich topography. ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park- North Entrance, 4801 Camp Ranch Road Gainesville FL 32641
  • Cost: FREE with park admission of $4/vehicle park admission
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.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

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

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

Raid of Otter Springs

Battle Re-enactments at 10am and 2pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. Food and Crafts on site

  • 2:00 pm
  • Location: Otter Springs Park and Campground: 6470 SW 80th Ave, Trenton, FL 32693
  • Cost: $5 per person. Children 7 and younger FREE Veterans with ID FREE
  • Website: forvets.us
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

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

Carson Springs Wildlife MLK Day Walk or Ride Tour

Outdoor fun for all ages. Big cat and rhino feedings Baby Hyena Interactions and Photo Opportunities. Over 30 Rare Species ...

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 - 11:00 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

Partnership for Strong Families Virtual Foster Care and Adoption Info Night

Join us for a Virtual Foster Care and Adoption Info Night on January 20th at 6 PM on Zoom! We ...

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

Arbor Day at Easton Sports Complex

Volunteers and participants of all ages are invited to join the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department and the Newberry City ...

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

Guided Hike on Rim Ramble at Paynes Prairie

Rim Ramble Hike: A Ranger-Led Adventure. This 1.5 mile trail meanders through a dense upland forest and sinkhole rich topography. ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park- North Entrance, 4801 Camp Ranch Road Gainesville FL 32641
  • Cost: FREE with park admission of $4/vehicle park admission
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.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

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

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

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Show -Polaris The Space Submarine and the Mystery of the Polar Night

Join us for an immersive journey of sight and sound as you experience the majesty of Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite ...

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

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

FrogWatch USA Training Session

Become a citizen scientist! FrogWatch USA is a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) that ...

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 - 11:00 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

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

Guided Hike on Rim Ramble at Paynes Prairie

Rim Ramble Hike: A Ranger-Led Adventure. This 1.5 mile trail meanders through a dense upland forest and sinkhole rich topography. ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park- North Entrance, 4801 Camp Ranch Road Gainesville FL 32641
  • Cost: FREE with park admission of $4/vehicle park admission
  • Website: www.floridastateparks.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

Harn Museum Weekend Tours

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

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Show -Polaris The Space Submarine and the Mystery of the Polar Night

Join us for an immersive journey of sight and sound as you experience the majesty of Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite ...