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Gainesville Family Events Calendar

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Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Self-Guided Tours

Visit us on weekends to meet our awesome ambassadors and learn the incredible stories of their lives before Rooterville. Enjoy ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 1208 N County Road 315 Melrose, Florida 32666
  • Cost: Suggested $15 donation per person or $45 for a family of four
  • Website: www.rooterville.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

Come visit the Historic Haile Homestead! Learn about the history of the 1856 Homestead, the enslaved people who lived 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

BioFlorida Celebration of Biotechnology

The outdoor community event is the state’s largest life sciences exhibit show hosted by Foundation Park and Concept Companies. The ...

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 ...

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Show: Florida Skies (Spring)

Join James Albury, former co-host of the PBS TV Show “Star Gazers” as he takes you on a personally guided ...

  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College 3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $7.19 for Adults (13-59), $6.17 for Children (4-12), Seniors (60+), UF Affiliates, Military and First Responders
  • Website: www.showpass.com
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Alachua Audubon Field Trip: Bell Ridge Longleaf Wildlife and Environmental Area (WEA)

Bell Ridge is a 720-acre property with a 3.1-mile trail winding through what has been described as “one of the ...

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

Hurricane Preparedness Week Fire Station Open House

Join Gainesville Fire Rescue and several of our Community Partners for a Fire Station Open House focusing on Hurricane Preparedness ...

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

Carson Springs Wildlife Mother's Day Tour

Spend the day with the mother in your life at Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation! Bask in the beautiful spring weather, ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation 8528 E County Road 225, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: $35 Adults | $10 Under 12 |2 & Under Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Self-Guided Tours

Visit us on weekends to meet our awesome ambassadors and learn the incredible stories of their lives before Rooterville. Enjoy ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 1208 N County Road 315 Melrose, Florida 32666
  • Cost: Suggested $15 donation per person or $45 for a family of four
  • Website: www.rooterville.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

Come visit the Historic Haile Homestead! Learn about the history of the 1856 Homestead, the enslaved people who lived and ...

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

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

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Show: Florida Skies (Spring)

Join James Albury, former co-host of the PBS TV Show “Star Gazers” as he takes you on a personally guided ...

  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College 3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $7.19 for Adults (13-59), $6.17 for Children (4-12), Seniors (60+), UF Affiliates, Military and First Responders
  • Website: www.showpass.com
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

Come visit the Historic Haile Homestead! Learn about the history of the 1856 Homestead, the enslaved people who lived and ...

Henry's Birthday Party at Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation

Happy Birthday Henry! The world’s oldest rhino is turning forty one! Be apart of history and celebrate Henry’s 41st birthday with ...

Grand Opening of Bee and Butterfly Garden at Rooterville Animal Sanctuary

We are excited to introduce you to our pollination station here at Rooterville Animal Sanctuary! Learn about the benefits to our ...

  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Rooterville Animal Sanctuary 1208 N County Road 315 Melrose, Florida 32666
  • Cost: General Admission $12.00+$2.36 Fee, Family of 4 $40.00+$4.06 Fee * These are pre-sale prices. Prices will increase to $15/per person or $50 per family of 4 if purchased on onsite at the time of the event.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • 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

Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Self-Guided Tours

Visit us on weekends to meet our awesome ambassadors and learn the incredible stories of their lives before Rooterville. Enjoy ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 1208 N County Road 315 Melrose, Florida 32666
  • Cost: Suggested $15 donation per person or $45 for a family of four
  • Website: www.rooterville.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

Come visit the Historic Haile Homestead! Learn about the history of the 1856 Homestead, the enslaved people who lived 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

Journey to Juneteenth Kickoff

Reading of Juneteenth proclamation and raising of Juneteenth flag at City Hall.

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Show: Florida Skies (Spring)

Join James Albury, former co-host of the PBS TV Show “Star Gazers” as he takes you on a personally guided ...

  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College 3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $7.19 for Adults (13-59), $6.17 for Children (4-12), Seniors (60+), UF Affiliates, Military and First Responders
  • Website: www.showpass.com
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Self-Guided Tours

Visit us on weekends to meet our awesome ambassadors and learn the incredible stories of their lives before Rooterville. Enjoy ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 1208 N County Road 315 Melrose, Florida 32666
  • Cost: Suggested $15 donation per person or $45 for a family of four
  • Website: www.rooterville.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

Come visit the Historic Haile Homestead! Learn about the history of the 1856 Homestead, the enslaved people who lived and ...

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

Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Self-Guided Tours

Visit us on weekends to meet our awesome ambassadors and learn the incredible stories of their lives before Rooterville. Enjoy ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 1208 N County Road 315 Melrose, Florida 32666
  • Cost: Suggested $15 donation per person or $45 for a family of four
  • Website: www.rooterville.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

Come visit the Historic Haile Homestead! Learn about the history of the 1856 Homestead, the enslaved people who lived 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

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Show: Florida Skies (Spring)

Join James Albury, former co-host of the PBS TV Show “Star Gazers” as he takes you on a personally guided ...

  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College 3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $7.19 for Adults (13-59), $6.17 for Children (4-12), Seniors (60+), UF Affiliates, Military and First Responders
  • Website: www.showpass.com
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Self-Guided Tours

Visit us on weekends to meet our awesome ambassadors and learn the incredible stories of their lives before Rooterville. Enjoy ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 1208 N County Road 315 Melrose, Florida 32666
  • Cost: Suggested $15 donation per person or $45 for a family of four
  • Website: www.rooterville.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

Come visit the Historic Haile Homestead! Learn about the history of the 1856 Homestead, the enslaved people who lived and ...

Do Art with Yopp! Open House

We are excited to announce that we will be moving back home to Magnolia Parke! For those of you ...

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

Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Self-Guided Tours

Visit us on weekends to meet our awesome ambassadors and learn the incredible stories of their lives before Rooterville. Enjoy ...

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 1208 N County Road 315 Melrose, Florida 32666
  • Cost: Suggested $15 donation per person or $45 for a family of four
  • Website: www.rooterville.org
  • Category: Tours/Informational

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

Come visit the Historic Haile Homestead! Learn about the history of the 1856 Homestead, the enslaved people who lived and ...

Historic Haile Homestead Tour

Come visit the Historic Haile Homestead! Learn about the history of the 1856 Homestead, the enslaved people who lived and ...