Over the years, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens has been dedicated to preserving Evelyn and Frederic Bartlett’s unique historic estate. Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences, our aim has always been to connect today’s community with the Bartletts’ architectural, artistic, and environmental legacy. Part of preserving and propagating this legacy involves creating enjoyable learning opportunities for individuals of all ages.
While Bonnet House offers tours and classes geared towards the needs and interests of most adults, we also offer a variety of educational programs for children and young adults. At Bonnet House, we are committed to helping children and young adults learn and grow throughout the school year. Because of this passion, we have created 5 interdisciplinary community-based programs designed to enrich classroom curriculum, meet Florida core standards, reinforce character education and offer FCAT activities. All of the programs offered at Bonnet House are tailored to various grade levels and interests to ensure that students of all ages can benefit.
For arts and history, Bonnet House offers a variety of programs designed to acquaint students with the ecology, history, design and preservation of the Bonnet House estate. “Images And Impressions of The Bonnet House,” “An Old South Florida Portrait,” and “Time Travel At Bonnet House – A Multicultural Past” teach students about the various cultures and individuals that impacted Bonnet House and its grounds over the years. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about the ecology, math, and the importance of preserving the natural environment. To register for any of these classes, click here.
To cover science and mathematics, Bonnet House offers plenty of hands-on activities that are designed to enhance students’ learning by applying math and science concepts to real-world situations. “Birch Bonnet Barrier Island Beat About,” “An Eco Here And An Eco There,” and “The Last Egret” will bring students’ textbooks to life through the observation of various native and exotic species, discussions of environmental issues and participation in hands-on activities and experiments. Each tour will also include important information about the historical and cultural importance of the estate. To register for any of these classes, click here.
Bonnet House allows a maximum of 60 students per day, but multiple days can be booked throughout the school year. Fees are due before or on the day of the program (in the form of a check or cash). Bonnet House requires the classroom teachers to be present, and we would prefer there to be one chaperone for every ten students. If you’re interested in scheduling a tour for your students, contact Linda Schaller with our education Department at (954) 703-2606 or [email protected] . We hope to see you and your students soon!