Bonnet House Museum & Gardens located in Fort Lauderdale is one of the last native barrier island habitats in Florida. Our historic 35-acre property hosts five unique environmental zones and provides plenty of curriculum-worthy experiences. Our Education Department will schedule a Field Trip for your Group. Did you know that Broward County Teachers receive Complimentary Admission anytime?
Onsite Field Trips to Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, for Grades K-12, include tours of the House and Grounds. Our Field Trip Staff immerse students in a memorable experience where the barriers of past and present disappear. Conclude your visit by bringing a picnic lunch to enjoy beneath our heirloom fruit trees with views of local wildlife.
This huge outdoor learning environment includes our 100-year-old historic home built in 1920 by the Birch and Bartlett Families from Chicago. Mr. Hugh Taylor Birch, a Fort Lauderdale Pioneer, studied all things Nature, while his daughter Helen was a Poet, Composer, and Fine Art Collector. Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett were American Artists and Muralists with eclectic styles. With our own Curated Primary and Secondary sources, students integrate their classroom knowledge with real-life stories from the many people who lived and worked on the Bonnet House property.
Trek through a timeline from the Tequesta to the mid-twentieth century while learning about Florida History and Natural Science. Study our extensive ecosystems, plant adaptations, and field observations. Deepen an understanding of the diversity of wildlife and habitats between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway.
To register for your Onsite Field Trip please click here to choose from several Themes offered year-round. Title I Schools receive special pricing!
Visit us often this academic year! Cross a Chickee Bridge, Explore, Imagine, Research, Team up on a Science Lab, Walk through a Timeline, Share a Picnic, Observe Mangrove Critters at low tide, Create a Photo Journal or Compose a Song… Bonnet House Museum & Gardens await your arrival!
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