Ever wanted to bring your students to a real archaeological facility? Our museum and headquarters classroom is just the place for you! Field trips to the Destination Archaeology Resource Center and lab are designed for 3-12 grade; K-2 grade and adult programs also available. The program lasts approximately 1.5 hours and includes a powerpoint presentation called Introduction to Archaeology, a visit to Archaeology Lab or to a real archaeological site, and a guided tour of the museum exhibit where students will learn about the history and archaeology of Florida.

Planning Your Trip

Contact DARC staff at 850 595-0050 EXT 107 or email Mike at mthomin@uwf.edu with at least two full weeks advance notice prior to the desired date and time of your group’s visit. Have at least two dates in mind prior to calling in case we cannot accommodate your group visit on the date and time you desire due to possible scheduling conflicts. We will try our best to schedule a date and time most convenient for you. Keep in mind that tours are offered Monday-Friday. Once staff has confirmed the date and time of your scheduled trip, a confirmation email will be sent to you with all the tour information.

Fees

$2.00 suggested donation per student and chaperone. This donation to the UWF Foundation/FPAN will go to support our educational programs. Teachers and bus drivers are free. Check or cash accepted.

Capacity

Groups of at least 10 qualify for an educational program. Due to space limitations, group number cannot exceed 65 persons per visit (including students, parents, chaperones, teachers, and drivers) . If your group exceeds the maximum number we can schedule the group for more than one visit by dividing them and having them arrive on different days or times.

  • 10-30 students - Stay in 1 Group
  • 30-65 students - Divide into 2 or 3 Groups

If your group has less than 10, you are welcome to visit the museum exhibit during normal operating hours (Monday-Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM) free of charge at your leisure. Although you will not qualify for a field trip we offer several programs throughout the year.

Tour Length and Time

Our educational program for groups last approximately 1.5 hours. Tours slots are available Monday – Friday from 10 AM – 11:30 AM or 12:00 PM -1:30 PM. Each program will include 3 sections: An Introduction to Archaeology presentation in the classroom, a visit to a real Archaeology Lab, and a guided tour of the museum exhibit.

For FREE lesson plans visit fpan.us/resources