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Children learn the most amazing things when they’re having fun.

Family fun at the air museumLike how fast a sand crab moves or that the tide coming in will overrun a perfectly built sand castle. Alabama’s Gulf Coast isn’t all about fun in the sun and traditional beach activities when you schedule a field trip here, although we do have those, too. Both Gulf Shores and Orange Beach feature many attractions that afford educational experiences covering a wide range of topics, including the environment, animal habitats, oceanography and marine life, avionics, biology and history. Let your kids have the best of both worlds – interactive and educational experiences that fit your curriculum and make it fun to learn, and when school’s out, head straight to the beach for some family fun!

Whether you plan to come take your field trip with us for a day, a week, or a month, we are sure our affordable accommodations will provide the environment you are looking for. Our accommodations include a wide variety of options, and our family friendly casual vibe makes Gulf Shores and Orange Beach the natural choice for homeschooling parents looking for a wide range of learning in one destination. We know children learn the most when they’re having fun, and our 32 miles of un-crowded, sugar white beaches and turquoise water provide a fun and exciting way for them to learn.

And for your family to experience a whole different state of togetherness.

 

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USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park

USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park
2703 Battleship Parkway
Mobile, AL 36602
800-426-4929
251-433-2703
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At Mobile's Battleship Memorial Park, you don't have to look very far to find heroes. From the Battleship USS ALABAMA to the Submarine USS DRUM and over 25 aircraft, the spirit of military pride is alive and well.  Visit and experience life the way it was over seven decades ago.  USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park....America's Most Unique Military Attraction!

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Delta Safaris

30841 Five Rivers Blvd
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
251-259-8531
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Experience the swamps of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta on this highly rated wildlife boat tour. Explore the marsh watching for a variety of wildlife including Alligators, Bald Eagle, Osprey, Heron, Pelicans, Nutria and more!

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Claude Peteet Mariculture Center/Marine Resources Division

999 Commerce Loop
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-968-7576
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The center conducts studies and research that enhance our understanding of the life history of red snapper, various finfish and shrimp.

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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

12295 State Hwy.180 W
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-540-7720
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The Refuge is open year-round during daylight hours for hiking, fishing, wildlife observation, and photography. Discover some of Alabama's last remaining undisturbed coastal habitat. Office hours: 7:00am-3:30pm Monday-Friday. .

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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

1204 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-968-5732
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Get ready for a wild ride at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo where you can get up close and personal with more than 500 animals including Lions, Tigers, Bears, Wolves, Primates and much more. Experience seasonal hands on animal encounters and daily animal shows during the summer. Elevated viewing decks offer close-up viewing of everything from alligators to tigers, plus a Reptile House, Aviary, Petting Zoo, Gift Shop, Concessions, shaded picnic area.

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Alabama's Coastal Connection Scenic Byway


 
877-980-8224
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Beautiful beaches, authentic downtowns, wildlife preserves, historic sites and fresh-off-the-boat seafood are all yours to enjoy along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. Experience the link between the traditions of the Deep South and laid-back island lifestyle and connect with the waters, ways and wildlife of Alabama’s Gulf Coast.

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Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

11300 US Hwy 98
Fairhope, AL 36532
251-928-9792
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This public research and education facility includes an interpretive center with indoor displays, live animals, and forested boardwalk trails within 6,600 acres of protected estuarine habitats.

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The American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA)

One Academy Drive
Daphne, AL 36526
251-626-3303
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World's largest sport art collection. Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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The Estuarium at The Dauphin Island Sea Lab

101 Bienville Boulevard
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
866-403-4409
251-861-7500
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Open daily. Admission charged and group rates available. Handicapped accessible. Visual displays and interactive exhibits highlight Mobile's estuary system. All ages welcome.

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Sea Oat Studio

1009 East Canal Road
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-968-6744
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Nationally recognized master potters from Gulf Shores. Specializing in wood fire thrown ceramics.

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Homeschooling

Children learn the most amazing things when they’re having fun.

Family fun at the air museumLike how fast a sand crab moves or that the tide coming in will overrun a perfectly built sand castle. Alabama’s Gulf Coast isn’t all about fun in the sun and traditional beach activities when you schedule a field trip here, although we do have those, too. Both Gulf Shores and Orange Beach feature many attractions that afford educational experiences covering a wide range of topics, including the environment, animal habitats, oceanography and marine life, avionics, biology and history. Let your kids have the best of both worlds – interactive and educational experiences that fit your curriculum and make it fun to learn, and when school’s out, head straight to the beach for some family fun!

Whether you plan to come take your field trip with us for a day, a week, or a month, we are sure our affordable accommodations will provide the environment you are looking for. Our accommodations include a wide variety of options, and our family friendly casual vibe makes Gulf Shores and Orange Beach the natural choice for homeschooling parents looking for a wide range of learning in one destination. We know children learn the most when they’re having fun, and our 32 miles of un-crowded, sugar white beaches and turquoise water provide a fun and exciting way for them to learn.

And for your family to experience a whole different state of togetherness.

 

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USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park

USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park
2703 Battleship Parkway
Mobile, AL 36602
800-426-4929
251-433-2703
Email
 • 
Website

At Mobile's Battleship Memorial Park, you don't have to look very far to find heroes. From the Battleship USS ALABAMA to the Submarine USS DRUM and over 25 aircraft, the spirit of military pride is alive and well.  Visit and experience life the way it was over seven decades ago.  USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park....America's Most Unique Military Attraction!

USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park
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Ocean Camp


 
251-802-8605
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Ocean Camp provides marine education camps spring break and summer, plus school field trips for children ages 5-12. Marine animals, science and exploration for ocean lovers and future scientists. Sea Turtle Talks can be scheduled on the beach during nesting season for families.  

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Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum

25850 John M. Snook Avenue
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-8545
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Open Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Contains local history, Indian culture, regional fishing and marine history. Photos, memorabilia and artifacts.

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National Museum of Naval Aviation

1750 Radford Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32508
800-327-5002
850-453-2389
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The National Naval Aviation Museum features nearly 375,000 square feet of displays and boasts more than 190 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation. Museum admission is free. Monday - Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit our website.        

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Meaher State Park

5200 Battleship Parkway US 98
Spanish Fort, AL 36577
251-626-5529
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Situated in the wetlands of Mobile Bay, this 1,327-acre park features two self-guided nature trails that highlight the flora and fauna of this unique area.

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Historic Blakeley State Park

34745 State Hwy 225
Spanish Fort, AL 36577
251-626-0798
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Site of the last major battle of the Civil War. Miles of hiking and bike trails; RV and primitive camping; two serene boardwalks on Tensaw River; fishing pier; boat tours; visitors allowed to bring their own horses

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Graham Creek Nature Preserve

23460 Wolf Bay Dr.
Foley, AL 36535
251-952-4011
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The Preserve boasts 484 acres of natural habitats, including pitcher plant bogs and mixed forests. It offers a canoe/kayak launch, hiking trails, bird watching,18 hole disc golf, picnic areas, restrooms, playground and pavilion.

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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center & IMAX® Dome Theater

65 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36633
877-625-4FUN
251-208-6873
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A hands-on science adventure for family fun and entertainment! This playground for the mind has more than 150 interactive exhibits, larger-than-life IMAX Dome films, and the all new My Body Works health gallery.

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Gulf Shores Museum

244 West 19th Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-968-1473
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Journey with "Hurricane Hunters" in an exciting video. Visit Fishing the Lagoon: A Way of Life. See gear used to fish and shrimp on the Gulf Coast and in Little Lagoon. Special exhibits, films and other events offered throughout the year. Free admission.

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Fort Gaines Historic Site

51 Bienville Boulevard
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
251-861-6992
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Where History spans three centuries. The role of Fort Gaines in the Battle of Mobile Bay, one of the wars most notable naval conflicts. Open seven days a week, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: Adult 13 & up $6.00, Children 5-12 $ 4.00. Boy Scout Sleepovers. Weddings & Receptions. Find us on Facebook!

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* All information contained in our database is supplied by the individual businesses to the AGCCVB for inclusion on our web site and in printed materials.
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