Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

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 Pkwy.
Mobile, AL 36602
(800) 426-4929
(251) 433-2703
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From the WWII Battleship USS ALABAMA to the Submarine USS DRUM and over 25 aircraft, the spirit of military pride is alive and well at Mobile’s Battleship Memorial Park.
USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park
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Graham Creek Nature Preserve

23460 Wolf Bay Dr.
Foley, AL 36535
(251) 923-4267
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The Preserve has 484 acres of habitats and offers an interpretive center open M - Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., canoe and kayak launch, hiking and biking trails, bird watching, two 18-hole disc golf courses, picnic areas, playgrounds, restrooms, archery park and pavilion.
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Gulf Coast Ducks

2703 Battleship Pkwy.
Mobile, AL 36601
(251) 802-8687
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This duck boat tour is sure to exceed your expectations. Be wildly entertained as our energetic tour guides bring hilarity and fun to this interactive tour.
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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center & IMAX® Dome Theater

65 Government St.
Mobile, AL 36633
(877) 625-4386
(251) 208-6893
Website
With more than 150 interactive exhibits, thought-provoking larger-than-life IMAX films, and fun, hands-on educational programming, we aspire to increase science literacy among the people of south Alabama and the Gulf Coast region.
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Gulf Shores Helicopter Tours

1215 Commerce Dr
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(855) 496-2747
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Civil War and historical tours, sea life, beachside helicopter rides. Perfect for families, an excellent and exciting adventure! Morning flights from Jack Edwards Airport. Afternoon flights from Orange Beach location.
Gulf Shores Helicopter Tours
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Gulf Shores Museum

244 W. 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-1473
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Website
Fly through the eye of a hurricane with “Hurricane Hunters” and our interactive display. Permanent exhibits, special exhibits, films and both adult and youth programs are offered throughout the year.
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Fort Gaines Historic Site

51 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
(251) 861-6992
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Website
Learn about the role of Fort Gaines in the Battle of Mobile Bay, one of the Civil War's most notable naval conflicts. History spans three centuries. Open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Fort Morgan

110 Hwy 180
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 540-7127
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Website
Today, Fort Morgan State Historic Site is a testament to the evolution on coastal defense and a history lesson waiting to be explored.
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Delta Safaris

30841 Five Rivers Blvd.
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
(251) 259-8531
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Website

Experience the marshlands and swamps of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. We have many tours to choose from year-round. Call or visit us online to book your next adventure.

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Claude Peteet Mariculture Center/Marine Resources Division

999 Commerce Loop
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-7576
Website
The center conducts studies and research that enhance our understanding of the life history of red snapper, various finfish and shrimp. Tours available Wednesdays only. Call for appointment.
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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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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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29 listings found.
Featured Partner
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USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park

USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park
2703 Battleship Pkwy.
Mobile, AL 36602
(800) 426-4929
(251) 433-2703
Email
 • 
Website
From the WWII Battleship USS ALABAMA to the Submarine USS DRUM and over 25 aircraft, the spirit of military pride is alive and well at Mobile’s Battleship Memorial Park.
USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park
Map & Directions
Locations Map

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, Historic Blakeley State Park features 10.5 miles of hiking and bike trails, RV and primitive tent camping areas with restrooms and shower facilities, a fishing pier and boat tours.
Map & Directions
Locations Map

Graham Creek Nature Preserve

23460 Wolf Bay Dr.
Foley, AL 36535
(251) 923-4267
Email
 • 
Website
The Preserve has 484 acres of habitats and offers an interpretive center open M - Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., canoe and kayak launch, hiking and biking trails, bird watching, two 18-hole disc golf courses, picnic areas, playgrounds, restrooms, archery park and pavilion.
Map & Directions
Locations Map

Gulf Coast Ducks

2703 Battleship Pkwy.
Mobile, AL 36601
(251) 802-8687
Email
 • 
Website
This duck boat tour is sure to exceed your expectations. Be wildly entertained as our energetic tour guides bring hilarity and fun to this interactive tour.
Map & Directions
Locations Map

Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center & IMAX® Dome Theater

65 Government St.
Mobile, AL 36633
(877) 625-4386
(251) 208-6893
Website
With more than 150 interactive exhibits, thought-provoking larger-than-life IMAX films, and fun, hands-on educational programming, we aspire to increase science literacy among the people of south Alabama and the Gulf Coast region.
Map & Directions
Locations Map

Gulf Shores Helicopter Tours

1215 Commerce Dr
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(855) 496-2747
Email
 • 
Website
Civil War and historical tours, sea life, beachside helicopter rides. Perfect for families, an excellent and exciting adventure! Morning flights from Jack Edwards Airport. Afternoon flights from Orange Beach location.
Gulf Shores Helicopter Tours
Map & Directions
Locations Map

Gulf Shores Museum

244 W. 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-1473
Email
 • 
Website
Fly through the eye of a hurricane with “Hurricane Hunters” and our interactive display. Permanent exhibits, special exhibits, films and both adult and youth programs are offered throughout the year.
Map & Directions
Locations Map

Fort Gaines Historic Site

51 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
(251) 861-6992
Email
 • 
Website
Learn about the role of Fort Gaines in the Battle of Mobile Bay, one of the Civil War's most notable naval conflicts. History spans three centuries. Open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Map & Directions
Locations Map

Fort Morgan

110 Hwy 180
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 540-7127
Email
 • 
Website
Today, Fort Morgan State Historic Site is a testament to the evolution on coastal defense and a history lesson waiting to be explored.
Map & Directions
Locations Map

Delta Safaris

30841 Five Rivers Blvd.
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
(251) 259-8531
Email
 • 
Website

Experience the marshlands and swamps of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. We have many tours to choose from year-round. Call or visit us online to book your next adventure.

Map & Directions
Locations Map

* 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.
Read More »


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