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.
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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.  
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Meaher State Park

5200 Battleship Pkwy. E.
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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Mobile Carnival Museum

355 Government St.
Mobile, AL 36602
(251) 432-3324
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The museum highlights the birthplace of Mardi Gras in America. See royal robes, crowns, scepters, costume design and float construction. Youth can become a costumed rider in the Little Mystics Den.
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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, 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.
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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/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 Exploreum Science Center & IMAX® Dome Theater

65 Government St.
Mobile, AL 36633
(877) 625-4386
(251) 208-6893
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We offer 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 W. 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-1473
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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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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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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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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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23 listings found.
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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
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
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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 for hiking, fishing, wildlife observation and photography. Discover some of Alabama's last remaining undisturbed coastal habitat. Office hours: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., M-F. Refuge is open from Dusk till Dawn.
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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

1204 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
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.
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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 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 nature trails. The boardwalk trails are within 6,600 acres of protected estuarine habitats.
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Wild Native


 
(800) 508-2383
(251) 272-4088
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Wild Native offers the coastal eco-tour, Gulf Shores sunset cruises, and kayaking excursions. Learn about the wildlife, ecology, history, and characters of coastal Alabama on these fun adventures.
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The American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA)

One Academy Dr.
Daphne, AL 36526
(251) 626-3303
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ASAMA features the world’s largest sport art collection. The gallery is free and open to the public M-F 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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The Estuarium at The Dauphin Island Sea Lab

101 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
(866) 403-4409
(251) 861-7500
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We are open daily. Admission is charged, and group rates are available. Visual displays and interactive exhibits highlight Mobile's estuary system. We are handicap accessible and welcome all ages.
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The Factory Gulf Shores

18948 Oak Rd. W.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 202-0900
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At The Factory you can jump around on over 12,000 square feet of connected, world-class trampolines. We offer air dodgeball, a basketball goal you can dunk on, and foam pits to soar into.
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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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