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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Baldwin County Bicentennial Park

51233 State Hwy. 225
Stockton, AL 36579
(251) 580-2572
(251) 972-8555
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The Baldwin County Bicentennial Park is a 367-acre area that offers a unique family experience of flora, fauna, wetlands, various exhibits and a working farm that provides extended hands-on opportunities to learn about the county’s history.
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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 Jeff Friend Trail at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge will be CLOSED from the end of August/beginning of September until the spring of 2018. Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge continually strives to improve their visitors’ experiences. In order to continue this effort, the Jeff Friend Trail will undergo construction at the end of August/beginning of September through the spring of 2018. During this time frame, the trail will add an improved boardwalk and become ADA accessible. Although this trail will be closed, the Pine Beach Trail, Gator Lake Trail, and Centennial Trail will remain open. We appreciate your patience and look forward to everyone enjoying the renovations! 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 are M-F. 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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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 encounters with sloths, kangaroos and lemurs.

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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 Tours


 
(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 Fort of Colonial Mobile

150 S. Royal St.
Mobile, AL 36602
(251) 802-3092
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Colonial Mobile sits on the site of a historic fort built in the early 1700’s and celebrates our French, Spanish, British and American heritage. The fort is open M – Sun. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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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 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
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The American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA)

One Academy Dr.
Daphne, AL 36526
(251) 626-3303
Email
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Website
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.
Map & Directions
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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
Email
 • 
Website
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.
The Estuarium at The Dauphin Island Sea Lab
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The Fort of Colonial Mobile

150 S. Royal St.
Mobile, AL 36602
(251) 802-3092
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Colonial Mobile sits on the site of a historic fort built in the early 1700’s and celebrates our French, Spanish, British and American heritage. The fort is open M – Sun. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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The Richards DAR House Museum

256 North Joachim St.
Mobile, AL 36603
(251) 208-7320
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This beautiful home has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. We invite you to tour the house and have a cup of tea and cookies. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
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Sea Oat Studio

1009 E. Canal Rd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-6744
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Featuring nationally recognized master potters from Gulf Shores, the Sea Oat Studio specializes in wood-fired and electric-fired stoneware pottery and sculptures.
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Ocean Camp


 
(251) 802-8605
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Ocean Camp provides marine education camps, plus school field trips for children ages 5-12. 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 Ave.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 981-8545
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The Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum contains local history, including photos, memorabilia and artifacts about the area’s Indian culture, regional fishing and marine history. The museum is open Tu.-Th. from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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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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* 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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