Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

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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
2703 Battleship Pkwy.
Mobile, AL 36602
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(800) 426-4929
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. More Info More Info
The American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA)
One Academy Dr.
Daphne, AL 36526
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Founded in 1984, the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) is dedicated to the preservation of sports art, history and literature. The ASAMA collection, located on the campus of the United States Sports Academy, is composed of more than 1,800 pieces across all media, including paintings, sculptures, assemblages, prints, posters and photography. The collection is believed to be the largest of sport art in North America and possibly the world. Visit us today and plan to spend a few hours exploring and discovering everything. More Info More Info
The Estuarium at The Dauphin Island Sea Lab
101 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
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(866) 403-4409
At The Estuarium on Dauphin Island, you will get a hands-on learning experience exploring the habitats of coastal Alabama. It is also the fourth largest estuary system in the United States. Enjoy the educational and informative exhibit hall and the “oh-so-cool” sting ray touch pool. Adventure onto the scenic, living marsh boardwalk and learn about the more than 100 local species of plants and animals on display. Visit with your friends and family today for an educational yet fun experience like no other. More Info More Info
The Fort of Colonial Mobile
150 S. Royal St.
Mobile, AL 36602
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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. Tour the interactive exhibits that highlight the history of the Fort and don’t miss the Fife and Drum band, cannon firing and live action characters representing real people who lived in Colonial Mobile. Other not to miss places are the Colonial Cafe, Trading Post, Colonial Photo Booth, Breakout Room and shooting gallery. Visit and relive the history of The Fort of Colonial Mobile today! More Info More Info
The Richards DAR House Museum
256 North Joachim Street
Mobile, AL 36603
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The Richards DAR House Museum is a beautiful Italian-style town home that was built in 1860 by a local riverboat captain. Carrara marble adorned mantels and massive bronze and brass chandeliers with ruby red bohemian glass all reflect the ambiance of the era. We are also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We are open Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri from 11am-3:30pm, Sat from 10am-4pm and Sun from 1pm-4pm. We are closed on Tuesdays. Visit our website for more information. More Info More Info
Sea Oat Studio
1009 E. Canal Rd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Visit the Sea Oat Studio today to pick up your next masterpiece. Whether you are looking for a gift for someone special or something unique for your home or office, we have it all. Featuring nationally recognized master potters from Gulf Shores, the Sea Oat Studio specializes in wood-fired and electric-fired stoneware pottery and sculptures. Come visit us and take home a one of a kind creation today. Your friends will ooh and aah over the beauty, and you will stare at your new artwork for hours on end too. More Info More Info
Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum
25850 John M. Snook Ave.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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The building that houses the Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum was originally built in 1910 as a schoolhouse. It has served as a museum since 1995 and was moved to its present location in 1999. The Orange Beach Indian and Sea Museum houses local artifacts and memorabilia relating to our Native American and fishing heritage. • Admission is free. • Facility is handicap accessible with ramps and handrails. • Plenty of parking. • Group Tours may be booked by making reservations call 251-981-8545. More Info More Info
National Museum of Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32508
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(800) 327-5002
The National Naval Aviation Museum is the world’s largest Naval Aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida. Share the excitement of Naval Aviation’s rich history and see more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation. These historic and one-of-a-kind aircraft are displayed both inside the Museum’s nearly 350,000 square feet of exhibit space and outside on its 37-acre grounds. There’s so much to see and do, you’ll want to stay all day! Admission is free! More Info More Info
Meaher State Park
5200 Battleship Pkwy. E.
Spanish Fort, AL 36577
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This 1,327-acre park is situated in the wetlands of the Mobile Delta and is a day-use, picnicking and scenic park with modern camping hook-ups for overnight visitors. Meaher’s boat ramp and fishing pier will appeal to every fisherman. The park offers a 300-foot pier with a 200-foot "T" for your fishing pleasure. Access to the pier is included in the park admission fee. Enjoy a self-guided walk on two nature trails including a boardwalk with an up-close view of the beautiful Mobile Delta. More Info More Info
Mobile Carnival Museum
355 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36602
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Immerse yourself in the rich history and traditions of carnival. See firsthand the intricate designs and artistry of majestic crowns, scepters and robes of Mardi Gras monarchs. Discover the art of costume design and float construction. View videos of parades and balls. Witness the pomp and pageantry of past coronations. Browse historical photographs dating back to 1886. Experience a behind the mask view of the street party by climbing aboard a rocking float, and become a costumed youth rider in the Little Mystics Den. More Info More Info

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