Children's Museum of the Highlands

Field Trips


As the only museum for pre school and elementary age children in five counties (Highlands, Hardee,  Okeechobee, De Soto and Hendry), we offer young visitors a first museum experience, where they can learn about themselves and the world around them.

The museums' educational exhibits can be used as a tool to reinforce concepts learned in school.  These hands-on exhibits encourage children to use their senses to explore, discover, and experience new ideas and feelings.

[ Exhibit Information ]


The museum has fenced in, covered, picnic facilities available to field trip participants.  Eight picnic tables can seat about 65 people. Please advise the museum before your visit if you would like to use the picnic area.


Field trips are available either 8:45 - 10:15, 10:30 - noon or 12:15 - 1:45.  This schedule allows three groups per day to enjoy the museum. Please do not plan on coming earlier or staying later than your assigned time.

The cost is $3.00 per child, chaperones $2.00, teachers free.  (These are field trip rates as regular admission is $4.00 per person including adults.) We ask for one chaperone per five children,  HOWEVER, chaperones are not expected to keep the five together in the museum.  We do ask that chaperones circulate in the museum and keep an eye on any field trip child that might need help.


The gift shop offers unique toys and games in all price ranges for kids of all ages.  The gift shop will be open only if the teacher wishes to allow children to shop and only children with money to spend will be allowed in the gift shop area.  Three children at a time will be allowed in the gift shop during field trips.


No deposit is required, but admission fee is due upon entry to museum.  Grade levels coming on consecutive days may pay on the last day.


Parking is available behind Sadie Kahn Park, in the Wells Fargo Bank lot and in the public parking behind the police station.  Busses may briefly double park in front of the museum to load and unload children.


Call the museum Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.  The phone number is (863) 385-5437.

Have ready the following information:

1.  Age and number of children
2.  Preferred dates and times you wish to come (three choices)
3.  Name of teacher in charge of group
4.  Name, address and phone number of group.


  • The museum can take field trips Monday through Friday.
  • Reservations must be made in advance.
  • A group must have a minimum of 10 children.
  • The museum can comfortably accommodate 70 children. Larger groups must be cleared with the director.
  • Children with family memberships are not charged the admission fee.
  • Spaces fill quickly, so we encourage you to call two months in advance.

[ Exhibit Information ]

[ Trip Guide ]

"We Loved It!"
-  Nocatee Elementary School, Nocatee, Florida

Home : Exhibits : field trips : birthday parties : memberships : Programs and Special Events : directions : Contact : help