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Florida Local & State Resources
Homeschoolers learn as much outside the home as in it. Here you'll find listings of cultural and educational institutions, government resources, libraries, and bookstores. If you need a tutor, this is the best place for you to find one near you.

 
Museums
  Explore the world of art, science, and history by visiting a museum in Florida. Museum trips can make your lessons come alive and can offer a fun way to spend the day learning.

Zoos & Wildlife
  You can read all you want in a book, but there is nothing like seeing the objects of your study up-close and personal when you visit a zoo, nature preserve, aquarium, or wildlife sanctuary. Visit the animal kingdom here in Florida, and you'll find a fun and interesting way to learn more about the natural world.

Botanical Gardens
  Share the natural world with your child at these botanical gardens and arboretums. These are wonderful places to go to go birding, work on your nature journals, or simply spend a lovely afternoon outdoors.

Nature Centers
  Nature centers are places where you can see the natural and historical world come alive. Browse through these nature centers in Florida and introduce your children to the world outside their door.

Theater, Dance & Music
  Visiting and viewing the arts expands your outlook on the world and can an inspiration to both you and your children. Browse through this list of theaters, dance companies, and music offerings in Florida.

Historic Sites
  Learn through history by visiting interesting historic sites around the state of Florida. Historic sites let you put a real face on the history that you've read about, making it more exciting for you and your children.

National & State Parks
  Continue your child's education as you explore the natural wonder of national and state parks in Florida.

Public Resources
  Connect with government and public agencies in Florida that can offer resources and opportunities for learning.

State School Resources
  A listing of public school resources, including Florida's Department of Education, school districts, and other useful information.

Libraries
  Libraries are an important resource for homeschoolers. Parents and children value librarians for the expertise they share when navigating the vast amounts of information found in today's libraries. Libraries also provide lending materials, educational materials, meeting space for support groups, and more.

Bookstores
  Where can you find homeschooling books, curricula, and supplies? Where can you get used books? Here is a list of bookstores around the state of Florida, with a special emphasis on those that are especially helpful for homeschoolers.

Tutors & Teachers
  Are you looking for a tutor? Need some help with a particular subject? Here are some resources to help you.


Our Featured Picks of Resources in Florida Back to Top
Tallahassee Community College Library
Tallahassee, Florida
The TCC Library serves as the primary information source for students and faculty of the college. They offer a collection spanning traditional formats such as books and periodicals, to multi-media and on-line tools and information sources, with all necessary equipment to use them.
Arthur Vining Davis Library at Mote Marine Laboratory
Sarasota, Florida
The Arthur Vining Davis Library has been providing resources, reference and research for 30 years at Mote Marine Laboratory. Its collection is maintained for the support of marine research and education. The library is open to the public by appointment. Since 1955, Mote staff has produced 845 peer-reviewed papers. They are contained in the Collected Papers from Mote Marine Laboratory. The library includes more than 20,000 volumes, 400 journal titles, 138 current journal subscriptions, 2,750 cataloged reprints and more than 1,100 Mote Technical Reports. The collection reflects the research interests of the laboratory: coastal, shelf and estuarine ecology; coral reef physiology; fisheries; finfish mariculture; aquaculture; elasmobranch biology and biomedical research; fates and effects of toxins in the marine environment; marine mammals of the Gulf and Atlantic coasts; sea turtles and nautical archaeology.
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park
Keystone Heights, Florida
One of Florida´s first state parks, Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park was developed on a 2,000-acre site by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the 1930s. The extraordinary craftsmanship of the CCC is still evident today. Located on rolling sandhills in an area known as the central ridge of Florida, a deep ravine with springs issuing from its side bisects the area and forms Gold Head Branch. Marshes, lakes and scrub provide a habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. Visitors to the park can enjoy hiking and wildlife viewing along the park´s nature trails and a three-mile stretch of the Florida Trail. For aquatic recreation, visitors can swim or fish in the lake, or spend a lazy afternoon canoeing. A large picnic area, with tables and grills, overlooks Little Lake Johnson.
Florida Institute of Technology Botanical Gardens
Melbourne, Florida
Thirty acres of lush subtropical growth and natural streams comprise the Florida Tech Botanical Gardens. The main site of the university's extensive palm collection, the Gardens are derived from a palm/hardwood hammock that Florida Tech has preserved since moving to this location. Several paved and earthen paths wind through the Gardens, allowing visitors easy access to most areas within the Gardens. Numerous Seminole-style chikis around the Gardens provide places to rest and contemplate the exotic plant species, and offer protection from summer sunshowers.
Black Archives at the Union Bank
Tallahassee, Florida
Completed in 1841 when Florida was still a territory, the Union Bank is the state's oldest surviving bank building. Chartered to help finance local cotton plantations, it ultimately closed because of crop failures, the Second Seminole War, and poor management. After the Civil War, it reopened as the Freedman's Savings and Trust Company for emancipated slaves and later served several other functions. In 1971, the Bank was moved from its original site, and, after restoration, it was opened as a museum in 1984. The Union Bank now serves as an extension of the Florida A&M University Black Archives, Research Center and Museum and is open to the public and school groups only on weekdays. Artifacts and documents reflecting black history and culture are on display, and public programs are provided by Black Archives staff. The museum is located in Tallahassee, Florida.


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