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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
New College of Florida Jane Bancroft Cook Library
Sarasota, Florida
Jane Bancroft Cook Library serves the students of New College and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, and is a resource for Manatee Community College as well as for local educators and residents. The library offers extensive bibliographic instruction to small groups, classes and individual students throughout the year. The Cook library provides hundreds of print and electronic-reserve materials to students annually, as well as ready access to material throughout the State University System of Florida. The library currently contains 274,059 volumes; 539,997 microforms; 5,064 audio-visual materials and 850 print subscriptions to scholarly journals. The library has access to about 500 electronic databases, 22,000 electronic journals, and 170,000 e-books; circulates 60,000 items; and borrows 5,500 inter-library-loan items.
Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park
Woodville, Florida
Natural Bridge is the site of the second largest Civil War battle in Florida and where the St. Marks River drops into a sinkhole and flows underground for one-quarter of a mile before reemerging. During the final weeks of the Civil War, a Union flotilla landed at Apalachee Bay, planning to capture Fort Ward (San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park) and march north to the state capital. With a timely warning, volunteers from the Tallahassee area-Confederate soldiers, old men, and young boys-met the Union forces at Natural Bridge and successfully repelled three major attacks. The Union troops were forced to retreat to the coast and Tallahassee was the only Confederate capital east of the Mississippi not captured by the Union. A reenactment of the battle is held at the park every March.
Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park
Tallahassee, Florida
More than eight centuries ago, Native Americans inhabited the area around Lake Jackson, just north of Tallahassee. The park site was part of what is now known as the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex. Today, it encompasses six earthen temple mounds and one possible burial mound. The largest mound is 278 feet by 312 feet at the base and approximately 36 feet in height. Artifacts of pre-Columbian societies have been found here including copper breastplates, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and cloaks. Visitors can enjoy a short hike past the remains of an 1800s grist mill or picnic on an open grassy area near the largest mound. Guided tours and interpretive programs of the park are available upon request.
West Palm Beach Public Library
100 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Phone: 561-868-7700

The West Palm Beach Public Library, established in 1895, was the first publicly supported municipal library in Palm Beach County, and the first public library to allow people to borrow books and materials in South East Florida. Today, the WPBPL has more than 136,000 items and over 1/2 million people visit the library annually.
Peter H. Armacost Library at Eckerd College
St. Petersburg, Florida
The Peter H. Armacost Library at Eckerd College provides support services to students of Eckerd College and the greater community.


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