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FREE Educator Site Visits

Interested in having your next field trip with the IGFA? To help you decide, join us during a free visit for educators complete with a guided tour to provide you with the knowledge of educational programs we offer and the chance to see the lab, museum, and lunch areas. An education staff member will answer any lingering questions to help prepare you for your field trip. Reservations are required.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Lisa Morse at lmorse@igfa.org.

Next Scheduled Educator Visits:

November 7, 2013; 4pm – 4:30pm
December 5, 2013; 4pm – 4:30pm
January 9, 2014; 4pm – 4:30pm
February 6, 2014; 4pm – 4:30pm
March 6, 2014; 4pm – 4:30pm
April 3, 2014; 4pm – 4:30pm
May 1, 2014; 4pm – 4:30pm

Planning Your Visit:

For more information or to register please call 954-924-4309 or email RESERVATIONS@IGFA.ORG at least three weeks in advance. One chaperone for every 10 students is REQUIRED however one chaperone for every five students will be admitted free of charge. Additional chaperones may pay upon entry. 

Hands-on educational programs are available at IGFA, but many of the offerings can also be brought to your classroom as an Education Outreach Program! Programs are available Monday through Sunday, between 10 am and 6 pm and are offered to teachers, scouts, and anyone who has a group of 20 or more. Each program (except the Fishing Clinic 2 lab) is one hour long and is limited to a maximum of 30 children. Multiple programs can be done in one day, larger groups may be accommodated with multiple visits. All programs at the IGFA include a self-guided visit. Each program meets requirements for Florida's Sunshine State Standards (SSS).

To view our educational programs, please click here 

For a reservation packet which includes pricing and reservation information, please click here

 
Click here to register on-line.


Museum Information:

 Gallery/ Location  Description
Changing Gallery  Visit this seasonally changing exhibit which showcases notable fisheries issues
   
Legacy Gallery  Research the history of game fishing and IGFA.
   
World Records Gallery  Learn about current world records.
   
Discovery Room  Discover fish related activities for children 2-7.
   
Places Gallery  Find the perfect place to catch your trophy fish.
   
Wetlands  See a restored Florida wetland.  Look for fish, alligators, turtles and birds.
   
Catch Gallery  Catch Tarpon, Bass, Trout, Marlin & Sailfish on the simulators.
   
Tackle Gallery   Study the evolution of fishing gear.
   
Marina  A variety of boats await you in the marina just outside the Tackle Gallery.
   
Fish Gallery  Learn about fish anatomy and their different habitats.
   
Movie  18 minute film describing the love of fishing.  Movie times are: 10:10, 10:35,
   11:00, 11:25, 11:50, 12:15, 12:40, 1:05, 1:30, 1:55, 2:20, 2:45, 3:10, 3:35,
   4:00, 4:25, 4:50, 5:15, 5:40
   
Lab  If you are experiencing one of our educational labs, make sure you save time
   for an hour of learning per group (see trip confirmation)! (Labs are one hour each depending on your start time.)
   
LUNCH  You are responsible for scheduling your lunch time(s) unless otherwise specified. There are two lunch areas: the marina (picnic benches) and the outdoor courtyard (tables with umbrellas).

When going through the museum, please rotate through the different stations. It is required that no more than one group is at a station simultaneously. This will ensure a comfortable and pleasant tour through the museum for everyone. Please adjust your schedule accordingly so that you accomodate time for the movie, your lab program and your lunch. Please do not have more than one group eat lunch at the same time.

Important Rules to Follow:

For everyone's safety, please enforce the following MUSEUM RULES
 - A 1:10 chaperone to child ratio is REQUIRED.
 - If you are visiting for a lab program, please have your group already broken out into groups of no more than 28 students.
 - Chaperones must be with the children and supervise the children at ALL times.
 - No running or yelling in the museum.  Please keep your voices to a minimum.
 -This is a hands-on museum, but please do not touch artwork or artifacts that are behind windows, ropes or bars. 
 - Group's behavior is the chaperone's responsibility, and they will be held responsible.

 - Food and drinks are not permitted throughout the museum.  Please make sure all trash is in it's proper place.

Failure to follow these rules will result in an unpleasant visit to you and to the rest of our guests and you may be asked to leave.
Most importantly, the children must be safe and have FUN!
If there are any questions or concerns, please call prior to your visit: 954-924-4309.