Plan Your School Visit

Each year we provide programming for over 30,000 children to help inspire active stewards of our natural environment.

Call 305-361-6767  x119 or email  to make a reservation for one of the following programs:

Select from Four Naturalist Guided Expeditions

Seagrass Adventure

Our most popular expedition! Drag a net in the seagrass and who knows what you may come up with! There’s sea life of all shapes and sizes living the rich seagrass beds right outside our doors. Encounter seahorses to sea stars, pipefish to pufferfish, the variety of sea life is amazing! Your naturalist guide will identify each organism, making sure everyone gets a good look before gently releasing the catch. It’s wading fun for the whole family, with netfuls of surprises. Closed-toe shoes are required for this waist-deep wading adventure. Bring a change of clothes if riding home with a dry bottom is important to you.

$15 per person

General Info Regarding Expeditions

  • We require a 1:5 ratio of adults to children for water programs and a 1:10 ratio for land programs.
  • All equipment necessary for field expeditions is provided: nets and life jackets (if applicable).
  • Optional Add-on: A Squid Dissection can be added for an additional $10 per student. Ask for more details!
  • Most programs begin at 10:00am and end at 2:00pm. A break for lunch is included.
  • Earlier or later starting / ending times may be arranged. Please let us know!
  • Programs are offered seven days a week.

Preparation for Your Visit

Release Form:

Every participant must complete and sign a Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center release form.

What to Wear

  • Closed-toe shoes are required for all of our programs!
  • Clothes & shoes will definitely get wet during Seagrass Adventures. Bring a complete change of dry clothes, shoes, and a towel.

What to Bring

  • Packed lunch
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Reef-safe sunscreen
  • Bug spray & A hat

Reduce Plastic

  • Be mindful of single-use plastic products! Many of the plastics that we use once end up in our oceans.
  • By 2050, there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean! The future depends on us.

Souvenirs & Snacks: Vending machines are located on-site. Our gift shop is currently closed due to Covid-19.