UCF Arboretum

Tours

TOURS FOR CHILDREN:

Children's Tour

Outdoor, authentic learning experiences are a wonderful way to get kids excited about science and the environment. Tours are flexible and cater to specific age groups and teacher suggestions.

• Tours can be scheduled for any duration of time, but are typically 1-3 hours depending on the age and size of the group

• Most tours are guided for a small fee, usually $3.00 per person per hour

• When scheduling a tour, please keep in mind the outdoor weather. In the summer (and most months in Florida) you should wear light-colored clothes, a hat and close-toe shoes. You should also bring sunscreen and a reusable water container.

• Most tours explore the fire loop, where there will be at least 3 different ecosystems compared (depending on age of participants), including Pine Flatwoods, Cypress Dome, and Oak Hammock.

• There are picnic pavilion areas around campus to eat after or before the tour.

GROUP TOURS

The UCF Arboretum can also provide educational programs for other extra-curricular groups, including scouting badge educational requirements. Sunshine State Standards can be included in educational programs if requested. There are also opportunities for eagle-scout projects.

 

To REQUEST A TOUR, please fill out the tour application below.

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Tour Application

The Natural Areas, Community Garden, and the Campus Landscapes are open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset. Feel free to take a self guided tour any time during these hours. You do not need to fill out an application for a self guided tour. The Arboretum staff is able to give guided tours during office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
  • Tour Information

  • (E.g. meet boyscout / girlscout badge, specific flora / fauna requested to see, specific habitat request etc.)
  • Trip Coordinator Information

  • Fees may be associated with certain tour types; please call for details. Though we are actively working on accommodating all participants, please note that we are not currently wheelchair accessible.

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