Hello friends! Aleshia Keene here once again, doing another guest write-up about our recent field trip to the Museum of Florida History and the IMAX theater in Tallahassee, Florida!
After a brief introductory video, our crew separated into two groups. The younger kiddos embarked on a scavenger hunt through Florida's history. The detailed scavenger hunt packet the museum provided made for a fun and educational experience for all involved!
Kirsten, one of our older students, comments on her experience with the older group: "Children aged 8+ toured the 'Living the Dream, Florida 20th Century' Exhibit. Students learned about Florida's environment, economy, early tourism, international conflict, civil rights, migrations, and 20th century pop culture. A walk-in Fallout Shelter allowed the students to see what it felt like to be inside one. They also got the chance to enjoy listening to music from the 20th century in the walk-in jukebox."
The fun switch board you see below was part of an added bonus, hands-on experience called 'Grandma's Attic'! If you ask any of the younger kiddos what their favorite part of the museum was, no doubt they would choose this neat little spot. Nestled away, up some stairs (in an attic, of course!), it's filled with old books, kitchen and home tools, and fun costume clothing for the children to interact with.
After our tour of the museum we walked over to the IMAX theater and watched Dream Big in 3D. Hey, I'm not going to lie to ya... I got teary-eyed a couple times.
Another incredible field trip in the books. Many thanks and to the crews at the Museum of Florida History and IMAX for providing such an enriching and educational experience for our children.