School Field Trips

at Everglades Holiday Park


An Everglades field trip is a fun and educational activity for kids of all ages. Everglades Holiday Park is located in Fort Lauderdale, making it an easily accessible entry point to explore the largest subtropical habitat in the United States. We have been named one of the top three attractions in the state by readers of USA TODAY and

 Many educators like taking their students on school trips to national parks. While our tours are not in the national park, we border it and provide an incredible glimpse into the wildlife and ecosystems found there.  – Year after year, we have been the top-rated Everglades school field trip in the region.

Bring your students to visit Everglades Holiday Park, and you will be in an outdoor classroom! The Florida Everglades are one of the most educational ecosystems on Earth. There is so much history to learn in our programs. Visitors can learn about the history of the Miccosukee Tribe, who still reside not far from our park, and the complex human culture of the Everglades that can’t be found anywhere else. The Seminole Wars took place in Shark Valley and Big Cypress Preserve; the Everglades have morphed over time, and the grass prairie we explore at our park used to be much more water and swamp. Today’s ‘River of Grass’ used to cover about one-third of the state of Florida.

The Everglades institute a love of learning, and, of course, Science is a big part of that! Our program loves pointing out the amazing animals adapting to thrive here in one of the coolest ecosystems in the world. Children look at alligators as modern-day dinosaurs, and they are simply fascinated by them. Note: Alligators and dinosaurs could be considered family since their ancestors were closely related to one another.

Not all field trips are able to take participants on a journey of learning where kids forget they are ‘in school’ and just want to explore everything surrounding them! This is another reason why our park is such a popular Florida Everglades school field trip. Browse our wide range of programs that are both exciting and informative, ensuring your students will get the most out of their experience – whether they’re enjoying a thrilling Everglades airboat tour or getting up close and personal with a real live gator!

Hours of


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    Airboat tours are *60-minutes in length

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    Departing the airboat dock every 20 minutes

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    We open at 9:00 AM and our last tour of the day leaves the dock promptly at 5:00 PM. Please arrive no later than 4:30 PM to receive the full tour experience (hours are subject to change due to daylight savings time).


Wildlife of the Florida Everglades

The Flora: From Mangroves to Sawgrass

Take your student groups on an educational and entertaining field trip visit to the Everglades. The Florida Everglades is a vast, fascinating, and unspoiled resource that we have the privilege of experiencing in our efforts to educate our children during our program. The flora and fauna of this wetland include over 2,000 different varieties of plants, over 20 different types of birds, and hundreds of other unique and interesting animals to learn from. The Everglades itself, technically a slow-moving river, is a fantastic tool for teaching about ecosystems, and it’s all conveniently located in our own South Florida backyard.

Safety and Guide Protocols

Like nearly all natural habitats, the Everglades ecosystem is under threat. Human development and drainage issues have shrunk the South Florida wetlands down to a fraction of their original size. A large portion of the ecosystem is a protected national park, and the Everglades institute park rangers who patrol and protect the vast acreage. National Parks can only do some of the work, though. More must be done to preserve this resource for future generations and not let it just become a part of our history.

At Everglades Holiday Park, we have found that the best way to encourage and influence the future is by educating kids about the importance of the ‘Glades in all our lives through our programs. While shows like Animal Planet’s Gator Boys are an important form of outreach, there’s no substitute for visitors coming to the park itself.



Together with your class, embark on an exciting, narrated airboat tour followed by an energetic and informative alligator presentation performed by the world-famous cast of an Animal Planet hit series – the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue.

The program for students consists of a *60-minute Everglades Park airboat tour of the Everglades followed by a 15-20 minute alligator presentation. Lunch is optional. Programs can be scheduled anytime between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. After the tour and alligator show concludes, you may remain on the premises for teachers to continue teaching, play games, and explore other recreational activities here at the park. From the time you arrive at our park until you get back on the bus, our programs will keep students engaged and curious!

Accommodations can be tailored to fit the needs of your students and your field trip. We are here to support your group on your visit to Everglades Holiday Park. Enjoy a hand-packed lunch with your class on our beautiful grounds, or if you prefer, we will be happy to provide a catered lunch for you. Our programs prove to be far more than all other Everglades school field trips; they’re an Everglades educational adventure!



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    Program Overview

    A typical day at Everglades Holiday Park includes ample opportunity for students to learn about the importance of Florida’s wetlands and meet some of its most famous inhabitants. School trip itineraries usually involve the items posted to the left.

    Planning Your Trip to the Everglades

    To find out more about educational programming for school field trips at Everglades Holiday Park, contact our office directly. We routinely host school groups ranging in size from 10 to 75 students. Discounted pricing is available when you book your trip in advance. This also gives us an opportunity to tailor our programming to the specific needs of your group.

    Everglades Holiday Park makes a great outing for science classes or any other students with an interest in the outdoors. Is it any wonder we are one of the most popular destinations for school trips in South Florida?

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