Fri, Sep 22|
Marineland of Florida
Marineland of Florida (St. Augustine)
For reasons beyond our control, this event has unfortunately been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check our other EVENTS for the year!
Time & Location
Sep 22, 2023, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Marineland of Florida, 9600 N Ocean Shore Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080, USA
About the Event
Join us for our annual, statewide, NOT-BACK-TO-SCHOOL homeschool field trip! Gather with other Florida home educators for a full day of excitement and learning at Marineland of Florida! This trip is for all ages. Age appropriate activities are included.
Marineland gives us the opportunity to learn about dolphins, sharks, sea turtles, and other marine life. Professional educators are dedicated to inspiration through immersive education covering topics including natural history, behavior, adaptations, conservation, and research. Over the past 80 years, Marineland has appeared in the spotlight as the site of Hollywood films, made significant contributions to marine science and conservation, and delighted countless guests with the enchantment of dolphin encounters.
Tickets are for ages 5 and up. Children 4 and under are free*. Maximum 6 tickets per order.
Please be sure to select the correct ticket type!
* Children 0-4 do not require a ticket, but we still need to include them in our headcount. Please declare the number of toddlers in your party when you register, there will be a question to answer about the number of toddlers.
All guests between the ages of 5-? require their own ticket. Adults who accompany students (parents, grandparents, caregivers) all require a ticket, no matter their level of participation.
Tickets last ALL DAY! The park closes at 3pm and you may stay as long as you like.
Our day will include a full itinerary of stops:
We will visit educational stations and attend age-appropriate classes. These will be pre-scheduled and students may be divided into smaller groups to be able to accomodate our numbers (depends on our final group size). Parents will be able to stay with their students, or nearby, as desired. A special FLHSA-only class will be "Shark Tracking" where students will learn about shark habitat, movement and predict likely shark whereabouts! We will bring our own lunches and eat outside (shaded) during 30 minute staggered lunch breaks. Be sure to bring your own drinkls & lunches (YES, families may eat together).
Our experience begins at 9:00 am (8:30 arrival in front of the building) and the last class ends at 1:30 pm. After the classes have ended, we can (optional) remain in the park until 3: 00 pm closing time. Guests may take photos, visit the gift shop, or view any of the remaining exhibits on their own, after our field trip has ended.
When you arrive, please meet the FLHSA Ambassador to check in. Our Ambassador will be wearing a ***royal blue*** FLHSA t-shirt. (Other volunteers may be wearing hot pink FLHSA tees.) Don't forget to check in with our group. You may not enter on your own.
Parking (free) is limited on the property, so you may wish to carpool with friends. Additional parking (free) is available across the street.
Please note our group may be divided based on how many attend. Families who wish to stay together should be able to do so, if they want to. Parents who prefer their students to attend age appropriate classes alone may also wait nearby (within eyesight of their students). We recommend allowing students to attend classes geared to their age level, but leave that to the discretion of parents.
Every guest requires a ticket EXCEPT children age 4 and under. Anyone age 4 or under DOES NOT need a ticket, but must be included in our headcount - see instructions when purchasing. Anyone 5 and up requires their own ticket.
Again, if you have a young child between the ages of 0-4 they do not need a ticket. HOWEVER we will be asking for a headcount when you purchase your ticket(s). PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE TODDLERS/CHILDREN 4 AND UNDER IN YOUR HEADCOUNT.
TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE FOR ANY REASON. We cannot transfer tickets to your friends if you cannot attend. Please do not purchase a ticket expecting a refund. We cannot issue refunds or transfer tickets for this event. We cannot transfer your ticket to another day. Please do not ask about these changes as they can delay the process for others. Thank you!
By purchasing tickets to this event, you hereby agree to adhere to the terms and policies described herein, to the terms as listed on the Marineland website, to the terms and privacy statement of the Florida Homeschool Association, to the following statement (taken from the Marineland website):
"NO REFUND POLICY / NO JEWELRY POLICY
Marineland Dolphin Adventure has a no refunds policy for bookings. Refunds are only given if a program is canceled by Marineland Dolphin Adventure. For the dolphin’s safety, no jewelry whatsoever is allowed to be worn during any of our interactive programs."
and to the following consent statement:
CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE / HOLD HARMLESS
By purchasing a ticket and by participating in this activity, you consent to the terms and conditions set forth by Marineland and the Florida Homeschool Association for this experience. You hereby participate in this activity at your own risk. By purchasing tickets, you agree to the following statement:
I understand that I have the ability to refuse to purchase tickets for this event. If I refuse to purchase tickets, my family will not be permitted to participate in the activity. I also understand that this field trip may expose my family to some risks and I assume any such risk that may arise there from. I accept full responsibility for all medical expenses for any injuries that might occur to myself or my family members by reason of our participation. By reading and consenting to this paragraph, I hereby release the Florida Homeschool Association (FLHSA), its Director, its Board, its Board members, its administrators, its Ambassadors, its officers, its teachers, its employees, its agents, its assigns, and its volunteers (“released parties”) from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, complaints, suits or other forms of liability that any of them may sustain (a) arising out of my family's (or my student's) failure to comply with local, state, and federal laws and FLHSA policies, procedures, and the code of behavior and conduct for the field trip location; (b) arising out of any damage or injury caused by myself or my family members; or, (c) arising out of a parent/guardian/or other designated driver’s operation of a motor vehicle in relation to this activity. I also agree to indemnify and hold harmless the released parties from the released claims, including any and all related costs, attorney fees, liabilities, settlements, and/or judgments.
Those who do not consent to the above statement are asked to close this window and end this session.
[Marineland is right on the Atlantic Ocean. You may wish to visit the beach or boardwalk before/after, so please plan accordingly. Historic St. Augustine (the nation's oldest city) is just moments away. Many of our families are visiting St. Augustine the next day...come with friends...make early travel arrangements if you plan to stay the weekend!]
Visit Marineland's website to learn more! https://marineland.net/