Florida Maritime Museum

At this maritime museum, groups can learn about the ways Floridians have interacted with the sea throughout time. On their guided or self-guided tours, visitors will view the Blake Banks Shell Collection, an impressive selection of sea specimens, as well as scale ship models and sea-inspired art. Maritime Skills classes are available if booked in advance, and groups can also have a hands-on boatside experience.
 
Contact Info
Address: 4415 119th St W, Cortez, FL 34215. Manatee County. Tel: 914-708-6120. Website: www.floridamaritimemuseum.org. Hrs: Tues.-Sat., 9AM-4PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Citizenship, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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