Field Trips

seminole villageAh-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation

Traveling across the Everglades to the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum at Big Cypress, one is immersed in natural beauty that delights with some of the best examples of flora and fauna. On arrival, a dynamic orientation film provides the historical and cultural backdrop for a visit in the galleries, which showcase rare artifacts and life-sized depictions of traditional Seminole practices in 1890s Florida. In addition to the permanent galleries, the Museum features rotating exhibit spaces that build on relevant topics, featuring a cross section of the thousands of items belonging to the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

 Saturday, February 1, 2014

Meet at Edison Cafeteria:  7:30 AM

Bus Departs:  8:00 AM  Return:  Approx. 5:00 PM

Cost per Person:

FRIENDS Member Price:      $60.00 

Single/Family Patron Price: $50.00

Non Member Price:                  $75.00

Cost Includes: Lunch at Swamp Water Cafe, Museum entry, transportation and tips

Price subject to change.

Please click here for a trip registration form.

Lions, Tigers & Bears


Solomon’s Castle

Lions Tigers Bears LogoPlan on having a great time when we travel to Arcadia to visit Lions, Tigers and Bears, a non-profit refuge providing a loving home and rehab facility for exotic pets, endangered species. The informative 1 ½ hr guided tour will teach you about the animals and their connection to the environment which is key to conservation and the future of the world.

Solomons CastleWe will have lunch at Solomon’s Castle restaurant, “The Boar in the Moat”, a replica of a 60 ft. 16th century Spanish Galleon.

Our guided tour of the castle’s galleries shows the unique and unusual work of internationally known artist and sculptor, Howard S. Solomon, a kind of Renaissance Man. The castle is filled with more than 80 interpretive stained glass windows and countless metal sculptures that will amaze and amuse you.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Meet at Edison Cafeteria:  7:45 AM

Bus Departs:  7:45 AM  Return:  Approx. 3:30 PM

Cost per Person:

FRIENDS Member Price:      $57.00

Single/Family Patron Price: $47.00

Non Member Price:                  $72.00

Cost Includes: Two tours, lunch, transportation and tips

Price subject to change.

Please click here for trip registration form.