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Field Trip Guide – Lakeland + Polk County

Looking for somewhere to take a field trip? These local attractions offer field trip packages and can host your next school trip or homeschool group.

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Family Fun Center Games
Family Fun Center Lakeland
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Family Fun Center

Family Fun Center of Lakeland is the best place for Family Fun and Entertainment in Lakeland, FL. We have everything! Tons of video and arcade games, Mini-golf, Laser Tag, Funtasia, Parties, and More! Book your next outing today or bring the family in to play!

Funtasia Soft Play – One of the largest soft play areas in the country, Funtasia is active entertainment for all of your little ones ages 12 & under! Your children will explore a 4 story maze of tunnels, tubes, slides, and obstacles.

Arcade Games + Prize Redemption – Our arcade features over 100 video and redemption arcade games ranging from the classics like Pac-Man and Galaga, to the newest cutting edge games including Super Bikes 2, Crossy Road, Monster Drop, Spongebob Pinapple Arcade, and Big Buck Hunter. Our HUGE prize redemption counter has something for everyone.

Mini Golf – Enjoy our 18 hole adventure golf course. Fully lit so you can play day or night! Golfers of ALL ages will enjoy competing on each of the par 2 holes along the way.

Lazer Tag – Our Laser Tag arena offers over 2200 square feet of heart thumping space. You can run but you cannot hide! As a member of the S.T.A.R.R. force team, your mission is to eliminate the mutant aliens before they escape the area 51 compound. You can compete one on one, or team up for capture the flag style play. Grab up to 14 of your friends and give it a try!

Birthday Parties & Team Celebrations – Family Fun Center is the perfect location for birthday parties, team parties, and other celebrations. Party Packages start at just $149 and can be customized with any of our attractions based on the age group of your party. All packages include pizza, drinks, and a birthday gift for the guest of honor. For your next birthday party, let Family Fun Center do the set-up, clean-up, and all the entertaining in between. All you need to bring is the cake and candles!

Indoor Play + Open Gym for Toddlers | Arcades + Video Games | Indoor Playgrounds | Laser Tag | Mini Golf | Sensory Friendly + Special Needs Activities | Unique Indoor Activities | Sports Parties | Indoor Playground Birthday Parties | Nerf Gun + Laser Tag Parties | Sports + PE Field Trips
4805 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Florida Air Museum Lakeland Polk County
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Florida Air Museum + Aerospace Center for Excellence

As Florida’s “Official Aviation Museum and Education Center,” the Florida Air Museum features a dynamic display of unique designs, classics, ultra-lights, antiques, and warbirds. More than a collection of airplanes; it stands as a tribute to the history and joy of flight. Exhibits educate about pioneers like Howard Hughes, early air racers, Floridians, and others who have influenced the world of aviation.

The Aerospace Center for Excellence also offers a variety of year-round educational experiences for all ages including field trips, storytime, camps, tours, workshops, and speaker presentations. ACE and the Museum continue to grow and meet the challenge of showcasing aviation history through exhibits, restoration and preservation, education and outreach, and sharing a passion for flight with visitors of all ages.

Museums + Historical Attractions | Science + STEM Field Trips | Museums + Historic Field Trips | Storytime
4075 James C. Ray Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33811
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Florida Children's Museum

The Florida Children’s Museum {formerly Explorations V Children’s Museum} opens in November 2022 at Bonnet Springs Park.

Learn more about the Florida Children’s Museum.

Indoor Play + Open Gym for Toddlers | Homeschool Enrichment - General | Children's Museums | Indoor Playground Birthday Parties | Science + STEM Field Trips | Museums + Historic Field Trips | Storytime
Bonnet Springs Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33815
Art Centric Studio

For kids we specialize in after-school programs, mommy-and-me toddler classes, art camps, birthday parties, a monthly KiDz NiGhT OuT, school field trips, and much more. For adults we offer evening creative step by step classes – learn about acrylic, watercolor, gliding, pallets, mixed media, wood working and more!

Mommy and Me Classes | Art Lessons | Make + Take Art Studios | Homeschool Enrichment - Arts + Crafts | Art Parties | Art, Music + Theater Field Trips
1035 South Florida Ave St #180, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens is a Polk County Gem. With over 50 acres of beautiful gardens, a variety of plants, trees, and flowers, 205 foot Singing Tower carillon, and a fantastic children’s garden play area, it is one of our favorite places to be outdoors. Learn more and see photos in our article on Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden at Bok Tower Gardens.

Nature Classes + Outdoor Activities for Toddlers | Hiking + Nature Preserves | Botanical Gardens | Homeschool Enrichment – Nature + Animals | Science + STEM Field Trips | Nature + Outdoor Field Trips
1151 Tower Boulevard, Lake Wales, Florida 33853
Bricks 4 Kidz

We offer engaging classes, camps and in-school workshops that engage children ages 3-13+ with an emphasis on STEM education using LEGO® Bricks.
AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS – at local schools
CAMPS – locations vary
PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES – at your location
PARTIES – at your home or location of your choice
LEGO® BUDDIES for Children with Special Needs

STEM Programs + LEGO Building | At Home Birthday Party Ideas | Science + STEM Field Trips | LEGO® Parties
Cinemark Theatres Lakeland Square Mall and XD

Movie Theatre at Lakeland Square Mall. Offering movies, birthday parties, private events, $1 summer movies, field trips, and event space rental.

Movie Theaters | Art, Music + Theater Field Trips | Movie Theater Parties
3800 US Highway 98 N, Lakeland, Florida 33809
Cinepolis IMAX Movie Theater

Cinepolis Polk County IMAX is a 9-screen upscale Cinepolis theater at Posner Commons in Davenport. This Cinepolis location features a 300 IMAX screen, reserved seating, gourmet snacks, expanded concessions and a beautiful bar. We at Cinepolis love movies and love hosting events be field trips, birthdays, meetings the list goes on!

Movie Theaters | Art, Music + Theater Field Trips | Movie Theater Parties
5500 Grandview Parkway, Davenport, Florida 33837
CMX Cinemas Lakeside Village 18 Theatre & IMAX (formerly Cobb)

Movie Theatre in Lakeland, FL featuring IMAX and D-BOX Motion Seats. Birthday parties, Sensory Friendly Films, and FREE Summer Movies. Formerly Cobb Theaters, now called CMX Cinemas.

Movie Theaters | Art, Music + Theater Field Trips | Movie Theater Parties
1650 Town Center Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
CMX Grand 10 Theatres Winter Haven (Formerly Cobb)

Movie Theatre in Winter Haven, FL. Birthday parties and FREE Summer Movies.  Formerly Cobb Theaters, now called CMX Cinemas.

Movie Theaters | Art, Music + Theater Field Trips | Movie Theater Parties
920 Spring Lake Ct NW, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Lakeland Community Theatre

Lakeland Community Theatre boasts a Main Stage season of five high quality productions; The Eunice Fuller Theatre for Youth three show season as well as classes, summer camps, workshops, Master Classes; The Out of the Box Troupe for special needs youth and adults, a Senior Troupe and many special productions and events each year.

Drama + Theatre Classes | Volunteer Opportunities Available | Theatres + Performing Arts Venues | Sensory Friendly + Special Needs Activities | Homeschool Enrichment - Theater | Art, Music + Theater Field Trips
121 South Lake Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Lakeland Ice Arena

Our Arena in the heart of Lakeland offers year-round public ice skating as well as Professional Coaching for both Figure Skating and Ice Hockey, all Hockey Camps, Tournaments and Special events, Elite Level Hockey Opportunities, Organized Travel Hockey Programs, Rec hockey, Ice Skating Camps, Spaces for Parties and special events.

Ice Skating Rinks | Roller Hockey + Ball Hockey | Ice Hockey | Homeschool Enrichment - Sports + PE | Sports Parties | Skating Parties | Sports + PE Field Trips
3395 West Memorial Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33815
Lakeland Symphony Orchestra

The Lakeland Symphony Orchestra is a Lakeland-based arts organization that produces and presents symphonic performances, ensemble concerts, school-based outreach, interactive family events, and an annual opera as part of a mission to connect, enrich, engage, and entertain. Formerly the Imperial Symphony Orchestra or ISO.

Volunteer Opportunities Available | Theatres + Performing Arts Venues | Art, Music + Theater Field Trips
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Mulberry Cultural Center

It is the belief at the Mulberry Cultural Center that everyone has a story to share. Through exhibits and programming, the Mulberry Cultural Center wants to tell those stories in a fun and engaging environment. Every six weeks a new exhibit is displayed in the main gallery with ongoing programs available for the whole family.

Museums + Historical Attractions | Art, Music + Theater Field Trips
101 Southeast 1st Street, Mulberry, Florida 33860
Mulberry Phosphate Museum

Mulberry Phosphate Museum which houses an outstanding collection of fossilized remains, area memorabilia, and educational exhibits on the Phosphate Industry. You will experience the Earth’s past, viewing the remains of various types of marine life as well as reptiles and mammals dating back millions of years. Dig for sharks teeth and fossils in our outdoor pile!

STEM Programs + LEGO Building | Museums + Historical Attractions | Homeschool Enrichment – Nature + Animals | Museums + Historic Field Trips
101 SE 1st Street, Mulberry, Florida 33860
PicassoZ Art Cafe

A contemporary, casual, do-it-yourself art studio featuring pottery painting, mosaics, fused glass jewelry, clay, & host parties, special occasions, field trips, family nights, youth group outings, etc! Our studios & cafe are a great destination for creative activities & things to do in Lakeland, Fl. PicassoZ Art Cafe / Breakables Mosaics / Party Loft / Tea Largo

Art Lessons | Make + Take Art Studios | Homeschool Enrichment - Arts + Crafts | Art Parties | Art, Music + Theater Field Trips
4634 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Polk County History Center

What was once the Polk County Courthouse is now the historical museum and library which serves Polk’s community through special events, volunteer opportunities, and educational programs. Throughout the year, the History Center hosts rotating exhibits and educational programs that feature a variety of subjects specific to Polk County. Highlights include artifacts and displays from Polk’s early industries (cattle, citrus, farming, railroads, phosphate mining), long-time Polk businesses (Badcock, Coca-Cola, Harrell’s, Mosaic, Publix and Citizens Bank), historic courtrooms, and a children’s room. The Polk County History Center offers educational programs and tours designed for classroom students, scouts and other large groups,

Homeschool Enrichment - General | Museums + Historical Attractions | Museums + Historic Field Trips
100 East Main Street, Bartow, Florida 33830
Polk Museum of Art

The Polk Museum of Art is the largest and the only nationally accredited visual arts organization in Polk County and has been a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum since 2010. The museum offers workshops and classes for teens and adults, after school art for children, weekend workshops, spring break camp, summer camp, and the annual Mayfaire by the Lake.

Art Lessons | Museums + Historical Attractions | Gift + Home Stores | Sensory Friendly + Special Needs Activities | Homeschool Enrichment - Arts + Crafts | Museums + Historic Field Trips | Art, Music + Theater Field Trips
800 East Palmetto Street, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Polk's Nature Discovery Center at Circle B Bar Reserve

Polk’s Nature Discovery Center sits on one of Polk County’s treasured Environmental Areas, Circle B Bar Reserve. The center not only offers outdoor educational opportunities, but chances to learn about our surrounding local environment in an indoor setting. We encourage you to stop in for an educational experience before you hit the trails, which will have you coming back for more.

Parks + Playground Rentals | Hiking + Nature Preserves | Homeschool Enrichment – Nature + Animals | Nature + Outdoor Field Trips
4399 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Reactory Factory

School assemblies and live shows for kids based on STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics + A for Art. Academic entertainment with Dr. Reacto and DJ Dan. The only live program to combine music, laughter, theatrics, high technology, video, and dance in Florida elementary schools. Serving Tampa, Lakeland, and Orlando areas.

Science + STEM Field Trips
Lakeland
Skate World

Skate World Lakeland is known for birthday parties for all ages, roller skating lessons, the Friday night hang out for preteens and teens, and a fun summer activity for camps, daycares and family get-togethers! No one can pass up Skate World’s $2 Tuesday, which includes $2 admission, $2 rentals, and $2 specials in the snack bar. Skate World also offers Christian Skate Nights throughout the year and hosts numerous church and school fundraisers.

Roller Skating | Science + STEM Field Trips | Skating Parties | Sports + PE Field Trips
911 North Lake Parker Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Snapology

With dozens of programs to choose from, there’s something for everyone. From fun-themed programs using LEGO® bricks and K’Nex® to STEM / STEAM programs, Robotics, Movie-Making, Drones and Video Game Design, your children will be engaged from the minute they walk in the door. Classes, camps, birthday parties and more. Serving Lakeland, Bartow, Auburndale, Winter Haven and surrounding areas in Polk County.

Birthday Entertainers + Characters | STEM Programs + LEGO Building | At Home Birthday Party Ideas | Science + STEM Field Trips | LEGO® Parties
Lakeland
The Color Express - Mobile Art Instruction

The Color Express is a mobile art instruction company where we bring the art fun to you! We specialize in kids birthday parties, after school art enrichment, school on-site field trips, summer camps and more!

Art Parties | At Home Birthday Party Ideas | Art, Music + Theater Field Trips
The Polk Theatre

The Polk Theatre is a historic theater in Lakeland, Florida. The 1,400 seat theatre was built in 1928 and has a mezzanine, a high balcony, a permanent backdrop of a “Venetian piazza,” an orchestral pit, high twinkling stars, a cloud-covered ceiling, and terrazo floor. Hosting classic movies, live performances, and a variety of community events.

Movie Theaters | Theatres + Performing Arts Venues | Art, Music + Theater Field Trips
139 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Theatre Winter Haven

Local Community Theatre in Winter Haven, Florida. Each year, Theatre Winter Haven produces a five-play Main Stage subscription season, a two-play Theatre for Young People’s series, a summer musical, two touring productions and a three-play staged reading series called StageRead.

Drama + Theatre Classes | Theatres + Performing Arts Venues | Homeschool Enrichment - Theater | Art, Music + Theater Field Trips
210 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
TimberNook West Central Florida

TimberNook West Central Florida provides innovative outdoor play experiences that challenge the senses and inspire creativity, imagination, and independent play in the great outdoors. TimberNookWCFL provides year-round programs for ages 18 months through middle school. Join us on Social Media or find our current programs on our website.

Mommy and Me Classes | Nature Classes + Outdoor Activities for Toddlers | STEM Programs + LEGO Building | Playgroups | Homeschool Enrichment – Nature + Animals | Nature + Outdoor Field Trips
701 East Sparkman Road, Plant City, Florida 33566
Urban Air Trampoline Park

Indoor trampoline and adventure park with attractions for all ages.

Indoor Play + Open Gym for Toddlers | Indoor Playgrounds | Trampoline Parks + Ninja Warrior Gyms | Homeschool Enrichment - Gymnastics | Indoor Playground Birthday Parties | Sports + PE Field Trips
3800 US Highway 98 North, Lakeland, Florida 33809