School Field Trips

See area history through a whole new lens

We are excited to offer school field trip tours to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and to help educate youth about our unique history while integrating Arts & Sciences.

We are approved by the Palm Beach County School District as a school field trip site for bus transportation. If School Board Transportation funding for buses is not available or has been canceled, please contact our Accounting department at 561-747-8380 x103.

Please see the School Tour Information & Inquiry form below for minimum and maximum numbers in your group tour as well as chaperones requirements.

Our Field Trip Resources:

Download these forms and lesson plans as you prepare your visit to Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.

Our Facility Offers:

Onsite ADA Accessible Restroom Facilities

There are four restrooms in the museum building. They are located in the museum gallery and gift shop. THERE ARE NO RESTROOMS BY THE LIGHTHOUSE. Please use the restroom before going on
the tour to the lighthouse.

No Picnic Area

There are NO PICNIC TABLES ON THIS SITE. If you plan to eat lunch during the field trip, please bring a blanket, tarp or beach towels for students to sit on. FOR SAFETY PURPOSES, please plan to leave all back packs, bags and lunches on the bus or in your vehicles. Bags are not permitted on tour. Please keep valuables out of site in your vehicle. Wet clothing and suits are not permitted on tour or in Museum building so please plan to swim or do water activities after your tour.

Indoor & Outdoor Exhibits

The Museum exhibits, Tindall House and Keeper’s Workshop Exhibit are indoors and air-conditioned. The Lighthouse, Tindall Pioneer Homestead (grounds area) and Lighthouse Deck area are outdoors and exposed to weather.

Museum Gift Shop

Many students look forward to visiting our gift shop which carries affordable history & nature?related items. To ensure that our staff can provide the best assistance to students, we ask the following:
1. Please have a chaperone bring in only 10 students at time.
2. Please use this as an opportunity to teach the math of sales tax on an item so that students are prepared for their purchases. (Example: Item cost: $4.00 x 6% = .24 cents, then the item will be $4.24.)

Museum History & Exhibit Sheets

Lighthouse Facts & Timeline
Lighthouse Site History
Museum Building: WWII Secret Station J
Tindall Pioneer Home Exhibit

History Links for Research

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
Historical Society of Palm Beach County
Florida’s Trail of Indian Heritage
Florida Museum of Natural History
Museum of Florida History