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School Field Trips & Resources

See area history through a whole new lens

Book a School or Camp Field Trip!

Schools teaching grades 3rd-12th and camps for ages 7 and up are welcome to visit the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum! Field trips are offered Tuesdays thru Fridays from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Cost of our school field trips are $4.00 per person, including both students and adults. Please review our Pre-Visit Teacher Packet to learn more about what you can expect during your field trip! Contact us for more information or if you have questions regarding School Field Trips. Please note that children must be a minimum of 48″ tall to climb the Lighthouse. 

5,000 Years of Florida History
Grade 4 – In Person
Curriculum connections: SS.4.A.2.1, SS.4.A.3.2, SS.4.A.3.8, SS.4.A.4.2, SS.4.G.1.2, SC.4.E.6.3, ELA.4.V.1.3, LAFS.4.L.3.6, LAFS. 4.SL.1.2

 

Adventures of Charlie Pierce Videos

Public, private and home schools are encouraged to use these resources to enhance the Florida History learning experience for Fourth Graders.

The Last Egret Video

The American Jungle Video

The Last Egret Supplemental Activities
The Last Egret Chapter 6
The Pierce Family Biography
The Last Egret Word Search
The Last Egret Journal Activity
The Last Egret Crossword
Snowy Egret Coloring Sheet

The American Jungle Supplemental Activities
The American Jungle Chapter 2
The American Jungle Word Search
The American Jungle Crossword
The American Jungle Coloring Sheet

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum approved Arts and Science Integration Lesson Plans 4th Grade
Pre Columbian Native Americans

ONA 4th Grade Lesson Plans & Powerpoints
Bird Identification on the ONA Powerpoint
ONA Bird Identification Lesson Plan
Plant Identification on the ONA Powerpoint
ONA Plant Identification Lesson Plan
ONA Nature Journaling Lesson Plan

Homeschool Days…coming soon!

Enjoy Homeschool Days at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum! Homeschool Days are the first Friday of every month from November through May and from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Homeschool students and their families can visit the Jupiter Lighthouse and participate in special activities each month! Check our calendar to see what’s coming up and register.

Lighthouse Story Time

Join us outdoors under the shade of the Seminole Chickee every third Saturday of the month! Dive into exciting stories about lighthouses, Florida history, and local plants & animals! This program is ideal for children ages 8 and under. Children will receive a take-home activity each month! Check our
calendar to see what’s coming up and register.

High School Educational Opportunities

High schoolers ages 15 and older can volunteer year-round at the Lighthouse on weekends! As a volunteer, high schoolers will learn the history of the Jupiter region and be trained to provide general tours, specialized tours, act as greeters at the entrance, and ensure that visitors climb the Lighthouse safely. High school volunteers can expect to complete 100 hours throughout the year and can receive community service hour credit for school. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering.

The Jupiter Lighthouse also provides paid summer internships! Applications are required and you can contact us if you are interested in an internship.

 

Virtual Field Trip Resources:

2022-2023 School Year: Pre-Columbian Native Americans

In this video students will learn about the innovative Jeaga and Jobe people living in South Florida thousands of years ago. A Lighthouse docent explains where ancient local people lived and how they created tools for everyday use out of natural resources found along the Loxahatchee River. This interactive video consists of nine research questions about the local people, artifacts they created, and how they lived.

Complete an inquiry form and email it to us for access to private Virtual Field Trip and accompanying packet. Videos are shared through Vimeo.

Virtual Lighthouse Tour with Charlie Pierce
For Your Field Trip

Download our free smartphone app Jupiter Lighthouse Tours available for Apple and Android technology. There you will find a “Kids Tour with Charlie Pierce” for students to experience the lighthouse grounds virtually. This tour lasts 30 minutes.

Our Facility Offers:

Onsite ADA Accessible Restroom Facilities

There are restrooms located near the admissions & gift shop facility. THERE ARE NO RESTROOMS NEXT TO THE LIGHTHOUSE. Please use the restroom before going out to tour the lighthouse. 

Indoor & Outdoor Exhibits

The Tindall Pioneer Home and Keeper’s Workshop exhibits are indoors and air-conditioned. The Lighthouse, Seminole Chickee, Tindall Pioneer Homestead (grounds area) and Lighthouse Deck area are outdoors and exposed to weather. The museum building exhibit Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee is currently closed in preparation for US 1 Bridge construction.