FUN & EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN FLORIDA

08/24/2015
EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL

Merlin Entertainments is a business built on fun, and we believe that learning is fun too. In Florida alone, you can find a variety of attractions that offer students educational opportunities and the chance to make memories.

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LEGOLAND Florida Resort

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort makes learning fun by taking imagination outside the classroom with its fifth year of educational field trips. The park offers STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused programs and an all-new literacy focused program that meets the Florida State Standards. The programs translate classroom curriculum into real-world examples featuring LEGO products for grades K-6 including the WeDo Robotics LEGO® Education Set, StoryStarter and LEGO MINDSTORMS® Education EV3. 

Working with LEGOLAND Florida Resort, teachers can choose from a number of programs and associated in-classroom curriculums that tie in to interactive in-park activities. In the park, program facilitators teach kids about science, math and reading concepts through the creation and strength of structures, how to build simple machines equipped with gears, levers, pulleys and motors, the art of storytelling and more.

Each of the nine programs includes a 45-minute hands-on, educational session and a full day at the park for just $10 per student. Field trip reservations are limited per day and can be reserved by appropriate school officials online at http://florida.legoland.com/education or by calling 877-350-5346.

In addition to the education programs, LEGOLAND Florida guests can experience more than 50 rides; shows and attractions specifically geared toward families with children ages two to 12. The five-story, 152-room hotel immerses guests into a creative LEGO® world designed to bring children’s imaginations to life. To find out more, visit http://florida.legoland.com.

The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds Orlando
and SEA LIFE Orlando

The new Orlando Eye, SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium and Madame Tussauds Orlando offer interactive and engaging educational opportunities for students K-12 to expand learning outside the classroom. All three Orlando attractions will provide programs spanning from math and engineering to science and the arts, and will be aligned with Florida state educational standards. Working with each attraction, teachers can choose from a variety of 45-minute age-appropriate programs geared towards students of all grade levels, which help transfer in-class curriculum into real world examples through immersive field trip experiences.

The 400-foot tall Orlando Eye will offer more than just stunning views of Central Florida’s landscape. Students can discover how to apply basic physics and geography concepts as they learn what it takes to operate this engineering marvel that is poised to become Orlando’s newest icon. More information can be found at https://www.offcialorlandoeye.com or by calling 866-228-6444.

At SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, students will dive head first into marine biology, visiting more than 5,000 sea creatures to learn about different animals, their habitats and conservation initiatives locally, statewide and globally. More information can be found at https://www.visitsealife.com/orlando or by calling 866-228-6444.

Madame Tussauds will bring history to life by exploring figures featured inside the attraction, delving into the artistic and intricate process of creating its lifelike figures, and learning about Madame Marie Tussauds, the trailblazing woman, whose wax sculpting methods are still used more than 200 years later.

More information can be found at https://www.madametussauds.com/orlando or by calling 866-228-6444.
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