Volunteer - If you would like to teach in these programs or help behind the scenes, please see the Volunteer page.
Day at the Whitney Preparation & Resources
Pre and Post Tests
Getting to the Whitney Lab
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Whitney Lab offer behind-the-scenes tours or animal encounters?
Yes, Whitney Laboratory offers scheduled tours to the public. The two available tours are the Whitney Laboratory Public Tour and the Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Lab Tour. Click here for more information.
How do I pay for the program?
Checks and credit cards are accepted.
If you wish to pay by credit card please contact the Administration Office between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday-Friday - (904) 461-4000
Please make your check out to the University of Florida.
Bring your check when you come or mail to:
The Whitney Lab Education Dept.
Attn: Brenda Cannaliato
9505 Ocean Shore Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080
Who can sign up for field trips?
Field trips are open to all public and private schools and home school groups.
Our group is larger than the maximum number of students, what should we do?
You will need to split your group into two classes on two separate dates.
What is the field trip cancellation policy?
At this time we do not have a cancellation fee but we ask for a three week notice.
How will I know if I'm confirmed?
Upon scheduling you will receive a teacher letter containing important information about price, what to expect when arriving, etc. Approximately one month before your scheduled date you will receive a confirmation email to update the number of students you will be bringing, followed by an invoice for payment.
What if I bring a different number of students than on the invoice?
You will only be charged for the number of students you bring, and your invoice will be adjusted.
Where do we meet our instructor when we arrive at the Whitney Lab?
Look at the Whitney campus map and bring your students into the front door of the two story building marked as the Center for Marine Studies (CMS).
Where do busses park?
Busses may park in the area south of the CMS. See Map of Whitney Campus
What are our lunch options?
For Day at the Whitney Lab – bring a sack lunch. The students will get a 20 minute lunch break.
What if we bring more than the recommended number of chaperones?
Only one chaperone per six students are allowed in the education room, the extras must wait elsewhere.
I am a teacher. Do I get in for free?
Yes! Educators are admitted free of charge.
Please feel free to contact us by phone at 904-201-8423 or by email - firstname.lastname@example.org