Free Field Trips

January 20 - April 1, 2021

"I love listening to my students discuss and talk about the art. I love that it helps my class to be more accepting of others. Thank you for this opportunity, and thank you for helping our students embrace our differences."

Featuring 50 billboard size images and quotes, each piece in the 2021 exhibit will illuminate the theme “enriching lives through diversity” while providing connections to Social-Emotional Learning and Visual Thinking Strategies.

With one click and a few short questions, you and your students will be on your way to a free field trip focusing on art appreciation, character building and diversity education.

In-Person and Virtual Field Trips

Virtual & In-Person Registration   Lesson Plans   Guidelines

Please Note: The ability to offer in-person field trips is contingent on CDC and individual school district policies on your selected date.

Changes To Your Field Trip

Should you need to make changes to or cancel your in-person or virtual field trip, please email or call us at 941-404-5710 as soon as possible.

For in-person field trip cancelations, please note that you must also cancel all scheduled buses directly with your transportation department. Any such cost will be the responsibility of the individual school making the reservation.

Teacher Survey

As a condition to receiving a free field trip, participating teachers must complete a short, online post-trip survey. Field trip invoices will not be paid until such time as the survey is completed.

Make-A-Day Of It!

Classes who visit the exhibit in-person or virtually are provided the opportunity to continue their experience with one of our community partners. In 2020 over 3,162 students experienced a partner activity as part of their field trip.

2021 partners and programs include:

In-Person Opportunities

Mote Marine Laboratory

We Are All Connected- Aquarium Exploration

During this guided tour of the aquarium, we will share how diverse ocean habitats truly are. Learn More

Age: K - 12

Cost: $10 per student (discounted rate)

Virtual Opportunities

The Ringling Museum


Explore rarely-seen objects at the museum and engage in age-appropriate discussions around upstander values, diversity, and anti-racism through art. Learn More

Age: K - 12

Cost: Free!

Mote Marine Laboratory

Sea-labrating (Bio)Diversity

Dive in to learn about the biodiversity and harmony within the colorful and vibrant coral reef of Coral Town. Learn More

Age: K - 12

Cost: $35 per class (additional reg. costs covered by EOD). Scholarships available.

Florida Studio Theatre

From Frame to Script

Create original plays based on artwork and quotations from the exhibit. Learn More

Age: K - 12

Cost: Free! (Registration Fee Covered by EOD)


Teachers should follow the following steps to participate in the Make-A-Day Of It! program:

In-Person Field Trips

1. Confirm arrangements directly with your Make-A-Day Of It! partner first.
2. Register via the link above, making sure that EOD Exhibit Tour and Make-A-Day! Activity occur on the same day and utilize the same buses.
3. Request a student docent when registering (required).
4. Book transportation directly with your school transportation office.
5. Visit the EOD Bayfront Park Exhibit as part of your field trip utilizing the same buses.
If your EOD Exhibit Tour is canceled for any reason, you must also cancel your Make-A-Day of It! plans.

Virtual Field Trips

1. Confirm arrangements directly with your Virtual Make-A-Day Of It! partner first.
2. Register via the link above, making sure your Virtual EOD Exhibit Tour and Virtual Make-A-Day! Activity occur within five days of each other.
3. Virtually Visit the EOD Exhibit with your virtual docent via Zoom (preferred) or requested platform.

If your Virtual EOD Exhibit Tour is canceled for any reason, you must also cancel your Virtual Make-A-Day of It! plans.


Contact the individual Make-A-Day! provider or EOD Staff.