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Student Travel: A Look at the Tampa Bay Area’s Educational Venues


Tampa Bay, Florida, is situated in an area of Hillsborough County that is often included in student travel itineraries. The sheer variety of educational venues is part of the reason why many scholastic groups are attracted to Hillsborough. With that said, what follows is an outline of four student tour stops that tend to garner a good bit of attention:

1.) Straz Center for the Performing Arts (N. W.C. MacInnes Place)

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts is one student travel destination in Tampa Bay worth inquiring about. It offers access to works of art, sculptures, live performances, field trip programs, theatrical workshops, classes and dining opportunities. There are also a handful of theaters and a rehearsal hall on location that may be rented by visiting students and their educators.

2.) Tampa Museum of Art (W. Gasparilla Plaza)

The Tampa Museum of Art is another spot that is popular with student groups. The venue offers year round programming targeted towards children, families, educators, adults and groups. The list of programs includes such activities as onsite art camp, art classes, hands-on activities and guided tours of special art exhibits. In addition, the museum offers student travel groups opportunities to enjoy onsite dining, shopping and a large rental space.

3.) Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (N. Ashley Drive)

Student travel groups visiting the Tampa area also tend to appreciate visits to the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. The venue’s staff runs excellent programs designed to help children explore the use of digital photography. Some of the venue’s offerings include hands-on photography workshops, children’s art shows, access to loaner cameras and guided tours of the museum’s exhibition areas. Student groups are welcome to visit the venue year round.

4.) Cracker Country Living History Museum (Orient Road)

History focused student groups may want to stop by Cracker County too. Unlike the other venues mentioned previously, it’s a living history museum. So the kids will have an opportunity to be thoroughly engaged in their studies from start to finish. The historical period covered by the museum’s displays presently runs from 1870 to the early 1900s. Guided tours for homeschoolers and other student groups are on offer at select times of the year.

For more information about these Florida attractions and other student travel destinations in and around Tampa Bay, please contact us at Peak Performance Tours. We can help educators arrange all aspects of student tours to Florida and beyond.The Starz Center for Performing Art offers performance opportunities



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