Nature Adventures

This page lists nature parks, botanical gardens, environmental centers, and other places where kids can study and enjoy nature in the Tampa, Florida area.
Kids Tampa: Nature Adventures - Fun 4 Tampa Kids
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AJ Palonis Jr. Park

AJ Palonis Jr. Park contains a nature trail and boardwalk that meanders through mangrove tunnels int ...

5151 W. Gandy Blvd., Tampa, Florida, 33611
Al Lopez Park

Al Lopez Park has a 1.2 mile interior loop asphalt multi-purpose trail. The trail is 15 feet wide wi ...

4810 N. Himes Ave., Tampa, Florida, 33614
Alafia River Corridor Nature Preserve - North

The Alafia River Corridor Nature Preserve (ARCNP), is a 4,070 acre preserve located in eastern Hills ...

9256 South County Rd. 39, Plant City, FL, 33567
Alafia River Corridor Nature Preserve - South

The Alafia River Corridor Nature Preserve (ARCNP), is a 4,070 acre preserve located in eastern Hills ...

12098 S. County Road 39, Lithia, FL, 33547
Alafia Scrub Nature Preserve

This 80-acre nature preserve includes diverse habitats, including hammock, scrub, creeks, ravines, s ...

10243 Elbow Bend Road, Riverview, FL, 33578
Alderman's Ford Conservation Park

The park's most popular attraction is a 1.9 mile paved loop that follows the north and south prongs ...

100 Alderman's Ford Park Dr., Plant City, FL, 33567
Balm Boyette Nature Preserve

The Balm Boyette Scrub Nature Preserve is 5,723 acres. The preserve is best known for its 25 miles o ...

15102 County Road 672, Wimauma, FL, 33598
Bayshore Linear Park Trail

Known as the World's Longest Continuous Sidewalk, Bayshore Boulevard is 4.5 miles of scenic views pa ...

312 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa, Florida, 33602
Bell Creek Nature Preserve

The Bell Creek Nature Preserve is a 477 acre Preserve located east of McMullen Road, south of Boyett ...

10940 McMullen Road, Riverview, FL, 33569
Blackwater Hammock Preserve

The Blackwater Creek Nature Preserve was acquired from 1997 through 2003 by Hillsborough County thro ...

8000 North Veve Lane, Tampa, Florida, 33610
Boy Scout Preserve

This site features historically significant fire rings from its days as a former Boy Scouts of Ameri ...

4230 Green Key Road, New Port Richey, Florida, 34652
Camp Bayou

The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is a 160 acre nature preserve run entirely by volunteers. It ...

4140 24th Street SE, Ruskin, FL, 33570
Carrollwood Village Park

Carrollwood Village Park is a destination community park with amenities for all to enjoy. The park i ...

4680 W. Village Dr., Tampa, FL, 33624
Cockroach Bay Preserve

Estuarine shoreline, restored tidal wetlands, and replanted upland areas located along both sides of ...

3839 Gulf City Road, Ruskin, Florida, 33570
Cypress Creek Nature Preserve

The 2500-acre Cypress Creek Nature Preserve is part of a vast wildlife corridor which extends into P ...

18000 Lizard's-Tail Road, Lutz, FL, 33647
Cypress Point Park

Parking, restrooms, trails, picnic tables and shelters are available at this beautifully restored be ...

5620 West Cypress Street, Tampa, Florida, 33607
Dead River Conservation Park

The park is available for walking and biking, but is closed to motorized vehicles due to road damage ...

15098 Dead River Road, Thonotosassa, FL, 33592
Double Branch Bay Preserve

The estuarine system is composed of mangroves, tidal marshes, manmade islands, oyster bars, bayous a ...

12460 W. Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, Florida, 33635
E.G. Simmons Conservation Park

Ever since the mid-1960s, outdoor enthusiasts have been enamored by the natural beauty of E.G. Simmo ...

2401 19th Ave NW, Ruskin, FL, 33570
Edward Medard Conservation Park

Among its main attractions is a 700-acre reservoir used for canoeing, boating, and fishing. Also inc ...

6140 Turkey Creek Rd., Plant City, FL, 33567
Eureka Springs Regional Park

This site was developed into a botanical garden of rare and unusual plants as a result of many years ...

6400 Eureka Springs Rd., Tampa, Florida, 33610
Florida Aquarium, The

Come discover one of the best aquariums in the country at The Florida Aquarium in beautiful downtown ...

701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL, 33602
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Florida has 3 million acres of freshwater lakes, 12,000 miles of rivers and streams, and more than 8 ...

Florida State Parks

The Florida State Parks System encompasses approximately 158 parks, including everything from museum ...

Florida State Parks Junior Ranger Program

The Florida State Parks Junior Ranger Program provides the opportunity for young people to learn, se ...

Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail

The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail is a network of 510 premier wildlife viewing sites acro ...

Hillsborough River State Park

Just minutes from downtown Tampa, this diverse park offers a refuge from city life with seven miles ...

15402 U.S. 301 North, Thonotosassa, FL, 33592
Lake Conservation Park

There’s something for everyone at this large park surrounded by suburban homes. For nature lovers, t ...

17302 N Dale Mabry Hwy., Lutz, FL, 33549
Lake Rogers Conservation Park

Trails popular with hikers and joggers twist through this park’s forest of oak and pine trees. Angle ...

9010 North Mobley Road, Odessa, FL, 33556
Letterboxing

Letterboxing combines artistic ability with "treasure-hunts" in parks, forests, and cities around th ...

multiple locations
Lettuce Lake Regional Park

Wooded picnic areas and playground are family favorites. A bicycle path/jogging trail, complete with ...

6920 E Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, Florida, 33637
Lithia Springs Conservation Park

Well-known for its natural spring which flows year-round, cool, clean water into the Alafia River, t ...

3932 Lithia Springs Road, Lithia, FL, 33547
Little Manatee River State Park

The Little Manatee River begins in a swampy area near Fort Lonesome and flows almost 40 miles before ...

215 Lightfoot Rd., Wimauma, Florida, 33598
New Tampa Nature Park

Famous for its zipline, the park also has trails and boardwalks and includes a connection to a trail ...

17001 Dona Michelle Dr, Tampa, FL, 33612
Sensing Nature

Sensing Nature provides fun, indoor environmental education programs, exciting youth field trips and ...

various locations- see website, Florida
St Petersburg - Fort De Soto Park

Whether you are sitting on the beach or kayaking near the still water's edge at Fort De Soto, you fi ...

3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde, FL, 33715
Sweetwater Organic Farms

Sweetwater Organic Farms operates a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Membership program, Sweetw ...

6942 West Comanche Ave, Tampa, Florida, 33634
Tampa Bay Watch

Tampa Bay Watch is dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Tampa Bay estuary through scie ...

3000 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde, FL, 33715
Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center

The Manatee Viewing Center’s mission is to educate the public about the Florida manatee and its habi ...

6990 Dickman Rd, Apollo Beach, FL, 33572
Tinkergarten

Outdoor activities for your kids that are simple, wildly fun and designed for learning. With Tink ...

Various Location Depending on season. See website., Tampa, Florida
Tinkergarten - Lithia

Tinkergarten is on a mission to elevate childhood. We’re growing network of leaders that bring famil ...

Aldermans Ford Park, Lithia, FL
Upper Tampa Bay Regional Park

This 596-acre peninsular park is bordered on the east by Double Branch Creek and on the south and we ...

8001 Double Branch Road, Tampa, Florida, 33635
Upper Tampa Bay Trail

The Upper Tampa Bay Trail is located in residential northwest Hillsborough County. Currently, the tr ...

9201 West Waters Avenue, Tampa, Florida, 33635
USF Botanical Gardens

The USF Botanical Gardens is part of the College of Arts and Sciences. It consists of about 16 acres ...

12210 USF Pine Dr, Tampa, FL, 33620
Wolf Branch Creek Nature Preserve

This 1400-acre nature preserve features some of the finest examples of coastal habitat restoration i ...

481 Villemaire Road, Apollo Beach, FL, 33572
Ybor City Museum Garden

The Mediterranean-style Ybor City Museum Garden provides a private, serene environment in a historic ...

1818 E 9th Ave, Tampa, Florida, 33605