Siesta Key To-Do - Siesta Key To-Do's Directory - Family Fun http://siestakeytodos.com/family-fun Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:27:00 -0600 Sigsiu Online Business Index 2 FeedCreator Crowley Museum Nature Center http://siestakeytodos.com/family-fun/crowley-museum-and-nature-center_36.html A non profit nature and pioneer history center located on 190 acres of native land adjacent to the Myakka River in Sarasota County. Enjoy nature trails through the protected wildlife sanctuary, a boardwalk traversing the Maple Branch Swamp and Tatum Sawgrass Marsh and an observation tower overlooking the Myakka River. The pioneer history area includes a museum with artifacts from the late 1870's to the early 1900's, a one room homestead cabin, a working blacksmith shop, a working sugar cane mill, and a restored 1892 "Cracker" house. Trails are well maintained, and many are handicapped accessible. Wed, 04 Aug 2010 22:48:22 -0500 G-Wiz: The Science Museum http://siestakeytodos.com/family-fun/g-wiz%3a-the-science-museum_35.html   Whether you’re here with your classroom, community organization or any group, there are fun and unique hands-on opportunities available at great group rates or G.WIZ will come to you directly with customized outreach programs to fit your assembly or classroom experience!   G.WIZ offers programs throughout the year to preschool age through adults. Groups are scheduled from our surrounding counties and include public and private schools, social service agencies, and community organizations.   Wed, 04 Aug 2010 18:10:39 -0500 Sarasota Classic Car Museum http://siestakeytodos.com/family-fun/sarasota-classic-car-museum_34.html   The Sarasota Classic Car Museum is recognized as the second oldest continuously operating antique car museum in the Nation!  As you stroll through the museum, travel back in time and into the future of man’s greatest invention, the automobile!   Antique, exotic, European and one-of-a-kind classics are featured in our rotating exhibits throughout the museum, seven days a week. Here you will view Circus Magnate, John and Mable Ringling’s collection of Rolls Royce autos,John Lennon’s, psychedelic, 1956 Bentley (registration mark 222 APL) and Paul McCartney’s beloved Mini Cooper. Classic and muscle cars are on display side by side, including Don Garlits, dragster number two! The museum features immaculately restored vintage automobiles spanning over a one-hundred year history of man’s automotive genius! The  museum features over 100 automobiles, consisting of the alphabet of the world’s foremost automobile manufacturers; Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Cadillac, DeLorean, Edsel and Ferrari are just to name a few of the exquisite examples of automotive craftsmanship!   Wed, 04 Aug 2010 18:05:39 -0500 Sarasota Jungle Gardens http://siestakeytodos.com/family-fun/sarasota-jungle-gardens_33.html   Sarasota Jungle Gardens features 10 acres of lush tropical vegetation, winding jungle trails and entertaining, educational bird and reptile shows throughout the day. The “Kiddie Jungle” features a tree house, haunted tree, tiger swings, slide and a custom wooden train for the children to play on. Your visit isn’t complete without feeding our “free roaming” American Flamingos! We often ask when was the last time you had a flamingo eating out of the palm of your hand?   Wed, 04 Aug 2010 17:58:39 -0500 Smugglers Cove Adventure Mini-Golf http://siestakeytodos.com/family-fun/smugglers-cove-adventure-mini-golf_32.html   Come play the best in Florida Adventure Style Mini Golf amid rushing waters, mysterious caves, and waterfalls on mountainous tropical terrain for a truly unique Florida miniature golf experience! Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf courses have been voted Florida's Best Mini Golf three years in a row by Florida Monthly Magazine Readers.   Wed, 04 Aug 2010 17:41:17 -0500 Sarasota Bay Explorers http://siestakeytodos.com/family-fun/sarasota-bay-explorers_31.html   Looking for an exciting, hands-on, educational and FUN experience on the water? We've got it! We are located in beautiful Sarasota, Florida and work in conjunction with Mote Marine Laboratory to provide interactive marine science boat trips for both public and private use. We offer several types of eco-tours including our renowned Sea Life Encounter Cruise, Guided Kayak Tours, Nature Safari and private charters aboard the Miss Explorer. To learn about our various trips, please click on the links above. To contact us for more information or reservations, please refer to the phone number in the left-hand column. In addition to our regular cruises, you may charter a trip on one of our 40-foot pontoon boats for a private group. Private charters are available for anything from school field trips to company outings to birthday parties. Please call for more information. **Located at Mote Marine   Tue, 03 Aug 2010 09:54:21 -0500 Rosaire's Riding Academy Pony Rides http://siestakeytodos.com/family-fun/rosaire%27s-riding-academy-and-pony-rides_30.html Rosaire's Riding Academy Pony Rides offers a world of fun with horses and ponies. Whether you're a kid or a grown-up, an expert rider or just starting out, you can come to Rosaire's and enjoy yourself just horsing around. Throughout the year we offer lessons in horseback riding, and during the spring, summer and winter school breaks we have camps that include riding, grooming, swimming, and creative play. Our horses and ponies all have distinctive personalities, but each horse is sweet-natured and gentle with children. Tue, 03 Aug 2010 09:38:26 -0500 Big Cat Habitat http://siestakeytodos.com/family-fun/big-cat-habitat_29.html   Big Cat Habitat is a non-profit safe haven for big cats, bears, and other animals in need. The Big Cat Habitat was founded by Kay Rosaire who has more than 30 years of experience working with and caring for exotic animals. Our goal is to educate the public by fostering appreciation for animals and stressing the importance of habitat preservation. View Training sessions (on hold during the hot summer months), school and corporate tours, and for exotic event and parties.  Our Educational Center will launch in August 2010!   Tue, 03 Aug 2010 09:08:14 -0500 Marie Selby Botanical Gardens http://siestakeytodos.com/siesta-key-theatre-museums-galleries-music/marie-selby-botanical-gardens_28.html   The Gardens maintains a plant collection numbering more than 20,000 greenhouse plants, plus thousands more in the outdoor gardens.  Eight greenhouses include the stunning Tropical Display House where unusual flora can be seen year round.  The Center for Tropical Plant Science and Conservation provides headquarters for The Bromeliad Identification Center, the Orchid Identification Center and the Selby Gardens' Herbarium. The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a respected center for research and education, as well as a famous showplace that delights more than 180,000 visitors each year.   Tue, 03 Aug 2010 08:55:38 -0500 Mote Marine Aquarium http://siestakeytodos.com/siesta-key-theatre-museums-galleries-music/mote-marine-aquarium_27.html   Mote Marine Laboratory has been a leader in marine research since it was founded in 1955. Today, we incorporate public outreach as a key part of our mission. Mote is an independent nonprofit organization and has seven centers for marine research, the public Mote Aquarium and an Education Division specializing in public programs for all ages.   At Mote, you can explore the secrets of the sea through touch pools, viewable-working labs and high-tech interactive exhibits that showcase the world-renowned research of Mote Marine Laboratory. See sharks, dolphins, manatees and sea turtles, along with more than 100 other species of marine life.   Tue, 03 Aug 2010 08:50:05 -0500