Discover FL

Discover Florida


Discover Florida 2017-2018

Whatever your interests, you’ll find something fun — and cheap — to do! Explore all that Florida has to offer.

Registration becomes available one month prior to event.

Questions about any of these trips, contact the Center for Student Involvement at 863.680.4499.

Please note that Discover FL is for current students only and its one registration per student ID per trip. All event dates, times, locations, and prices are subject to change.

Salvador Dali Museum

Cancelled - Date to be determined

Explore the surreal world of Salvador Dali at the Tampa Bay Salvador Dali Museum. Tours will be guided by the FSC Art Department.

Cost: Free

Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights -

Universal Studios

Wednesday, October 11, 4:00 PM

Step right into some of the most pulse-pounding moments in horror history at Universal Orlando Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights. You’ll be immersed in the worlds of the biggest names in horror as you explore eight terrifying haunted houses, and make your way through multiple street experiences where creatures lurk around every turn.

Cost: $25.00
Time: 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM


Fall Break: Animal Kingdom

Fall Break: Animal Kingdom - Orlando

Tuesday, October 17, 10:00 AM

Discover worlds real and imagined with a trip to Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Enjoy a safari through Africa, a walk through Asia’s hidden temple, and travel lightyears away to the moon of Pandora in this exciting Discover Florida trip.

Cost: $25.00
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM


Fall Break: Kennedy Space Center

Fall Break: Kennedy Space Center - Titusville

Thursday, October 19, 9:00 AM

Explore our universe at the Kennedy Space Center. Take a journey to Mars, a shuttle to The Moon, and learn about the history of America’s Space Program.

Cost: $10.00
Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Halloweeks: The Hounds of Baskerville

Halloweeks: The Hounds of Baskerville - Orlando

Thursday, October 26, 6:00 PM

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson journey to the English countryside to investigate the mysterious case of the Baskerville family. One by one the male heirs are dropping dead. But why? And who—or what—is responsible? In this hilarious and madcap take on the most famous detective of all time, a trio of actors play a dozen roles in a production that is a master class in funny and perfect for the Halloween season.

Cost: Free
Time: 6:00 PM


Halloweeks: Cornfusion

Halloweeks: Cornfusion - Orlando

Sunday, October 29, 6:00 PM

Spend this Halloween season riding on a hay ride, picking out a pumpkin, and finding your way through a corn maze!

Cost: Free
Time: TBD

Shuttle to Shop: Disney Springs

Shuttle to Shop: Disney Springs - Orlando

Saturday, November 11, 11:00 AM

Find the perfect Christmas present for your loved ones at Disney Springs! Make reservations for unique dining options, enjoy bowling, or take a ride in a hot air balloon!

Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

ICE! At the Gaylord Palms

ICE! At the Gaylord Palms - Orlando

Saturday, December 2, 4:00 PM

Make your way through 2 million pounds of carved ice sculptures this holiday season at the Gaylord Palms ICE! experience. ***Theme to be announced in Fall***

Cost: $10.00
Time: TBD

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Stop by the Business Office in the Raulerson Building to purchase discounted tickets to local theme parks.

Cash, checks, debit and credit cards are accepted.

Disney including Magic Kingdom ($95), All other parks - EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios ($67)

Call the Business Office at 863.680.4154 for information about Disney blackout dates and availability.

Universal Studios – Single Park ($94), Park to Park ($137)

Busch Gardens – 1 Day ($65)

Sea World – 1 Day ($65)

Aquatica – 1 Day ($32)

Local Events & Attractions

20 Miles or Less

  • Circle B Bar Reserve (Winter Haven)
  • First Fridays (Downtown Lakeland)
    First Friday every month
  • Food Truck Rally (Downtown Lakeland)
    Second Thursday every month
  • FSC Waterfront Kayaking (On Campus)
  • Hollis Wellness Center Equipment Rental (On Campus)
  • Legoland (Winter Haven)
  • Mayfaire by the Lake (Downtown Lakeland)
    Mother’s Day Weekend For details, visit the Polk Museum of Art
  • Pigfest (Lakeland)
  • Sun ’n Fun (Lakeland)

40 Miles or Less

  • Adventure Island (Tampa)
  • Alafia River State Park (Lithia)
  • Busch Gardens (Tampa)
  • The Florida Aquarium (Tampa)
  • I-Drive 360 (Orlando)
  • Museum of Science and Industry (Tampa)
  • Walt Disney World (Orlando)

50 Miles or Less

  • Manatee Viewing Center (Apollo Beach)
  • Universal Orlando (Orlando)
  • Wet ‘n Wild (Orlando)

70 Miles or Less

  • Clearwater Beach (Clearwater)
  • The Dali Museum (St. Petersburg)
  • Fort de Soto Park (St. Petersburg)
  • Madeira Beach (Madeira)