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Discover Florida


Discover Florida 2018-2019

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.

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.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Orlando

Tuesday, February 19, 5:00 PM

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance.


Tampa Bay Lightning Game

Tampa Bay Lightning Game - Tampa

Thursday, February 21, 5:00 PM

Watch your Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey team skate their way to victory!

Cost: Free
Time: 5:00 PM -
Limited access



Spring Break - Blizzard Beach

Spring Break - Blizzard Beach - Orlando

Tuesday, March 5, 9:00 AM

Discover frosty fun for the whole family at Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park, a one-time ski resort that has melted into a watery wonderland. Zip down the slushy slopes of Mount Gushmore on one of the world’s tallest and fastest waterslides.

Cost: Free
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Limited access

Register for Spring Break - Blizzard Beach

Spring Break: Florida Aquarium

Spring Break: Florida Aquarium - Tampa

Thursday, March 7, 9:00 AM

Journey under the sea at the Florida Aquarium in downtown Tampa. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind Coral Reef Gallery, journey to Madagascar, and see what makes our wetlands so special with a trip down the Wetlands Trail!

Cost: FREE
Time: 9:00 AM -
Limited access

Register for Spring Break: Florida Aquarium

Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic - Orlando

Thursday, March 14, 5:00 PM

Join us as we cheer on the Orlando Magic!

Cost: FREE
Time: 5:00 PM -
Limited access

Wild Florida

Wild Florida - Orlando

Saturday, March 30, 8:30 AM

Become a true Floridian at Wild Florida! Start your journey with an Airboat tour of Florida’s wetlands, get your picture taken holding an alligator, and end the day walking through a wildlife park. **LUNCH INCLUDED**

Cost: $10.00
Time: 8:30 AM -
Limited access

Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen - Tampa

Tuesday, April 9, 5:00 PM

Dear Evan Hansen

Cost: $25.00
Time: 5:00 PM -
Limited access

Looking for something to do this weekend?

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

Universal Studios – Single Park ($87), Park to Park ($122)

As of October 16, 2018 Disney switched to dynamic variable pricing. As a result we no longer sell park tickets but they can be purchased direct from Disney.

Cash, checks, debit and credit cards are accepted (All sales final)

Discounted tickets are available to all current students, faculty, and staff. Limit of 6 tickets per 90 day period. If you have questions regarding purchasing tickets or availability, please call the Business Office at 863.680.4154

*All tickets are subject to availability and blackout/expiration dates.

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)

Questions? about Discover Florida Contact

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Sara Ellis

Program Coordinator