Make the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum Your Day Trip Destination
Whether you’re an adventurous world traveler or a local who likes to venture out, most don’t need a reason to explore the wonders of the Florida Everglades. A trip to the Everglades would not be complete without some knowledge base of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Located on Seminole Big Cypress Indian Reservation, the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum helps thousands of visitors each year delve into the rich Seminole history and their Everglades home for the last 300 years. Not convinced? Here are five considerations to bring up at your next family dinner about what to do next weekend.
Relax, Just Do It
Chances are, if you’re in America, are part of the working force, or have a pulse, you can benefit from taking a vacation. A day trip to the museum can be the perfect way to unwind, reconnect with nature and appreciate life in the present. If you remain unconvinced, just look to the medical benefits. Vacations have been scientifically proven to reduce stress, prevent heart disease, and improve productivity. What are you waiting for?
Be One with Nature
If long walks through the cypress, scenic photographs and reconnecting with nature appeals to you, the mile-long boardwalk might be just the place for you. Here you can check out the amazing flora and fauna, visit camping grounds and villages, and even watch traditional arts and crafts demonstrations when local Seminole artists are present.
Engage in the Seminole Culture
The history of the Seminole tribe is rife with tradition, authenticity and success. Yet, many Floridians and tourists remain unaware of the tribe’s historic past or their distinguished influence on the Florida Everglades. There is no better way to engage in their cultural history than with a day trip to the museum. With over 180,000 unique artifacts, high quality exhibits, and several galleries, a trip to Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki is sure to be both informative and fun.
Learning may take on several forms – visual, auditory, physical, and combinations of the like. However, one type of learning has proved increasingly effective and engaging in comparison with the rest. Kinesthetic learning focuses on carrying out physical activities to educate, as opposed to sitting in a lecture or reading about the subject. This combination of seeing, hearing and feeling allows for multi-sensory learning and true involvement. At the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, visitors can learn through doing, making a trip to the museum more effective and meaningful than any attempt to scrape information together otherwise.
You’re Helping the Community
Your visit to the museum may be more significant than you think. For a one-year period between June 11, 2018 and June 14, 2019, the exhibit ‘We Are Here!’ provides an interactive experience for 4th grade and high school students to increase understanding of tribal sovereignty. Their community infrastructure includes emergency services, healthcare, housing and education. This influential partnership allows the museum to further uplift the community while shaping young minds.
The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is open 7 days a week, from 9am to 5pm. Admission price is $10 for adults and includes a wide range of special admission prices. For more information please go online to the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki museum or by calling (877) 902-1113.
About Florida Seminole Tourism (FST)
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is a federally recognized Indian Tribe. FST is a top Florida Everglades adventure, learning and camping destination. We share the excitement and wonder of the Florida Everglades to visitors from around the globe. Our award-winning Everglades attractions including Billie Swamp Safari, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, and Big Cypress RV Resort & Campground.