Ecotours for Families and Friends

Families and groups can participate in ecotours with two of our partners – the St. Petersburg Museum of History and Weedon Island Preserve. They can start by “Diggin’ Up History” Museum and then explore the archaeological and environmental aspects that make Weedon Island Preserve a natural treasure in our own backyard with Pier Aquarium Marine Education Staff.

Explore Weedon Island by “Boardwalking” or “Catchin’ Critters Knee Deep”

Length: two hours

Offered: 10am-noon Wednesday
Cost: $6 per person: minimum 20 people; maximum 50

All proceeds benefit the educational programs at The Pier Aquarium and the St. Petersburg Museum of History.


Diggin’ Up History – 1 hour 
Travel back in time, examining artifacts left behind by Native Americans that called Weedon Island home many years ago.

Boardwalking – 1 hour
Venture through a 1/5 mile guided boardwalk tour that takes you deep into lush and diverse land and marine environments.

Catchin’ Critters Knee Deep – 1 hour
With nets and buckets in hand, students get their feet wet in Tampa Bay, discovering mangrove and sea grass environments that serve as home for a diversity of marine life.