28655 S Dixie Hwy
Homestead, FL 33033
Science & Nature Museum
Coral Castle Description
To most people, this offbeat attraction is simply massive coral furniture and monuments hand-carved by a Latvian immigrant (who did it for a long-lost love). But for older kids interested in science, Coral Castle is an amazing display of unexplained phenomena, from carver Ed Leedskalnin's ability to lift and move tons of rock without equipment, to his use of magnets that allows a nine-ton coral gate to be moved with a finger push. The best way to experience this attraction is to ask for the site's resident science expert to give you a free tour.
School-Age Kids: Older, science-oriented kids will really take to the science tour.
Pre-Teens & Teens: They may be smitten by Ed's monument to his lost teenage love. Science buffs taking the special tour will appreciate the added dimension.
- Call ahead for the tour. If you want the personalized tour, call in advance to be sure the expert is available.
- Don't go in the rain. This attraction is almost completely outdoors.
Just the Facts
Hours: Fri.-Sat. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thu. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fees: Under $10
Recommended Time: 1 to 2 hours