Archbold is open to the public Thursdays-Sundays, from 8am-5pm.
The general public is welcome to visit Archbold and discover this national treasure. Whether you love nature, conservation, science, history or living green, visiting Archbold is a great way to learn, relax, and enjoy a unique atmosphere.
We offer several options for exploring Archbold starting with the Frances Archbold Hufty Learning Center. Sign in by completing the Release of Liability form at the Welcome Office. Pick up a brochure or nature trail guidebook and begin your adventure.
At the Richard Archbold Research Center, sign in at the Main Office (south end of the building) Monday though Friday, 8am-5pm.
"Islands in Time" is a 19-minute video about the conservation of the Lake Wales Ridge, and is available for viewing in the Research Center Lounge adjacent to the Main Office, M-F, 8am-4pm.
Picnic tables are adjacent to the parking plaza. Pets are not permitted on Station property.
Guided group tours (min. 10 people) are available by appointment. Contact the Education Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (863)465-2571 x233.
Gifts for purchase include t-shirts, books, DVD's, and other items which are located in the Research Center Main office, M-F, 8am-4pm or by emailing your order to the Station's Receptionist.
The Learning Center is wheelchair accessible.
Meeting and lodging accommodations are available for researchers, college classes, conservation groups, and for other mission-related organizations. Please submit a completed Visitor Application to the Station’s Receptionist.
The Station has an outstanding scientific Library emphasizing ecology and the natural history of Florida. It is not a lending library. The library catalog is online.
The main gate to the Station is shut between the hours of 8pm and 6am. Residents and overnight visitors will be given an access code to activate the gate.
Researcher and college classes by appointment. Please contact the Ranch office.
Ranch Eco-Tour, more information here
Visits to the Archbold Reserve are arranged by the Executive Director’s Office.