Florida Supreme Court Tour Program is to
provide scheduled educational tours and programs at the Florida Supreme Court for students and visitors.
THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & TOUR
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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM - for students
The Educational Program takes place in the Supreme Court courtroom and educates students about the judicial branch, Florida’s court system, the differences between trial and appellate courts and the role of the justices and how they are appointed and retained.
For school groups too large to participate in a Mock Oral Argument activity, a "verbal" Mock Oral Argument can be discussed. Well-behaved groups will be allowed a picture-taking opportunity on the bench - time and group size permitting.
Educational programs normally last 40 - 45 minutes.
An Educational Tour is reserved for high-school age and older groups with fewer than 40 participants. This tour brings the history of the Court alive as visitors learn fascinating facts about the supreme court building and the personalities that have given life to the Court over the years.
The tour includes the rotunda, courtroom, library and rare book room. Groups are also allowed a picture-taking opportunity on the bench - time and group size permitting. Educational tours vary depending on the age and size of the group but normally last 40 - 45 minutes. These tours can be tailored to fit your group's schedule.
Among other fascinating stories, visitors will hear stories about the the bullet hole in the front door, the "faceless justice", and the justice who was stopped by a security officer for whistling in the hallway and told whistling was not allowed in the building!