Palm Coast - Day trips are a popular excursion for many who live in Palm Coast and throughout the state to get away for a few hours and see wildlife, museums, and enjoy new food. Palm Coast Parks & Recreation offers several trips this spring and summer for adults and seniors to connect with nature, learn about history, enhance their cooking skills, or simply enjoy an evening dinner and show.

Here's a listing of the trips offered from now through August:

Florida Museum of Natural History - April 26: An engaging and impactful hub for teaching and learning science, the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville has been particularly successful at utilizing research collections and making them accessible to diverse audiences, demonstrating relevance in their daily lives. Participants can enjoy lunch at the Carmella Court Café, at their own expense. The group will depart from the Palm Coast Community Center at 10:15 a.m. to Gainesville and return at 7 p.m. The fee is $52 and does not include the price of lunch.

Athen's Theatre - May 9: This famous theatre in DeLand will be putting on a show-stopping performance of the timeless classic, Singin' in the Rain. Dinner will be at Urban Brick at the participant's expense. Attendees will depart from the Palm Coast Community Center at 5 p.m. to DeLand and return at 10:30 p.m. The fee is $68 and does not include the price of dinner.

Publix Apron Culinary School - June 14: Learn to perfect your cooking skills while watching a demonstration class which will allow you to sit back and relax as the chef prepares the menu. Enjoy tasting all of the dishes, following along with the recipes, and asking questions. Participants will depart the Palm Coast Community Center at 10:45 a.m. to Jacksonville and return at 3:30 p.m. The fee is $67 and includes the price of food.

Jacksonville Museum of Science and History - Aug. 9: The journey takes participants to the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, one of the largest single lens planetariums in the U.S. Lunch will be at Murray Bros. Caddyshack at the participant's expense. The fee is $50 and does not include the price of lunch.

The registration fee includes round-trip, motor coach transportation to and from the destination and admission fees for the attraction. Payment is due at the time of registration. There are a limited number of spaces available, so register early at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call Parks & Rec at 386-986-2323.