Cutting-edge technology meets nature at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. The 15-acre attraction has inaugurated "Wonders of Wireless" cell-phone tours to explore the garden and learn about its environment. Created in partnership with AT&T (which installed wireless service throughout the facility), there are multiple tours that can be accessed via a toll-free number.
The garden, home to more than 6,000 plants and trees and habitat for 35 butterfly species and more than 270 migratory bird species, is at 5210 College Road. Admission is by donation: $5 suggested for adults; $4 for children. Visit www.keywestbotanicalgarden.org.
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on Sanibel recently introduced new family-friendly activities to increase visitors' appreciation for shells and the environment. Programs include free guided beach walks to explore the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge the last Monday morning of each month. Hands-on workshops include drawing shells, making shell bouquets and other crafts. Admission is $7 for adults; $4 for children. The museum is at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Visit www.shellmuseum.org.
The Best Western Ambassador Suites in Venice is offering a Suite Season Rate of $139.99 per night through March 31 and $109.99 per night from April 1-18. Accommodations feature more than 400 square feet of space, refrigerator, microwave and complimentary hot breakfast. The hotel has an outdoor heated pool. Call 800-685-7353.
The Morse Museum in Winter Park has opened a new long-term exhibit from its collection showcasing more than 50 decorative objects from the Arts and Crafts movement in America. The exhibit, "The Virtues of Simplicity — American Arts and Crafts From the Morse Collection," includes lamps and metalware notable for their clean designs and spare ornamentation, often inspired by nature. Highlights include works by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Tobey Furniture Company, Gates Potteries, a rare Stickley appliquéd curtain of Craftsman canvas, c. 1910 never exhibited, and a leaded-glass reading lamp. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students and free for children younger than 12. Admission is free for all from 4 to 8 p.m. on Fridays through April. Visit www.morsemuseum.org.