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About Education
HistoryMiami is committed to serving South Florida’s students, teachers and adult learners through exciting and innovative programs. Bringing over 10,000 years of South Florida history to life, HistoryMiami has been welcoming visitors since 1984. Over the past 23 years, HistoryMiami has served over 500,000 students. HistoryMiami is proud to be a founding partner with Miami-Dade County Public Schools in the creation of Museum Magnet Schools in Miami-Dade County, serving over 2,000 students annually through this partnership.

Educational Programming
All of our education programs are designed to provide age and grade-level appropriate experiences, while focusing on different learning modalities. Critical thinking is elicited as students compare and contrast the past and present and are encouraged to visualize and discuss what the future may be like, based on patterns of the past.

All programs are correlated to state educational standards, focusing on the content strands assessed through the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). The programs also address curriculum areas beyond social studies, including language arts, mathematics and science (where applicable).

School Programs Include:

Various on-site programs at HistoryMiami (PreK4-12)
Historic site visits with a HistoryMiami educator (3-12)
Classroom visit programs (PreK4-12)

Programs at the Museum
The cost for programs at HistoryMiami is $5 per student. One teacher or chaperone per 10 students is admitted free.

Historic Site Visits are $6 per student. One teacher or chaperone per 10 students is admitted free. Everglades Site Visits are $18 per person.

Classes are welcome to bring their lunches and eat on the plaza of the Miami-Dade Cultural Center before or after their program.

Small groups may also be accommodated for participation in any of our educational programs each afternoon.

Programs at Your Site
Programs at your site cost $200 for two, one-hour programs for groups of up to 32 students (grades 3–5).

“Get Your Culture On” - Adult Educational Programming
HistoryMiami offers a wide range of educational programs for adult learners which offer something for everyone.

  • Thursday Evening Programs: Panel discussions, lectures, performances and tours relating to the current temporary exhibit.
  • City Tours: Led by HistoryMiami historian Dr. Paul George or eco-historian Frank Schena, tours offer a dynamic way of seeing our community whether on boats, bicycles, coach or two feet.

Family and Children Programming
HistoryMiami offers a fun variety of programs for children and families to enjoy and learn.

  • Family Fun Days: Art-making, music activities, storytelling and mini-tours of our exhibits for you and your family to enjoy every second Saturday of the month.
  • Tropical Explorers Camps: There is a camp for every season, from winter break camp to summer break camp and all teacher work days in between with Discovery Day Camps. Children must be between the ages of 6-12 to participate.

For more information regarding Educational Programs, please contact the Education Department at 305-375-1492 or education@historymiami.org


Educational Programming

Plan Your Visit (PDF)

Adult Programs

Family & Children Programs

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