Audio Tour

Tropical Dreams: A People’s History of South Florida

Join Maria, a Miami native, on a journey through time in the museum’s permanent exhibition Tropical Dreams: A People’s History of South Florida. The free, 25-minute audio tour explores 10,000 years of history through the voices of South Florida-based characters such as a Native American canoe builder, a pioneer mother, a railroad worker, and more.

Experience the audio tour using any of the following methods:

  • Download the .MP3 files below to your own MP3 player and follow the tour once you get here.
  • Use your cell phone to call the telephone number posted on the audio tour signs throughout the exhibition. There is no cost to you except for your minutes.
  • Request one of the MP3 players located at the Visitor Services desk. The audio tour comes preloaded.


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Sound effects from PacDV, Shockwave-Sound, Sound Dogs, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Music composed by Wojciech Panufnik.


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First Arrivals

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International Rivalry

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Southward Expansion

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New People - New Technology

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Gateway of the Americas

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