How do I book a field trip?
After searching for the right program for your students in A Day @ the Museum, Museum on the Go! or, ‘round Town, please book using our Request a Field Trip form (we no longer accept field trip requests by phone). Reservations are required at least one month in advance. After you submit your request, the Education Registrar will verify availability, create a group reservation, and email you a confirmation within two business days. If we are unable to accommodate your group’s request, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.
May I book two programs for one day?
No, we find that students and adults often do not enjoy a second guided tour in one day. If you are hoping to extend your stay with us, we recommend requesting a Self-guided experience to take place after your guided tour (Maximum 2 hours).
What is the School Programs Rate?
The group rate is $7 per student for Programs at the Museum and $8 per student for site visits. One teacher/chaperone per ten students is admitted free, additional chaperones are charged $8 each. Please note that some of our programs are based on a flat rate system for groups and not a per person cost. Unless otherwise stated, your program cost has been priced on such a system regardless of the actual number of people attending the program.
What is the Changes and Cancellations Policy?
The Museum requires at least 1-week advance notice of any cancellations or changes to a booking. Any cancellations received within 3 business days of Program will forfeit the deposit fee. Cancellations within 24 hours of the program, will be charged the full program fee. Groups that arrive at HistoryMiami Museum with fewer people than originally booked and did not provide an adjustment prior to the trip within the required time frame will not receive a refund for the students not in attendance. All cancellations must be made in writing and sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the role of a Chaperone?
Pre-K-12th-grade students must be accompanied by at least one adult for every 10 students. Chaperones must stay with and supervise the conduct of their students at all times. During field trips, teachers are considered chaperones. Teachers please share our How to Enjoy the Museum with parent chaperones who will be accompanying you.
Where can my group enjoy lunch?
Lunch may be enjoyed in the outdoor Museum Courtyard on a first come, first served basis. Spaces are limited. In the event of inclement weather, please be prepared to return to school for lunch. We do not have food vendors or vending machines in the Museum. Please ask students to bring a bag lunch. No food, drinks or gum allowed in the museum. There will be large rolling bins provided at the time of your arrival. A Museum Educator will bring the bin to your appropriate lunch area.
Bus Drop off/Pick up
HistoryMiami Museum is located in the Miami-Dade Cultural Center, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130. Buses should drop off and pick up students at the staircase on Flagler Street. Located between NW 1ST AND 2ND Avenues. There is no on-site bus parking.
Our goal is to provide a successful learning environment for all students. please carefully read and share the following with all students and chaperones to assure a safe and fun trip for everyone.
- Protect your history: keep food, drinks, candy and gum outside the Museum.
- When students first enter an exhibition, give them time to acclimate. The excitement of field trips can be overwhelming for some students.
- Walk in the museum. No running.
- Use indoor voices.
- No climbing on exhibits.
- Respect others in your group as well as other museum visitors and staff.
- Teachers and chaperones must stay with their groups at all times.
- In the infrequent event that a student’s behavior is disruptive to others, museum staff will ask for additional assistance from teachers and chaperones for the group.
- Cameras are welcome unless specified. Tripods, monopods and commercial photography are prohibited. Please no flash photography.
- Backpacks, large bags, umbrellas are prohibited in exhibit. Bags and strollers may be checked and left with Visitor Services staff at the entrance desk.