Activities & Resources
HistoryMiami554in Miami, FL 33130
Travel back 10,000 years as you walk through the museum's permanent exhibition, Tropical Dreams: A People's History of South Florida. Step into a re-creation of the 2,000 year-old Miami Circle, view a sea turtle shell and put together an archeological puzzle. Then climb into the lookout tower of a Spanish fort, delve into a treasure chest and dress up as a pirate. Walk through a Seminole chickee and play on a South Florida pioneer porch. Hop on board a 1920s trolley or set sail in a sharpie replica. Or see a Haitian boat and a Cuban raft that brought refugees to Miami.
Historic and Eco-History Tours are offered through the museum with Dr. Paul George, a history professor at Miami Dade College, and Frank Schena from HistoryMiami. Bus, boat, bike, and walking tours are offered at various times throughout the year (see our calendar for details).
Some examples of these tours include a bike tour of Coral Gables (two hours long, participants provide bicycles), a walking tour of Ocean Drive (South Beach, also two hours), and a two-hour boat tour out of Ft. Lauderdale. Bus tours are full day trips and are recommended for older children only. For more information call 305.375.1625.
HistoryMiami's Tropical Explorers Winter, Spring and Summer Camps, as well as its Discovery Days on Teacher Planning Days, are ideal for children 6 to 12. The museum's highly skilled educators guide campers to discover the treasures of South Florida's history through gallery games, arts and crafts, music, theater, filed trips and much more! Overnight camp-ins are also available.