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In partnership with The Division of Academics, Department of Social Sciences, HistoryMiami Museum is happy to announce that we will be hosting this school year’s History Fair in February 2023 for Florida History Day.

Florida History Day (FHD) is an annual, statewide activity that enhances the teaching and learning of history in middle and high schools. Based on a theme selected annually by the National History Day (NHD), students in grades 6 to 12 use primary and secondary sources to research a topic relating to local, national, or world history.

The 2022–2023 theme is Frontiers in History. After analyzing and interpreting the information they have gathered, students express their findings in a paper, exhibit, performance, documentary, or website. 

The HistoryMiami Museum and the Department of Social Sciences’ local History Fair will be held on February 11, 2023, at HistoryMiami Museum.

Important Dates:

Registration starts on Thursday, September 1, 2022 and ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2022. Click here to register. Training for teachers will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at HistoryMiami Museum. Click here to register.

Please note that only the top two projects per category from the local History Fair will be eligible to enter the state competition.

Information to Know:

Students can participate in one of five categories, which are organized in two separate divisions, Junior Division (6–8 grade) and Senior Division (9–12 grade). The categories have individual and group options, with the exception of the paper category. Groups can have up to five members.

  • Paper (individual only)
  • Website (individual or group)
  • Performance (individual or group)
  • Exhibit (individual or group)
  • Documentary (individual or group)

Students are encouraged to research primary and secondary sources through archives, digital archives, libraries, museums, and historic sites. A solid foundation of primary sources with supporting secondary sources are vital to a successful project.

Click here to download a copy of this year's theme book. Click here to download the National History Day Contest Rulebook.

If you need support with your student’s project, please fill out this form and a member of the HistoryMiami Museum Education Center will respond to you within 48 hours.

Click here to visit HistoryMiami's Teachers Resources page.

To learn more about the National History Day and Fair and the Florida History Day and Fair, please see the links below.

In partnership with:

To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any disability accommodation, please contact Hana Squires, Accessibility Coordinator, at or call (305) 375-1621 at least two weeks in advance of your visit to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service.)

Education Programs


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 Manage of Education and School Initiatives 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.
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).
The group rate is $300 per a group of 30 students for Programs at the Museum and $350 per a group of 30 student for site visits. One teacher/chaperone per ten students is admitted free, additional chaperones are charged $10 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.
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
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.
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.
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.