HistoryMiami Museum offers free summer entrance for children and their families
MIAMI – For families looking for interesting ways to keep their children immersed in learning during the summer months, visits to a historical museum provides opportunities to gain access to important nuggets from the past. To that end, HistoryMiami Museum is kicking off its Summer Passport Program that provides free access to the museum for all children in Miami-Dade County. The program, which is available from June 8 until August 19 offers children an exciting educational adventure while exploring South Florida’s rich past.
“We are looking forward to opening our doors to students and their families this summer with our Summer Passport Program,” said Jorge Zamanillo, Executive Director of HistoryMiami Museum. “HistoryMiami’s core mission is to share Miami’s unique stories. By taking cost away and making entrance to the museum free, we’re making South Florida’s great history accessible to all.”
The passports can be picked up at the museum’s front desk, which is located at 101 W. Flagler Street in Downtown Miami. Each passport offers free admission to each child and their family members (up to f our people per passport). After every museum visit, the child will receive a stamp in one of the passport’s f our boxes. Once all f our boxes are stamped, the child will be allowed to pick an exciting prize from a specially curated treasure box.
Throughout the summer, kids and their families can not only experience the history of Miami through the museum’s permanent displays but can also enjoy two other special exhibitions. The first is “Miami Rocks: The Miami Pop Festival, May 1968,” which pays tribute to the original Miami Pop Festival held 50 years ago in Gulfstream Park, where musicians like The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Chuck Berry and Frank Zappa performed.
The second exhibition, titled “Avenues of Expression: Street Traditions in Miami,” allows visitors to discover the street traditions that are hiding in plain sight on Miami’s avenues, highlighting traditions such as street art, protests, vehicle customizing, food vendors, ventanitas, religious practices, and much more.
“Whether you enjoy the history of Miami’s music scene or learning about the stories that make Miami, Miami, we have something for everyone at HistoryMiami. We can’t wait to see everyone at the museum this summer,” said Zamanillo.
Museum Hours & Fees: Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm; Sunday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm; Monday, closed.
Regular museum admission: Free for students and their family (up to 4 people total) throughout the summer; For nonPassport holders, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with ID, $5 for children 6-12, and free for museum members and children under 6.