School Field Trips
Thank you for choosing to bring your students to the Tampa Bay History Center! Whether this is your first visit or you’ve made the History Center a yearly tradition, we look forward to working with you to plan a fun and engaging experience for your students. During their two-hour visit students are guided by our skilled docents who help them to discover some of the significant people, ideas, and events that have helped to shape our region and state. For more information or to book your field trip call 813-675-8980 or email email@example.com
School Admission Rate
Student groups: (min. 10/max. 120) $6/student
Teachers/chaperones: (1 per 10 students) Free
Additional adults: $8 each
A refundable $50 deposit is required for all reservations – invoices can be issued upon request.
Field trip reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance. Dates fill quickly; make your reservation early in the school year to avoid disappointment. To request a field trip date, click here to submit a tour request or call 813-675-8980.
The History Center can accommodate up to 120 students at one time, and we suggest that larger groups divide their students into two separate field trips. A minimum of 10 students is required for a tour and group rate. We require a minimum of one adult chaperone for every ten students.
Our History Highlights tour, which provides a general overview of the museum, is designed for grades 4 to 12. Tours can be adapted for grades pre-K to 3. Please call for details.
Tour Length & Content
A field trip lasts two hours, and during this time students will have a chance to see all of the exhibits in the History Center. The guided tour focuses on the first floor galleries, where docents cover Florida’s early people and the European contact period, Seminole Indian history and culture with a focus on the Second Seminole War, and industrialization and immigration in Ybor City and West Tampa. Students will also be provided with a fun scavenger hunt to lead them through our interactive second floor galleries.
In addition, students participate in a scavenger hunt or hands-on activity while exploring the second and third floor galleries.
Book Your Field Trip
To book your field trip now, call 813-675-8980 or CLICK HERE
We want your field trip to be a great success, and we’re dedicated to providing you with all the resources you need to make that happen. Please explore the documents and links below and feel free to contact us if there are any other materials you need to prepare for your trip!
-Educator’s Planning Guide
-Now that You’ve Booked - Your Field Trip Planning Guide
-Boxed Lunch Order Form
-Sunshine State Standards Alignment
-Invoice & Payment Form
-Please download and complete the pre-visit lesson for your grade level prior to your field trip. Part of your students’ experience at the museum will build on this activity.
Grades 3 - 6
Grades 7 - 12