Use $5 Tickets to Teach
- Have your students write a review of an event.
- Offer extra credit. Reward students who attend an event related to a class lesson or theme.
- Take your foreign language class to a cultural program. Expand students’ knowledge of world cultures.
- Enhance a lesson on a specific subject. Visit a museum or attend a performance.
Resources available to Teachers
Miami-Dade County Public Schools Cultural Passport
All secondary grades throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools are eligible for free Cultural Passport field experiences! Teachers of any discipline may apply for a Class Pass to provide their class with a cultural field experience. Class Passes include student and teacher admission fees and bus transportation at no cost to the school, teacher, or students. Get more information.
Culture Shock Miami field trips
Culture Shock Miami offers free field trips to select performances at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and Miami-Dade County Auditorium.
- All groups are responsible for obtaining their own roundtrip transportation.
- Reservations are REQUIRED and will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis until the venue reaches capacity or the established deadline.
- When available, a Study Guide will be provided to teachers in advance of the performance to help facilitate conversation and further education beyond the theater.
- To reserve space for your group, contact Christina.Tassy-Beauvoir@miamidade.gov or call 305-375-4986.
Upcoming field trips:
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom
Friday, February 7, 2020 (10:30-11:30am) / Miami-Dade County Auditorium
Recommended for: Middle and High School Students
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom tells the moving, true story of Lynda Blackmon Lowery, one of the youngest participants in the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965. Infused with the stirring music of the Civil Rights Era, the performance lets audiences of all ages experience what it took to struggle nonviolently and how it felt to be part of changing American history.
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center field trips
Ballet Hispanico – School day Performance
This storied New York troupe has been showcasing Latino culture and choreographers for 45 years. Led by former company member Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispanico’s spectacularly accomplished and versatile dancers bring to life a wide-ranging mix of contemporary ballet, modern dance and Latino traditions the Chicago Sun-Times calls “gorgeous to look at and thrilling to watch.”
Friday, April 5th, 2019 at 10:30am – 11:30am
Who: Middle and High school
12th annual All Kids Included Family Arts Festival fieldtrips (AKI fieldtrips)
All Kids Included Family Arts fieldtrips are designed to be inclusive experiences that are exclusively reserved for schools with special needs students. Students will enjoy the performances on the main stage as well as storytelling, face painting, and other hands on activities.
These special fieldtrips take place from 10am to 1pm on the following dates:
• Wednesday, May 1, 2019
• Thursday, May 2, 2019
• Friday, May 3, 2019
Who: Pre-K through 8th grade students with special needs only
Transportation is provided
Space is very limited
Jose Limon Dance Conpamy – School day Performance
Acclaimed for its dramatic expression, technical mastery and expansive, yet nuanced movement, the Limón Dance Company illustrates the timelessness of José Limón’s work and vision.
Friday, May 10th, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Who: Middle and High schoolAcclaimed for its dramatic expression, technical mastery and expansive, yet nuanced movement, the Limón Dance Company illustrates the timelessness of José Limón’s work and vision.
All groups are responsible for obtaining their own roundtrip transportation to SMDCAC.
To reserve space for SMDCAC field trips, For reservations contact Monique Alfonso at firstname.lastname@example.org or 786-573-5316 to receive SMDCAC’S required fieldtrip request form.
Arts for Learning/Miami
Arts for Learning is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing teaching and learning through the arts and community cultural resources by linking learning experiences to the real world. Contact Arts for Learning Miami for creative ways to connect cultural experiences with your classroom curriculum.
HistoryMiami Museum is committed to serving South Florida’s students, teachers and adult learners through exciting and innovative programs. Bringing over 10,000 years of South Florida history to life, HistoryMiami Museum has been welcoming visitors since 1984.
Our education programs are designed to provide age and grade-level appropriate experiences, while focusing on different learning modalities. Critical thinking is elicited as students compare and contrast the past and present and are encouraged to visualize and discuss what the future may be like, based on patterns of the past.
All programs are correlated to state educational standards. The programs also address curriculum areas beyond social studies, including language arts, mathematics and science (where applicable).
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
PAMM Student Pass: Miami-Dade County Public School students, can get free admission to the PAMM through the Student Pass. Visit the PAMM's website for more information.
Free Educator Admission: All Florida K-12 educators with identification receive free admission to the museum.
Free School Fieldtrips: The Knight Schools Program offers free buses and free museum admission to Miami-Dade County Public Schools. School tours are offered Monday through Friday mornings. Schedule your visit here: School Tour Request Form or contact email@example.com.
Vizcaya Museums and Gardens
Guided tours of the Main House are available for school groups from 4th – 12th grades. Group tours are conducted by professionally trained Volunteer Guides and are available by appointment. Tours last approximately one hour.
Vizcaya has developed thematic tours for school audiences which support local, state and national curricular goals in Social Studies, Visual Arts and Language Arts. Lesson plans are available.