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The city’s diverse culture alone is enough reason to plan a field trip to Miami. The seat of Miami-Dade County is also considered by many to be the economic and financial center of South Florida. Internationally, Miami is often called the “Wreckreational Diving Capital of the World,” due to the great number of diveable shipwrecks lying just off the city’s white sand beaches.
Miami also presents students with opportunities to learn about Art Deco architecture, explore some of the state’s most diverse national and state parks, and discover how the city’s modern vibrance has been richly impacted by Latin culture.
A field trip bus rental is the best way to get your students around Miami. At Bus.com, we offer a number of bus rental options and we can help you streamline transportation for your trip so that you can focus on other important logistics.
While a school bus might be the most obvious choice for a Miami class field trip, the right choice for your group will depend upon a number of factors. Those factors should include, but aren’t limited to, group size, travel distance, and desired amenities. That’s why Bus.com offers coach bus rentals, minibus rentals, and school bus rentals.
Many of our clearest memories from early education are tied to those times when we actually got out of the classroom. Field trips are a great way to reinforce classroom learning with opportunities for students to apply what they’ve been learning in a safe, real-world environment.
Field trips also come with a great many intangible benefits that we often don’t consider when a trip is planned. Traveling to new destinations is always eye-opening, whether you’re in kindergarten or rolling into the twilight of your Golden Years. Field trips can expose students to new cultures, new traditions, and new ways of living that they otherwise wouldn’t have experienced.
Some studies have even shown that early participation in field trips outside of the classroom can increase student’s chances at lifelong success. The results of this study showed that students who went on educational field trips achieved better grades, had a higher graduation rate (both from high school and college), and earned a greater income after graduation.
The only major American city to be founded by a woman (Julia Tuttle), Miami is chock full of great attractions for both education and entertainment. Once you have your Miami bus rental secured with Bus.com, here are a few great ideas for destinations to visit in this great city.
The setting of the Miami Seaquarium is enough to warrant a visit on its own. The Seaquarium sits on 38 acres of what can only be considered a “tropical paradise.” It’s one of the oldest oceanariums in the United States, dating back to its founding in 1955.
Group visits to the Seaquarium can be arranged with a specific educational program in mind. Some of the Seaquarium’s most popular educational exhibits include the Touch Pools, where students can safely feel bamboo sharks, cleaner fish, and various invertebrates, and the Conservation Outpost, where students are presented a comprehensive history of the Seaquarium’s many achievements in conservation over the last 62 years.
The Miami Zoo is both the oldest and the largest zoo in the state of Florida. The favorable climate in the region allows the Miami Zoo to safely house animals from a variety of international locations, including Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas. The zoo is home to more than 3,000 animals and over 500 unique species.
Because of the variety of animals at the Miami Zoo, exhibits are organized by geographic territories. This organization gives students the opportunity to observe certain species that coexist peacefully in the wild interacting together at the zoo. It also creates opportunities for students to observe the natural habitat of these species, as the zoo has done a great job landscaping the exhibits using trees, foliage, and soil that are closely matched to the species’ natural habitats.
The Frost Science Museum is a planetarium, aquarium, and science museum all rolled into one. It’s a great stop for student field trips focused on astronomy, marine studies, and many different branches of science. The museum actually has a total of four buildings to explore and it sits in a convenient location in downtown Miami’s waterfront Museum Park.
The staff at the Frost Science Museum specializes in designing field trips that will help you bring the science lessons you’ve been covering in the classroom to life. Most field trips to the science museum include a self-guided experience through the museum’s many exhibits, along with a planned programming component.
Also located in downtown Miami’s waterfront Museum Park, the Perez Art Museum offers a beautiful collection of contemporary art. With a dedication to keeping things modern, the galleries in the museum only display pieces made in the 20th and 21st centuries.
The art exhibitions at the museum will provide teachers with great opportunities to highlight Miami’s diverse community and important geographical location. Through its cutting-edge Knight Schools Program, the museum offers free buses and free museum admission to all Miami-Dade County public schools. All museum tours are led by the museum’s Teaching Artists and include educational discussions on modern and contemporary art.