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Tampa Bay History Center

Tampa Bay History Center

Founded in 1989 by the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, the History Center opened its new, 60,000 square-foot facility on Tampa’s Riverwalk in 2009. Accredited in 2015 by the American Alliance of Museums and a Smithsonian Affiliate museum since 2012, the History Center includes

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Tampa Bay History Center Field Trips


Program description

Grade Levels

We welcome student groups of all ages! Our tours are designed for grades 3 to 12, but can be adapted for younger students. Fourth- and eighth-grade teachers find that our exhibits align very well with Florida and U.S. history standards.


K-12 students:  We can accommodate up to 150 students at one time. A minimum of 10 students is required for a tour and group rate. One


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Program Detail

Program type: Field Trip
Artistic Discipline: History & Heritage, Literary Arts, Media (film, video), Multi-discipline, Storytelling, Visual Arts
Subject: FIne Arts: Visual Art, History, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
Population served: Students with Disabilities, Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Teachers, Educators
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Field trips are offered seven days a week

Available times:

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Length of program: 1-1/2 to 2 hours
Fees / Ticketing:

Students ………………………………….$7/pp
Teachers (1 per class) ……………. FREE
Chaperones (1:10 Required) ….. FREE
Extra Chaperones ………………… $10/pp

CPALMS Standards

English Language Arts:
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 6-8
Grade 9-12
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 3-5
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
Grade 6-8
Grade 9-12
Social Studies:
Grade K
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
Grade 9-12


Has conducted educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Programs connect to State Curriculum Standards: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or make changes to your reservation,
call 813-675-8973 no later than ten business days
prior to your visit. If you cancel your field trip at
least ten business days prior to the scheduled
date, you will receive a full refund of your deposit.
If your group does not show up for a scheduled
field trip, or if you fail to cancel at least ten
business days prior to the scheduled date, your
deposit will be forfeited to TBHC.


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