The History Center welcomes field trip visits from public and private schools, day camps, and home school groups throughout the Tampa Bay area and beyond.

Field trips are ideal for 4th grade students and above, but we can accommodate any age group.


Perfect for a day trip,  visitors can explore three floors of exhibits and have the option to dine in the Columbia Cafe, shop in the Museum Store or explore the Tampa Riverwalk.

Scouts can explore the History Center’s galleries and learn about the life of a Florida pioneer in our rustic Cracker cabin, watch a Florida cattle drive, or learn how to use the stars to navigate the high seas in our Treasure Seekers gallery. For no additional charge, a knowledgeable docent can help your scouts learn about Florida’s early native people, the events that influenced Seminole culture, and the industries that put Tampa on the map.

  • Scout Groups (min. 10 /max. 30): $8/scout
  • Chaperones (one per five students): Free
  • Additional Chaperone: $10/adult

*Badges are not provided by the History Center. Please get in touch with your troop leader regarding the purchase of badges and other scout materials. For more information, contact Group Sales at [email protected] or (813) 675-8960.

Get hands-on with our in-gallery experience for groups of “tiny” history lovers! Have fun with Tampa’s past with age-appropriate games and activities. Tiny Tours are available for Pre-K to 2nd-grade students.

Pre-K and Kindergarten tours are approximately 50 minutes; Tours for 1st and 2nd graders are approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

  • Pre-K – 2nd  Grade Students (min. 10/ max. 100): $8/student
  • Chaperones (one per 10 students): Free
  • Additional Chaperone: $10/adult

For more information, contact Group Sales at [email protected].

The History Center can customize a unique experience for your group. Contact Group Sales to discuss your needs at [email protected].