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Elementary Experiences
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Early Learning Institutions

Kindergarten students and teachers have the opportunity to visit an early learning institution as part of the Cultural Passport program. Availability is very limited, so review the options below and click the Application link beneath the Cultural Passport heading on this page to apply.

Educators understand the importance of providing students with enough background knowledge to ensure students can fully participate and engage in all that an experience has to offer. This webpage is designed to familiarize you with the selected attractions and give you access to curriculum to guide your instruction as you prepare students for the experience.

The links listed immediately below have general content for your grade level. Site specific curriculum may be linked within the detailed descriptions below.

Curriculum Resources

For All Grade 1:

Site Specific:

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, Florida 33132

Take off on a worldwide adventure at Jungle Island! Jungle Island offers students and teachers the opportunity to gain greater awareness and appreciation for plants and wildlife through exciting shows and park exhibits.

As you trek through the wilds of our jungle, you will see exotic animals from all over the world! So hop on by and see our red kangaroos from Australia, our loveable lemurs from Madagascar, our smartly dressed penguins from South Africa, and so much more! No journey is complete without a visit to our Everglades Habitat, a true replica of the Florida Everglades.

Winged Wonders opens with a cockatoo riding a bicycle, an act that has delighted guests for much of the park’s history. Dr. Wasabi’s Wild Adventures will unveil some of the world’s most fascinating animals. The Wild Encounter Show is an unbelievable presentation with some of the world’s most fascinating felines and their human companions.

Miami Children’s Museum
980 Macarthur Causeway
Miami, Florida 33132

When visiting the Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) through the Cultural Passport program, students will be taken on our “Guided Exploration” tour throughout the museum, where they will learn about art, music, culture, community, and communication through play. During this educational experience, students will explore nearly all MCM’s fourteen interactive gallery spaces. So whether it’s learning to create healthy meals in our supermarket, checking vital signs in our emergency room, or performing on stage in our cruise ship, students will play, learn, imagine and create their way to learning.

Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science
3280 S. Miami Avenue
Miami , FL 33129

The Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Scienceinspires visitors of all ages to enjoy science and technology to better understand our world and ourselves. We provide an exciting mix of hands-on science, animal encounters, and live science shows that engage students on every level. For Kindergarten students in the Cultural Passport program, the Museum is offering an age-appropriate experience including three components: a planetarium show; our outdoor Wildlife Center featuring up-close encounters with live reptiles and raptors; and a hands-on science activity led by trained staff, where children will explore basic concepts from the life sciences, including modules related to shells, birds, and bees. Teachers will receive supplemental materials to take back to the classroom, for integrating math, creative art and language activities post-visit.

Zoo Miami
1 Zoo Boulevard
12400 SW 152 Street
Miami, FL 33177

With over 300 acres, Zoo Miami is home to more than 2,000 animals living in large open-air and indoor exhibits that approximate the animals’ natural habitats and provide guests the feel of a safari. See Bengal tigers, birds, elephants, frogs, giraffes, kangaroos, komodo dragons, okapi and much more! Guests can enjoy daily wildlife shows, a children’s zoo, camel rides, giraffe and pelican feedings, meet-the-zookeeper presentations, tram tours, safari cycles, an elevated monorail, waterplay areas, and many interactive exhibits making Zoo Miami a unique experience for all ages.

To help plan your field trip, visit us online and click on Zoo Miami Education. You’ll find different activity guides under Teacher Resources and more information on how to prepare and what to expect on your visit under Field Trips. We look forward to your visit!

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