Description: The fourth grade program consists of a 2 hour visit to the Museum in which students will tour several Museum exhibits including Creating the Dream, an exhibition about Coral Gables’ founder and developer, George Merrick. Students will learn how George Merrick, his family and other visionaries created one of Miami-Dade County’s finest planned communities. On this tour, students will participate in an interactive skit, read Merrick’s poems, and examine coral rock and historic 1920s photographs! Students will explore local history, pioneer life, 1920’s Boom Period, architecture, urban planning and development. Additionally, this program includes the Creating the Dream Pre and Post Visit Packet with educational tools and resources for teachers and students.


  • Creating the Dream exhibit tour (40 min.)
  • Exhibit Tour/Old Police and Fire Station building tour – teacher’s choice (40 min.)
  • Art activity (20 min.)

Duration: 2 hours
Site: Coral Gables Museum
Cost: Exhibition tours are $5 per student. 1 chaperone for every 10 students is required. Chaperones are free.

Support for the “Creating the Dream” program was provided by a grant from the Coral Gables Community Foundation.