LearnING AT Vizcaya

Learning with Vizcaya

Vizcaya is an enduring, inclusive and innovative place that inspires people to embrace the cultural vitality and environmental sustainability of the world around us.

Along with Vizcaya staff, 45 active Volunteer Guides and Greeters welcome visitors to engage with us as we connect with the past, explore the present, and shape the future. We want to hear your voice, understand your point of view and welcome you to our community.

Connect with the past

Whether you’re a garden lover, or a history buff, you’ll find something to love about Vizcaya. The estate includes 34 decorated rooms in the Main House, 11 acres of Formal Gardens and 11 historic buildings in the Vizcaya Village.

Plan your visit
A Volunteer Guide presents a reading from the book, Big Bosses: A Working Girl’s Memoir of Jazz Age America.
A Volunteer Guide presents a reading during a celebration of James Deering’s birthday.


Explore the present

Thousands of students engage in hands-on lessons and object-based learning throughout the Main House, Formal Gardens and Village. Vizcaya’s Bus Scholarship Fund provides approximately 80 free buses each year to Title I schools in Miami-Dade County.

For Students
Students walking on the Garden Mound with a Vizcaya Learning Program Facilitator.
Students enjoy a garden tour with one of Vizcaya’s Learning Program Facilitators. Photo by Ben Thacker.


Shape the future

Come for a program, participatory experiences that make Vizcaya come alive. Throughout the year, programs nurture relationships through shared experiences, and deepen the connection with Vizcaya’s cultural and environmental resources.

Upcoming Programs
People gather for a swing dancing lesson
Guests learn to swing dance during the annual Seersucker Social. Photo by Ben Thacker.


A Collaborative Experience

With dozens of partner organizations throughout the community, Vizcaya collaborates with visual artists, scientists, poets, historic preservationists, and many others to ensure experiences are of, by and for Miami.

Upcoming Programs
Teens measure a tree in the pine rockland hammock during Wild Vizcaya.
Teens are citizen-scientists during Wild Vizcaya, measuring the circumference of a tree in Vizcaya’s pine rockland hammock. Photography by Ben Thacker.


Vizcaya makes memories

Vizcaya features in countless individual and collective memories. Generations of young women have used the estate as the backdrop for their Quinceañera photographs, documenting their transition into adulthood. Celebrate your special moments at Vizcaya.

Photography at Vizcaya
Teen girl in purple ball gown in a gazebo for her quinceañera photo session.
Lovely young lady posing in the gazebo for her quinceañera photo session. Photo by Cachan Inc.

“Learning outside the classroom not only enhances the learning in the classroom through connections but it creates the invaluable background knowledge.”

Ms. Diaz, Biscayne Elementary School