Houston Field Trip & Group Tour Opportunities

It’s field trip time! Sometimes you just have to get a group together! Here are some great places to go and things to see with your group, be school, scout, or any other! Check out our Calendar of Events for information related to specific education days and events.

*Always independently verify times and prices

What kind of field trip are you taking?

Historical

Nature, Outdoors, & Animals

Theatre & the Arts

STEM

Athletic & Just for Fun


History Field Trip

Historical

Field trips focusing on history, culture, and education.



Nature and the Outdoors Field Trip

Nature, Outdoors, & Animals

Pack the sunscreen and bug spray! Fill up your water bottle! These options will take your field trip outside and up close with nature and its inhabitants.


The Outdoor Education Center at Camp Olympia

The Outdoor Education Center at Camp Olympia is directed by experienced, certified teachers with the goal of facilitating authentic experiences in nature for schools across the state. We offer programs for multiple grade levels and serve public, private, magnet, charter, and homeschool organizations. 3-Day/2-Night Programs are standard, but day programs and longer programs are available upon request. Our staff will work with your group to create an experience tailored to your specific needs.

Our curriculum is carefully aligned with the TX TEKS, and our staff is trained in best practices for outdoor education based upon the University of California, Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science BEETLES Leadership Institute for Science Education. Groups can choose from activities such as:

    • Forest Ecology
    • Aquatic Ecology
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Geology
    • Conservation
    • Team-building
    • Orienteering
    • High Ropes
    • Gardening
    • Texas History
    • Horseback
    • Astronomy
    • First Tee Golf
    • Archery

Theater and the Arts Field Trip

Theatre & the Arts

From the quirky to the elegant. Her you can find a field trip for all of your artistic whims.


  • Alley Theatre Student Matinees: This season’s productions are A Mid Summer Night’s Dream, A Christmas Carol, & Syncing Ink
    • Tickets $12.50
  • Art Car Museum: W-Su., 11 am – 6 pm, FREE
    • This is a small museum there are a few parking spots in front and a few on the street. Call if you will be taking a larger group.
  • Bayou Bend School Tours (MFAH), Under 18 FREE, $10 for adults
    • Reservations should be made at least 3 weeks prior to visit
    • Guided programs appropriate for students 9 and up, maximum of 96 students, FREE
  • Contemporary Arts Museum
    • Free for some groups, but reservations required for groups between 10 and 60. Groups must register 10 days prior to visiting
  • Downtown Aquarium – Several tours and classes available for a group to set up
  • Houston Ballet: several options for groups of at least 25, some need to be applied for in the previous school year
    • Programs: Ballet Talks, Chance to Dance, Dance to Learn, Guest Speaking, X: Explore, Extend, Excel!, Learning From the Masters, Studio Series, Student Matinees
  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft: Wed-Sa 10:30 am -3:30 am, FREE (tour sizes are minimum 10, maximum 30 with 1 adult chaperone required for every 10 students)
    • You can add a one-hour workshop for $50, plus $5 per participant
  • Houston Grand Opera: performances and camps and student matinees
  • Houston Symphony Student Concerts
    • $20 per seat for groups of 20 or less, $0-10 each for groups of 20 or more, 1 complimentary adult seat for every 10 students
  • Lawndale Art Center:
    • Self-guided and guided tours available, FREE
  • The Menil Collection: 11 am – 7 pm, FREE
    • 1-week notice for groups of more than 20 people & one adult chaperone for every 10 students required
  • The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH)
    • Free tours are available Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. for groups of 10-60 persons.
    • The tour will be themed toward the age group
  • Pearl Fincher MFAH:
  • The Printing Museum: $0-10 per person
    • Tu-Th Group tours by appointment only
    • Fr & Sa guided tours at 11 am and 2 pm
  • Project Row Houses: W-Su 12-5 pm, $0-$12
  • Rienzi: Docent-led tours for school groups, FREE, Wed.-Fri. 10 am, 11 am, and 1 pm
  • Rothko Chapel: 10 am -5 pm (for groups of 20 or more please a maintain a ratio of 1:10 chaperones to students is preferred), FREE (Donation of $5 per person suggested)
  • Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) Student Matinees:
    • $9.75 tickets, 1 complimentary chaperone ticket for every 10 student tickets

STEM Field Trip

STEM

Science, technology, engineering, and math – there is a field trip for every option and often cross disciplines.



Athletic and Just for Fun

ATHLETIC & JUST FOR FUN