Houston Groups and Field Trip Opportunities

Houston Groups and Field Trip Opportunities

Houston Field Trip & Group Tour Opportunities

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 trip are you taking?

Historical

Nature, Outdoors, & Animals

Theatre & the Arts

STEM

Athletic & Just for Fun


Historical

  • Galveston Railroad Museum:
    • Minimum 12 children and adults, $4.50-9.50 per person
  • George Ranch Historical Park Field Trips:
    • Several program options,
      • Self-Guided: Fridays (during the school year) or daily after May 16th, $5-6 per student
      • Structured Programs: T-Th, 9AM & 11:30AM, $7 per student (1 adult FREE with every 10 students, extra adults $8 each)
      • Immersive/ Role-Playing: T-Th, 9AM & 11:30AM, $12 per student (1 adult FREE with every 10 students, extra adults $8 each)
  • The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park
    • $4 per child, $5 per adult chaperone (1 for every 10 students required)
    • 10AM, T-Fr, tours last about 1 1/2 hours
  • Holocaust Museum Houston:
    • Tours are for grades 6 and up, maximum 60 people
    • Tours last 2 1/2 hours and cannot be scheduled to start after 2:30PM
  • Liendo Plantation – Civil War Weekend School Day:
    • Usually November; $5 per person
  • Lone Star Flight Museum:
    • T-Su 9AM-5PM, $12 students and chaperones, FREE 3 & under (1 chaperone per 10 students required)
    • Free guide with advanced notice
  • National Museum of Funeral History:
    • Group rates availale for a minimum of 25 guest, $8 per person
  • Rosenberg Railroad Museum:
    • Available Wednesday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m.
    • $5-7 per person
  • San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site & Battleship Texas:
    • San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site – admission to the site is FREE there are additional fees to access the San Jacinto Museum features:  ride the elevator to the top of the monument ($2 each), to access the special exhibits ($2 each) and/or watch Texas Forever!! ($4 each) – a combo ticket for school groups is $4 each
    • Battleship Texas: Guided Tours are 1 hour and offered W-F, 10AM-12PM & 1-3PM ($2 per person) OR the Texas Deck Activity Package (no guided tour) is 1.5 hours and availalbe on Th-F , 10AM-12PM & 1-3PM ($2 per person)
    • Admission $3 per student & $3 per Adult
  • Texas Renaissance Festival School Days:
    • Usually, the first Tuesday and Wednesday of November, 8:30AM-4PM – Rain or shine
    • Tickets $9/ Lunch Vouchers $10, can be purchased at the gate the day of (children 4 & under, FREE)

Nature, Outdoors, & Animals

Theatre & the Arts

  • 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., 11-6PM, 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, T,W,F 10AM-7PM, Th, 10AM-9PM, Sa 10am-6pm, Su. 12-6PM, FREE
    • 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, *X³: Explore, Extend, Excel!, Learning From the Masters, Studio Series – *Denotes Elementary only
    • Student Matinees: The Nutcracker (December 6, 8, & 9 – 11AM) and Cinderella (March 7, 2017 – 10:30AM)
  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft: T-Sa 10:30AM-3:30PM, 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
    • The Barber of Seville (Feb. 3 & 4, 2017 – 9:30AM OR 11:15AM), free
    • Storybook Opera at Discovery Green (previously held in March)
  • Houston Symphony Student Concerts
    • $20 per seat for groups of 20 or less, $5 each for groups of 20 or more, 1 complimentary adult seat for every 10 students
  • Lawndale Art Center:
    • Group Tours available W-Fr 12-5PM, FREE
    • For groups of 30 or less, 2 weeks notice required
  • The Menil Collection:  W-Su, 11AM-7PM, FREE
    • 1-week notice for groups & 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: Temporarily Closed due to fire repair, $8 per person, 12 and under FREE
  • Project Row Houses: W-Su 12-5PM, during periods of install and deinstall art houses may be closed, FREE (Docent-led tours Sa & Su 1PM & 3PM), groups may request a docent-led tour anytime.
  • Rienzi: Docent-led tours only W-Sa 10AM, 1AM, 1:30PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM; Su 1PM, 1:30PM, 2PM, 2:30PM, 3PM, 3:30PM, 4PM,  $8—reservations needed (Gardens only, FREE); discount pricing available for groups
  • Rothko Chapel: 10AM-6PM (for groups of 2o or more please arrive before 5pm and give advanced notice, a ratio of 1:10 chaperones to students is preferred), FREE (donations suggested)
  • Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) Student Matinees:
    • $6 tickets, 1 complimentary chaperone ticket for every 20 student tickets

STEM

  • Blackwood Educational Land Institute:
    • For grades 1-12
    • $6-10 per student, up to 50 students.
  • Children’s Museum of Houston – Groups:
    • Maker Annex Focus Tour: $10/ child (2 chaperones required for every 12 children, FREE)
    • Field Trips-School Year: (T-F, 9:20AM & 11:30AM), $4 per student, minimum 15 children (1 FREE chaperone per 10 children)
      • Tour separated into five 20-minute segments
    • Summer Groups: $9-10 per person (ages 1 and up for groups of 15 or more)
    • Scouts have two dedicated nights for sleepovers, $50 per scout and $25 per chaperone
  • City of Houston WaterWorks Education Center: FREE, By Appointment only – M-F 9AM-5:30PM; suggested minimum of 15 persons and 35 maximum, per field trip visit
  • Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center
    • Summer Groups of 15 or more are $9 each in June and $10 thereafter
    • Schools or large groups can schedule from Oct-May on a Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday (except first Fridays of the months) from 10:15 a.m. – noon, admission will be $4 per student (minimum group size 15)
  • The Health Museum: Field Trips, $8 per student
    • Lab add-ons available from $3-15 per student
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science: (field trips are also available at the Sugar Land campus
    • Expedition Center (HMNS Hermann Park or George Observatory)
      • For grades 1-12, and groups 12-44, from 1 hour and starting at $185
    • Field Trip Packages (HMNS Hermann Park, HMNS Sugar Land, or George Observatory)
      • From $5-13 per person
    • Student Labs – 1-hr. labs, up to 25 students, $165-200
  • Kids Robotic Academy – Semester Long Classes, $295 for 11 sessions (once a week) + annual registration fee of $25
    • Daytime classes for all age groups
  • Little Beakers
    • 1-hour hands-on science labs, minimum 20 people, starting at $9.25 each
    • additional discounts available for groups of more than 30 or repeat visits
  • Marine Biology Tours at Texas Seaport Museum – This unique experience takes place on board the SEAGULL II, a 50’ catamaran which docks at the Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, in Galveston. The tour starts at 10 a.m. and costs $20 per person (no minimum age requirement).
  • Minute Maid Park Tours: M-Sa 10AM & 12PM, $11 adults & $7 children (3-12)
    • Educational Tours available M-F, by appointment, with a group minimum of 25 guests, contact 713.259.8996 or email tourstaff@astros.com
  • M.D. Anderson Traveling Puppet Show (FREE)
    • For grades K-4 at your location, minimum 25 kids
  • Offshore Energy Center: Daily 10AM-5PM (6PM during the summer); Adults $9, Students 7-18 $5, Children 6 & under FREE – call for group rates
  • Space Center Houston Field Trips:
    • $10.95 advanced purchase (minimum of 20, 1 FREE with every 20)

ATHLETIC & JUST FOR FUN

  • Funplex Amusement Park: Passes from $10.99 per person, food add-ons available; The page says min. 50 but they are happy to accommodate smaller groups with a minimum of 10.
  • NRG Stadium Tour: $5-6, 2 & under FREE.  Parking is free in the Blue Lots, via Gate #9. Select Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:15 a.m., noon, & 2 p.m.m please email tours@nrgpark.com to confirm.