Our field trips combine TEKS-aligned planetarium shows, tours, and activities to provide an exciting and integrated experience for students. You choose what works for your group size, age, and interests!
You MUST fill out the Field Trip Reservation Form to reserve a date and time for your group visit and to receive an invoice. Please note that all field trips must pay in a single check, credit card, or cash transaction to qualify for our field trip rates. We allow teachers and chaperones in for free, up to a 10 to 1 student to teacher ratio. Additional teachers/chaperones will need to pay adult group rates. All chaperones will be required to supervise students.
For more information about Field Trips, please contact:
Who qualifies as a field trip?
We do group visits for all types of groups including schools, homeschoolers, scouts, and adult groups.
When are your field trip hours?
Our museum opens at 10 am Monday – Friday, so field trips will typically start between 10-11 am, unless you have special circumstances. We do require that your group arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled start time in or for us to get you checked-in on time.
If you arrive later than 15 minutes beforehand we cannot promise that your group will start on time.
We do not offer overnight field trips at this time. Scout groups and others may request a field trip on Friday evening to coincide with our Star Party, weather permitting.
How many students can you accommodate?
Our field trips are designed for groups of 15-80* students. If you have 10-14 in your group, please, check out our group pricing. Groups over 80 will be asked to schedule their visit over multiple time frames.
*We understand that many SPED classes have fewer students and we do accept smaller groups if they are SPED.
How long do field trips last?
Each station lasts 30 minutes. Make sure you have chosen the appropriate number of stations for your group’s size. If you have chosen 2 stations your field trip will last 1 hour.
When and how is payment due?
Can we eat lunch at the museum?
Sorry, but no. We are not large enough to accommodate eat-in lunches. We recommend Champion Park which is just down the road from our museum.
A Note About Photography
Sometimes we take photographs of field trips for future marketing purposes. The museum is a public space and as such museum staff is legally allowed to photograph any visitor. If you do NOT want your group photographed, please clearly state so in an email to our field trip coordinator.
|Station||PreK – 12th Grade||Chaperones*|
|Special Exhibition – Amazing Butterflies [coming soon]||$4||$5|
|Special Exhibition – Drugs: Costs & Consequences||$4||$5|
Field trip planetarium shows include a live start show (either an overview of our night sky or a tour of the soloar system) as well as a short movie.
[Opening Jan. 30th] Shrink down into the undergrowth to become one of the most extraordinary creatures on earth in this interactive experience and learn the surprising challenges butterflies face every day.
This is an exhibition from the DEA showcasing the dangers and consequences of drug trade in the local and global community. NOTE: We strongly recommend students be at least 12 years old for this exhibition.
Come take a tour through Earth’s 4.6 billion year history. See fossils from Earth’s early oceans, through the rise of mammals, and to the modern era.