Join our Education Team for action-packed, hands-on programs in science and technology, history and culture, health and human development, math, literacy in person or online.
We believe learning outside of school supports learning in the classroom, and vice versa. All our exhibits and programs are aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Visiting children can apply what they have learned in school and gain Trips to prepare them for future learning in class.
In order to maintain social distancing, Guided Field Trips require a chaperone ratio of 1 chaperone for every 10 students; Self-Guided Trips require a ratio of 1 chaperone for every 5 students. Teachers are included in this chaperone ratio. Chaperone tickets are free to achieve this ratio. Additional chaperone tickets may be purchase if needed.
Full payment is due 30 days prior to your visit. The Museum does not provide day of arrival adjustment or refunds. All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges. Groups with fewer students than reserved will receive general Museum admission tickets (one ticket for each student that is paid for but is not attending). Tickets may be used for additional chaperones accompanying your group. Excludes Title 1 admission program sponsored schools. Refunds will be made only in the event of Museum equipment failure, such as power failures or malfunctions in equipment.
Outside food is not permitted in the Museum.
Please let us know if your students have special challenges. Also, please let us know if your group needs a bilingual Discovery Guide. Plan to bring an interpreter if this is needed for your ESL class. Every effort will be made to provide a bilingual Discovery Guide for your tour; however, we cannot guarantee their availability.
Souvenir grab bags are available from our Museum Gift Shop for $4.00. If your organization is tax exempt, please bring a copy of your certificate. Please place your order at least 48 hours in advance of your visit.
Teachers are expected to screen their student’s health prior to arriving at the Museum. Schools and organizations may be asked to provide signed confirmation that no student on a tour is ill. Should your group size change due to a child’s illness, we are happy to issue reserved general admission tickets to the Children’s Museum Houston (one ticket for each student that is paid for but is not attending) to be used at another time. Tickets may be used for additional chaperones accompanying your group.
Schools are responsible to provide students with ID tags that include the name and telephone number of the sponsoring institution.
Our guided trips allow students to apply their knowledge and skills as they explore over 75 hands-on exhibit activities during five,20-minute tour segments as led by a museum facilitator.
Museum Field Trips are made possible through the generosity of The Cullen Foundation and Wells Fargo, with additional support provided by Houston Junior Forum.
9:20 – 11:00 am or 11:30 – 1:20pm
Tuesday – Thursday
9:20 – 11:00 am or 11:30 – 1:20pm
Self-guided visits are perfect for teachers who want their students to have more time in the Museum and a more flexible, small group experience. Some special restrictions may apply during high-attendance periods. Each classroom is provided a recommended schedule to follow, TEKS alignments by exhibit for their grade, and an orientation to theMuseum by our staff.
Wednesday – Friday*
10:30 – 1:00 pm, 2.5 hr visits
*Excluding the First Friday of the month
In order to maintain social distancing, Guided Field Trips require a chaperone ratio of 1 chaperone for every 10students; Self-Guided Trips require a ratio of 1 chaperone for every 5students. Teachers are included in this chaperone ratio. Chaperone tickets are free to achieve this ratio. Additional chaperone tickets may be purchase if needed.
Outside food is not permitted on Museum property. If you plan are to have lunch while away from your site, plan to eat before or after your visit.
We are able to accommodate groups of 15 – 125 students. For tours, students are divided into groups of no more than 25 students.
Every effort will be made to provide a bilingual Discovery Guide for your tour; however, we cannot guarantee their availability. Plan to bring an interpreter if this is needed for your ESL class.