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Groups and Field Experiences

Groups & Field Experiences

Now accepting reservations for 2021-2022.

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.

TEKS-Aligned Experiences

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are the state standards for Texas public schools from kindergarten to year 12.

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.

Educator Information

Guidelines and Policies

Chaperones

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.

Reservations and Cancellations

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.

Lunch

Outside food is not permitted in the Museum.

Student Needs

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.

Grab Bags

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.

Sick Child Policy

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.

ID Tags

Schools are responsible to provide students with ID tags that include the name and telephone number of the sponsoring institution.

Explore in Person or Online

3D Virtual Trips
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Guided Field Trips

Tuesdays
9:20 – 11:10 am or 11:30 – 1:20 pm

Self-guided Field Trips

Wednesday – Friday
10:30 – 1:00 pm

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Lydia Dungus, Reservations Coordinator

Mask Up and Play Safe
We are committed to the safety of children, visitors, and our staff and follow CDC COVID-19 guidelines. All visitors ages 2+ must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth while inside the Museum. Visitors who do not follow this requirement will be asked to leave. We will update our policies according to the CDC guidelines.

Group Tours & Field Experiences

Bring your students to the ultimate playground for their minds.

Guided Field Experiences

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.

Reserve a Guided Field Trip
October 12 – December 14, 2021

Tuesdays
9:20 – 11:00 am or 11:30 – 1:20pm

January 18 – May 26, 2022

Tuesday – Thursday
9:20 – 11:00 am or 11:30 – 1:20pm

Self-Guided Tours

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.

Reserve a Self-Guided Field Tour
Available Slots

Wednesday – Friday*
10:30 – 1:00 pm, 2.5 hr visits

*Excluding the First Friday of the month

MyProjects Live Virtual Workshops

We’ve taken Virtual Learning one step further with hour-long workshops students can join from anywhere! Children’s Museum Houston STEM educators work with students on projects involving coding, spatial design, physics principles, and more. Scheduled as needed by special reservation.

Parent Stars Family Learning Events

Invite Children’s Museum Houston’s team to bring an energizing, hands-on family learning event to your school! Whether you need a large, family-fun event or a dynamic parent workshop, the Museum has a variety of programs that are perfect for your next school event.

Family Math Adventures

Are your students’ families familiar with the Museum? If not, bring them on a special all-expenses-paid family field trip during one of our Thursday Free Family nights.  We’ll even reimburse your bus costs through generous funding from ConocoPhillips.

Related Events

December 13, 2021

Sensory Friendly Day

Event Details

How many chaperones do you require?

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.

Can we bring our own lunches and is there a place to eat?

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.

How many students can I bring?

We are able to accommodate groups of 15 – 125 students. For tours, students are divided into groups of no more than 25 students.

Can I request a bilingual Discovery Guide?

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.

Request Information

Due to high demand, we recommend reserving your group up to 3 months in advance. Please allow 24 hours for our Reservation Coordinator to respond to your request.

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Please note that reservations are NOT confirmed until you have received a confirmation letter from the Reservations Coordinator.