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Groups and Field Experiences

School Groups

Now accepting reservations for Summer 2021!

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 children are best served when learning outside of school supports learning in the classroom, and vice versa. We align all of our exhibits and programs to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Children have the opportunity to apply what they have learned in school and gain experiences to prepare them for future learning in class.

Educator Information

Summer Group Guidelines and Policies

Chaperones

One chaperone is required for every five children and is admitted free. Teachers are included in this chaperone ratio.

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 (2) 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.

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 to the Museum. Schools and organizations may be asked to provide signed confirmation that no student on a tour is ill.

ID Tags

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

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SUMMER GROUPS

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Summer Group Size

15-100 children

Accessibility
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For More Information

Lydia Dungus, Reservations Coordinator

Play Safe
We are committed to the safety of children, visitors, and our staff and follow CDC COVID-19 guidelines. Children 2 to 11 and visitors who are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 must wear a mask covering the 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.

Group Tours and Workshops

Now accepting reservations for Summer 2021!

Chevron Maker Annex Virtual Workshops

We're taking Virtual Learning one step further with a full on workshop you can join from home! These workshops are great for kids new to CAD and coding or expert users. Work with Children’s Museum Houston’s own Maker Education Manager, Jacob Breier as you explore design concepts using CAD.

Summer Groups

Planning events for your Summer Camp or kids’ group? We are ready to welcome your group back! Explore 10 Adventure Zones including Kidtroplis and FlowWorks. Ideal for ages 5 to 12. Reserve your group now and guarantee the fun.  

Available Tuesday - friday

11 am - 3:30 pm

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Field Experiences

Our guided tours allow students to apply their knowledge and skills as they explore over 75 hands-on exhibit activities during five, 20-minute tour segments as lead by a museum facilitator. Scholarships are available for Title I students during the fall semester and January.

Museum Field Experiences are made possible through the generosity of The Cullen Foundation and Wells Fargo, with additional support provided by Houston Junior Forum.

availability

Beginning 2022

Self-Guided Visits

Self-guided visits are perfect for teachers who want to lead their own tours of the museum. Students experience new worlds and make new discoveries about science, the environment, culture, math and the arts as they visit our 14 continuously changing exhibitions. Some special restrictions may apply during high-attendance periods.

Available Time Slots

N/A

Related Events

October 11, 2021

Explore Abilities Day

Event Details
December 13, 2021

Sensory Friendly Day

Event Details

How many chaperones do you require?

One chaperone is required for every five children. Chaperones are admitted free.

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

Outside food is not permitted in the Museum. However, you may now reserve a private space for your group to eat if you order from our Fresh Café. Orders must be placed 5 business days in advance and paid in full. Lunches are non-refundable, unless cancelling within 48-hours. If the original order exceeds the number you bring on the actual visit, you are responsible for the remaining lunches.

What happens if a child is ill?

Teachers are expected to screen their student’s health prior to arriving at the Museum.

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.