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Please be aware that many venues are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. We have added a new section of "Virtual Field Trips" on FieldTripDirectory.com in your state and beyond! Use the activity filter below to search for virtual trips, resources, and distance learning options in Texas or CLICK HERE for a list of virtual trips nationwide. Explore topics in the arts, science, social studies, and more from anywhere.

Downtown Aquarium – Houston

Downtown Aquarium features touch pools, shark tanks, games, rides, and interactive exhibits. Groups can go behind-the-scenes to see how exhibits are maintained and learn about aquarium careers.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Outreach. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Family TEXAS
Houston
TEL - 713-223-3474
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Houston Ballet

The Houston Ballet teaches school groups about ballet through its matinee performances, dance classes, studio performances, and outreach programs. Also family friendly performances.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Performances, Outreach. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool, Family TEXAS
Houston
TEL - 713-535-3245
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Houston Symphony

The Houston Symphony educates students through student concerts customized to early childhood, elementary, middle school, and high school-level learners. Also family friendly performances.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family TEXAS
Houston
TEL - 713-224-4240
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Space Center Houston

At Space Center Houston, visitors can see interactive displays and NASA artifacts that tell the story of the Space Shuttle program. Space Center Houston is also home of the NASA Tram Tour.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Outreach. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TEXAS
Houston
TEL - 281-244-2100
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American Cowboy Museum

The American Cowboy Museum preserves and interprets the art, history, and culture of the contributions of African Americans, Hispanic, Native Americans, and Women to the development of the American West.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TEXAS
Houston
TEL - 713-433-4441

Children's Museum of Houston

At the Children’s Museum of Houston experience new worlds and make new discoveries about science, the environment, culture, math, and the arts.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TEXAS
Houston
TEL - 713-522-1138

Holocaust Museum Houston

The Holocaust Museum Houston educates about the dangers of prejudice and hatred in society. The museum’s exhibit, called “Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers”, focuses on the stories of Holocaust survivors living in the Houston metropolitan area.

GRADE LEVEL - Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TEXAS
Houston
TEL - 713-942-8000

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Reconnect with nature at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center’s 155-acre sanctuary. Programs allow visitors to explore plants, logs, pond life, and the interactions between different parts of the environment.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TEXAS
Houston
TEL - 713-681-8433

Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS)

Explore rainforests, other galaxies, the time of dinosaurs, and the future of renewable energy at HMNS—featuring the Burke Baker Planetarium. Visit HMNS at Home for virtual resources.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Outreach COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TEXAS
Houston
VIRTUAL
TEL - 713-639-4629
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Overnight field trips include trips to NYC, trips to Boston, trips to Washington, DC, trips to Chicago, trips to Atlanta, and other historic cities throughout the US. Retreats are available for environmental education, team building, and recreation.

We created field trip lesson plans to help teachers, scout leaders, camp counselors, and homeschool parents provide an enriching experience for their groups. We know funds for class trips are limited, so we’ve included grants for field trips that cover admission, transportation, and more.

It’s important that students and youth explore new environments, learn about other cultures, and develop an understanding of inclusivity as part of the educational process. People learn in different ways—through hearing, seeing, touching, talking, or doing. Class trips can provide a multi-dimensional learning experience. FieldTripDirectory.com can help you find the right trip for your group. A world of experiences is just a click away at FieldTripDirectory.com.

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