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Field Trips

The Museum that Discoveries Built

Field trips are available seven days a week excluding some holidays.

A field trip to the Perot Museum is an adventure that’s sure to spark both curiosity and discovery among students of all ages. Not only are the activities in our exhibit halls designed with inquisitive students in mind — even the building itself features interactive surprises! Complete your field trip experience with the addition of an awe-inspiring 3D film or a TEKS-aligned program, led by a Museum educator. From the fossil record to the expanding universe, your class will have a blast learning about the many different fields of science and technology. Group pricing is available for groups of 15 or more students.

This year, we have decreased the maximum number of students visiting the Museum daily. Thanks to input from teachers who visited on field trips last year, we will allow fewer field trips per day in order to accommodate a more hands-on, interactive experience for students.

Looking for more? Add on a not-to-be missed traveling exhibition experience with your field trip.

Be sure to check out our field trip video before your visit, where you, your chaperones and your students will learn important information and field trip rules. Get tips on bus parking, checking in, getting around, eating lunch and more!

The Perot Museum is so aligned to the TEKS, that I had students ask if we could come back as an entire 8th grade class to use the museum as a review for their STAAR test. The kids asked great questions and made incredible connections from the classroom to the museum exhibits.

School Group Pricing

Single PackagesStudentsRequired
Chaperones
Extra
Chaperones
Museum Exhibits (required) $5 Free $5
Programs, Films and Add-ons
Educational Film (Short) $5 $5 $5
Educational Film (Long) $6 $6 $6
Standard Program $5 Free Not Available
Lab-based Program $6 Free Not Available
Auditorium Program $5 Free $5
Portable Universe Program $6 Free Not Available
Traveling Exhibitions Add-ons
2theExtreme: MathAlive! (September 27, 2014-January 4, 2015) $5 $5 $5
The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes (February 15-May 10, 2015) $5 $5 $5

Student price applies to students (pre-K through college) who are part of a group of at least 15 students. Teachers accompanying post high-school student groups will pay the student price.

Required Chaperone price applies to one adult chaperone (21 years or over) or teacher required by the Museum for every seven (7) students (pre-K through high school). Required chaperones may be teachers, school staff or parents and must accompany students.

Extra Chaperone price applies to extra adult chaperones (over 1:7 Museum-required chaperone-to-student ratio.) Payment for extra chaperones must be included with school’s prepayment two weeks before visit date, or tickets may be purchased on field trip day if space is available. Classroom and lab-based programs are limited to maximum of 30 students with required chaperones (2 or 4 depending on number of students).

A nonrefundable deposit is due within ten days of making your reservation ($50 for reservations totaling less than $500, $100 for reservations over $500). Full payment and all changes are due two weeks before the visit date. Completion of this form does not guarantee a reservation. An invoice will be emailed and/or faxed to confirm your field trip.

Field Trip at the Museum Request Form 

Order Box Lunches for your Field trip group

The Museum Café offers a variety of Box Lunches to suit the needs of your group. A minimum of 10 Box Lunches must be ordered. Download the reservation form here.

Preorder Your Groups Box Lunches

NOTE:  Pre-ordered box lunches from the Cafe require a seperate check payable to: Wolfgang Puck. You will be able to submit your order on the following screen.

School Souvenir Kits

Discover, Explore, Remember!

Students can now enjoy a fun reminder of their trip to the Perot Museum with a Museum Shop school souvenir kit. There are two kit options available for preorder and payment prior to your field trip.

Preorder School Souvenir Kits Today

NOTE:  Pre-ordered Souvenir Kits require a seperate check payable to: Event Networks. You will be able to submit your order on the following screen.

Teacher's Guide School Group Policies

Contact for the Reservations Department Phone: 214.428.5555 x8, Fax 214.756.5890, Email: reserve@perotmuseum.org

  • Phone numbers by department

    Educational Field Trips: 214.428.5555 press 8
    (Not necessary to listen to entire greeting)

    Group Tours: 214.428.5555 press 8

    Birthday Parties, Sleepovers & Scouting Adventures: 214.756.5763

    Membership: 214.756.5751

    Facility Rentals: 214.756.5758


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Tips: Before your trip

Payment

Refer to your confirmation packet for payment due dates, amount and mailing address. Your reservation may be canceled if your deposit/payment is not received by the due date.

Changes/Cancellations

All schedule and attendance changes must be made no later than two weeks before your visit. If you need to reschedule or cancel your reservation, you must contact the Reservations Department at least two weeks before your scheduled visit in order for your payment to be applied to a new visit date.

Refunds

Refunds will only be made in the event of Museum equipment failures, power failures, school closings due to inclement weather, or other issues deemed serious enough by the Perot Museum to warrant cancellation. No other refunds will be issued. Deposits are nonrefundable. The Museum does not issue refunds or tickets for absent group members.

Field Trip Instructional Video

Planning a field trip to the Perot Museum? Be sure to check out our field trip video, where you, your chaperones and your students will learn important information and field trip rules. Get tips on bus parking, checking in, getting around, eating lunch and more!

Field Trip Instructions

Planning a field trip to the Perot Museum?

Special Needs

Please let the Reservations Department know if you are bringing children with special needs. The Hoglund Foundation Theater, a National Geographic Experience can accommodate up to four wheelchairs and escorts per viewing. Special needs groups with chaperones over the 1:7 ratio will not be charged the additional chaperone rate.

Memberships

Free admission for Perot Museum members is not valid with group reservations.

Chaperones

One adult chaperone 21 years or older is required for each seven students. Please include teachers in your chaperone count.

Extra Chaperones
    • Teachers wishing to include extra chaperones over the 1:7 ratio in their group reservation must also include extra chaperone fees with their prepayment (due two weeks prior to visit date). All teachers/chaperones/extra chaperones will be expected to supervise students.
    • Additional extra chaperones may purchase tickets at the Box Office on field trip day and will receive the school group rate. Film tickets are based on availability. No additional discounts will be applied to this ticket.
    • Adult Museum members may reserve member tickets online for films and exhibits.
    • Group rates will NOT apply to online ticket purchases.

*Due to space limitations, extra chaperones will not be able to attend classroom programs, lab programs or Portable Universe programs.

Order Box Lunches for your Field trip group

The Museum Café offers a variety of Box Lunches to suit the needs of your group. A minimum of 10 Box Lunches must be ordered. Download the reservation form here.

Preorder Your Groups Box Lunches

School Souvenir Kits

Discover, Explore, Remember!

Students can now enjoy a fun reminder of their trip to the Perot Museum with a Museum Shop school souvenir kit. There are two kit options available for preorder and payment prior to your field trip.

Preorder School Souvenir Kits Today

Grade and TEKS Objectives:
Field Trips Grades:
PreK
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Highschool

TEKS:
Coming Soon

Tips: Day of your trip

Please refer to your confirmation packet for more detailed information regarding your visit. Be sure to check out our field trip video.

Bus Parking

Student drop-off is determined by your group’s schedule. Please refer to your reservations packet for bus parking details for your group. Bus parking is free. Single-car parking for chaperones is available under Woodall Rodgers for a fee payable on exit.

Bus Drop-off and Parking Map

Check-in

  • School check-in begins at 9:30am.
  • Be sure to bring your confirmation packet and have an accurate count of students and teachers/chaperones present on trip day. Please be sure to include teachers in your count. Do not include extra chaperones who have paid or will be paying separately or on their own.
  • Your lead teacher will take the Required Teacher Admission Sheet to the Box Office. A Museum representative and your teacher will sign for approval of numbers and exchange for stickers/admission passes.
  • Exhibits open at 10am.
Program Times

If you are scheduled for timed programs, please assemble at the program or theater check-in area at least 10 minutes before your program begins. There is no late seating, nor are refunds issued for missed shows or programs.

The Children's Museum

The Moody Family Children’s Museum, located on the lower level, is reserved for toddlers through age 5. Older students are not allowed in this area.

Lunches

Lunches should be stored on your bus and will not be stored in the Museum. Please plan to eat in the Plaza area, outside the main entrance. The Café area is reserved exclusively for our Café customers.

Museum Rules

Teachers: Please review the following rules with your students and chaperones.
1. Students MUST stay with chaperones at all times. Chaperones MUST stay with students at all times.
3. Walk, DO NOT run throughout the Museum.
4. Travel the stairs single file and stay to the right.
5. Outside food is not allowed in the Museum. Leave lunches on your bus and enjoy your lunch on the outdoor Plaza.
6. Always treat the Museum, exhibits, staff and other visitors with respect.

Groups who violate these rules, or unruly or disruptive groups, may be asked to leave and will be escorted from the premises by security.

Contact for the Reservations Department Phone: 214.428.5555 x8, Fax 214.756.5890 Email: reserve@perotmuseum.org

Grade and TEKS Objectives:
Field Trips Grades:
PreK
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Highschool

TEKS:
Coming Soon

TEKS Aligned Exhibits



  K-2 3-5 6-8 Aquatic Science Astronomy Biology Chemistry Earth & Space Environmental Systems IPC Physics
ROSE HALL OF BIRDS K.3C 3.3D 6.11B 3E   7A   8A 3E    
K.10B 3.9A 6.12E 10C   12B     9E    
1.10A 3.10A 7.11A                
2.10A 4.3D 7.12A                
  4.7C 8.11A                
  4.10A 8.11B                
  5.3D                  
  5.7D                  
  5.9A                  
  5.10A                  
T. BOONE PICKENS LIFE:  THEN AND NOW HALL K.3C 3.10A 6.3D 3D         3E    
  3.10B 7.3D 3F   2G   2G      
  4.10A 7.11B 10B   3F   3D      
  5.3D 8.3D     7A   3E      
  5.10A       7B   3F      
          7C   6D      
          7D   6A      
          7E   8A      
          11B          
          12A          
          12B          
          12C          
          12D          
          12F          
EXPANDING UNIVERSE HALL K.3C 3.3D 6.3D   3E     3F 3E   3D
K.5A 3.8B 6.11A   4A     4A     7C
K.6A 3.8D 6.11C   4B     4B     7D
1.5A 4.3D 7.3D   4C     5C      
1.8C 4.4D 7.9B   4D     5E      
2.3C 5.3D 8.3D   6A            
2.6A 5.3C 8.7A   6B            
2.8D 5.8C 8.7B   6E            
  5.8D 8.8A   7B            
    8.8B   7C            
    8.8C   8A            
    8.8D   9A            
        9B            
        9C            
        9D            
        10A            
        10B            
        11A            
        11D            
        11F            
        11G            
        12A            
        13B            
        14A            
        14D            
TOM HUNT ENERGY HALL K.3C 3.3D 6.3D           3F 3F 3D
K.6A 3.6A 6.7A           5C 5H  
1.3C 3.7A 7.3D           6B 5I  
1.6A 4.6A 8.3D                
2.3C 4.4D                  
  4.7B                  
  4.7C                  
  5.3D                  
  5.6A                  
  5.7A                  
  5.7C                  
LYDA HILL GEMS AND MINERALS HALL K.5A 3.4A         4A 3F 5D 6C  
K.7A 4.4A 6.4A       4B 9B 6A 6E  
1.5A 4.5C 6.5A       4C 12A 6B    
1.7A 5.4A 6.5B       4D 12B 6E    
2.5A 5.5D 6.5C       11A 12C 8A    
2.7A   6.5D         12E      
    6.6A                
    6.6C                
    6.5D                
    7.4A                
    7.8B                
    8.4A                
    8.5D                
    8.5E                
THE REES-JONES FOUNDATION DYNAMIC EARTH HALL K.3C 3.3C           3F 3F    
K.5B 3.5C             7C    
K.8A 3.7B                  
1.3A 3.7C                  
1.5B 3.8A                  
1.8A 4.3D                  
2.3C 4.4D                  
2.7A 4.7A                  
2.7B 4.7C                  
2.8A 4.8A                  
2.8C 4.8B                  
  5.3D                  
  5.7A                  
  5.7B                  
                     
                     
                     
                     
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS ENGINEERING AND INNOVATION HALL K.3C 3.3D 6.3D             3F 3F
K.6A 3.6C 6.8A             4A 4D
K.6D 4.3D 7.3D             5F 5D
1.3C 4.6A 8.3D               5E
1.6A 4.6B 8.6A               5F
1.6D 4.6C                  
2.3C 5.3D                  
2.5D 5.5A                  
2.6C 5.6A                  
  5.6B                  
BEING HUMAN HALL K.3C 3.3A 6.1A     1A     3F    
K.9A 3.3C 6.1B     1B     7B    
K.9B 3.3D 6.2A     2F          
1.3C 3.10A 6.2B     3A          
1.9A 3.10B 6.2E     3D          
2.3C 3.10C 6.3A     3F          
2.6A 4.3A 6.3B     4A          
2.9A 4.3D 6.3C     4B          
2.10A 4.10B 6.3D     4C          
  4.10C 6.4A     5A          
  5.3A 6.4B     5B          
  5.3D 6.4C     6A          
  5.10A 6.4D     6B          
  5.10B 6.12A     6D          
    6.12B     6E          
    6.12C     7A          
    6.12D     7B          
    7.1A     7C          
    7.1B     7D          
    7.2A     7E          
    7.2B     7F          
    7.2D     7G          
    7.2E     9A          
    7.3A     9D          
    7.3B     10A          
    7.3C     10C          
    7.3D     11A          
    7.4A     11C          
    7.11C     12B          
    7.12A     12D          
    7.12B                
    7.12C                
    7.12D                
    7.12E                
    7.12F                
    7.13A                
    7.13B                
    7.14A                
    7.14B                
    7.14C                
    8.2A                
    8.2B                
    8.3A                
    8.3B                
    8.3C                
    8.3D                
    8.4A                
    8.11C                
                     
DISCOVERING LIFE HALL K.2A 3.3D 6.3A     2F     3E    
K.3C 3.9A 6.3B 3A
K.9A 3.9B 6.3C 3D
K.9B 3.9C 6.3D 3E
K.10A 3.10A 6.12A 3F
K.10B 3.10B 6.12B 4A
K.10C 4.3D 6.12D 4B
1.2A 4.9B 6.12E 6F
1.2E 4.10A 6.12F 7A
1.3C 4.10B 7.3A 7B
1.9C 5.3D 7.3B 7C
1.10A 5.9A 7.3C 7D
1.10B 5.9B 7.3D 7E
1.10C 5.9C 7.10A 7F
2.2A 5.9D 7.10B 7G
2.2B 5.10A 7.10C 11A
2.2E 5.10B 7.11B 11B
2.2F   7.11C 11C
2.3C   7.12A 11D
2.9C   7.12D 11E
2.10A   7.12E 11F
2.10B   7.12F 12A
    7.14A 12B
    7.14B 12C
    7.14C 12D
    8.3B 12F
    8.3C  
    8.3D  
    8.11A  
    8.11B  
    8.11C  
SPORTS HALL K.2B 3.3D 6.3D     3F       3E 4F
K.3C 3.4A 6.8B 4A 4C 6B
K.4A 3.6B 7.3D 10A 4D  
K.6C 3.6C 7.4A   4F  
K.6D 4.3D 8.3D   5D  
1.2B 4.4A 8.4A      
1.3B 4.6D 8.6B      
1.3C 5.2D 8.6C      
1.4A 5.3D        
1.6C 5.4A        
1.6D          
2.3C          
2.4A          
2.6C          

Add a Program Extension

Looking for innovative approaches to enhance student learning? At the Perot Museum, our programs are specially designed to present scientific concepts and principles in an engaging format that helps students connect with the material. Many programs are offered for multiple grade levels, with program content and activities tailored to meet the learning needs of each age group. Perot Museum 11, interactive exhibit halls are required for your field trip, plus you can add on any or all of the following:

Grade and TEKS Objectives:
Field Trips Grades:
PreK
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Highschool

TEKS:
Coming Soon

Museum Rules

Teachers: Please review the following rules with your students and chaperones.

  1. Students MUST stay with chaperones at all times. Chaperones MUST stay with students at all times.
  2. Walk, DO NOT run throughout the Museum.
  3. Travel the stairs single file and stay to the right. Please leave elevators for those who require them. 
  4. Outside food is not allowed in the Museum. Leave lunches on your bus and enjoy your lunch on the outdoor Plaza.
  5. Always treat the Museum, exhibits, staff and other visitors with respect.

Groups who violate these rules, or unruly or disruptive groups, may be asked to leave and will be escorted from the premises by security.

Grade and TEKS Objectives:
Field Trips Grades:
PreK
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Highschool

TEKS:
Coming Soon

Field Trips
Program Events

Tips: Before your trip
Tips: Day of your trip
TEKS Aligned Exhibits
Add a Program Extension
Museum Rules