Field Trips

Come interact with science through the exploration of our 11 exhibit halls, covering everything from biodiversity to the wonders of space! Add on one of our many educational programs to take your visit to the next level.




The Museum requires a ratio of 1 teacher/chaperone for every 7 students. Due to space limitations, extra chaperones/adults are not permitted in the classroom lab programs.



  • $8 per student | 1 teacher/chaperone free for every 7 students
  • Any extra adults will pay full price admission as available
  • Full payment is due 30 days from receiving invoice
  • Title I schools may apply for financial aid on the request form

The following exhibits are included with admission:

Exhibit Halls

With 11 state-of-the-art permanent exhibit halls to explore, there’s no shortage of amaze-your-brain moments waiting to spark student interest in STEM subjects and careers.


If you notify us on the request form that you have Pre-K-kindergarten students, you will be assigned a time to visit the Moody Family Children’s Museum. Please be sure to review your invoice and confirmation materials.

The experiences below —  our Hands-On Labs, Traveling Exhibition, 3D Films  — can be added on to your visit.

Hands-on Labs

45 minutes | Up to 30 students per session | $6-12 per student, dependent on Lab | Free for required chaperones
Explore content through a hands-on learning experience. Each lab aligns not only with TEKS, but with museum exhibits as well.

Early Childhood (Grades K-2)

Dig those Dinos
$6 per student
Discover fossils, follow dinosaur tracks and piece together prehistoric clues in this station-based program.
TEKS: Earth and Space K.7A, K.10A, K.10B, 1.10B, 2.7A, 2.10A

Do Bugs Bug You?
$6 per student
Explore insect characteristics, their basic needs and how they fit into the animal kingdom.
TEKS: Organisms and Environments K.9B, K.10A, K.10B, 1.10A, 1.10D, 2.10A, 2.10C

Solar Superstars
$6 per student
Explore light energy and learn about the importance of Sun safety. Students will also investigate the effectiveness of sunscreen at blocking UV light.
TEKS: Force, Motion, Energy K.6A, 1.6A, 2.6A

Grades 3-5

Adapt to Survive 2.0
$6 per student
Investigate ecological clues and signs left behind by nature to help understand how animals physically and behaviorally adapt to survive, and thrive, in their habitats.
TEKS: Organisms and Environments 3.10A, 4.10A, 5.10A

Air and Weather
$6 per student
As aspiring meteorologists, students will explore the driving factors of weather — air, the Sun, and the water cycle — and observe, measure and predict weather.
TEKS: Earth and Space 3.8.A, 4.8.A, 4.8.B, 5.8.B

What’s the Matter?
$6 per student
Students will explore the fundamentals of chemistry, including physical properties of matter, mixtures and solutions and exciting chemical reactions.
TEKS: Matter and Energy 3.5A, 4.5A, 5.5A

Electrical Exploration
$6 per student
Explore electrical circuits, learn about coding and interact with simple robots.
TEKS: Force, Motion, Energy 3.6A, 4.6B, 4.6C, 5.6B

Engineers, Assemble!
$6 per student
Engage in the Engineering Design Process to create a structure capable of withstanding a simulated force.
TEKS: Force, motion, Energy 3.6C, 4.6D, 5.6D

Grades 6-8

Brain Power
$12 per student
Gain insight on basic brain anatomy and function through a guided dissection of a sheep’s brain.
TEKS: Organisms and Environments 7.12B | Anatomy and Physiology AP.11A

Eye See You
$7 per student
Explore the basic structures of a cow’s eye, how the parts work together and its connection to the brain through a guided dissection.
TEKS: Anatomy and Physiology AP.6C, AP.11A

Not for the Faint of Heart
$7 per student
Learn about the structure and function of a mammal’s heart through a guided sheep’s heart dissection.
TEKS: Organisms and Environments 7.12B | Anatomy and Physiology AP.11A

Puzzling out the Past
$6 per student
Connect evidence from fossils, earthquakes and landform elevation to support the plate tectonic theory.
TEKS: 6.10C, 6.10D, 8.9A, 8.9B

Chemistry Detectives
$6 per student
Investigate physical and chemical changes of matter to identify an unknown substance.
TEKS: Matter and Energy 6.5C, 7.6A, 8.5E

Advanced Paper Circuits
$7 per student
Learn about electronics by using simple materials like paper and copper tape to build your own circuits.
TEKS: Force, Motion, and Energy 6.9C

$7 per student
Build a robot to move in various ways like crawling, hopping, and dragging.
TEKS: Force, Motion, Potential, and Kinetic Energy 6.8B, 8.6A

Grades 9-12

Truss Bridge Challenge
$7 per student
Build and strength test your own truss bridge design!
TEKS: Force and Motion I.4 | Laws of Motion P.4

Crash Test Cars
$7 per student
Create your own mini vehicle resources and then see if it can uphold after traveling through a simulated high speed crash test.
TEKS: Force and Motion I.4, I.5 | Laws of Motion P.4, P.6

Details on our upcoming traveling exhibition coming soon!

3D Films

Approximately 20 minutes | $6 per student | $6 per chaperone
The Museum’s cutting-edge theater features brilliant 4K digital projection, immersive surround sound, and incredible RealD 3D capabilities that come together to create an unmatched theater experience in both 2D and 3D formats.

Capacity is currently limited to 200 and may be lower, depending on the showing.

Dinosaurs of Antarctica

From the Permian through the Jurassic, journey to the south polar landscapes of Antarctica hundreds of millions of years ago.

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Oceans: Our Blue Planet

From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, we reveal the untold stories of the oceans’ most astonishing creatures.

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Tiny Giants

Immerse yourself in a terrifically fascinating place, where small creatures face titanic battles to survive. Special 3D cameras capture the larger than life adventures of Earth’s littlest heroes.

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Tips, Policies and FAQs

Please review the Museum’s field trip tips, policies and FAQs before your visit.

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