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.

Please note: Request forms must be submitted at least 30 days in advance of your desired visit date to be considered for a reservation. 

 

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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.

Admission

 

  • $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.

EXPLORE EXHIBIT HALLS

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.

Pre-K 3-4

45 minutes | Up to 20 students per session

Amazing Animals
$6 per student
Animals are amazing! We will learn about animals that live in all sorts of environments, all around the world. Animals are just like us: they move, they eat, and they use their senses! Let’s learn more about some very unique animals using our bodies and senses!

TEKS: VI.B.1 VI.B.3 VE.1 IX.A.2

45 minutes | Up to 20 students per session

Earth Rocks!
$6 per student
Our Earth is a planet of possibilities. Join us as we discover what makes our Earth unique, and then explore different ways that we can protect and take care of its water and land.

TEKS: VI.B.3 VI.C.1. VI.C.4. V.E.1, VIII.A.1

45 minutes | Up to 20 students per session

Space Explorers
$6 per student
Have you ever looked up into the sky and wondered what was there? Higher than the birds, past the clouds, and farther than the moon, a whole universe of objects spin in outer space. Let’s imagine that we can leave Earth behind and explore the solar system that surrounds us.

TEKS: IV.A.1 V.C.2 V.E.3.VIII.A.1

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

Additional resource: Check out The Whynauts episode 3: Staying Alive

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

Additional resource: Check out The Whynauts episode 7: Energy is Everywhere

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

Additional resource: Check out The Whynauts pilot: Amazing Adaptations

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

Additional resource: Check out The Whynauts episode 9: The Water Cycle

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

Additional resource: Check out The Whynauts episode 5: Engineer It

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

Additional resource: Check out The Whynauts episode 2: The Human Body

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

Additional resource: Check out The Whynauts episode 2: The Human Body

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

Additional resource: Check out The Whynauts episode 2: The Human Body

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

Additional resource: Check out The Whynauts episode 4: Plate Tectonics

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

Additional resource: Check out The Whynauts episode 10: In My Element

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

Crawlbots
$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


The Science Behind Pixar

November 16, 2022 – September 4, 2023

Explore the artistry, science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters with The Science Behind Pixar. Get hands on with the STEM concepts used by Pixar’s artists and computer scientists as you come face-to-face with re-creations of your favorite film characters, including Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode and WALL•E!

With numerous workstations offering engaging art, math and science activities, your students can apply classroom concepts to Pixar’s movie magic as they create a simple character model out of 3D shapes, model the motion of fluid, experiment with different variables to produce realistic movements and so much more!

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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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