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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 1:7 teachers/chaperones to students. Due to space limitations, extra adults are not permitted in the classroom lab programs.

Thank you for your interest in booking a school field trip. We are booked through May and will begin taking reservations for the 2022-2023 school year beginning in late summer. We look forward to inspiring your students in the future!

 

SUMMER PROGRAMMING OPPORTUNITIES

Included with Admission

You at the Perot admission is $6 per student; required chaperones are free; and additional adults can join for $6 each. 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

The experiences below — Hands-On Labs, Maker Lab, Science Demos, and our Special Exhibition — can be added on to your visit.


Hands-on Labs

45 minutes | Up to 30 students | $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. If you have more students in attendance than will fit in a Lab, we can book you into up to four Labs per day.

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

Grades 3-5

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. This lab also uses basic equipment while emphasizing laboratory safety.
TEKS: Matter and Energy 5.5B, 5.5C

Adapt to Survive
$6 per student
Ever wonder how snakes swallow their prey whole or how beavers cut down trees? Students will discover the answers while observing taxidermy specimens, skulls and pelts 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
Explore air, weather patterns and the influence of the Sun on the water cycle.
TEKS: Earth and Space 4.8B, 5.8B

Electrical Exploration
$6 per student
Students will explore electrical circuits, learn about coding and interact with simple robots.
TEKS: Force, motion, and energy  5.6B

LEGO™ Simple Machine Challenge
$6 per student
Students will learn how simple machines work, where they are found in our everyday life and use LEGO™ bricks to design and test a catapult.
TEKS: Force, motion, and energy  3.6B

Grades 9-12

Amusement Park Physics
$6 per student
Students will learn how physics plays a role in our favorite amusement park rides as they examine a variety of forces in action, collect and graph data, explore Newton’s laws and investigate conservation of energy.
TEKS: Physics P.4D, P.6D

Brain Power
$12 per student
Gain insight on basic brain anatomy and function through a guided dissection of a sheep’s brain.  Working in pairs, students will uncover how the brain controls all our bodily functions and how a sheep’s brain compares to a human’s.
TEKS: Biology AP.5B, AP.1B

Eye See You
$7 per student
Students will work in pairs in this guided dissection to gain a better understanding of vision by exploring the basic structures of a cow’s eye, how the parts work together and its connection to the brain.
TEKS: Biology. AP.6C, AP.1B

Not for the Faint of Heart
$7 per student
Students will work in pairs in this guided sheep’s heart dissection to learn about the structure and function of a mammal’s heart as well as how oxygen, nutrients and hormones are transported throughout the body.
TEKS: Biology AP.6D, AP.1B


Maker Lab

45 minutes | Up to 30 students | $7 per student | Free for required chaperones
Students can expand their creativity through hands-on stations, covering:

  • Electronics and Circuitry
  • Robotics
  • Art
  • 3D Design
  • Engineering
  • Coding

Here is a full list of these activities with descriptions and TEKS alignments.

If you have more students in attendance than will fit in a Lab, we can book you into up to four Labs per day.


Science Demos

45 minutes | $6 per student | Free for required chaperones; $6 per extra adult
These demonstrations are facilitated by our team of educators. They are designed to engage large groups through an interactive experience. If you have more students in attendance than will fit in a Demo, we can book you into up to four Demos per day. Demo availability varies by day of week.

Superhero Science (Grades PreK–5)
Up to 175 students | Mondays and Fridays
It’s a bird, it’s a plane – no, it’s Superhero Science! Students will discover the science behind our favorite superheroes and their amazing powers. They will explore topics such as forms of energy, magnetism, and properties of light.

Engineering Ninja Warriors (Grades 9–12)
Up to 90 students | Wednesdays and Thursdays
Test your Maker mettle by competing in teams to complete a series of exciting engineering challenges (crash test cars, bridge building, rocket making, wind car racing) designed to unleash your skills of creativity and cooperation. See if your team can finish all four challenges with the best score to claim the prize of Ultimate Engineering Ninjas.


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. Roam the primitive forests and thick swamps with bizarre dinosaurs and colossal amphibians. Enter a surreal world of bug-eyed giants and egg-laying mammals — where survival means enduring the sunless, six-month polar winter surrounded by meat-eaters with night vision. Join intrepid Antarctic scientists on a quest to understand the ice continent’s profound transformation – and to predict the future as humans drive dramatic change.

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Turtle Odyssey
The film follows Bunji from a hatchling into adulthood as she swims thousands of miles, meets incredible creatures and has some really wild encounters. She will eventually migrate, with mysterious precision, back to the very beach where she was born—to lay her own eggs that are the foundation of the next generation.

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