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Required Admission

Pre-K through 8th grade: 1 teacher/chaperone required per 7 students
9th through 12th grade: 1 teacher/chaperone required per 10 students

Field Trips Students Required Teachers and Chaperones Extra Chaperones
Permanent Museum Exhibits $6 FREE $6
 
Films and Programs

Pre-K through 8th grade: 1 teacher/chaperone required per 7 students
9th through 12th grade: 1 teacher/chaperone required per 10 students

Field Trips Students Required Teachers and Chaperones Extra Chaperones
Educational Film (Short approx. 20-25 minutes) $5 $5 $5
Educational Film (Long approx. 40-50 minutes) $6 $6 $6
Basic Field Trip Lab-Based Program (Up to 30 people) $6 FREE Not Available
Premium Field Trip Lab-based Program (Up to 30 people) $7 FREE Not Available
 
Traveling Exhibitions

1 Teacher/Chaperone required per 7 students

Field Trips Students Required Teachers and Chaperones Extra Chaperones
Ultimate Dinosaurs
(June 23, 2017–January 6, 2018)
$5 $5 $5
 
Off-Peak Discounts

September 2017 and January-February 2018 (must book by November 1, 2017)
1 Teacher/Chaperone required per 7 students

Field Trips Students Required Teachers and Chaperones Extra Chaperones
Museum Exhibits and Educational Short Film $9 $5 $9
Museum Exhibits and Field Trip Lab Program $9 FREE $4 (exhibits only)

School group rates apply to groups with at least 10 students (pre-K to college). Special needs groups are not required to have 10 students. Pre-K through 8th grade: One adult chaperone, 21 years or older, is required for every seven (7) students. 9th through 12th grade: One adult chaperone, 21 years or older, is required for every ten (10) students. Instructors accompanying college students will pay the student rate.

For more information please call 214.428.5555 ext. 8 or email reserve@perotmuseum.org.

The Perot Museum offers financial assistance to qualifying schools for Museum field trips, educational programming, outreach programs and Family Science Nights. To inquire about funds to help offset the cost of your field trip or program, please fill out the financial aid request form after filling out a field trip or outreach program request.

Members do not receive free admission with school groups.

Contact the Reservations Department

  • Call us: 214.428.5555 ext. 8
  • Email us: reserve@perotmuseum.org
  • Send us a fax: 214.756.5890, Attn: Reservations

Payment, Cancellation, and Refund Policy

A non-refundable deposit is due within 10 days of making your reservation ($50 for reservations totaling less than $500, $100 for reservations over $500). Final payment is due two weeks prior to visit date. 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 reserve@perotmuseum.org at least two weeks before your scheduled visit in order for your payment to be applied to a new visit date.

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

"Field Trip Checklist"

  1. Watch our Field Trip Video

  2. Make your Payment

    Refer to your invoice 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.

    Sorry, free admission for Perot Museum members is not valid with group reservations.

  3. Notify us of 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 reserve@perotmuseum.org at least two weeks before your scheduled visit in order for your payment to be applied to a new visit date.

  4. Help us make sure your special needs are accounted for

    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 for general exhibits. However, additional charges will be incurred for films and traveling exhibitions.

  5. Verify your chaperone count meets the requirements

    Pre-K through 8th grade: One adult chaperone 21 years or older is required for every seven (7) students. 

    9th through 12th grade: One adult chaperone 21 years or older is required for every ten (10) students.

    Please include teachers in your chaperone count.

  6. Account for extra chaperones

    Teachers wishing to include extra chaperones over the required ratio in their group reservation should also include extra chaperone fees with their prepayment (due two weeks prior to visit date). All teachers/chaperones/extra chaperones are 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.

    Group rates will NOT apply to online ticket purchases.

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

  7. Review our Weapons Policy

    The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a weapon-free facility. Commissioned law enforcement officers, including school resource officers, are permitted to bring duty weapons when visiting the Perot Museum. Off-duty commissioned law enforcement officers acting as chaperones may carry their duty firearms on Museum premises, provided they keep their firearms concealed at all times. No other persons are permitted to bring firearms or other weapons into the facility.

Museum Expectations

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

Free Teacher Preview Admission

The Perot Museum extends free teacher admission to all currently employed teachers in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Mexico. Teachers must present proof of current teaching status at the Museum Box Office for admission. Free teacher admission applies only to Perot Museum general exhibits, and is good for one (1) general exhibits admission ticket per day, per teacher. Free teacher preview admission is not applicable on the day of your field trip. Offer does not apply to online ticket sales; teachers whose families have purchased online tickets will be accommodated provided that space allows. 

Field Trip Day Policies

Please refer to your receipt packet for more detailed information regarding your visit. 

Bus Parking

Student drop-off is determined by your group's schedule. Please refer to your receipt packet for bus parking details for your group. During the school year, bus parking is free.

Check-In
  • School check-in begins at 9:30am. Museum exhibit halls open at 10am.

  • Please be sure to bring your receipt 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 paid, or will be paying, separately.
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.

Chaperone Parking

Single-car parking for chaperones is available under Woodall Rodgers Freeway on a first-come, first-served basis for a fee payable upon exit.

Moody Family 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. Mondays from 10am-noon are reserved for members only. Field trip groups are allowed to prebook the Moody Family Children's Museum, but this must be done in advance during their field trip reservation process. 

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.

For more information about field trips, please contact us at 214.428.5555 ext. 8 or reserve@perotmuseum.org.

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