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Pricing, Tips, and Policies

Field Trip Pricing

 
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
Heart or Eye Dissection $7 FREE Not Available
Brain Dissection $12 FREE Not Available
Cretaceous Period: Life and Extinction (90 min, 30 students) $12 FREE Not Available
DNA Fingerprinting (90 min, 30 students) $12 FREE Not Available
Auditorium Programs (up to 175 people) $6 FREE $6
 
Traveling Exhibitions

1 Teacher/Chaperone required per 7 students

Field Trips Students Required Teachers and Chaperones Extra Chaperones
Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind
(October 21–March 22, 2020)
$6 $6

$6

The Science Behind Pixar

(April 27, 2020-September 7, 2020)

$5 $5

$5

 Off-Peak Discounts

September 2019 and January-February 2020 (must book by November 1, 2019)
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 $10 FREE $4 (exhibits only)

Outreach Pricing

On Your Campus Outreach Programs Additional Information Price
Lab-Based Program (up to 30 students) Maximum of four per day, must be consecutive times and same program $175 for each program
DNA Fingerprinting (90 minutes) Maximum of two per day, with at least 30 minutes between programs $325 for each program
Cretaceous Period: Life and Extinction (90 minutes) Maximum of two per day, with at least 30 minutes between programs $325 for each
program
Eye or Heart Dissection (up to 30 students) Maximum of four per day, must be consecutive times and same program $225 for each
program
Brain Dissection (up to 30 students) Maximum of four per day, must be consecutive times and same program $325 for each
program
Auditorium Program (up to 250 students) Maximum of four per day, must be consecutive times and same program $375 for first
program
$175 for each additional program
Family Science Night (maximum 500 people)  Schools must provide staff/adult volunteers; Museum staff will set up, train, and assist $500 for 200 people
$50 for each
additional 50 people
 
Travel Fees Outside Dallas County

Must book a minimum of two consecutive programs for any area outside Dallas County; earliest program start time is 10am.
(Special requests can be made for those outside listed travel areas.)

Area Cities Travel Fee
add to program cost
Area 1 Collin, Rockwall, Tarrant $35
Area 2 Cook, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Parker, Van Zandt, Wise $65
Area 3 Anderson, Bosque, Delta, Fannin, Freestone, Henderson, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Jack, Montague,
Palo Pinto, Rains, Smith, Somervell, Wood 
$95

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.

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

FAQs

  1. Watch our Field Trip Video

  2. Don’t forget to…

    Reserve your bus, turn in paperwork for administration approval, collect permission slips, return signed paperwork and make payments by due dates.

  3. Museum Expectations/Rules
  4. Special Needs/Accessibility

    Please let the Reservations Department know if you are bringing children with special needs. The Hoglund Foundation Theater 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. Rescheduling Restrictions & Information

    All schedule and attendance changes must be made no later than three 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 three weeks before your scheduled visit in order for your payment to be applied to a new visit date.

  6. Can chaperones and parents purchase tickets online for a reduced price?

    No, additional extra chaperones may purchase tickets at the box office on field trip day and will receive the school group rate. All tickets are based on availability. Due to space limitations, extra chaperones/adults will not be admitted to lab programs.

  7. What does general admission include?

    The general admission ticket includes access to all permanent Museum exhibits.

  8. Does the Perot Museum offer financial aid?

    The Perot Museum offers financial assistance to qualifying schools for Museum field trips, educational programming, on your campus programming 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.

  9. Map of Museum

    See a map of the Museum here.

  10. Are backpacks allowed in the Museum?

    Yes, however we recommend students leave backpacks on the bus.

  11. My students are in high school do they need to stay with their chaperones?

    YES!  Pre-K-8th grade: One adult chaperone, 21 years or older is required for every 7 students and 9th-12th grade: One adult chaperone, 21 years or older is required for every 10 students.

  12. Will someone be meeting us and guiding us through the Museum?

    The Museum is self-guided for you to enjoy at your own pace. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask a team member. Be sure to check out these helpful resources available for your students, chaperones and teachers. Print and bring as many copies as you like! 

  13. Chaperone Guides
  14. How do I get to the Perot?

    Please see our directions page here.

  15. Where should I tell my bus driver to drop us off?

    If your group is taking part in a Lab or Auditorium program your bus will drop you off at the Field Street Bus Ramp. All other groups will proceed to the Bus Parking Lot for unloading. All groups reload in the Bus Parking Lot at the end of the day.

  16. What should we do when we arrive?

    Please remain on your bus until a school group coordinator has welcomed your group and reviewed instructions for the day.

  17. I’m our group’s lead what do I need to do when we arrive?

    Know the number of students and teachers/chaperones present in your group today. Do not include any extra chaperones/adults who will be paying separately. This information will be required at the box office in order to complete your check in and begin your visit.

  18. How long should we expect for the unloading process?

    Arriving and unloading may vary depending on the day’s schedule, your arrival time and the weather.

  19. What is the parking policy for school groups?

    Vehicles other than buses must have official markings of the school to park in the Bus Parking Lot.

  20. Do chaperones pay for parking?

    Yes, Chaperones will park under Woodall Rodgers Freeway.  A variety of other parking lots are available in the area surrounding the Museum. These lots are not affiliated with the Museum and pricing ranges from $10-$20.

  21. If it is raining when we arrive/depart, will we still unload in the same location?

    Upon arrival, you will be directed where to unload during inclement weather. Please be sure you have your bus driver’s contact information in case of severe weather so alternate loading instructions can be communicated.

  22. Where do we check-in and what do we need to bring?

    School check-in begins at 9:30am at the box office. Museum exhibit halls open at 10am. Please be sure to bring your invoice and have an accurate count of students and teachers/chaperones present on trip day. Do not include extra chaperones/adults who paid, or will be paying separately. 

  23. Where do chaperones meet when they arrive?

    Please instruct your chaperones to meet your lead teacher in the main lobby or on the outside plaza.

  24. What is the procedure for extra students on the day of field trip?

    Extra students may be added to your reservation when you check in at the box office.  All tickets are subject to availability.

  25. Can we get a refund for fewer students than originally planned?

    No, we do not issue refunds.

  26. What happens if our bus is late for a scheduled program?

    Please note that Lab and Auditorium programs may not be available at a later time due to a predetermined schedule.

  27. What happens if we are late for our movie?

    Seating is limited and may not be available for a later time.

  28. When do we meet for our scheduled program or film?

    Ten minutes before your scheduled time. Please note there is no late seating or refunds for missed shows or programs.

  29. Where do we store our lunches?

    Lunches are to remain on your bus until lunchtime. Open lunches or lunch boxes are not allowed in the Museum.

  30. May we carry our lunches with us?

    For the preservation of our collection, food and drink are not permitted in the exhibit halls.

  31. Is there a certain time we should plan to eat lunch?

    You are welcome to enjoy your lunch on the outside plaza area when you arrive or any time after. 

  32. What is the best way to transport lunches from the bus?

    We recommend rolling carts and coolers. Be sure to communicate with your team who will be transporting lunches from the bus and at what time.

  33. Where do we eat lunch?

    On the outside plaza area. Seating is available on a first come basis. The inside Café area is reserved exclusively for our Café customers.

  34. What is the alternate plan for lunch during inclement weather?

    During inclement weather, a school group coordinator will discuss options during your arrival. Please schedule a time with the concierge desk at check in. Lunches will be limited to approximately 20 minutes. Please note that the inside eating area is extremely limited and groups may be asked to accommodate different lunch schedules.

  35. Can we pre-order box luches from the Café?

    Yes, the Reservations Team reserve@perotmuseum.org  will assist you. Catering Form. Payment must be made to Wolfgang Puck.

  36. Are firearms, or weapons of any kind, allowed in the Perot Museum?

    No. The Perot Museum is a weapon-free facility. As an educational institution with numerous school and educational groups and activities on Museum property, weapons are prohibited from the property pursuant to Section 46.03 of the Texas Penal Code. Additionally, pursuant to Texas Penal Code Sections 30.06 and 30.07, we have posted legal signage notifying the public that we do not permit concealed or openly carried handguns in our facility. This applies to all employees, volunteers, guests, and vendors.

    Commissioned law enforcement officers may carry their duty firearms when visiting the Perot Museum, provided they are in official duty uniform. Off-duty commissioned law enforcement officers may carry their duty firearms on Museum premises, provided they keep their firearms concealed.

    Persons who are not commissioned law enforcement officers found to be in possession of weapons will be asked by Perot Museum security staff to remove the weapon from the premises. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science will not store weapons or permit them to be stored within the facility.

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 three weeks prior to visit date. All schedule and attendance changes must be made no later than three 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 three 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.

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. 

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

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