Schools & Educators

Field Trip Planning

Get your students excited about history and reinforce the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) with a free field trip to the Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To make reservations, you will need the following information:

  • School name, contact information, district, and grade level
  • Lead teacher's name, phone number, and email address
  • Preferred and alternate dates and arrival times for visit
  • Estimated number of students, teachers, and chaperones (Remember: One adult per 10 students)
  • Lunch plans
  • Special needs: Please advise if anyone in the group has special challenges

Ready to make Reservations?

First, please complete our request form below. Submit it at least two weeks before your ideal date. If you need to reschedule, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Teacher Hotline: (512) 463-6712.

If possible, plan your field trip to the Museum for the Fall as the reservations schedule fills up quickly in Spring!


Check Your Messages

Within one week of filling out the request you will receive an e-mail or phone call that officially confirms your visit. This message will include a confirmation number and lists reservations for exhibits and theaters. If your first choice is not available, we will be in contact about alternative options for your visit.

Please note: reservation information is communicated via e-mail. If you have not received either of the e-mails listed above, check spam or junk folders, then contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Teacher Hotline: (512) 463-6712 for more information about your request.

Customize Your Field Trip with a Museum Education Staff Member!

Our online resources make planning your field trip even easier. Visit the curriculum resources page to download exhibit activity guides, lesson plans for the classroom, and more. Talk to a Museum staff member about our suggested itineraries which can be built around your group's needs, theater schedules and availability. Help us make the Museum a positive resource for your group! Ask about FREE ADMISSION for educators who want to visit the exhibits in order to plan for field trips.

Contact us via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Teacher Hotline: (512) 463-6712.


Add Exciting Theatrical Presentations

The Museum's IMAX® Theatre presents stunning giant screen documentaries on the biggest screen in Texas. The multimedia, special-effects Texas Spirit Theater presents The Star of Destiny, an epic journey through Texas history, and Wild Texas Weather, an exploration of tumultuous weather in the Lone Star State past and present.

Prices good for groups making reservations 10 business days in advance. Special rates not available for walk-in groups.

To be considered a school group, you must:

  • Have at least 10 students of similar age, grades K-12;
  • Be enrolled in an educational institution (includes organizations such as home schools);
  • Make a reservation at least 2 weeks in advance; and
  • Have at least one teacher/chaperone for every 10 students.

Single Venue

3 floors
45 mins/floor

45 mins
Texas Spirit Theater
20 mins
Student FREE $4 $3
Teacher FREE $5 $3
Chaperone $11 $9 $5

*There must be one chaperone/teacher for every 10 students.


Scholarships for field trip programs and theater presentations are available for eligible school groups!

For questions or to book your field trip, please call the teacher hotline at (512) 463-6712.

Scholarships provide school children the opportunity to experience free theater presentations along with their free exhibit admission. Scholarships are available to groups meeting The Story of Texas Scholarship Fund Application criteria. Instructions are provided on the application. Scholarships are offered on a first come, first served basis to groups meeting eligibility and reservation criteria.

Currently scholarships are available for the IMAX film Texas: The Big Picture, and Texas Spirit Theater presentations The Star of Destiny and Wild Texas Weather.

So, you've decided to take a field trip to the Bullock Texas State History Museum?

Here's what you need to know to make the process as easy and enriching as possible.