Field Trip How-To & Scheduling Specifics

The Museum requires advance reservations for all visiting school groups.


To qualify for school group discounts, you must belong to an educational organization (K-12), make advance reservations, and visit us Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Chaperones (includes teachers, parents, bus drivers, etc.) are responsible for the behavior and discipline of their groups at all times and are required to accompany students for the duration of the visit. Each school group must meet a 1:10 student chaperone ratio (21 years or older). All chaperones pay the student field trip price. We require a minimum of 10 students to qualify for the field trip rate.


We strongly recommend scheduling your trip early in the school year to avoid over-crowding and the possible unavailability of your ideal dates and programs.

To Make a Reservation:

Call (713) 639-4659

Downloading the field trip booking form and e-mail the completed form to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Upon completion of your reservation you will receive a confirmation number by e-mail. Please review this confirmation e-mail and notify HMNS immediately to make changes. If you do not have access to e-mail, a confirmation letter will be mailed to you.


You may pay on arrival. The Box Office accepts credit cards, school district checks and cash (large bills only). A Texas Driver’s License is required on all non-school district (ISD) checks. Purchase orders are not accepted.

In order to avoid delays when you arrive at the Museum, you also have the option of prepaying for your trip. Options for prepayment include:

Mail a school check with your reservation number on it to the following address no later than two weeks prior to your trip.

Attn: School Services
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030

Prepay by credit card by calling (713) 639-4629. You will need the following information:

Card type
Name on the card
Zip code
Expiration date
CVV number on the back of the card (3-digit number)

School group rates are already discounted; no additional coupons or Membership discounts apply.

Cancellations, Changes & Refunds

All changes and cancellations must be made four business days in advance. After that time, you will be charged for the entire reservation.

Refunds will be made only in the event of Museum equipment failure, power failures, malfunctions in projection equipment, etc. No other refunds will be issued.

For More Information:

Call (713) 639-4659

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