School and Youth Tour Opportunities
The Bryan Museum offers a variety of learning opportunities that encourage youth to recognize the history of Texas and the American West as relevant to the 21st century. We accomplish this by helping students recognize a personal connection through dialogue and creative endeavors.
iWrite Historian’s Journal
This resource is free to download and can be used as a stand-alone or be paired with our 4th grade tours. Please find the list of guided tours offered at The Bryan Museum, below.
Students will be guided through four galleries of artifacts and documents focused on the history and exploration of the American West including Cabeza de Vaca’s explorations, colonization under Stephen F. Austin, the Texas Revolution, and early statehood.
Texas Ranger Hunt: Using a scavenger hunt format, 4th graders learn the timeline of Texas history as they search for unique historical items within the galleries.
Garden Hunt: A scavenger hunt through the Museum grounds in search of butterflies, sculptures, and other points of discovery. Free with any other tour.
Optional Tour Activities: Explore each gallery and dive deeper into certain significant artifacts in the Museum’s collection through this modern tool offering an amazing 3d experience. Now available to every Texas classroom through a free loaner program of Museum owned Oculus headsets, an easy website download onto your headsets, or viewing on YouTube for a traditional classroom experience.
How to Plan Your Tour
Private tours for school and children’s groups may be scheduled Wednesday through Sunday between 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Special arrangements can be made for Tuesday, if other dates are filled.
We welcome Home Schoolers in groups of 10 or more for a guided tour. Only scheduled groups will receive special tour pricing. Drop-ins will be charged full admission.
- Standard Tours: $5.00 per student. Typically last an hour. An optional 45 minute hands-on activity can be added for an additional $3.00. Choices include among others, carding/spinning cotton, leatherworking, butter making, lassoing, and weaving.
- Masters of Texas Art and Exploring History through Creative Writing: $8.00 per student. Typically last 1 ½ hours.
- Self-Guided Tours: $5.00 per student
- For every 7 students, 1 ticket is compensated for a teacher/chaperone
- Additional adults: $8.00
- Admission waived for the coordinator and bus driver
Teacher Visits: If you are a teacher interested in the Museum as a potential field trip and you provide us with advance notice, you may visit with complimentary admission and meet with a tour coordinator.