School and Youth Tour Opportunities

The Bryan Museum offers a robust field trip experience for students of all ages. The focus of the field trips is to bring the history of Texas and the American West to life through our world class collection of art and artifacts and expert tour guides.  

Students will be guided through four galleries of artifacts and documents which focus on the history and exploration of Texas and the American West including the Age of Contact, colonization under Stephen F. Austin, the Texas Revolution, and early statehood. Depending on the age and size of the group, teachers may also select from among additional activities to round out their students’ Museum experience including an art or artifact exploration activity, special exhibit tour, cowboy BINGO, garden tour, etc.  


Field Trips

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.

In addition, students will tour two of the other Museum spaces such as Special Exhibits, Rest of the West art, pirate cave/ children’s basement, or the grounds.

Children’s Self-Guided and Family Tours

There are two self-guided tours available for younger children: the Cow Cownt and the Texas Ranger Hunt. Large family groups of 10+ may request a docent led tour by contacting amelia@thebryanmuseum.org  

How to Plan a Field Trip

  1. Choose your preferred day and time along with one or two alternatives and submit the request below. Please note, the education department requires that field trips be requested at least three weeks in advance.
  2. A member of the education department will respond to your request within two business days to either confirm your request or suggest alternative days or times.
  3. If the day and time you requested are available, you will receive an email containing important information about your field trip and an invoice which is payable immediately.

  4. Several days before the field trip date, you will receive an additional email with general information about the Museum and specific information about your field trip.  



  • Field trips are generally 1-2 hours long depending on the size of the group.
  • Student admission is $5 each and adult admission is $8. 
  • Minimum student to adult ratio is 15:1. 
  • One chaperone is free for every seven students. 
  • Students from Title One schools receive free admission. 
  • Galveston ISD PLI field trips and transportation are always free. Contact ZahrahEktefaei@gisd.org to schedule a PLI field trip.  
  • Cancellations with at least two weeks’ notice will receive a full refund. Cancellations after this point will receive a refund minus a 25% cancellation and processing fee.   
  • We do not have a lunch area or vending machines on the grounds.  
  • On occasion, school groups are given permission to eat sack lunches on the grounds.  
  • Teachers who wish to visit the Museum before scheduling a field trip may do so for free by contacting susannah@thebryanmuseum.org  
  • For additional questions, contact susannah@thebryanmuseum.org  


iWrite Historian’s Journal


This creative writing resource for children is free to download and can be used in conjunction with a visit to The Bryan Museum.