Field Trips and Family Tours

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Field Trips

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 select from additional activities to round out their students’ Museum experience including an art or artifact exploration, special exhibit tour, cowboy BINGO, garden tour, and more. 

To request a field trip, please use the form found near the bottom of the page.

How to Plan a Field Trip

Are you a teacher thinking about planning a Bryan Museum field trip?
We welcome you to visit the Museum for free by contacting susannah@thebryanmuseum.org ahead of time.

1. Choose your preferred field trip day and time along with one or two alternatives and submit the request. 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 important information to know about the Museum, and specific details about your upcoming field trip. 

Field Trip FAQs

For any additional questions, contact susannah@thebryanmuseum.org.


  • 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.
  • There is no lunch area or vending machines on the grounds.  On occasion, school groups are given permission to eat sack lunches on 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 emailing amelia@thebryanmuseum.org  

Request a Field Trip Here

iWrite Historian’s Journal

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