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Our educational programs are designed for children PreK-5th grade. The programs are themed based and fully aligned with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills objectives.  Each program includes hands-on activities with investigations and open museum time where students explore our exciting exhibits. Please check out the exhibit page for more information.

More questions about a group visit, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for Field Trips & Group Visits.

Have further questions? Give us a call at (409)347-7919 or email us at


  • $6 per child for entry and a staff-led S.T.E.A.M. activity.

  • $4 per child for museum entry only.

  • Our group rates are for groups of more than 10 and less than 50. We will not schedule groups of more than 50 at one time.

  • All group visits, schools or other organizations, can be scheduled year-round and are 2 hours in length (this includes play time in the museum and the S.T.E.A.M. activity).

  • ALL Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

  • Families of Field Trip students are welcome to join your group for your BCM visit, but will be required to pay the general admission cost.


   Monday - Friday

  • 9:00am - 11:00am

  • 11:00am - 1:00pm

  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm

*Wednesday morning and some Wednesday afternoon Field Trips are unavailable during the school year due to our program schedules.

**S.T.E.A.M. activities are unavailable for Field Trips during the Summer due to our Summer Camp schedules.

See below for program descriptions by group age!



  • Bubbling Bubbles - Let your students work on their fine motor skills, hand/eye coordination, sensory processing skills, visual tracking skills, and more while having fun with bubbles!!

  • Mix it Up - discovering colors: Kids love mixing paint and discovering new colors. After reading Mix it Up by Herve Tullet, students will do just that! 


  • Magnificent Magnets - Students will explore the interaction between various magnets, learn how magnets are used to push and pull objects, and make observations and predictions!

  • Chalk - nurturing creativity: Students will use their imagination and creativity while creating artwork based on the book Chalk by Bill Thomson. 


1st Grade 

  • Water, Water Everywhere! - Students investigate water through hands-on activities that will allow the students to learn the different properties of H2O!!!

  • Ish: It's okay not to be perfect! - In the book Ish, by Peter Reynolds, students will learn that it's okay not to be perfect and that everyone can be an artist! 

2nd Grade

  • Building Engineers: Straw Boat Challenge - Using different materials, students will design and construct a boat to accomplish certain challenges. 

  • The Dot: It All Starts With a Dot - Many kids stress about starting a piece of artwork, but in The Dot, by Peter Reynolds, kids learn that it all starts with a dot and it can go anywhere! 

3rd Grade

  • Solids, Liquids, and Gases, Oh My! - Students will classify different samples of matter and observe changes as different substances go from a solid, liquid, and gas. 

  • Journey: Exploring Watercolors and Feelings Through Artwork - Kids have so many feelings, and it is sometimes difficult to express them through words, but in Journey by Aaron Becker, students will learn how to express their feelings through artwork. 

4th Grade

  • Exploring the Solar System - Using various activities and our portable and inflatable
    planetarium, students will learn about our solar system. 

  • Once a Mouse: Introduction to Printmaking - Students will learn many life lessons and be introduced to printing making through the book Once a Mouse, by Marcia Brown. 

5th Grade

  • Exploring Energy - Students will explore different forms of energy and do hands-on experiments to understand how energy flows in various forms!

  • Iggy Peck Architect: Sculpture Creations - After reading Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty, students will engage in their own sculpture creations using a variety of different materials. 

*** Sensory Friendly: 

  • Sensory Science - Students will use their sensory processing skills to explore multiple objects while also working on their fine and gross motor skills!

  • Mix it Up - discovering colors: Kids love mixing paint and discovering new colors. After reading Mix it Up by Herve Tullet, students will do just that! 

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