Learn and Explore in Houston
With its museums, parks, and local history, Houston is one of Texas’s top destinations for education and kid-friendly activities. No matter what your students are studying, you’ll find a hands-on experience for them to take part in when you visit Houston.
Because there’s so much to do and see here, many academic groups choose charter buses and minibuses to transport them across the city (and even to other states). In fact, we’ll take you anywhere and everywhere you need to go in the US!
The Right Bus for Your Class
Before you rent a school bus for your next field trip, consider an upgraded version to keep everyone on board comfortable and entertained. We can elevate your experience by providing you with a private and affordable charter bus, complete with clean, cushioned seats and spacious storage bays.
When you enter your charter bus, you can store backpacks, lunch boxes, and other personal belongings in the overhead bins above your seats. For larger items like sports equipment, bulk food packages, and overnight bags for class trips, you can place everything below the bus in the secure luggage bays.
We have a huge selection of charter buses in Houston and the surrounding areas, so we can quickly connect you to the bus that has the exact seating arrangement you need. Choose from 56-passenger buses, 18-passenger minibuses, and everything in between when you partner with Longhorn Charter Bus.
Build Your Field Trip Itinerary
Need some inspiration for your next field trip itinerary? Check out our customers’ most popular destinations:
Whether you want students to observe the art of the past or create masterpieces of their own, you’ll find what you’re looking for with the art centers below.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Address: 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005
Phone: (713) 639-7300
Exploring art museums teaches children key observation skills, helps them develop critical thinking, and instills in them an appreciation of the arts.
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Address: 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (713) 284-8250
Like the Museum of Fine Arts, the Contemporary Arts Museum is a great place to allow students to sharpen their critical thinking skills and unleash their creativity.
The Printing Museum
Address: 1324 W Clay St, Houston, TX 77019
Phone: (713) 522-4652
Let your students explore the Printing Museum to learn about letterpress, bookbinding, lithography, papermaking, and more. It’s a great spot for art students to dive into the history and techniques behind one of our most common resources--paper!
Main Street Theater
Address: 2540 Times Blvd, Houston, TX 77005
Phone: (713) 524-3622
Treat your students to a professional and entertaining theatrical performance based on children’s literature.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Address: 4848 S Main St, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 529-4848
Inspire students to create and innovate daily with a field trip to the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. They’ll learn about the history, future, methods, mediums, and more of crafting.
Teach your kids about the history of Houston, the United States, and beyond with our top history field trip attractions.
Heritage Society Tours
Address: 1100 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 655-1912
Bring Texas’s history to life with a guided tour with the Heritage Society. Their tours include visits to the Duncan Store, St. John Church, Staiti House, Old Place, and more.
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
Address: 3816 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004
Phone: (713) 942-8920
Learn about the lives and legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers, the African-American men who fought in defense of the United States of America from the Revolutionary War to present.
Holocaust Museum Houston
Address: 9220 Kirby Dr #100, Houston, TX 77054
Phone: (713) 942-8000
At the Holocaust Museum Houston, your students will learn a life-changing lesson about the dangers of hatred and prejudice through stories from survivors in the Houston metro area.
American Cowboy Museum
Address: 11822 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77045
Phone: (713) 478-9677
Educate students on the contributions of African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and women who helped develop America’s western culture. Kids will have the opportunity to feed farm animals, observe artifacts up close, and hear stories of minorities’ impact on the Wild West.
Address: 3523 Independence Pkwy, La Porte, TX 77571
Phone: (281) 479-2431
Bring students to Battleship Texas, the only surviving battleship that was used in both World War I and World War II, to walk its decks and imagine life as a sailor on the front lines.
Take in the art, food, history, and legacy of the people groups that help make Houston a diverse place to live. Spend all day at one cultural center, or fit all of these museums into your itinerary with ease with Longhorn Charter Bus.
Houston Museum of African American Culture
Address: 4807 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004
Phone: (713) 526-1015
Celebrate empowerment, creativity, ingenuity, and unique culture by visiting the Houston Museum of African American Culture with your class.
Asia Society Texas Center
Address: 1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004
Phone: (713) 496-9901
Learn about Asian culture, tradition, art, and more at the Asia Society Texas Center. Their staff will align their presentations, guided tours, and topical discussions with your school’s curriculum.
The Czech Center Museum
Address: 4920 San Jacinto St, Houston, TX 77004
Phone: (713) 528-2060
Gain a unique perspective on Czech culture, traditions, art, and stories with a field trip to the Czech Center Museum.
Russian Cultural Center
Address: 1825 Phelps Pl NW, Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 265-3840
The Russian Cultural Center provides the local community with access to film screenings, live music, art exhibits, workshops, and more.
Science & Nature
Astronomy, biology, chemistry, and technology--these are just a few of the scientific disciplines your students can learn at our most popular charter bus field trip destinations.
Space Center Houston
Address: 1601 NASA Road One, Houston, TX 77058
Phone: (281) 244-2105
Experience science, math, and technology in a new and exciting way at one of the world’s top science and space exploration learning centers.
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Address: One Hermann Circle Dr., Houston
Phone: (713) 639-4629
At the Houston Museum of Natural Science, students have a special opportunity to learn about science, nature, history, and culture in an interactive way. Every fourth and seventh grade class in Houston Independent School District takes a field trip to the museum, making it one of the most popular educational destinations in the city.
McDonald Observatory Visitors’ Center
Address: 3640 Dark Sky Drive, Fort Davis, TX 79734
Phone: (915) 426-3640
Offer students an exclusive view into the daily life of an astronomer when you visit the McDonald Observatory.
Children’s Museum of Houston
Address: 1500 Binz, Houston, TX 77004-7112
Phone: (713) 522-1138
The Children’s Museum of Houston allows educators to customize their students’ learning experiences through exhibits that are specifically made for kids.
George Ranch Historical Park
Address: 10215 FM 762 Rd, Richmond, TX 77469
Phone: (281) 343-0218
Bring history to Life at the George Ranch Historical Park. Students will enjoy learning about life in Texas from the frontier days all the way to World War II.
Choose Longhorn Charter Bus for Your Next Field Trip
Once you have your group’s itinerary solidified, it’s time to book your field trip transportation! Call our expert reservation specialists at 1-844-447-2779 with your group size, trip dates, pick up and drop off addresses, and any accommodations you’d like for us to make. We have plenty of buses available in our network, and we’re excited to help you plan your trip today!
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