Houston School Field Trip Itinerary

Your Guide to the Best Field Trips in Houston

When safety and reliability are your top requirements for transportation, partner with Longhorn Charter Bus. The buses we charter exceed safety regulations and quality standards, and we have plenty to choose from. As you prepare for your class trip, reach out to our team at 1-844-447-2779 to learn more about our motorcoach solutions for educators and families.

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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.

Children conducting a science experiment

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.

A 56-passenger charter bus

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:


Children painting

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.



The Battleship Texas

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.


Battleship Texas

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

Kids using a microscope

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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