The Mayborn Science Theater may be reserved for groups of 50-180 people. Groups of 20-50 can reserve seats at one of our weekend public shows or during one of our scheduled weekday school shows.

Our office is open for business, but there are no shows or new field trips during this period.

Civic Groups

Bring your group and enjoy a show in our state-of-the art 60-foot dome. Our projection capabilities allow your group to do business before or after viewing a show and we can arrange catering through our full-service catering office.

Corporate Functions

From thank-you events for customers to employee training events, we can accommodate your group in style. Custom laser messages can be tailored to your group and we have a full complement of audio/visual equipment to enhance any presentation.

Organizing a Field Trip

Select a Date
Pick a date for your field trip and call us at (254) 526-1768 to see if it is available.
One or Two Shows?
Each show lasts about an hour. All groups get a live presentation on the constellations (Star Talk) or planets (Uniview).
Pick your show(s)
Write down the show(s) options we have available here.
Figure out the cost
One show costs $5 per person. Two or more shows the same day cost $8 per person (tax not included). Bring a tax exempt form if your organization is tax exempt. Members and their children are free, but we need the member's information prior to the date of the field trip. Coupons are not accepted. Our show times are Monday through Thursday evenings.

Send us the information

Fill out our online pre-reservation form
The form is available here. Your reservation is not confirmed until we have sent you a confirmation letter, which happens within 2 days from the time you put in your reservation. If that doesn't happen, email us.
Check your Confirmation Letter
Make sure the Confirmation Letter matches your plans.
If your field trip plans change...
You must notify us at least two school days in advance. If you don't, you will be billed the total amount of your reservation.
Collections and final head count should be made before you arrive. Payment is due at show time, not before. One payment only for the entire group. If the kids are paying for their own tickets, one person must collect all the money and turn it in as one payment. We accept cash, checks, debit and credit cards. Checks and cards are preferred to speed things up. Make checks payable to Central Texas College, not Mayborn Science Theater.

Prepare for the big day and enjoy it!

On the day of the field trip...
Arrive at least 30 minutes early. If you're going to be late, call us at (254) 526-1768. Group Leader must check in and make the payment. Students should be quiet upon entering the building. Turn off all devices that emit light or make noise. Make sure you don't park on a reserved spot. There is a space for school buses beside the Mayborn Science Theater. Enjoy!