Help your students discover the wonders of the universe with a field trip to the Mayborn Science Theater!

Schools may reserve K-12 school programs in a variety of astronomy, science and social studies-related disciplines on weekday mornings during the school year.

We customize your field trip especially for your school. Schools may book any show title in our library and book any show time that fits their needs! You are not limited to certain shows on certain days at certain times. On the contrary, Schools may choose the day, time, and show title that fits their school's specific needs!

We require 20 or more paid tickets ($100.00) to schedule. Free tickets do not count against the 20. Groups less than 20 can book into a show already scheduled by another school (as long as there is room).

Multishow Discount

Book 2 shows on the same day and get 20% off. Normally, 2 shows cost $10/student. Book two on the same day, and we drop the price to $8/student. That's only $4.00 per show, and, as usual, teachers are free. This is a great deal, especially for those field trips where the students must pay their own admission.

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 the school's tax exempt form if you school is tax exempt. Parents, guests, siblings, etc. must pay admission. Members and their children are free, but we need the member's information prior to the date of the field trip. For every 10 paid tickets, one teacher is free. You may include school chaperones and bus drivers in your teacher count. Special needs groups may bring as many teachers as they feel necessary without charge. Coupons are not accepted. Our show times are Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Friday show times are 9:30 am and 10:30 am. Each show starts on the half hour. We accept later bookings on Friday but after 10:30 am the minimum increases to 50 or more paid tickets.

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!