Booking a Field Trip

Select a Date

Our showtimes are Monday-Thursday from 9:30 am-1:30 pm. 

Friday show times are 9:30 am-10:30 am.

Each show starts on the half-hour. 

We will accept later bookings on Friday, but after 10:30 am the minimum increases to 50 or more paid tickets.

Call us at (254) 526-1768 to see if the date and time you want is available.  

Pick your show(s)

Pick any show(s) from our catalog. Click here to see what shows are available.

Do You Want One or Two Shows?

Each show lasts about an hour including either a live presentation on the constellations (Star Talk) or planets (Uniview).

Multishow Discount

Book two shows on the same day, you get 20% off, and the shows’ price drops to $8 per student. That's only $4.00 per show! And the teachers get in free.

Figure out the cost

We require a minimum of 20 paid tickets ($100.00) to schedule the reservation. Free tickets do not count against the 20. 

(As long as there is room, groups less than 20 people can book into a show already scheduled by another school.)

One show costs $5 per person. Two shows the same day costs $8 per person (Not Including Tax). 

Bring the school's tax-exempt form if your school is tax-exempt. 

Parents, guests, siblings, etc. must pay admission. 

Members and their children are free, but we need the member's information before 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 for school groups. 

Send us the information

Fill out our online pre-reservation form

The form is available here. We will send you a confirmation letter, 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 2 school days in advance. If you don't, you will be billed the total amount of your reservation.


Collections and final headcount should be made before you arrive. 

Payment is due at showtime, 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 electrical devices that emit light or make noise. 

Make sure you don't park in a reserved parking spot. After you drop off the students at the front door please park the school buses in the parking lot across the street from the Mayborn Science Theater.

Enjoy the show!