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.

Important Notice: The Mayborn Science Theater is closed from June 11th – August 31st for renovations.

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.

Small Groups

Groups of 49 or less may reserve seats at one of our weekend public shows and receive a group rate discount.

View our available school and group shows: Full Dome, Laser Shows.


Step 1: Plan Your Trip

  • Available in the evening, Monday through Thrusday
  • Also available Friday afternoons and all day Saturday
  • Rotunda not available Monday/Wednesday evenings
  • Admission is $4 per person, per show
  • Estimate the cost of your field trip using our estimator tool, click here. Note: Sales tax is not included in the price. If you are not tax exempt, add 8.25% to the price.
  • To avoid sales tax, please bring a Texas Sales & Use Tax Exemption Certification.
  • What is the age/background of the group?
  • Select a show in our Show Catalog
  • Select a post-show presentation and a roller coaster
  • Coupons are not accepted
  • We require 50 paid admissions to book a civic group
  • Smaller groups may book a reservation during public hours
  • Smaller groups may have to share the theater
  • Use our directions app for directions
  • You are ready for step 2!

Step 2: Request a Reservation

  • Designate a group leader
  • Fill out our online pre-reservation form
  • You may also call 254-526-1768 to make a reservation
  • Ask the reservationist about our shows
  • Provide all required information asked by the reservationist
  • You will receive a confirmation letter
  • If you do not receive a confirmation within 2 business days, call or e-mail us
  • Make sure the reservation matches with your plan
  • Call a week prior your visit to reconfirm your reservation
  • You will be billed for everything you request in your reservation
  • Let us know about any change in your visit
  • Make the reservation ASAP!
  • You are ready for step 3!

Step 3: Finalize Your Planning

  • Changes in your reservation? Notify us two work days in advance
  • Collections and final head count should be taken before you arrive
  • Payment is due at show time
  • We accept cash, checks, debit and credit cards
  • Last two options are preferred to speed things up
  • Make checks payable to Central Texas College
  • Your are ready for the final step!

Step 4: Enjoy Your Visit

  • Arrive 30 or more minutes prior to your scheduled time
  • Call 254-526-1799 if you think you think you will be late
  • Group leader must check in and make the payment
  • Turn off all electronic devices
  • Cars must park in non-reserved spots
  • And that's it!