Roadtrip-Worthy Field Trips Near Austin

Sure, Austin has much to offer for learners big and small. But why not let your students explore more of what Central Texas has to offer?

No matter where you go, secure your field trip charter bus with a provider you can trust, like GOGO Charters. With a personal, experienced driver behind the wheel, you’ll rest assured that your little passengers arrive together, safe, and sound to any of these fantastic field trip destinations:

Crow’s Nest Farm

What better way to teach your youngsters where their food comes from, than by taking them right to the source? This non-profit organization is dedicated to showing the average Joe what modern agriculture really looks like, from livestocks’ livelihood to wildlife restoration. With 100 acres to explore, hundreds of domestic animals to meet, and talks with actual farmers scheduled throughout the day, there’s no shortage of farm-fueled fun at Crow’s Nest. This farm, located just beyond the Austin city limits, is the perfect local field trip stop, offering specialized, private tours for groups of 20 or more. Also, full-time educators get in free!

Mayborn Science Theater

Hitting the road with aspiring astronomers? Load up and head out to this planetarium and theater center! While it offers pre-scheduled screenings and laser shows to the general public, school groups of up to 180 can reserve private screenings of any of the 90+ available shows. From flying along with pterodactyls to journeying into the depths of a black hole, this science center is sure to thrill with its 60-foot dome’s dazzling display. This theater is far enough away from major cities’ light pollution to put your students’ newfound knowledge to the test with a little stargazing after the show!

Children’s Museum of Houston

From a well-stocked inventor’s workshop, to a critical thinking-based Cyberchase, to an indoor ropes course where they can burn off extra energy, the Children’s Museum is chock full of chances for hands-on learning. Take advantage of the Free Family Nights, where families can explore and learn every Thursday from 5-8pm—free of charge!

Yes, we know, this one’s a long haul for Austinites. A mere 3-hour drive from Austin city center, perhaps this destination is better suited as a stop along a longer string of Houston attractions. Besides, you won’t want to pass up a field day at the Houston Zoo or the mind-blowing astronomics at Space Center Houston anyway.

For ultimate ease when it comes to securing your own custom Austin charter bus, count on GOGO Charters to make the rental process simple. All you need is your ideal itinerary and a rough headcount, and the friendly reservation team will work around the clock to find the perfect charter bus or minibus to suit your needs! You have full control over your bus’s amenities, whether you need an on-board restroom to curb any on-the-road accidents, TVs with a DVD player to keep everyone entertained, or ADA-accessibility to ensure everyone can enjoy your day out.