3-Day Austin Educational Tour

Day 1 You'll See:

Day 2 You'll See:

Day 3 You'll See:

3 days, 9 attractions, and endless educational delights. This trip isn't just informational, it's really fun too!

Day 1

Austin History Center

Inside you will find 'relics of Austin's past', the entire collection including architectural archives, original manuscripts, the famed 'Austin Files', various books and city reports of importance, maps, oral history connections, periodicals, and historic city photos.Your group will learn all about the current events and activities of Austin (and Travis County) while here as well, the entire focus of the building not strictly focused on history.Be sure to visit the Reading Room and check out all the available exhibits, programs, and research breakthroughs while here!

John Bremond House

Owned by the Texas Classroom Teachers Association, the John Bremond House is the second most visited historic site in Austin, behind the State Capitol. This home was built around 1887, 1 of 6 remaining structures of 'Bremond Block'. These homes are the last to survive the Bremond and Robison estates, both men very prominent merchants and bankers in the 19th century. Explore the 5 bedrooms in almost the same condition as they were in 1887 during your group's visit, and be sure to save time to see the conference room that used to serve as the highly used Music Room.

Ballet Austin

Serving as the 11th largest classical ballet company in the U.S, Ballet Austin is one of the most artful and culturally satisfying attractions your group can visit during your trip.Performing within the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for Performing Arts, Ballet Austin provides professional performances and classes ranging from pro ballet lessons to pilates and hip-hop courses. The ballet group itself is 'classically innovative', performing such popular works as Taming of the Shrew, Mid Summers Night Dream, Peter Pan, Master of Dance, and of course, The Nutcracker.

Day 2

HOPE Outdoor Gallery

The HOPE Outdoor Gallery is a must-visit attraction in Austin, a unique outdoor community park full of inspiration and vibrant murals. The HOPE gallery is the only park of its kind in the United States, providing artful opportunities for muralists, art education classes, community groups, and street artists from all over Texas.Check out all the large-scale art pieces scattered along the large cement slabs, the slabs first put in place for a condominium development, a previously failed city project.Learn all about this gallery's beginning by the famed Shepard Fairey in 2011 during your visit, as well as why exactly this spot earned a place as one of the top 10 art destinations in all of Texas.

Blanton Museum of Art

Located at the University of Texas at Austin, the Blanton Museum of Art is among the world's leading art museums with a stunning and comprehensive collection of more than 17,000 pieces of international artwork. Though they are recognized in particular for their collection of European paintings, the Blanton Museum of Art is also home to impressive collections of prints and drawings, contemporary Latin American and also American art among others.Exhibitions at the Blanton Museum of Art are constantly being updated and curated to be the best possible representations of the art and times.

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Dedicated to telling the "Story of Texas," the Bullock Texas State History Museum is a leading educational facility and top museum in Austin. Named for a former Texas Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock, this amazing museum is located nearby the Texas State Capitol making both easy choices on any educational student trip.Over three floors, your group will be able to explore the history of Texas. Each floor has a theme from "land," to "identity," to "opportunity." Go on an epic journey through time with a theater presentation narrated by Sam Houston (a character representation) and explore Texas from time immemorial until today.

Texas State Capitol

Within this Renaissance and Mediterranean Revival building, you will find architectural information, essential Texas history, and of course, in-depth information on the state's legislative process. Student groups (and the general community) should opt-in to take a guided tour of the building and grounds, the 30-minute tours showing you all there is to see. You can even get educational materials to supplement your school group's visit!The grounds surrounding hold 22 acres and provide an excellent picnic lunch spot for your group, with pre-ordered box lunch options available to your group.

**NOTE: The Capitol also offers a Governor's Mansion Tour when available, as well as various State Cemetery Tours in Austin.

Day 3

George Washington Carver Museum

The museum is full of collections, preserved artifacts, stories, and programs dedicated to educating the public on this important individual who helped change the face of modern agriculture and advance Civil Rights in the 19th century The George Washington Carver Museum not only exhibits the life of this amazing man but also the lives of other notable African Americans from Texas. The Families Gallery, in particular, highlights the lives of ten Texas-based African American families from the first black settlements to leaders still remembered today. Also explore the Children's Gallery, a hands-on interactive area where visitors can learn about African American inventors like George Washington Carver through their inventions.

Austin Zoo

This small 20-acre rescue zoo started humbly in 1990 and has grown to one of Austin's top attractions. Currently, the zoo holds over 300 animals representing 100 international species with a variety of exhibits showcasing the animals' unique personalities and characteristics, informing visitors on the importance of ecology and conservation.Explore areas like the Primate Palace and Pavilion to see the Capuchins and spider monkeys, lories, and marmosets, among others. Head over to see the tigers, leopards, cougars, and bobcats in the big cat area and even spot some rare wolf hybrids!