Group Tours

Book Your Reservation Today

To reserve a tour for a group of 10 or more, please call (210) 458-2291
or e-mail

Please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Group name, bus company, or destination management company
  • Primary contact name, e-mail address, and phone number
  • Number of guests
  • Preferred date and tour time
  • Tour selections (Exhibit Floor or Back 40)
  • Any other facility requirements

Tour Options for Adults

For tour options for children under 17 and mixed groups, please go to the Student Tours page here.
Exhibit Floor Tour (Guided) 1 hour
10:00am or 11:30am
$5 per person
(10 person minimum)
Exhibit Floor Tour (Self Guided) 1 hour
after 1:00 pm
$5 per person
(10 person minimum)






Reservation Policy

Groups of ten (10) or more that do not require a tour guide are not required to make a reservation. Travel agents and bus tour companies as well as private groups are welcome. A courtesy call to (210) 458-2262 prior to your arrival is greatly appreciated.

  • Groups of ten (10) or more that want a guided tour must submit their request at least ten (10) business days prior to the visit.
  • Any changes to a reservation (including cancellation or modification) must be made at least three (3) business days prior to the scheduled visit to avoid billing.
  • The museum will not issue refunds to guided groups that do not modify their reservation at least three (3) business days prior to the scheduled visit.  All refunds are subject to a $15 processing fee.
  • Cancellations made less than three (3) business days prior to the visit will be billed in full. Groups that arrive with more participants than reflected in the original reservation will be charged regular admission rates for additional participants.

Payment Options

The museum accepts cash, corporate checks, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Payment must be made prior to the visit or upon arrival. The Institute will not accept requests for billing. Group reservations must be paid in a single transaction.

Bus Parking

For group tours, complimentary bus parking is available. Construction beginning Sept. 14, 2013 and lasting for 11 months will route all traffic to Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. If you are accustomed to approaching the museum via Bowie, instead, turn on Alamo and follow it to Chavez.


Gift Shop

Students are welcome to visit the museum gift shop and purchae unique keepsakes from their trip. The museum offers a large collection of Texana, educational materials and books for use in the classroom.


With the Convention Center expansion project and Hemisfair redesign, routes to the bus lot have changed. Get directions.

View the parking map





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