Request a Student Field Experience Reservation

This form is for classroom visit reservations only. All school groups are responsible for their own transportation needs while at McDonald Observatory.

We strongly recommend planning your visit at least six weeks in advance. This gives you time to plan and prepare students for a worthwhile learning experience at McDonald Observatory. We encourage teachers to think of the Observatory as an informal extension of their classroom and science instruction.

Select your Grade Level


and Program Type

A Student Field Experience Program can accommodate up to 80 students. If you are unsure which type of program best suits your needs, please review our information about Student Field Experience Programs. Groups greater than 41 must start at 10 a.m. or later.

12 to 30 - Enriched Program
12 to 41 - General Program
 42 to 80 - General Program