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Battleship Texas State Historic Site

Student Programs

Habitats & History Summer Camp

Experience a week full of history, fun, and the great outdoors! In our week-long summer camp, your child will explore all aspects of the Battleship Texas and the San Jacinto Battleground state historic sites. Download this brochure to learn more.

Field Trips

Kids on a ship tour.Take your students back in time to experience life on Battleship Texas and in the days of Sam Houston and Santa Anna. We offer three options for school groups.

Battleship Texas Self-Guided Tour - Students will explore the ship’s decks and maneuver her guns while learning about life onboard a real battleship. Make reservations in advance to get discount prices for your group.

Battleship Texas Guided Tour (one hour) - Take look at the history and daily life on board the Battleship Texas with a certified park interpreter. Guided tours are offered Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 3 p.m. Space is limited. Call for more information.

Battleship Texas Deck Activity Package (1.5 hour) - Take an in-depth look at a topic relating to the ship and World War II. These themed presentations include a program and a brief introduction to the ship. These packages do not include a complete guided tour of the ship. Deck Activity Packages on Battleship Texas are available on Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 3 p.m. Space is limited. Call for more information.

Groups can choose from one of the following Deck Activity Packages:

  • Crew Life:  Students become a sailor for the day! They will experience holystoning (a sailors’ chore), arrange their seabags to see if they can pass muster, and calculate the amount of time and food needed to cook for a crew of 1,800 men.
  • World War II Home Front:  How did Americans live on the home front during World War II? Students learn about shortages during the war and how people “made do” with what they had. They will also create synthetic rubber, calculate how to ration for a family of four, and learn about the use of propaganda during World War II.
  • Communication:  Students will experience different types of communication used during World War II and on ships throughout history. They will send a message from one end of the ship to the other using flags, create their own voice tubes, and decode and create secret messages.

Field Trip Guidelines provide hints and rules for a fun, interactive day.

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site also offers school group tours. Learn more on the park’s website.

Discounted School Group Prices

Cost per Student Cost per Adult
Battleship Texas Admission $3 $3
Guided Battleship Tour $2 $2
Deck Activity Package $2 $2

 

You must make reservations in advance to pay discount prices. Guided tours and deck packages must be arranged in advance.

Make your reservations today by calling (281) 479-2431, ext. 234.

 


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