The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ provides special tours for schools, special groups and organizations during the annual event. Check out these tour options to get a first-hand agricultural experience at the world’s largest livestock show and rodeo.
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SCHOOL TOURS & FIELD TRIPS
School Tour – a 45 minute scheduled, guided tour through AGVENTURE in NRG Center
Field Trip – completely self-guided and at your own time and pace
Both School Tours and Field Trips may visit the rest of the Rodeo grounds, including Fun on the Farm and The Junction, on their own. Access to NRG Stadium, including the rodeo and concert, is not included for either type. Ticket packets are sent out in February.
Please note that the School Tours and Field Trip program is separate from the Special Children’s Committee Day Tours. For more information on tours for individuals with special needs, please click here.
Registration for school tours and field trips is now closed.
Complimentary admission tickets to the Houston Livestock Show are provided for school children and a limited number of chaperones. To ensure as many children as possible are able to participate, we limit the number of complimentary adult tickets to an adult to children ratio of 1:8. If your group requires more than the recommended adults, you may purchase general admission tickets at the gate or online for $20.
Parking passes are provided for official school buses only. Private cars and other vehicles may park in the Yellow Lot off Main Street. The fee to park in the Yellow Lot is $25 per car; free tram service is available from the Yellow Lot to the NRG Park entrance. Parking also may be purchased at various other locations. Any bus without a parking pass will be redirected to the Green Lot off Lantern Point. The fee for a bus to park in Green Lot is $50 per bus and is subject to availability.
Use these guides and frequently asked questions to plan your day on the Rodeo grounds.
VIP Tours are for adult and young adult organizations and groups. Led by the Tours Committee, the tours foster understanding of the activities, events, and economic support provided by the Rodeo, as well as the importance of agriculture in Texas’ economy.
Please Note: Tours are offered daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the run of the Rodeo. The committee cannot guarantee availability of time and date requested. Groups are responsible for arrangements, transportation, parking, admission tickets and meals. Requests for tours of restricted access areas must be approved by Rodeo management prior to tour confirmation.
2024 VIP tour registration is now closed.
Special Children's Committee Day Tours
The Special Children’s Committee hosts tours for more than 1,500 special needs individuals. These groups, which are primarily from schools, have the opportunity to tour AGVENTURE, see the pig races, spend the day at Fun on the Farm, and more. Participation in these tours are through social agencies and schools on our agency list. The limited number of tickets are distributed as equitably as possible every year. If your social agency or school would like to be on the list to be considered, please send an email to [email protected].