We welcome scheduled group tours and school field trips at McGovern Centennial Gardens!

Please read over the guidelines before scheduling your group tour.

Group Tours and School Field Trips

    Please read the following guidelines for group trips to McGovern Centennial Gardens:

    School Field Trips

    • Reservations are required for school field trips.
    • Field trip hours are from 9 am to 11 am and 1 pm to 3 pm, Monday-Friday. 
    • Field trips between 11 am and 1 pm are not allowed.
    • School groups are not allowed to eat lunch inside the McGovern Centennial Gardens. 
    • A maximum of 200 students are allowed in the Gardens at one time.
    • One chaperone is required for every ten students.
    • Field trips are self-guided.
    • The rear gates on Caroline Street are closed daily between 11 am and 1 pm.
    • Large buses are not allowed in Parking Lot C. All loading and unloading must occur on Hermann Drive.
    • Please refer to this list of Houston Parks and Recreation Department's rules and regulations.

    Reservation Form

    Self-Guided Group Visits

    • Reservations are required for large groups (15 or more people).
    • Large buses are not allowed in Parking Lot C. All loading and unloading must occur on Hermann Drive.
    • Please refer to this list of Houston Parks and Recreation Department's rules and regulations.

    Reservation Form

    Guided Group Tours

    • Reservations are required for large groups (15 or more people).
    • Guided tour groups are limited to no more than 30 people.
    • Large buses are not allowed in Parking Lot C. All loading and unloading must occur on Hermann Drive.
    • There is a suggested donation of $250 to Hermann Park Conservancy for guided group tours.
    • Guided group tours will last 1.5 hours.
    • Guided tours are not available in June, July, or August.
    • Please refer to this list of Houston Parks and Recreation Department's rules and regulations.

    Reservation Form