We utilize travel as a serious part of our education plan for homeschooling our son. I also use the terms roadschooling or worldschooling depending on where we go and what we do. Simply put, roadschooling is the act of learning on the road. Our most recent worldschooling adventures can be seen here and our last roadschooling adventure can be read here.
This roadschooling post was inspired by my generating a list of other museums for our TPPG gathering at A&M for Physics Fest. Texas A&M is located in College Station and can be a day trip from Houston. We choose to stay overnight for multiple nights for A&M’s annual physics festival due to the TPPG gathering. However, A&M holds all kinds of special events and open houses that are perfect for all students throughout the year. Thus, we go there a lot. We just were there earlier this month for 3 days of physics fun. We also like to add additional museums to our trip.
Here is a list of museums in the college station area:
J Wayne Stark University Center Gallery (on A&M)
Memorial Student Center Room 1110, 275 Joe Routt Blvd, College Station, TX 77843 hours are 12-6 Sat & Sun, 9-8 Tues-Friday, free
Sanders Corps of Cadets Center (on A&M)
1400 Coke St, College Station, TX 77843 hours are 8-5 Mon-Friday, closed Sat & Sun
Hall of Champions at Kyle Field (on A&M)
161 Wellborn Rd, College Station, TX 77840 hours are 10-4 Mon-Friday, closed Sat & Sun
Albritton Bell Tower (on A&M)
In roundabout on Old Main with intersections of Jones St. and Lamar St.
Bonfire Memorial (on A&M)
Spirit Ring, College Station, TX 77843 (off the Polo Rd parking lots is the path to the memorial)
A&M Campus Tours (on A&M)
First Floor, Rudder Tower
The Appelt Aggieland Visitor Center provides tours between the hours of 8-5 p.m., Monday – Friday
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum (near A&M, separate parking area from the central part of A&M campus)
1000 George Bush Dr. W, College Station, TX 77845 hours 9:30-5 Mon-Sat and 12-5 Sun, $9 adults $3 children
Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley
4001 E 29th St #80, Bryan, TX 77802, hours 10-5 Tues-Sat, closed Sunday & Monday, adults $7 and children $6
Brazos Valley African American Museum
500 East Pruitt Street, Bryan, TX 77803, hours 1-5 Tues-Friday, 10-4 Sat, closed Sunday & Monday, adults $5, students $2, children 5 & under free
Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
3232 Briarcrest Dr, Bryan, TX 77802 hours 10-5 Tues-Sat, $5 adult, $4 children
Museum of the American GI
19124 Hwy 6, College Station, TX 77845 hours 10-5:30 Fri-Sat, 12-5 Sun, adults $6, children $4
Veterans Park Loop
3103 Harvey Rd, In the Athletic grounds near S1-S6 softball fields, College Station, TX 77845-9414 (have to walk the loop to see all the statues & plaques)
Carnegie Center History Library
111 S Main St, Bryan, TX 77803 hours 10-5 Tues-Friday, Closed Sat/Sun/Mon (research center, and genealogical research center)
Bluebonnets are a spring tradition and can be found on campus or on any of the country roads around the area during March and April.
Hopefully, this list will inspire you to explore more of the area surrounding Texas A&M if you are ever in College Station or if you want a day trip from Houston. Travel is a great educational tool; go explore!