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Yes, it's true! When you travel with Houston Museum of Culture you get a great educational adventure and, by sharing the ride, you'll think you've traveled back to the Sixties. Group tours save money, lessen impact on the environment and present new possibilities for friendship, education and cultural exchange.

Join our Adventure Travelers on Meetup at:

There are options to fly for most of the trips, at additional cost. Tours must be reserved 45-60 days in advance of the leave date and paid 14-21 days in advance, depending on the tour.

Contact travel@hmoc.org for more information.

Houston Museum of Culture Educational Adventures for 2014

Gulf Coast Immigrant Communities Tour
December 30, 2013 - January 8, 2014

New Year in New Orleans' Jackson Square; Greek Epiphany traditions of Spring Bayou; Cuban restaurants; Spanish history; Sicilian foods; beach-side and port communities; archaeological parks; wildlife sanctuaries.

Carnival Connection Cultural Exchange Program
March 14-20, 2014

New Orleans music, history and culture; Mardi Gras Indians; Cajun and German immigrant histories; Jazz music roots; Creole plantations; French and Spanish architecture; St. Joseph's Day altars; Irish and Italian parades; Creole and Sicilian foods; Treme; French Quarter; Mississippi River history and lore.

Historic New Mexico - Pilgrimage to Chimayo
April 16-21, 2014

El Santuario de Chimayo; Semana Santa; the "Land of Enchantment"; Taos Pueblo; Museum of New Mexico's Museum of International Folk Art and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture; Santa Fe Plaza; Palace of the Governors; Southwest history; Bandelier National Monument; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center; Acoma Pueblo and Cultural Center.

Southwest Archaeology Tour and Rocky Mountains Adventure
May 17-25, 2014

Mesa Verde National Park; Aztec Ruins National Monument; Rocky Mountains National Park; Collegiate Peaks; San Juan Mountains; historic mining communities of Leadville, Silverton and Ouray, Colorado; Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument; resort communities of Steamboat Springs and Breckinridge; Dillon Reservoir.

Washington DC and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
July 2-7, 2014

Museums of the Smithsonian Institution; Smithsonian Folklife Festival featuring China and Kenya; National Museum of the American Indian; Lincoln Memorial; monuments on the National Mall; Georgetown; Adams Morgan; National Botanic Garden; Chesapeake and Ohio Canal NHP; Library of Congress; National Geographic Society.

Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial and Rocky Mountains Adventure [Tour Reserved for Volunteers]
August 2-10, 2014

Historic Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial; Chaco Culture National Historical Park; Million Dollar Highway through the San Juan Mountains; Zuni Pueblo; Acoma Pueblo and Cultural Center; New Mexico colonial history and culture.

New York Immigrant Communities and West Indian Day Celebration
September 4-9, 2014

Historic Ellis Island; Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens; Immigrant communities; West Indian Day Parade; Coney Island; Central Park; Union Square; Battery Park; Brooklyn Bridge; Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

Yellowstone National Park - America's first National Park - and the Sawtooth Range
September 20-28, 2014

Yellowstone (featuring geysers, geothermal pools, powerful waterfalls and abundant wildlife); Mammoth Hot Springs; Rocky Mountains, Wasatch Range; Grande Teton; Snake River; Craters of the Moon; Sawtooth Range.

Midwest Archaeology Tour - Ancient Earthworks, Great Pyramids and the Serpent Mound
November 22-30, 2014

Serpent Mound Ohio State Memorial; Fort Ancient State Memorial; Miamisburg Mound State Memorial; Hopewell Culture National Historic Park; Great Circle Earthworks; Adena State Memorial; Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Emerald Mound, Natchez Trace.

Historic New Mexico - Holidays in Santa Fe and Taos
December 20-28, 2014

Indian dances at Taos Pueblo; Santa Fe architecture; Palace of the Governors; luminarias on Santa Fe plaza; Museum of New Mexico’s Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Museum of International Folk Art, and New Mexico Museum of Art; Chimayo, Canyon Road art galleries; artist communities and historic mining towns on the Turquoise Trail; national historical sites and monuments.

Local and Regional Tours will be announced monthly, including:

Houston Sacred Sites Tour Series
Texas Immigrant Communities Tour: The Texas Hill Country
Texas Immigrant Communities Tour: the Gulf Coast
Historic Louisiana: Natchitoches and the Cane River
Historic Louisiana: The River Road to New Orleans

*Dates are often coordinated with special or historic events and may be announced only 60-90 days in advance of tours. Dates are subject to change. Some tours are also filled before announced because of waiting lists. It is important to be added to the Educational Adventures newsletter or Meetup group.

Join our Adventure Travelers on Meetup at:

Contact travel@hmoc.org for more information.

Houston Museum of Culture   Educational Adventures

Contact travel@hmoc.org for more information.