Learning’s local trips and extended travel opportunities are a superb way to get to know other community members through educational and fun activities.
Most local trips fill up fast, so sign up as soon as registration begins. Trips are available to adults ages 18+.
Spring 2021 Day/Evening Trips
Due to COVID-19 guidelines, travel to and from spring venues will be the responsibility of the student. Trip coordinator will meet students at the venues. Masks are required. Tickets have been pre-purchased for events; therefore, they are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Registration begins on Dec. 1 and capacities are limited so sign up soon to ensure a spot!
TOUR THE HISTORIC MOODY MANSION, 2618 Broadway, Galveston, TX
Galveston’s Moody Mansion has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior since 1994 and a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark since 1967. Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes 125th Anniversary tour with a knowledgeable docent guiding you through areas not normally open to the public, describing Mary Moody Northen’s vision for preserving her home and sharing her collections. Reservations will be held at a local Galveston restaurant so that students may buy lunch prior to the tour. Capacity is limited to 9 students due to COVID restrictions at the venue.
DATES: Saturdays, 2/20 or 3/6
TIMES: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
RODEO KICK-OFF – BUTLER LONGHORN MUSEUM, 1220 Coryell Street, League City TX
The Butler Longhorn Museum, is a unique cultural heritage destination in League City, Texas. It’s a museum dedicated to telling the story of local resident Milby Butler and his role in saving the iconic Texas Longhorn from extinction. Sitting on ten acres at the northern edge of the city’s historic district in Heritage Park, the museum is an 8,000 square foot, three-story, ADA-compliant structure that houses unique artifacts, local art, history and science exhibits, multiple rentable spaces, and a gift shop. It documents not only the Longhorn bloodline but also the history of League City itself. The city developed around the Butler Ranch and Cattle Station and whose history stretches all the way back to before the Civil War. Lunch reservations will be held at the Red River BBQ & Grill -1911 E. Main Street, League City, TX so that students may buy lunch after the tour. Capacity is limited to 14 students due to COVID restrictions at the venue.
DATES: Monday, 3/1
TIMES: 10:00am – 3:00pm
MOODY GARDENS, 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston TX
Explore the oceans’ depths in the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, North Pacific, South Pacific and Caribbean at the Aquarium Pyramid (self-guided tour). Dive into the oceans of the world in a 1.5-million-gallon aquarium teeming with creatures from tuxedo-clad penguins to seals, stingrays, sharks and more! Then, in the Rainforest Pyramid (self-guided tour), visit the rainforests of Asia, Africa and the Americas in a rare, up-close and interactive experience with endangered plants and animals ranging from Giant Amazon River Otters to Saki Monkeys, sloths and an array of birds! Reservations will be held at a local Galveston restaurant so that students may buy lunch after the tours.
DATES: Tuesday, 3/30
TIMES: 10:00am – 3:00pm
1859 ASHTON VILLA & LUNCHEON, 2328 Broadway, Galveston TX
Join us for a private docent guided tour of Ashton Villa. Built in 1859, Ashton Villa was the first of many buildings built by James M. Brown. Not only was it the first house to ever be built on Broadway Boulevard, it was the first mansion to be built on the island and one of the first private brick residences in Galveston. Following the tour, you will enjoy a catered sit-down luncheon at the beautiful Ashton Villa.
DATES: Tuesday, 4/13
TIMES: 10:00am – 2:00pm
GALVESTON DUCK TOUR, 2500 Seawall (25th & Sewall), Galveston TX
The Galveston Duck Tour is a unique way to see Galveston Island. On the Duck, you’ll travel 40 blocks on Seawall Boulevard – overlooking the Gulf of Mexico – to Offats Bayou, where you’ll then enter the water for a cruise across the bayou! The Duck exits the water at Heards Lane, and then will take you past several historic mansions, through the Strand Historic District, and the Silk Stocking District, as it proceeds back to Seawall Boulevard. During the entire Duck Tour, you will enjoy a humorous-yet-informative tour given by an experienced captain. Reservations will be held at a local Galveston restaurant so that students may buy lunch after to the tour. Capacity is limited to 19 students due to COVID restrictions at the venue.
DATES: Tuesday, 4/20
TIMES: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Upcoming 2021 Extended Travel
Grab your travel friends and join us on these fantastic travel adventures in 2021!
Cape Cod and the Islands
New York and Hudson River Valley
For more information on day and extended trips, please call 409-933-8912.