Programs for Students

Welcome Teachers and Students

The museum offers guided tours and programs designed to meet TEKS for multiple grade levels. Topics include Texas history, government, crime investigation, public safety, geography, and more! Our new education center at the museum provides a classroom environment, and we are also available for outreach programs.

Educational programming opportunities include:

  • Lesson plans and activity ideas for teachers
  • Research resources for students
  • Special events
  • Resources for scouting and homeschool groups

School Group Visits & Reservations

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum offers guided tours and self-guided visits of its exhibits throughout the year. Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more paid admissions.

Guided tours are offered on a first-come, first-served reservation basis to groups of 10 to 50 individuals. Guided tours typically run between 30 and 45 minutes and begin at an agreed-upon time during regular weekday operating hours. Due to staff availability, guided tours are not offered on Saturdays or Sundays.

Requests for guided tours must be made at least two weeks in advance and must receive museum confirmation.

School Tour Request Form

Request a School Presentation

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum education staff offers in-class presentations for groups of primary and secondary school-aged students. Presentations focus on the history of the Texas Rangers and their evolution from frontier defense to law enforcement. Programs include opportunities for hands-on interaction with reproduction artifacts with school administration permission.

For programs taking place outside of McLennan County, a nominal travel fee based on current IRS mileage rates is assessed.

Please note that school presentations are subject to staff availability and proximity to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas. The education staff pledges to make every effort to participate in requested programs. Please keep in mind that peak request times include March, April and May. Available dates during these months often book several months in advance.

Speaker Request Form

For presentations by a Texas Ranger, please contact your local Texas DPS office.

Virtual Programs & Webinars

These virtual programs and webinars are geared towards schools and homeschool co-ops. They are TEKS and age appropriate for the content provided in the online program. Some are tied into our 10-minute lesson plans to provide a follow-up activity for students to complete.

Our virtual programs do have a minimal fee. Please call to inquire and book your program.

General Texas Ranger History Webinar

This webinar lasts 45 minutes with 15 minutes for Q&A session. It covers a general history of the Texas Rangers from 1823 to the present, covering the founding of the Texas Rangers as frontier fighters, their transition to lawmen with the turn of the 20th century, and their modern role as the top investigators for the state of Texas. This webinar includes a PowerPoint presentation with primary source images and artifacts for the students to see.


  • 4th Grade: 4.2(E), 4.3(A), 4.3(C), 4.3(D), 4.3(E), 4.5(B), 4.14(A), 4.15(D), 4.18(B)
  • 7th Grade: 7.1(A), 7.1(B), 7.2(E), 7.3(B), 7.4(A), 7.4(C), 7.6(A), 7.19(A)

Note: The runtime of this presentation can be shortened if need be to fit your classroom schedule. If you teach a grade level not mentioned in the TEKS above but would still like to reserve this presentation, please let us know and we will tell you what TEKS the presentation will cover for your grade level.

Programs for Home School Groups

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum’s staff recognizes the importance of offering home school cooperative groups with educational programs that promote the values of modern Texas Rangers. Home school cooperative programs are available to groups year-round. Programs are geared towards groups of varying grade levels and focus on topics such as Texas history, surveying, map making, crime scene investigation and community wellness. Parents and caretakers are encouraged to participate in program activities and discussion. Group size is limited to 25 total participants and availability is limited. Please contact the Education Programs Manager for further information.

Programs for Scouts

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum offers special programs geared towards scouts of all ages. Programs are tailor made to fit the needs of your scouting group and can cover topics such as crime prevention, public service and history. These programs give scouts the opportunity to work towards attaining merit badges and patches while learning about important aspects of scouting, Texas history and the Texas Rangers.

Scout programs are available year-round on a first come, first served basis. Weekend programs are offered on a limited basis and are subject to staff availability. Scout programs include a guided tour of the museum as well as a 45 minute video presentation, if desired. Group leaders should plan to spend a total of two to three hours at the museum.

For further information regarding programs for scouts or to book a group reservation, please contact the Education Programs Manager.