Virtual Exhibit

Now you can visit the Museum of the Coastal Bend online or in-person! View the introductory video, below, for a preview of what you'll see either way.

Virtual Exhibit Introduction

Group Tours

MCB strives to bring the past to life—for adult and youth groups, church groups, community organizations, and families. Check out our collection of unique artifacts with a guided tour, or try hands-on activities such as throwing spears, creating a pinch pot, or using stone tools. Contact us to plan your museum experience: (361) 582-2434.

Schedule a Group Visit

For non-school groups of 10+ MCB offers guided tours on Tuesdays - Fridays, 10am - 3pm. $3.00 per person. To book a visit, contact the museum at (361) 582-2511 or

  • Please call the museum if your visit needs to be canceled or rescheduled, or to make other changes.
  • To learn more about what’s here, check out the Exhibits section of our website.

School Program Fees

  • Check out detailed school tour info.
  • 4th and 7th grade Texas history students are free admission; all other grades are $1.50 per student.
  • Teachers, chaperones and bus drivers are free admission.

If you are struggling to fund your field trip, please let us know – sponsorship may be available. Our history should be accessible to all.

Teacher Resources at MCB

The MCB Teacher Resource and Field Trip Guide field trip guide includes information about how our tours align with TEKS, pre- and post- field trip activities, and more. Visit the Resources page for links to all resources.

    Group Policies

    • Advance reservations are required for education programs.
    • Large groups may be divided into smaller sections to make programs run smoothly.
    • Every ten students must have an adult chaperone (at least 18 years old), who is admitted free.


    • Students must be accompanied by adults at all times.
    • Food and drink can harm our artifacts; please don’t bring them inside. Lunches may be eaten outdoors on the college campus.

    Want a piece of MCB?

    Pre-order souvenir bags for your group! We offer two versions, priced at $1 and $5 per bag. For more information, check out the Souvenir bag flyer, or contact Amber Baker at (361) 582-2434 or