Education & Outreach


A big part of being a Scout is learning new things, especially about the community in which these young people reside.


The Museum offers a plethora of opportunity for young Scouts to get a glimpse of life in Southeast Texas, from prehistoric times to the people and events of the 20th and 21st Century. 


Contact our Education Coordinator for more information 409.999.6284 or email

School Tours

The Museum of the Gulf Coast offers FREE school tours to students third through 12th grade year-round. All tours are led by a docent guide and last approximately 1-1/2 hours. The standard museum tour includes two floors of permanent exhibits in addition to our featured temporary exhibitions.

Contact the Education Coordinator 409.999.6284 or email to find out more

Summer Programs

Exciting Family Fun Days, and other Summer Programs are part of the Museum's offerings.  For more information contact our Education Coordinator, 409.999.6284 or email  


Make the Connection

The Museum offers five interactive hands-on programs that give youth an opportunity to connect with Gulf Coast heritage and culture through exhibit tours, role-playing, and hands-on activities.


Contact the Education Coordinator 409.999.6284 or email to find out more about Make the Connection and book Make the Connection programs.

Teen Troupe Volunteers

Each year, the Museum gives local teens the opportunity to positively impact their community, explore their interests, and discover new talents in a safe, educational environment.

This experience teaches real-world skills which prepare teens for the challenges they will face when they begin working. Volunteer projects, summer camp programs, and museum events are the focus of Teen Troupe.

Contact the Education Coordinator 409.999.6284 or email to find out more

Discovery Trunks

The Discovery Trunk is a “touch everything” program using artifacts and objects specifically designated for hands-on learning.


Discovery Trunks are portable history, science, and art lessons that can travel to classrooms, lecture halls, nursing homes, community centers, libraries, etc.


Contact the Education Coordinator to book our Discovery Trunks programs.  409.999.6284 or email

Contact Us

Have a question? Let us help you!

CALL 409-982-7000 OR EMAIL BELOW

The Museum of the Gulf Coast is administered by the Port Arthur Historical Society in partnership with the City of Port Arthur.  

P.O. Box 1374, Port Arthur, Texas 77641-1374

Museum Address: 700 Procter, Port Arthur, TX 77640

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Saturday

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Sundays and Holidays



Walk-in Admission
Adults - $8
Senior Citizens (62+) - $6
College Students w/valid ID - $4
Children 4-18 - $3  //  Children 0-3 - FREE

Parking and Entrance on 4th Street

Group Tour Rates

Adults - $4  

Children ages 0-18 - $3
School Tours ( Grade 3-12 and college groups) - FREE

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