Programs

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Programs are available for groups of 10 or more who have booked their tour at least a week in advance. All tours include admission to the whole Museum, with a guided tour of the AMBC Building.

Waco: Home of Dr Pepper

The Dr Pepper Museum’s most popular tour tells the story of the invention of Dr Pepper and the growth of the soft drink industry and allows the students to meet an animatron of Dr. Charles Alderton, the inventor of Dr Pepper, in the Old Corner Drug Store, enjoy a guided tour of the original bottling facility, and sample some hand-made Dr Pepper from our old fashioned soda fountain.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • $3 per student, up to six teachers/chaperones are free (additional adults $3 each)
  • Admission includes entrance into the original bottling facility and East Wing Building
  • Includes a Dr Pepper sample from the Soda Fountain
  • Tour lasts one hour
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Little Peppers Family Friendly Events

Little Peppers

The Little Peppers tour provides a sensory-rich version of the Waco: Home of Dr Pepper tour. Geared for our younger visitors between the ages of 4 -7, the students are able to engage with the Museum’s history through a more age-appropriate experience.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • $3 per student
  • Up to six school employees accompanying a student group receive free admission
  • Additional adults, parents, and siblings are $3 each
  • Admission includes entrance into the original bottling facility and East Wing Building
  • Includes a Dr Pepper sample from the Soda Fountain
  • Tour lasts one hour
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Create A Soft Drink

Originally designed for students, the Create a Soft Drink program has increased in popularity with all groups visiting the Museum. Students start with a guided tour of the original bottling building. Then, working in teams, they spend time developing their very own, new soft drink.  After that students create a marketing strategy for their new soda, complete with a name, slogan, logo, and label. It is a hands-on experience involving experimentation, teamwork, and imagination to develop your own unique soft drink!

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • $6 per student
  • All age and ability levels welcome
  • Up to two teachers/chaperones receive free admission
  • Admission includes entrance into the original bottling facility and East Wing Building
  • Includes a Dr Pepper float from the Soda Fountain
  • Program lasts two hours
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Advertising and Marketing: Kid Style

The Advertising and Marketing: Kid Style program teaches the principles of free enterprise and entrepreneurship through economics. Students explore the elements of the free enterprise system and how marketing strategies work. In teams, participants use imagination, teamwork, and experimentation to create their own, unique soft drink and then employ their understanding of marketing to create a logo, slogan, and label for their new soda creation.

This program is designed for groups of 10 – 30 participants; best for grades three and above.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • $10 per student
  • Up to two teachers/chaperones receive free admission
  • All program materials provided
  • Admission includes entrance into the original bottling facility and East Wing Building
  • Includes a Dr Pepper float from the Soda Fountain
  • Program lasts 5-6 hours
  • Students and teachers should bring a sack lunch for this program
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Authorized Peppers Only

Join our collections staff as we look at how museums care for their artifacts both on exhibit and in their collections.  The APO includes a behind-the-scenes tour to look at the Museum’s collection and see some of the unique artifacts we take care of.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • $6 per participant
  • Up to two teachers/chaperones receive free admission
  • Admission includes entrance into the original bottling facility and East Wing Building
  • Includes a Dr Pepper float from the Soda Fountain
  • Program lasts two hours
  • Offered only on weekdays; limited availability
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Dr Pepper Classroom in a Cooler

Classroom In A Cooler

This program allows teachers to bring the museum into their classroom!  The program contains three separate coolers to choose from:

  • The Science of Fizz, the chemistry of carbonated water
  • The Skinny on Sweeteners, how to enjoy sweetened products in moderation
  • The Business of Inventing, explore the ideas of inventing and patenting

Each cooler is a self-contained lesson, including full lesson plans. Contact the Free Enterprise Institute Programs Manager at [email protected] for more information.

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Mobile Outreach Programs

The museum brings these programs to your classroom! We offer three courses to choose from:

  • Pepper, est. 1885 offers insight to life in Waco in 1885 and tells the story of Dr Pepper
  • Recycling Makes Cents addresses the process of recycling and the impact recycling has on the environment
  • Let’s Invent! explores invention and innovation. Students examine the influence on choice and opportunity within the free enterprise system

All outreach programs are taught by a museum employee, are aligned with 4th and 7th grade TEKs, and come with hands-on activities and post-visit lessons. Contact the Free Enterprise Institute Programs Manager at [email protected] for more information.

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Trip Tips

Typically, Museum visitation is lower in early fall and winter months, and on weekday afternoons. You are encouraged to take advantage of these times. Register as early as possible to ensure current prices, time, and date of your choice. Reservations do need to be made in advance to book a guided tour. We look forward to serving you this year!

Please have the following information prepared when you contact the Museum:

  • Three choices of dates and times

  • Number of visitors
  • Address of organization

  • Telephone number

  • Email address

Call and inquire about weekend tours and rates!

[email protected]

Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute

300 S. 5th St.

Waco, TX 76701

(254) 757-1025

Payment Policy

Special admission rates and program fees are for groups with advance reservations only.

Acceptable Forms of Payment:

  • Check or Money Order

  • Credit Card

  • Cash (Upon arrival only – please do not mail cash!)

  • Purchase Order (with prior approval. E-mail [email protected] or call (254) 757-1025 ext. 129)

Cancellation Policy

Groups needing to cancel should make every effort to let us know with at least 48 hours’ notice. Groups arriving 30 minutes or more after their appointed tour time without notice may not receive a guided tour and will have to tour the Museum on their own.

Confirmation

A confirmation number will be given to you when you book your tour. When calling about your tour, please have it handy and bring it with you when you come for your tour.