Group Tours

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Guided tours 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 (WHDP)

Our most popular tour, Waco: Home of Dr Pepper tells the story of the invention of Dr Pepper and the growth of the soft drink industry. Participants will meet a recreation of the inventor of Dr Pepper in the Old Corner Drug Store, explore the history of bottling, 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 child, $6 per adult, $5 per senior
  • Admission includes entrance into the original bottling facility and East Wing Building
  • Up to two coordinators/employees accompanying a senior group receive free admission
  • Includes a Dr Pepper sample from the Soda Fountain
  • Tour lasts one hour
  • Information for school groups interested in this tour can be found on the FEI Programs page.
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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, participants are able to engage with the Museum’s history through a more age-appropriate experience.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • $3 per student
  • Admission includes entrance into the original bottling facility and East Wing Building
  • Up to six school employees accompanying a student group receive free admission
  • Additional adults, parents, and siblings are $3 each
  • Includes a Dr Pepper sample from the Soda Fountain
  • Tour lasts one hour
  • Information for school groups interested in this tour can be found on the FEI Programs page.
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Create A Soft Drink (CASD)

Originally designed for students, the Create a Soft Drink program has increased in popularity with adult groups and family groups visiting the Museum. Participants start with a guided tour of the original bottling building. Then, working in teams, they spend time developing their own new soft drink.  After that participants 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 participant
  • All age and ability levels welcome
  • 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
  • Information for school groups interested in this tour can be found on the FEI Programs page.

 

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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. Participants 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 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 ages nine and up.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • $10 per participant
  • All program materials provided
  • Includes a Dr Pepper float from the Soda Fountain
  • Program lasts 5-6 hours, participants should bring a sack lunch for this program
  • Information for school groups interested in this tour can be found on the FEI Programs page.
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Authorized Peppers Only (APO)

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 is designed for no more than 20 participants.

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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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.