Guided Tours

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Deposits

Groups will be required to pay 20% of their initial estimated cost before their tour will be officially confirmed.

  1. Groups will pay the 20% deposit through an invoice sent by the FEI Programs Manager.
  2. When the deposit is paid, it will be indicated on the Outlook Calendar and they will be sent a confirmation letter.
  3. When the group arrives for the tour the admissions desk will charge the group for the amount of people that arrive and then subtract the amount they paid in advance (on the outlook event and the invoice) as a “discount.”

Special Cases

Groups that cannot pay with an invoice will pay with a check or cash in the mail and the check or cash will be in the safe until the group arrives. At the time of arrival, the check will be entered in the system as a separate item and then the group will be charged like any other group.

Cancellations

If a group cancels before two weeks prior to their tour then they will be refunded in full either through Square or the mail. If a group does not cancel and does not show for their tour, any deposits or payments made will be given to the FEI Programs Dept.

  • Each of our tour programs will be accommodated to meet the unique needs of young children, students, families, adult groups, and differently abled guests.

  • Weekend rates are an additional $2.00 per person and groups can request a $2.00 per person float upgrade up to a week before the tour.

  • Tours require a 20% deposit before they can be confirmed through an online invoice that which will be sent by the museum representative. Deposits can be refunded if the tour is canceled at least two weeks prior to the event.

  • Tour groups must have a minimum of 10 people. Groups who exceed 90 people may require additional time to complete the program.

  • Tour requests must be sent two weeks prior to the tour date. It may take up to a week to receive a response concerning your tour.

Don’t want a guided tour? Book a self-guided tour in advance!

VIP (Very Important Pepper)

The VIP tour is a guided tour of the historic bottling factory, our main Museum building. On this one-hour tour, an expert guide takes you through the story of Dr Pepper from its invention and tells the story of the growth of the soft drink industry. You will meet a recreation of the inventor of Dr Pepper in the Old Corner Drug Store, see how Dr Pepper was bottled, and discover how Dr Pepper and the industry has evolved. Afterward, take home a traditional glass bottle of Dr Pepper.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • $11 per child, $15 per adult, and $13 per senior
  • One hour
  • Glass Bottles of Dr Pepper
  • Information for school groups interested in this tour can be found on the FEI Programs page.
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Waco Texas Kids Programs

The Business of Bubbles

The Business of Bubbles is a fun and interactive tour of our East Wing building. On this one hour tour, you’ll discover how a soft drink is created, produced, distributed, and marketed. You’ll play a few games and experience a fun, hands-on assembly line activity while getting to know the stories behind other sodas like Big Red and 7UP. Along the way, you might even encounter some cool Waco history and get a peek into how our collections experts evaluate the Museum’s artifacts. Afterward you will take home a traditional glass bottle of Dr Pepper.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • $14 per child, $15 per adult, and $13 per senior
  • One hour
  • Glass Bottles of Dr Pepper
  • 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)

Our most popular tour, the Create a Soft Drink program allows you to create an original soft drink. The first hour, you will start with a guided tour of the original bottling building. The second hour, you will work in teams to develop your own soft drink. After that, you will create a marketing strategy for your soda, complete with a name, slogan, logo, and label. This is a hands-on experience involving experimentation, teamwork, and imagination to develop your own unique soft drink. The program ends with samples of Dr Pepper from the soda fountain.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • $14 per child, $18 per adult, and $16 per senior
  • Two hours
  • Glass bottles of Dr Pepper
  • Information for school groups interested in this tour can be found on the FEI Programs page.

 

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