HOMESCHOOL HAPPENINGS

Thank you for your interest in educational programs available for you and your child at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.  Here are just a few of the upcoming educational opportunities.


Maker Studio Homeschool Afternoon-Friday, December 1st from 2 PM - 4 PM

Programming just for homeschoolers ages 8 and above!

Maker Studio is a pop-up space located in Innovation Studios designed to give guests ages 8 & up an opportunity to engage with our team and have hands-on making experiences. The program is included in exhibit admission, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.  

We reserve the first Friday afternoon of each month for our homeschool students. Check www.fortworthmuseum.org/make for future topics and public dates/times.

Reserve an online spot by visiting here.

November 4th-5th
Recycled Paper & Printmaking
Art and nature combine this fall in Maker Studio as we explore recycled paper and printmaking. Start by making pulp and sculpting it into new sheets of paper. Then, try carving a printmaking block and learning this unique art form.

December 1st-2nd
Winter Lights

Ever wonder how programmable holiday light displays work? Join us for Maker Studio in December as we explore LEDs and microcontrollers that make these displays work. Get hands-on learning how to add LEDs and wires to a breadboard and then programming it using an Arduino and code. Once you finish that, try creating a light up holiday card to share this Holiday Season using an LED, coin cell battery, and copper tape.

 


 

Looking for a family-friendly, holiday fun!? Don't miss The Polar Express at the Omni Theater and Polar Pajama Parties!

 


Day of Code

December 9 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Technology touches every part of our lives. So, if you can change technology, then you can change the world.  Join us for a celebration of coding and computer programming at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. You and your students can participate in complimentary coding workshops let by Trinity Valley School faculty (preregistration required), try out games and logic puzzles that encourage a coding mind set, take apart computers and learn what is inside... and so much more. 

Visit our website after November 22 to learn more and register for a workshop.


TAKE PART IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History's Research and Learning Center aims to immerse Museum guests in the scientific discovery process as it brings researchers into the Innovation Studios to share their research with the public. Museum guests will have opportunities to learn from these scientists as they participate in current research studies, discuss research with the scientists and find out how the research impacts their day-to-day lives.

Click here to learn about upcoming studies.


FALL 2017 MUSEUM SCHOOL® SCHOOL-AGE CLASSES

For children ages 5 -12 by September 1, 2017

Download the Fall 2017 class brochure here!

For over 66 years, Museum School has been a leader in informal science education. Whether the topic is dinosaurs, space, mammals, chemistry or physics, class curriculums and explorations are designed so that students can construct their own knowledge of the world through hands-on experiences. The engaging environments are supported by an enthusiastic teaching staff that supports the process and joy of learning through discovery. 

In addition to its well-known preschool program, Museum School offers many exciting learning opportunities for school-age children who attend a traditional public or private school or who are home schooled. These informal, discovery-based classes feature various STEM-based science and history topics enhanced with specimens and artifacts from the Museum’s teaching collection when relevant, science investigations, creative activities and other hands-on explorations.

Classes are offered on various Fridays and Saturdays in October, November and December. Click on the above link to download the Fall 2017 Museum School class brochure which has the schedule, class descriptions, fees and the registration instructions and form.

For questions about any of the school-age classes, call 817-255-9333 or 817-255-9335, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm or send an Email to museumschool@fwmsh.org.

 


 

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Fun Fact

Five of the movies shown in the Omni Theater have been nominated for Academy Awards: The Living Sea, Dolphins, Cosmic Voyage, Alaska: Spirit of the Wild, and Special Effects: Anything Can Happen.  

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