HOMESCHOOL HAPPENINGS

Studio Science

Check out our newest program: Studio Science. Enjoy hands-on workshops and camps designed to engage young minds in science and technology! While these classes are open to all Museum guests, we wanted you to know about them first!

Ultimate LEGO® ChallengeSaturday, November 15, 2014
Fee: $45; Members: $40
Ages: 4-6
9 AM - 12 PM
Ages: 7-9 1 PM - 4 PM

LEGO® Robotics
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Fee: $75; Members: $70
Ages: 10-12
10 AM - 3 PM

Studio Science programs are offered monthly. Visit Innovation Studios for the current schedule. For questions or to register, email jhood@fwmsh.org


Museum School® Classes for Homeschool Students

Museum School offers discovery-based science and history classes in creative learning environments with a distinctive curriculum that is supported by the Museum's collections.

MythBusters Exhibition Science Camp*
Friday, December 19, 2014

Fee: $70
Grades 2-3 (ages 7-9) 10 AM - 3 PM

The fee includes all supplies and admission to the exhibit. Students bring a sack lunch and drink.

* This camp has limited spaces available. Call the Museum School office at 817-255-9333 to register.

Look for the spring schedule of classes to be posted on the Museum School webpage in mid-January, 2015.


Exclusive Homeschool Afternoons*

We've created special afternoon events during our yearly festivals just for you.

Engineers Week Homeschool Afternoon
Thursday, February 26, 2015

See how much fun science, technology, engineering and mathematics can be during this interactive afternoon. Build, create, destroy, explore, design and invent alongside engineers from Mouser Electronics, IBM, Lockheed Martin and other area corporations.

"All Systems Earth" Homeschool Afternoon
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Celebrate Earth Week at the Museum during our "All Systems Earth" festival. Discover how nature recycles to keep our world in balance and learn how we can help inspire positive environmental awareness and green practices.

* Homeschool Afternoons are included with Museum Exhibit admission.


MUSEUM SCHOOL FOR HOMESCHOOL CLASSES

Museum School offers discovery-based science and history classes that are enriched with Museum specimens or artifacts, creative activities, science investigations and other hands-on explorations where appropriate to the topic.

The fall session for school-age children will begin in mid-October and will include Saturday classes as well as a few Friday classes.  Because Museum School is an informal science discovery program, all classes – including the Saturday programs – are open to school-age children who are in homeschool and traditional school settings. Classes are offered in a one-time format on specific dates. 

Museum School offers its current class brochure online only. Click on this PDF link to download the Fall 2014 class brochure.  The brochure has complete class listings, descriptions, dates and fees, plus registration instructions.

If you have any questions call 817-255-9335 or send an E-mail with your name and question to mgabbard@fwmsh.org. We hope to see you and your family soon!


VISIT THE NOBLE PLANETARIUM

Quick insider tip:  Many schools wait late October to book school field trips.  October is a wonderful month for home school groups to visit the Museum and the Noble Planetarium!  Don't fight the crowds, come and enjoy a quieter museum environment!

Visit www.fortworthmuseum.org/noble-planetarium-now-showing for program descriptions.

Check out Skyline, the Noble Planetarium’s monthly newsletter www.fortworthmuseum.org/skyline-noble-planetarium


EDUCATOR RESOURCES

Use these websites to enrich your Museum experience with Educator Resources


Book Your Field Trip Online

Looking for learning opportunities for your Homeschool Association?

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History invites homeschool groups and families to participate in any of our educational programming.  Please note that to receive group pricing for programs, you must have a group of 15 or more and reserve two weeks in advance.
For more information: School Program Planner - PDF | Book Your Field Trip Online!


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Fun Fact
The Museum's Noble Planetarium was the first planetarium to be named after a female astronomer, Charlie Mary Noble, a Fort Worth educator of math and astronomy.

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