SUMMER 2016 MUSEUM SCHOOL®

CLASSES FOR PRESCHOOL AGES 3-5 AND CHILDREN ENTERING BRIDGE/KINDERGARTEN – SIXTH GRADE

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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. The summer program will include a variety of classes for preschool and school-age children featuring natural science, chemistry, space, engineering, creativity and more. 

Preschool children (age 3, 4 or 5 by May 31, 2016) may choose from three class topics: "Around the River" and "Space Bound" (for ages 3 and 4) and "Dino Days" (for ages 3, 4, and 5.)

Children entering a bridge program or kindergarten and turning 5 years old by May 31, 2016, are eligible to enroll in the school-age Summer Museum School classes and/or in the Preschool "Dino Days" classes.  Children entering first through sixth grade in fall 2016 are eligible to enroll in the school-age Summer Museum School classes for their grade level. 

Most class sessions are held Mondays through Thursdays (except for the July 4 week when classes will be Tuesday through Friday for school-age children only.) Summer preschool classes will be offered in the morning from 9:30-11:30 am. Summer school-age classes will be offered in the morning from 9:30-11:30 am and afternoon 12:30-2:30 pm. Classes for fifth and sixth grade students will be a two-day, extended day format, offered in various sessions.  The summer Museum School class dates are:

June 13-16 Monday-Thursday

Preschool and School-Age 9:30-11:30 am; School-Age only 12:30-2:30 pm


June 20-23 Monday-Thursday

Preschool and School-Age 9:30-11:30 am; School-Age only 12:30-2:30 pm


June 27-30 Monday-Thursday

Preschool and School-Age 9:30-11:30 am; School-Age only 12:30-2:30 pm


July 5-8 Tuesday-Friday

School-Age only 9:30-11:30 am and 12:30-2:30 pm


July 11-14 Monday-Thursday

Preschool and School-Age 9:30-11:30 am; School-Age only 12:30-2:30 pm


July 18-21 Monday-Thursday

Preschool and School-Age 9:30-11:30 am; School-Age only 12:30-2:30 pm


July 25-28 Monday-Thursday

Preschool and School-Age 9:30-11:30 am; School-Age only 12:30-2:30 pm


August 1-4 Monday-Thursday

Preschool only 9:30-11:30 am


August 8-11 Monday-Thursday

Preschool only 9:30-11:30 am


Class topics and ages vary each session. The summer class brochure – containing the complete class schedule for all ages and grades along with the registration form and instructions – will be available to download from this page beginning February 29. Registration by fax and mail will open at that time.

Don't forget to check out the current spring session of Museum School Saturday classes for school-age children or the upcoming Fall/Spring 2016-2017 Preschool program. For questions about any Museum School program or registration, call 817-255-9333 or send an Email to museumschool@fwmsh.org.  We look forward to serving you and your family this soon!


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