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For 70 years, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History's Museum School® program has been the foundation of the Museum's work in exceptional early-childhood learning. Since its founding in 1949, more than 220,000 children have participated in this one-of-a-kind program – which was the first museum school in the United States to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Museum School offers tuition-based programs which include the upcoming Fall/Spring Preschool 2020-2021 for ages 30 months through 6; fall and spring Friday classes for homeschool students ages 6 through 12; and upcoming Summer 2020 classes for ages 3 through 9.

Museum School is generously supported by the Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation.


FALL/SPRING 2020-2021 PRESCHOOL CLASSES (Age 30 months – 6 by September 1, 2020)
Museum School’s preschool curriculum combines natural and physical science, history and anthropology with art, music and literature. Each week, class topics and activities change or build on each other, taking children on an exciting journey of investigation and discovery. The richness of real objects, curatorial support and a dedicated staff ensure first-hand, developmentally-appropriate learning experiences that enrich children’s lives.

Registration for this current school year is closed.  A link to the class brochure for the Fall/Spring 2020-2021 school year preschool classes will be available on this page beginning March 2.  Registration will open at that time. For a quick preview of the school-year offerings for Fall/Spring 2020-2021 Museum School, click here.

Fall/Spring 2019-2020 Museum School Parent Handbook and Operational Policies


SUMMER 2020 CLASSES (Age 3 – 9 by May 31, 2020)
Museum School offers summer classes featuring topics that include natural science, space, dinosaurs, physics and engineering, art, chemistry, flight and more (class topics vary each summer). Classes will be available for preschool and school-age students ages 3 through 9. A link to the class brochure for the Summer 2020 classes will be available on this page beginning March 2.  Registration will open at that time.


MUSEUM SCHOOL YOUTH CLASSES (Ages 6 – 12 by January 1, 2020)
Whether the topic is physical or natural science, STEM concepts are at the core of Museum School youth classes. Classes for homeschooled students ages 6-12, are offered on various Fridays during the fall and spring. Curriculums are designed so that students can construct their own knowledge of the world through hands-on experiences, engaging environments and creative materials. Classes are guided by enthusiastic educators who support the joy of learning through discovery. Whether your child is a budding engineer, inventor, designer or artist, they are sure to have fun and be challenged in a Museum School STEM class!

Registration for the Spring 2020 Museum School Homeschool classes is open. Click on the link below to open the class brochure and follow the registration instructions. You may also contact the Museum School office at museumschool@fwmsh.org to be added to the Museum School Homeschool class Email list.

Spring 2020 Museum School Homeschool Classes

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