Advancing Early Childhood Learning
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 early-childhood learning. Since its founding in 1949, more than 212,000 children have participated in this one-of-a-kind program, which was the first 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 school-year Fall/Spring Preschool for ages 3 through 6; youth classes for ages 6-12 that meet on various Fridays and Saturdays during the school year; and summer classes for ages 3 through 9.
Museum School is generously supported by the Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation.
FALL/SPRING 2019-2020 PRESCHOOL CLASSES (Ages 3-6 by September 1, 2019)
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 is open for next school-year's Fall/Spring 2019-2010 Museum School. Click on the link below to open the class brochure which has the program description, class schedules, fees and registration instructions. Please be aware that some classes fill before the schedule can be updated.
FALL 2019 YOUTH CLASSES (Ages 6-14)
Whether the topic is physical or natural science, STEM concepts are at the core of Museum School youth classes. School-year classes are offered on various Fridays for homeschooled students. 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 Fall 2019 Friday is open. Click on the link below to download the class brochure. The brochure contains class dates and times; fees; registration instructions and a registration form. Please note: All classes for ages 6-8 are currently full, however places are still available for the final fall class for ages 9-14.
SUMMER 2019 CLASSES (Ages 3-9 by May 31, 2019)
Museum School offers summer classes featuring topics that include natural science, space, dinosaurs, physics and engineering, art, chemistry, flight and more. Our Summer Museum School program is full. Please watch this web page for Summer 2020 classes to be posted in late February 2020.