Advancing Early Childhood Learning
For more than 69 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 offered 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)
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. The Fall/Spring 2019-2010 brochure will be posted on this page in late February and registration will open at that time. Children must be age 3 through 6 by September 1, 2019 to enroll in next year’s program.
FALL/SPRING 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 students who are homeschooled and Saturdays for children who attend a traditional school or who are homeschooled. (Saturday classes will resume in October 2019.) Curriculums are designed so that students can construct their own knowledge of the world through hands-on experiences, engaging environments and creative materials guided by enthusiastic educators who support the joy of learning through discovery. The Spring 2019 brochure will be posted on this page in mid January and registration will open at that time. Children must be age 6 through 14 by January 1, 2019 to enroll in spring youth classes.
SUMMER 2019 YOUTH CLASSES (Ages 3-9)
Museum School offers summer classes featuring topics that include natural science, space, dinosaurs, physics and engineering, art, chemistry, flight and more. The Summer 2019 brochure will be posted on this page in late February and registration will open at that time. Children must be age 3 through 9 by May 31, 2019 to enroll in the summer class program.