A 70 YEAR LEGACY OF EXTRAORDINARY 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 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 school-year Fall/Spring Preschool for ages 3 through 6; fall and spring Friday classes for homeschool students ages 6-12; and summer classes for preschool and school-age students ages 3 through 9.
Museum School is generously supported by the Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation.
FALL/SPRING PRESCHOOL CLASSES (Ages 3-6 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. Information for the upcoming Fall/Spring 2020-2021 school year classes will be available on this page in late February.
SUMMER 2020 CLASSES (Ages 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. Please watch this page for the Summer 2020 schedule to be posted in late February.
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 upcoming Spring 2020 classes will begin in late January. Watch this page for the schedule of classes and registration information. You may also contact the Museum School office at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the Museum School Homeschool class Email list.