Outreach Programs

The Museum offers a variety of outreach programs to reach the needs of everyone in our community.

Distance Learning

Discovery Lab on Wheels

Mobile Noble Planetarium

 


DISTANCE LEARNING
Where Museum Programs Come to You Virtually!

Distance Learning Brochure – PDF

Connect with the museum’s awarding winning distance learning program with your classroom technology. We connect with schools in many different ways- via your classroom computer system or videoconferencing equipment-and allow your students to explore science, history and mathematics with our curators, staff and special guests.

Questions? We welcome your calls and emails at 817-255-9472 or distancelearning@fwmsh.org.

Connect 2 Texas logo

For a complete listing, program schedule, program costs and registration: connect2texas.net. The Distance Learning staff can’t wait to visit your classroom virtually.


DISCOVERY LAB ON WHEELS

Bring the Museum to your classroom or organization with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s Discovery Lab on Wheels.  We offer a variety of programs to meet your programming needs.

We offer:

  • Classroom Programs
  • Early Childhood Literacy Programs
  • Outdoor and School Garden Focused Programs
  • Makers Club, a Multi-Visit STEM Program
  • Science Night and Special Event Programs
  • Afterschool and Summer Programs
  • Library Outreach
  • Adult and Intergenerational Collection Focused Lectures

Check out our brochure for pricing details on each type of program.

If you are ready to schedule a program, please fill out our interest form and email it to Outreach@fwmsh.org, and we will contact you to set up your program.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us! We will be happy to work with you to design a program to meet your needs!

Still have questions? We will be happy to answer them!

Please contact our Outreach Department at Outreach@fwmsh.org, 817-255-9522 or 817-255-9536.


MOBILE NOBLE PLANETARIUM
Bringing the Universe to You!

Bring the universe to your classroom through the Museum’s Mobile Noble Planetarium. Our planetarium staff will help your students travel through space and unleash their imaginations. Meets over 40 TEKS standards over multiple grade levels!

FAST FACTS

Available year-round (except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

Contact planetarium staff at 817-255-9409 or stwidal@fwmsh.org or book online here. Check availability two weeks out.

Minimum: 3 hrs/day Max: 5 hrs/day

Fee:$475 for 3-hour minimum plus $125 per additional hour up to 5 hours plus small travel fee ($25 within Tarrant County, + $1/mile beyond).

Capacity: Max of 35 people per showing

SHOWS

One World, One Sky:  Big Bird’s Adventure

  • Suggested Grade Level: K-1
  • Earth Science, Social Studies, Language, Astronomy
  • 40 Minute Interactive Version (includes 25 minute video) or 30 Minute Show Only Version

Join Big Bird, Elmo and their friend, Hu Hu Zhu for a look at the stars.  Take an imaginary trip to our Moon, learn how to find the Big Dipper and North Star, and see how we all share the same sky.

This Is Your Captain Speaking

  • Suggested Grade Level: K-5
  • Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, History
  • 45 Minute Interactive Version  (includes 10 minute video) or 15 Minute Show Only Version

Explore the sights of our solar system:  breathtaking planets, marvelous moons, our spectacular sun, and poor, poor Pluto.

Take Me to the Stars

  • Suggested Grade Level: K-12
  • Astronomy, History, Social Studies
  • 40 Minute Interactive Version or 20 Minute Show Only Version

Connect with ancient civilizations as you hear the rich folklore of the stars still sparking our human imagination today!  Discover how to find stars, constellations, visible planets and any special astronomy events at the time of your visit.

Our Amazing Solar System

  • Suggested Grade Level: 3-12
  • Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, History, Physics
  • 45 Minute Interactive Version (includes 25 minute video) or 30 Minute Show Only Version

Reach for the stars with this fun and informative journey.

Earth, Sun, and Moon: Connections

  • Suggested Grade Level: 3-12
  • Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, History, Physics
  • 50 Minute Interactive Version  (includes 25 minute video) or 30 Minute Show Only Version

Discover the surprising scale and distance of the Earth, Sun, and Moon in more depth.  Investigate seasons, lunar rotation and phases, the sun, solar phenomena, auroras, gravity, and the important elements of Earth.

Losing the Dark

  • Suggested Grade Level: K-12
  • Astronomy, Social Studies, Engineering, Health
  • 10 Minutes Show Only

Learn how to keep our skies clear and improve human health by getting rid of excess light at night.

AUDITORIUM (No Dome) Programs

Your school will need to provide seating and a screen for viewing in a room that can be made fully dark for better viewing.

FAST FACTS

Available year-round (except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

Contact planetarium staff at 817-255-9409 or stwidal@fwmsh.org or book online here. Check availability two weeks out.

Minimum: 2 hrs/day Max: 5 hrs/day

Fee: $250 for 2-hour minimum plus $125 per additional hour up to 5 hours plus small travel fee ($25 within Tarrant County, + $1/mile beyond).

Capacity: We recommend limiting viewing to 50 – 80 people per showing. We bring the laptop, projector and staff for programming.

 SHOWS

Take Me to the Stars

  • Suggested Grade Level: K-12
  • Astronomy, History, Social Studies
  • 40 Minute Interactive Version or 20 Minute Show Only Version

Connect with ancient civilizations as you hear the rich folklore of the stars still sparking our human imagination today!  Discover how to find stars, constellations, visible planets and any special astronomy events at the time of your visit.

Fly through Space

  • Suggested Grade Level: K-12
  • Astronomy
  • 30 Minute Interactive Version

Discover the unique scale of the Universe, or just fly through the Solar System. You choose the Adventure you want your students will travel on in this program!

Losing the Dark

  • Suggested Grade Level: K-12
  • Astronomy, Social Studies, Engineering, Health
  • 10 Minutes Show Only

Learn how to keep our skies clear and improve human health by getting rid of excess light at night.