Discovery Lab on Wheels

Library and Community Programming

Great Things happen when we come to you

Bring the Museum to your library, community group or organization with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s Discovery Lab on Wheels! Not seeing a program that meets your needs? Contact us, and we can design a program for you! When you are ready to book your program, or would like a programming quote, please fill out our interest form here. Programs are subject to availability and should be booked at least three weeks in advance. Please contact us at outreach@fwmsh.org or 817-255-9522 with questions.  

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Summer 2022 Reading Theme: “Oceans of Possibilities"

We are excited to offer special programs designed around the “Oceans of Possibilities” theme! Please contact us for a list of the programs we will be offering for this summer. Please note that these programs will only be offered in the “Come and Go Station” format and materials fees may apply. Some lessons are able to be adapted to a class style program upon request. Contact us if you are interested in this option.  

Choose Your Style

Our Museum educators can visit your library, organization or event to facilitate a variety of STEM focused programs. Our specially designed programs can be done in one of three different formats Come-and-Go Stations, Class-Style Programs, or Six Weeks Science Club.  

Travel fees will apply for programming outside our service radius. Materials fees may also apply for some programs.

Come-and-Go Stations

First Station
Additional Stations



Additional stations must be same day, same site

(1 hour) As participants are enjoying your event, they will be able to drop by our activity station(s) and take part in our hands-on activities. In a come-and-go setting, participants typically spend 10-20 minutes per station. Our stations can be the whole event or part of a larger event.  Each station can handle approximately 30 people per hour, so please use this guideline to plan the appropriate number of stations for your event.  This will ensure that your participants do not have long wait times as they come and go between stations.  

Class-Style Programs

First Program
Additional Programs



Additional programs must be same day, same site

(1 hour) Museum educators will lead a class-style program for a pre-set number of participants. Class-style programs are designed for up to 30 participants and have a set start and end time. We are able to do multiple programs in a day to accommodate large groups. 

Six-Week Science Club


Join our educators in a six-lesson adventure covering a specific topic.  These class-style programs are 45 minutes each, are suitable for groups of up to 30 participants and can be done once a week for six weeks, or on a different schedule to meet your needs.   

Choose Your Topic

Come-and-Go Stations

These programs are designed to be appropriate for 5 and up.  Children younger than 5 will need parent supervision to participate safely.

  • Chromatography*  
  • Shaving Cream Bookmarks *  
  • Drops on a Penny 
  • Predators and Prey 
  • Bird Beaks and Beyond* 
  • Space * - contact us for a list of specific program topics
  • Magnets  
  • Chain Reactions*
  • Electric Energy   
  • Dinosaurs and Fossils*  
  • Kiva STEM Challenges 
  • Summer Reading Themed Programs* – contact us for a list of specific program topics 

* Material fees may apply to these programs

Class-Style Programs

  • Early Childhood Literacy Based Programs (Ages 2-6)  - contact us for a full list of program topics
  • Shaving Cream Bookmarks  (Ages 7+)
  • Chromatography (Ages 5+)
  • Space (Ages 5+)  - contact us for a list of specific program topics
  • Water Cycle (Ages 5+)
  • Chain Reactions (Ages 5+)
  • Magnets  (Ages 5+)
  • Electric Energy  (Ages 5+)
  • Dinosaurs and Fossils (Ages 5+)
  • Explorations in Density (Ages 7+)
  • Ice Balloons (Ages 5+)

Six-Week Science Club

These programs are designed to be appropriate for ages 7 and up. Please Note: These programs have an additional materials fee depending on activities selected. 

Learn about the grosser side of science with edible activities. 

Learn how detectives use science to solve crimes and solve one yourself! 

Have a blast doing a wide variety of awesome experiments  

Use different types of chemistry to create amazing art 

Explore space with out-of-this-world experiments and activities 

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