Don't Miss Engineers Week Homeschool Afternoon
Thursday, February 21 | 1:30 - 4:00 PM

We have created special experiences for homeschool audiences after the traditional field trip groups leave for the day.

Activity Highlights include:

Happy City: Engineering and art collide when you combine cardboard boxes, conductive tape, batteries and miniature LEDs to create a whimsical building for our Happy City

Scribbling Robots:   Build your very own scribbling robot and check out cool technology from Mouser Electronics.

Meet Pepper the Robot: Explore cognitive computing by interacting with Pepper and IBM engineers.

Flight Simulator:  Meet Lockheed Martin engineers and fly a Lockheed Martin flight simulator.

Electronics Dissection:  Take apart broken electronics, looking for components that might work.

Pachinko Play: Discover how friction and slopes affect marbles or balls rolling down ramps.

Paper Airplane Engineering: Explore variables and learn tricks to create paper airplanes.

Construction Challenges: Amuse yourself with building challenges in our Innovation Studios.

Interact with Engineers: Each day our Museum will be filled practicing engineers available to answer your questions and lead you in engaging challenges.

Please note, Engineers Week activities are included with Museum Exhibit admission pass. Engineers Week topics, activities and environments are designed for students ages 8 and older.

Engineers Week is sponsored locally by

Maker Studio Homeschool Afternoon
Virtual Reality on Friday, March 1 | 2 - 4 PM

Get ready to explore the world of VR with some cool technology - create your own 360 degree world and be able to see it in a VR setting. Makers will also be able to take home their own VR "headset" to use in the future!

Maker Studio is a pop-up space located in Innovation Studios designed to give guests ages 8 & up an opportunity to engage with our team and have hands-on making experiences. Each month features a new project led by our staff and involving a small group of homeschool students and their educators.  It is a great way to explore STEM based experiences in a small setting. The program is included in exhibit admission, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Please note, to make sure we have enough materials, our Maker Studio hours are limited to 10 guests per time slot. Reserve a one-hour spot online by visiting here and filling out the online reservation form.


Take a look at the brochure for the class schedule and registration information.
Questions? Call 817-255-9333 or email

Take Part in Educational Research!

Join us on January 26, February 9 and February 16 from 10 AM to 4 PM for these studies:

"Do your words influence your child's learning?"
Play a game with your child to help determine how parent vocabulary can impact a child's language skills.
Yvonne Ralph, UTD

"Are you sure? Investigating the brain's memory network"
Participate in a short memory game and learn more about our amazing memories!

Learn more here.

Educational Programming

Bring your homeschool group to the Museum to take part in our educational programming. Click here to learn more.