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For over seventy years Museum School has introduced over 200,000 young children to the wonders of the world around them. The program’s intimate classroom surroundings foster a love and excitement for learning . . . from the wondrous science specimens and historical artifacts in the large teaching collection to the early childhood master teachers who brilliantly connect children’s imaginations to the nature in their own backyard or to times long ago. Young children are encouraged to discover and dream of one day becoming astronauts, engineers, historians, paleontologists so much more through their encounters with real objects and real stories. Museum School prides itself on its developmentally-appropriate, experiential, engaging learning environments.


These past few weeks have been very challenging in trying to adapt Summer 2020 Museum School classes to the current Texas Health and Human Services department mandates and CDC guidelines. As you are aware, our plans have changed frequently as updated state and federal guidelines and state child care health protocols have been made available.  

Everything that makes Museum School special are also the things that make it difficult to offer all of our planned summer classes. We had to ensure that our ultimate decision would allow us to keep the core values and philosophy of the program, while at the same time, keep Museum School students and staff as safe as possible while in the Museum School building.  After careful consideration of all aspects, we have canceled all in-person June, July and August Summer 2020 Museum School classes. 

While we are not able to have children in person at Museum School this summer, Museum School can still come to them! Most of the original Summer 2020 Museum School four-day classes have been redesigned into abbreviated pre-recorded class versions: Museum School Summer 2020 Science Snacks.  All programs will be taught by the master Museum School teaching staff and will feature other elements that make Museum School learning so special. Complete information about the new Summer 2020 Science Snacks program will be announced here very soon.


We are looking forward to this fall and welcoming another group of eager young learners! Many of the classes are full at this time. Enrollment has been temporarily suspended while we discern how the current national, state and local health guidelines may impact the fall/spring preschool program. We intend to resume the extraordinary Museum School experience this September, while keeping everyone safe and healthy. Please watch this page for future information on the Fall/Spring 2020-2021 preschool year.


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