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Downloadable School Field Trip Planner 2013 - 2014 - PDF

Engage your students with an interactive way to enhance and support your classroom curriculum by coming to the Museum for an exhibit field trip. Our exhibits provide a wide-range of interactive experiences. Check our website for the most up-to-date exhibit information. Always check out our website for the most up-to-date information, pre- and post-visit activities and resources for your use.



Dates: September 10, 2013-May 23, 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: $5 per student for exhibits excluding Indiana Jones; $7 per student for exhibits + Indiana Jones
Group Minimum: 15
Required Adults: admitted free PK-K: 1 adult/6 students; Grades 1-12: 1 adult/10 students.
All students must be accompanied by a chaperone at all times.
Additional Adults: $10 exhibits excluding Indiana Jones; $15 exhibits + Indiana Jones


Curious George: Let's Get Curious!Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious!
October 7, 2013 – January 3, 2014
Suggested Grade Levels: PreK–2

Curious George, that precocious monkey with the insatiable curiosity comes to life in this interactive exhibit that will delight your students. You and your students will be introduced to Curious George’s world and will experience a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure. Operate wheels to help George climb a building, sort and weigh fruits and vegetables at the produce stand, use science skills to putt a hole of mini golf, build a whirligig in the country, and much more.

Curious George television series merchandise © Universal Studios. Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H. A. Rey, are copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company and used under license. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. All rights reserved.


November 18, 2013 – February 2, 2014
Suggested Grade Levels: K-12

PenguinsJ.J. L’Heureux’s exhibition features her world renowned photographs of colorful penguins and their families from the Southern Hemisphere. These flightless birds are believed to have evolved some 50 million years ago, making their home in the Antarctica wilderness, the coldest and windiest continent on earth. Except for the sounds of the rookeries, the expansion and contraction of the ice, and the howl of the wind, Antarctica is very much like the soundless photographs. Discover the beauty of penguins in their natural environment.

Wizard of OzThe Wizard of Oz™
February 24, 2014-May 9, 2014
Suggested Grade Levels: PreK–4

Follow the Yellow Brick Road™ and journey through the Land of Oz as you take your students on a cross-disciplinary exploration. Begin at Gale Farm then move on to Munchkinland with Dorothy™ and her friends. Crossroads finds the Tin Man™, Cowardly Lion™ and Scarecrow™ waiting to continue the adventure leading you to Witches Castle and finally ending your journey in the Emerald City™. This exhibit will challenge your students to discover their personal strengths and gifts through the arts, investigate light and science and engage in decision making along the way. Don’t forget to tap your heels together three times because we all know “There’s No Place Like Home™”.

THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co. (s13)

Indiana Jones™ and the Adventure of Archaeology
March 10, 2014-August 10, 2014
Suggested Grade Levels: 3-12

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of ArchaeologyAre you and your class ready for an adventure? Immerse your students in the science and history of field archaeology as you explore the world of film hero Indiana Jones™. Join the search for riches in Quest for Treasure then Dig into the Past to put important clues together helping to piece together an ancient story. Learn how archaeologists use this information to draw conclusions and finally solve the mystery of the past. This exhibition also features an exclusive collection of film props, costumes and more. This is one adventure you won’t want to miss!

Innovation Studios


Innovation Gallery
Suggested Grade Level: 3-12
Learn about science and history topics as they happen in these interactive, illuminated spaces. Plus, experiment with rotation, sound and other concepts.

Energy Blast
Suggested Grade Level: 3-12
Journey back in time in the 4D theater and learn about the origins of the Barnett Shale. Then visit the “rig site” and witness the scientific story of energy.

Fort Worth Children’s Museum
2nd Grade and younger
Enter through the friendly dragonhead and have hands-on fun in this special exhibit gallery designed especially for children from birth through age 8.

Paluxysaurus jonesiDinoLabs & DinoDig®
Suggested Grade Level: K-12
Use scientific processes to discover dinosaur fossils at field sites, analyze fossils, and create images of what dinosaurs looked like. Learn how paleontologists find fossils, document their location, carefully dig them up, and securely pack them for transportation to the lab in this large, outdoor recreation of the Jones Ranch dinosaur field site in Texas.

Storm SchoolWednesdays at 10:30 am
Learn about wild Texas weather with Jeff Jamison, CBS 11 meteorologist. This 45-minute program is available at no additional charge with your field trip exhibit admission. For additional information and to register: rreed@fwmsh.org



Cattle Raisers Museum

Cattle Raisers Museum
Suggested Grade Level: K-12
Cattle Raisers MuseumThe Cattle Raisers Museum, a museum within the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the vital history and science of the cattle industry. The experience begins as you trace the origins and development of ranching as both an industry and cultural phenomenon in the 1850’s and takes you on a journey of the cattle industry and into the future of the business.

Your students will enjoy the artifacts such as the cattle and horses, barbed wire, spur collection, and branding irons. Inter-actives include Ride-A-Long Round Up, Run A Ranch and the seven minute multi-media presentation, The Thundering Herd, in the Noble Planetarium.

For additional resources and instructional information about the Cattle Raisers Museum, contact: David Bedford, Cattle Raisers Museum Educator 817.255.9342, dbedford@fwmsh.org

Call for reservations 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
817-255-9440 or toll-free 1-888-255-9300, ext. 440

 Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame



Cowgirl Museum and Hall of FameTo book: 817-336-4475
Fee: $3.50 per student
Group Minimum: 15 Max: 200
Required Chaperones: admitted free PK-K: 1 adult/6 students Grades 1–12: 1 adult/10 students
Time frame options: Tuesday-Friday 10:00–11:30 am; 12:00–1:30 pm; 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Student Group Reservations
Reservations may be made at least ten days in advance of your visit by sending fax to (817)336-2470. Both a Student Group Reservation and a Guidelines Form must be completed and faxed. Please allow five business days for a receipt of confirmation. Forms are available at www.cowgirl.net under Education, School Tours.

For additional information please contact: Cindi Collins, Director of School Services, National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 817-509-8697, ccollins@cowgirl.net

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