Thank you for your interest in educational programs available for you and your child at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.  Here are just a few of the upcoming educational opportunities.

October 15th and October 18-21 

This year's theme is Solving Mysteries through Chemistry!  Your students will use their powers of observation, data gathering techniques and their senses as they complete different hands-on activities and mysteries in the Innovation Studios. Museum staff will be joined by the American Chemical Society Student Groups from area universities to share in the fun!

OCTOBER 20 | 1:30 - 4:00 PM

This year’s theme is Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry and our team of museum staff members and area high school and university students have created an experiment filled afternoon for you and your children.  

Don’t miss the chance for your students to try out the following labs:

  • Use your sleuthing and science process skills to solve intriguing mysteries throughout the Innovation Studios.

  • Compare human, rat, cat, and dog hair and examine different types of fiber evidence using a scanning electron microscope.  Bring a USB drive to take home copies of images you take

  • Make a slide of your own cheek cells to see the DNA in the nucleus with a light microscope

  • Examine your fingerprints under a dissecting microscope.  Bring a USB drive to take home copies of any images you take

  • Learn the science of fingerprinting as you experiment with different methods of gathering prints

  • Put your sleuthing skills to the test to identify mystery solutions

  • Send secret messages and explore acids and bases

  • Write mysterious messages on polymers and expose them to lots and lots of heat to see surprising results.

  • Be a dye detective and learn how to separate inks into recognizable patterns.

  • Be a fruit juice sleuth to determine which beverages actually contain fruit juice and explore acid-base reactions

  • React! Chemical vs. Physical Reactions Demonstrations: Explore the world of chemistry and help solve the mysteries of physical and chemical reactions

  • Take part in a research study:  Learn how your body responds when you try to pay attention.

All activities are included in exhibit admission.  

Please note: Chemistry Week topics, activities and environments are designed for students ages 8 and older.

Programming for Chemistry Week is sponsored by


Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

 Check out awesome ooey-gooey, icky-sticky, creepy crawly activities throughout the Museum after dark. Everyone is encouraged to wear their spooky (not scary) costumes and receive an awesome sweet treat! (No masks or weapons, please).

  Adult: $10 | Junior (ages 2-12): $8

  Member Adult: $9 | Member Junior (ages 2-12): $7

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Programming just for homeschoolers 8 and above  

 Maker Studio is a pop-up space located in Innovation Studios designed to give guests ages 8 & up an opportunity to engage with local Makers and have hands-on making experiences. Maker Studio will pilot homeschool only hours select Friday afternoons from 2-5 PM September through December. The program is included in exhibit admission, but space is limited and preregistration is required.  Reserve a one-hour spot online by visiting (live link please) and filling out the online reservation form

Silly Robots, Friday, November 4th, 2-5 PM

Ever have a silly problem that you’re not sure how to solve? Try making a robot for it! Create whimsical and funny robots using motors, linkages, and more! Want to go deeper? Try using code and an Arduino to automate your robotic design.

Download the flyer here.



Museum School offers informal discovery-based science and history classes that are enriched with topic-appropriate specimens or artifacts from the Museum's teaching collections, along with creative activities, science investigations and other hands-on explorations.

The fall session will include several Friday classes for home-school students (ages 6-11 by September 1, 2016 and currently in first through sixth grade.) Friday homeschool classes feature an engineering-based STEM format, designed around different science topics such as Olympic Science, Contraption Construction and Santa's Workshop. In addition, all Saturday classes for children in kindergarten through sixth grade are open to age/grade eligible homeschool students. 

The Fall 2016 Museum School brochure contains the class descriptions, dates and times for all grades/ages plus the registration form and instructions. Registrations are accepted by mail, fax or phone.

For questions about school-age classes, call 817-255-9333 or 817-255-9335 or send an Email to We look forward to serving you and your family soon!


The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History's Research and Learning Center aims to immerse museum guests in the scientific discovery process as it brings researchers into the Innovation Studios to share their research with the public. Museum guests will have opportunities to learn from these scientists as they participate in current research studies, discuss research with the scientists, and find out how the research impacts their day-to-day lives.

Visit to learn about September and October's studies.

For more information, or to schedule at time, contact Debbie at




Download the Solving Mysteries through Chemistry Educator Guide for great hands-on science activities.

Explore forensic science through CSI: The Experience Web Adventures and an educator guide full of forensic science experiences.  Most appropriate for students ages 8 and above.

Fun Fact
Every year, the Museum provides almost 200,000 hours of science and social studies education for Texas students.

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