A'STEAM (Afterschool Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) is an offsite, kit-based afterschool program designed to give children opportunities to build levels of scientific and mathematical literacy through hands-on investigations and challenges. Partner sites across the Greater Houston Area use kits on a rotating basis and complete the activities with students in their afterschool programs. If you are interested in becoming an A’STEAM partner, please contact our Director of Outreach Programs at (713) 535-7234.
EXXONMOBIL MAGNIFICENT MOMENTS (EMM3)
The Museum partners with 14 after school sites in Houston in this offisite, math-based academic enrichment program. EMM3 partners receive hands-on activities and staff trainings aligned to TEKS math standards. For more information, please contact our Director of Outreach Programs at (713) 535-7234.
The Museum offers Houston area elementary schools a FREE evening of hands-on activities, games, and FREE bus transportation. Two to three schools are invited per event. These events happen on Thursday during Free Family Nights. For details on participation or reservations, please contact Mary Ellen Salas at (713) 535-7270.
Fourth grade girls from Houston-area schools are invited to a "sleepover" at the Museum. Junior League volunteers tour the girls through the Museum and facilitate activities alongside our talented Discovery Guides. Museum Overnight Adventures occur once a month during the school year on a Friday night, at no charge to the students or participating schools. For details on participation or reservations, please contact Aaron Guerrero at (713) 535-7209.
PARA LOS NIÑOS
Para los Niños is an offsite program developed by the Museum in collaboration with the Houston Public Library. The goal of the program is to provide monolingual Spanish speaking parents with increased access to resources and activities that will improve their ability to parent children ages birth to age seven. Come join us in our next child-centered workshop at a library near you! For more information contact Gisela Treviño at (713) 535-7224.
The Parent Stars program develops partnerships with elementary schools to host family learning events and parent workshops at school campuses. Schools can build their own programming schedule based on a menu of options. This offiste program focuses primarily on Pre-K to 5th grade students and their families. For details on participation, please contact Mary Ellen Salas at (713) 535 -7270.
SCIENCE WORKSHOP at edison middle school
The Museum hosts after school workshops in Edison Middle School where students can explore practical implementation of the sciences. Museum staff, tools, and materials are available for the students to use in creating their own projects. Students pay no fee to participate. This program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Prepared for Life. For details on participation or reservations contact Andrea Hernandez.