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Duke Tip Academic Adventures

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Spring classes will be available for registration on December 10th. 

The Health Museum, in partnership with the Duke University Talent Identification Program, proudly presents Academic Adventures in the Houston Museum District.  Open to 5th and 6th grade students who have participated in the Duke TIP 4th-6th Grade Talent Search, these day long courses provide challenging, hands-on learning experiences that promote creativity and critical thinking while also allowing students to explore topics not typically covered in school. 

If you have questions contact academicadventures@thehealthmuseum.org


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January 29th

Surgeon for a Day

Dermatologist for a Day

Veterinarian for a Day

February 9th

Medical Illustrator for a Day

Pediatrician for a Day

Optometrist for a Day

March 2nd

First Responder for a Day

Dentist for a Day

Surgeon for a Day

Cancer & Genetics Researcher for a Day

April 6th

Biomedical Engineer for a Day

Neuroscientist for a Day

Surgical Technologist for a Day

May 18th

Petroleum Engineer for a Day

Cardiologist for a Day

Nutritionist for a Day

Nurse for a Day



9:15 am - Check in  
9:50 am - Welcome session 
10:00 am - Classes start
4:00 pm - Classes conclude & closing session

Parents and students are welcome and encouraged to attend both welcome and closing sessions


$160 tuition per course covers the cost of all program material, supplies, and lunch.  The $160 includes a $20 non-refundable registration fee.

Financial Aid : 

Financial Aid applications for Spring 2019 are now available. Please send applications to the following email: academicadventures@thehealthmuseum.org 

Registration is online only. Payment is due at the time of registration.

Upon registration, an acceptance packet will be sent electronically.The packet must be completed and submitted by the deadline indicated.  All participants must show proof of health insurance. 

Wait List 

Students are placed in classes on a first- come, first-registered basis. Some classes may fill before the application deadline. For the best choice of classes apply early. A wait list will be generated for classes; however, there is no guarantee that space will become available. Please fill our the wait list form below.

Wait List 2019

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be requested in writing to AcademicAdventures@thehealthmuseum.org , ten (10) business days prior to the scheduled program date to ensure a refund (minus $20 registration fee).  After that time, cancellations will result in forfeiture of payment except in case of illness (with doctor's note on letterhead), death of an immediate family member, or inclement weather.  Refunds will take approximately 3 weeks to process.

For questions, contact  academicadventures@thehealthmuseum.org or (713) 521-1515 x124

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