The Health Museum offers an engaging Field Trip experience along with several add-on Discovery Lab activities.
The Field Trip Experience is available for $8 per student and includes access to all our exhibits and free flow activities.
- BIORHYTHM: MUSIC AND THE BODY (January 13th to July 31st 2018)
- Amazing Body Gallery (An interactive tour through a over sized human body)
- Brain Teasers (Hands-on puzzles and mind challenging games)
Please note that the selection of free flow activities change with the exhibits and may not be offered everyday.
- McGovern Theater: Educational Movies & TedTalks related to current exhibits and activities
- Live Dissection Demos Take a seat inside the McGovern theater and follow a live dissection of a cow eye or a sheep brain performed by one of the museum science educators.
Add a hands-on Discovery Labs activity that will make your experience more memorable and unique
Students learn about their DNA make up, enjoy an advanced Scavenger Hunt, and take home a necklace with their very own DNA. $5 per student
DeBakey Cell Lab
Gear up with a lab coat, gloves and goggles and travel through experiment stations.
Due to the complexity of the experiments, all guests, ages 13 and under, must be accompanied by an adult. It is required that all guests must be ages 7 and above in order to participate in The DeBakey Cell Lab. $5 per student
**Dissect It Yourself: DIY Labs **Not available June-August**
DIY Labs are hands-on dissections for all ages, students will get a chance to actively explore the structure and function of organs -
- Sheep Heart - $8 per student
- Owl Pellet - $5 per student
- Sheep Brain - $15 per student
- Cow eye - $5 per student
**Amazing Body Lab
Not only will anatomy come alive, but students will try their hand at real surgical skills as they scrub up, dissect, and practice stitching and suturing. $10 per student
**Clinical Case Lab -
Step into the role of “Doc for an Hour”—complete authentic medical tests using professional lab tools, work with our state-of-the-art human patient simulation robot, analyze test results, develop a diagnosis, and suggest treatment for illness. $8 per student
**Air Pollution Solutions Lab
Students are led through an improvisational drama in which they act out real-world scenarios and become advocates for their health. Learn the importance of clean air, and how our personal choices can affect our environment.
- Only on the first Friday of the Month - all year long
- $3 per student
Students will whisk and stir their way through hands-on cooking activities including lessons on eating a balanced diet and understanding the importance of micro and macro nutrients. $5 per student
Add an Amazing Body Store Souvenir Bag
- Order souvenir bags at a special field trip discounted rate, $4 per student (a $7 value)
Professional Development for Teachers
- Learn more about The Health Museum by bringing a group of teachers for a Teacher Tour
- $7 per person, minimum of 15 people
- Receive an overview of the museum's school programs, explore our current exhibitions, and visit the Amazing Body Store
- Add an interactive science class (prices vary by class) and earn CPE credit as you learn new ideas and strategies for teaching and learning hands-on science
- Add a DeBakey Cell Lab visit for $5 extra
- The Health Museum has a Texas State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) and is an approved Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider.
Please note that your field trip reservation is not confirmed until a deposit is paid, and you have received a confirmation letter from our Reservations Team. Please note that an ASTC membership cannot be applied towards your Field Trip Reservation. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-337-8451.
The Health Museum School Field Trip program is supported by:
Baylor College of Medicine, The Brown Foundation, Ellwood Foundation, Houston Endowment, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Houston Methodist, Robert W. Knox, Sr. and Pearl Willis Knox Charitable Foundation, MACEIL Foundation, The Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Foundation, MD Anderson Cancer Center, MD Anderson Foundation, The Schissler Foundation, Texas Children’s Hospital, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, The William A. and Madeline Welder Smith Foundation, Wortham Foundation
* Contributions made August 1, 2013 – July 11, 2014