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Pre K - 12th Grade Field Trip Levels

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The Health Museum offers an engaging Field Trip experience along with several add-on Discovery Lab activities.

 

Book Your Field Trip

The Field Trip Experience is available for $8 per student and includes access to all our exhibits and free flow activities.

Exhibits

  • Amazing Body Gallery (An interactive tour through a over sized human body)
  • Brain Teasers (Hands-on puzzles and mind challenging games)
  • 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World (September 9th to January 1st)
  • Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering (September 30th to January 1st)
  • BIORHYTHM: MUSIC AND THE BODY (January 13th to July 31st 2018)

Activities

Please note that the selection of free flow activities change with the exhibits

  • Scavenger Hunt: Using a TEKS-based scavenger hunt as a guide, you’ll take selfies and explore the science of health all over the different museum exhibits.
  • 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.
  • World Hunger Games
  • Engineering Design Station: Water Filtration
  • Origami Gardening: Plant it forward in this activity that combines the age-old Japanese art of origami with gardening 101. Have fun learning about viable solutions to Houston’s food crisis.

Add a hands-on Discovery Labs activity that will make your experience more memorable and unique

Guided Tour 

Enjoy learning more about our exhibit with one of our experienced educators

  • All year long
  • $1 per student

DNA Hunt

Students learn about their DNA make up, enjoy an advanced Scavenger Hunt, and take home a necklace with their very own DNA

  • Ends in October
  • $5 per student

DeBakey Cell Lab

Gear up with a lab coat, gloves and goggles and travel through experiment stations

  • All year long
  • $5 per student

Dissect It Yourself DIY Labs 

DIY Labs are hands-on dissections for all ages, students will get a chance to actively explore the structure and function of organs - All year long

  • Sheep Heart - Every Mondays and Fridays - $8 per student
  • Owl Pellet - Every Tuesdays - $5 per student
  • Sheep Brain - Every Wednesdays - $15 per student
  • Cow eye - Every Thursdays - $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.

  • New class starting in October 2017 then all year long
  • $8 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.

  • New class starting in November 2017 - then all year long
  • $5 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

Creative Engineering Lab 

Students will gain empathy for those who have limited mobility and use the design process to invent new devices.

  • New class starting in October for the duration of Human Plus exhibit
  • $3 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.
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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 reservations@thehealthmuseum.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