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Spring 2017 

Pre K - 2nd Grade Courses  Register Now

  • Wednesday, February 8 - Busy Bodies;   $11

Students will learn what it means for their body to be busy by examining the functions of many
of their organs. Students will investigate their heart, what its function is, and why it’s important to keep it
healthy. They will also learn about some of their muscles and discover how their digestive system works.
Students will get a good idea of what it takes to make their bodies work and the importance of staying active
and healthy.

  • Wednesday, March 8 - Healthy Habits;   $11

Students learn the importance of physical activity and nutrition in maintaining a healthy heart
and body. They will experience “Muscle Madness,” identify what’s inside the foods we eat, and find out if
they suffer from “Portion Distortion.”

  • Friday, April 28: Eye-Mazing;    $11

Come find out about the inner‐working of your eyes. Students will have a chance to look at eyepopping
optical illusions, participate in hands on activities and build an eye craft to take back home with
them!

 

3rd - 6th Grade Courses Register Now

  • Wednesday, February 22: Good Vibrations;  $11

Do you hear what I hear? Learn about the properties of matter and how they relate to sound
energy. Students have the opportunity to explore the inner workings of the ear, observe how sound impacts
solids, liquids and gases and much more!

  • Friday, April 7 :The Beat Goes On; $11

Explore the structure and function of the heart and how to keep it healthy. Students have
the fascinating opportunity to listen to their heartbeats through stethoscopes. Students will also have the
opportunity to compare the human heart rates to various animal heart rates. The students get to top of their
experience by having the rare chance to view a real human heart!

  • Wednesday, May 10 - 1pm to 2pm - Move It!; $11

Movement…it’s a joint effort. Find out how the muscular and skeletal systems work together to
move our bodies. Explore the physical properties of muscle and bone, discover why exercise is so important
for our muscles and bones and examine real bones!

 

3rd - 12th Grade Courses - Dissection Days Register Now

  • Friday, February 3: Heart Dissection ; $18

Discover the anatomy of the heart through a hands‐on sheep heart dissection. Students
will trace the flow of blood through the heart and learn how to keep their hearts healthy.

  • Friday, March 3: Eye Dissection; $18

In this “eye‐opening experience” students will perform a hands‐on cow eye dissection
where they will learn about the inner workings of the eye in health and disease.

  • Wednesday, March 29: Kidney Dissection; $18

Discover the anatomy of the kidneys though a hands‐on sheep kidney dissection.
Student will learn the inner workings of the kidney and the urinary system.

  • Wednesday, April 19 - 1pm to 2pm: Brain Dissection; $18 

The brain is one of life’s most fascinating and mysterious wonders. Students will gain an
understanding of the structure and function of the different parts of the central nervous system in this handson
sheep brain dissection!

  • Wednesday, May 3 - 1pm to 2pm: Rat Dissection: $20

Discover the anatomy and physiology of some of the various organs of the body through
this rare experience. Students will have the chance to identify important external and internal structures of
the body.

  • Wednesday, May 24 - 1pm to 2pm: Fetal Pig Dissection: $20

Discover the anatomy and physiology of some of the various organs of the body
through this rare experience. Students will have the chance to identify important external and internal
structures of the body.

 

Registration

Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes are unavailable on our online cart  if there are no slots left. If a class is full, your registration or payment will not be processed. Please refer to your automated websales receipt as your confirmation.

One adult/chaperone has free general admission to the museum for each paid homeschool student.

Member Discounts - New!

Members of The Health Museum receive 15% off all Home School courses. Not a member? Join today.

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Private Classes

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Private Class Descriptions

Privately scheduled classes and dissections are available for groups of 15 or more. Same cost per person as our scheduled classes. 

Contact homeschool@thehealthmuseum.org or 713-337-8450 for questions and to schedule your private class.

Home School Day Camps

Summary

Includes hands-on experiments and dissections, a field trip to the Texas Medical Center, scientific dessert activities and more.

Contact homeschool@thehealthmuseum.org or 713-337-8450 for questions and to set up a private camp.

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Come explore various topics from cellular to microbiology by performing experiments in our newest permanent exhibit, the DeBakey Cell Lab.

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Cancellations, Drop/Adds, and Refunds

The Museum reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements. If a class is cancelled by the Museum, patrons will receive a full refund. There are no refunds for no shows or classes cancelled by registrants.

Questions? Contact the Home School Program at 713-337-8450 or homeschool@thehealthmuseum.org.