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Promoting innovation and creativity in young scholars

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

To be eligible to attend Academic Adventures, students must be in fourth, fifth, or sixth grade and have a valid TIP ID number. You will be asked to enter the TIP ID number before completing registration. Registration is online-only, and payment is due upon completion. An additional student information packet will be sent electronically 7-10 days prior to your scheduled course and must be completed and submitted by the deadline indicated. All participants must show proof of health insurance.

If you have questions contact academicadventures@thehealthmuseum.org

Previous Program Highlights and Testimonials

  • 95% agreed: “My child displayed an intellectual curiosity regarding the presentation topic.”
  • 95% agreed: “My child learned something new from the session and had a good time.”
  • 99% agreed: “The registration process was well organized and easy to complete.""
  • 99% agreed: “The staff members and volunteers at the museum are helpful and cooperative.”
  • 97% agreed: “I will recommend museum activities to my friends and family.”
My son has attended the Duke TIP program at The Health Museum for four classes and he really enjoys it. Thank you Ms. Ashley for giving my son the opportunity to attend this class. He will be back in a few weeks!
- Parent Testimonial
She had a great time and learned a lot! 
- Shendy
The interactive displays were great! My daughter learned a lot from being able to play with them. 
- Doose
Loved this exposure for her! This was a great opportunity and experience! Thanks! 
- Peters
My child had so much fun! He wants to come again!😊
- Patrick
Love the selection of classes. Engaging topics. Staff was WONDERFUL in accommodating gluten allergy and we are incredibly appreciative. Overall, great program – thank you!
- Evans
Very good program. Looking forward to doing it again!
- Ballard
Amazing program – Thank you!
- Khazen
My son has attended several of these classes. He enjoys coming and learning different things.
- Parent Testimonial
We liked the instructor's energy! Big smiles from my daughter after a long day.
- Britting
She absolutely loved it!
- Abad

4th Grade

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5-6th Grade

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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.

Schedule

  • 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 in the McGovern Theater at The Health Museum. Parents are not permitted to attend classes.

Cost

$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 is available for students who qualify.

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

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Ashley Alexander

Education Program Specialist
713-521-1515 ext. 124
academicadventures@thehealthmuseum.org

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