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Gifted and Talented Workshops at the Museum!

The gifted and talented program at The Health Museum consists of day-long courses that provide challenging, hands-on learning experiences. These workshops promote creativity and critical thinking, while also allowing students to explore topics not typically covered in school. The cost for each weekend workshop is $120.

Courses are for students ages 10-13 and from 10am-3pm each Saturday.

November 12, 2022
December 10, 2022
January 14, 2023

Workshop Schedule

Surgeon for a Day

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a surgeon? In this course, you will learn about the different types of surgeons, participate in a fetal pig dissection, learn the basics of suturing and two-hand ties!.

Biomedical Engineer for a Day

Is it possible to grow new organs in a test tube? How do scientists design new types of materials to replace body parts? This branch of engineering consists of scientists that combine biology, materials science, and engineering design in order to grow tissue in the laboratory as well as design biomedical equipment and devices. You will learn the fundamentals of biomaterials and how scientists work with cells and materials to design organs. Through hands-on experiments, you will learn the fundamentals of what it takes to be a biomedical engineer.

Pediatrician for a Day

Ever wonder how you as a kid are different from adults? Or what your doctor looks for when you go for an appointment? As a pediatrician for a day, you will explore the field of pediatrics, the study of children and childhood diseases. From babies to teenagers, pediatricians take care of young people.

Environmental Engineer for a Day

Ever wonder why it’s important to balance nature and human needs? Students will have a chance to build a simple watershed to learn about the effect of pesticides used in agriculture, invent a holder for cans that’s animal safe and much more while learning the importance of Environmental Engineers in our society! Come find out why engineers are at the forefront of designing renewable energy systems!

Marine Biologist for a Day

Interested in working with real sea life? Probe through oyster shells freshly plucked from Galveston Bay waters and dissect a dogfish shark! Students will have a chance to explore estuarine life and shark phylogeny, biology and ecology during this hands-on sea adventure!

Cardiologist for a Day

Get up close and personal with one very important muscle! Bring a steady hand and an excitement for learning as you explore the structure and function of the heart and cardiovascular system. Hands-on elements include a sheep heart dissection, a chance to try your hand at suturing, and an opportunity to listen to and identify heart sounds with your very own stethoscope on SynDaver, a medical simulator that has been seen on Mythbusters and Grey’s Anatomy. The workshop wouldn’t be complete without an opportunity to speak with medical students and flex some mental muscle during a trivia session.

Genetics and Cancer Researcher

Interested in cancer research? In this course, you'll learn the basics of genetics research, and relationships among DNA, genes, and chromosomes! You will also learn about the effects of different mutations on gene sequences and resulting proteins.

Surgeon for a Day

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a surgeon? In this course, you will learn about the different types of surgeons, participate in a fetal pig dissection, learn the basics of suturing and two-hand ties!

Veterinarian for a Day

Do you like helping animals and people? Do you think you want to be a veterinarian, or do you want to know what being a vet is all about? Veterinarians are doctors trained to protect the health of both animals and people. As a veterinarian for a day, you will learn about the anatomy and physiology of animals, how to calculate the proper dosage of a drug, and injection techniques. You will also get to experience a little of what a surgery suite would be like by dressing for surgery, learning the different types of surgical instruments used by veterinarians, and some basic suturing patterns.

If you have your seat reserved from cancellation in 2020, please email send an email to Ashley Alexander at and her know which course you’d like to attend.

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Ashley Alexander

Education Program Specialist
713-521-1515 ext. 124

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