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Feb
20
Tue
2018
Downtown Aquarium Home School Day @ Downtown Aquarium
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Downtown Aquarium Home School Day @ Downtown Aquarium | Houston | Texas | United States

Downtown Aquarium Home School Day

RSVP and Payment required by Friday, February 16th, 2018 at 4 p.m.


PRICING

$21.65 per participant (when you purchase a session an all day wrist band is included); For ages 6-17

$10.83 All Day Adventure Passes for siblings and parents

$6.50 per lunch for the optional picnic lunch


SESSIONS

  • Check In: 10-10:45 a.m.
  • Morning Session: 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
    • Ages 6-8: Awesome African Animals & Suncatcher craft
    • Ages 9-12: Marine Math-Mania! and Stingray Reef
    • Ages 13-17: Exploring Terrestrial Invertebrates & Arthropod Origami
  • Break: 12 – 1:45 p.m.
  • Afternoon Session: 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
    • Ages 6-8: Creatures of the Night and Paper Plate Hedgehog craft
    • Ages 9-12: Tech CHallenge: Green Energy & Aquarium BINGO
    • Ages 13-17: Exploring Marine Invertebrates & Dichotomous Keys

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



 

Space Center Home School Day @ Space Center Houston
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Space Center Home School Day @ Space Center Houston | Houston | Texas | United States

Space Center Home School Day

This incredible event provides the opportunity for home-schooled families to learn about space exploration and engage in an unforgettable day of education and inspiring entertainment.

The center offers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see modules from both the first and last lunar landings under one roof for the first time. Students will experience the once-in-a-lifetime exhibit Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission. The Apollo 11 spacecraft and artifacts from the first lunar landing are on a traveling tour for the first time since 1971. The Apollo 17 command module from the last lunar landing is in the museum’s permanent collection.

Meet retired NASA astronaut Jerry Ross and hear from experts on a variety of topics. Get hands-on in our interactive Pop-Up Science Labs where you can see live demonstrations, participate in robotics challenges, conduct experiments and so much more!

Add Ons:

Home School Day w/Meal

Meal option only applies to select items in our Zero-G diner.

Home School Day plus Lunch with an Astronaut

This limited engagement includes admission to spring Home School Day, delicious lunch and the extraordinary opportunity to visit with an astronaut. As a memento of the event, the ticket also includes a signed lithograph, personalized by our guest astronaut. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and must be purchased in advance. Lunch starts at noon.

*Ticket package includes admission to spring Home School Day.

Home School Day plus Stars & STEM

4:30-9:25 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19

This stellar educational experience is designed for families who want to take learning out of the classroom while discovering the wonders of space exploration.

We provide engaging, hands-on activities that have been developed according to grade-level standards so students are challenged, inspired and eager to explore STEM concepts when they return home.

Program includes:

  • Daytime admission to spring Home School Day the following day, 2/20/2018
  • Live briefing about Mars
  • Dinner at Space Center Houston
  • Exciting, grade-level appropriate, hands-on activities




Feb
22
Thu
2018
George Ranch Tales of Texas HomeSchool Days @ George Ranch Historical Park
Feb 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
George Ranch Tales of Texas HomeSchool Days @ George Ranch Historical Park | Richmond | Texas | United States

Tales of Texas Homeschool Day

February 22, 2018

$5/student

  • Capture the independent Texas spirit!
  • First-Person Tales of Historical Figures
  • Hands-On Activities
  • Historical Vignettes
  • Historic Home Tours

ONLINE BOOKING COMING SOON. In the meantime, you can always reach out to education@georgeranch.org for more information.

Feb
28
Wed
2018
TEDxTomball-ED @ Performing Arts Theater
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
TEDxTomball-ED @ Performing Arts Theater | Tomball | Texas | United States

TEDxTomball-ED

About TED

What is TED?TED believes passionately that ideas have the power to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world. This underlying philosophy is the driving force behind all of TED’s endeavors, including the TED Conferences, TEDx, TED Books, the TED Fellows Program, and the TED Open Translation Project. With this philosophy in mind, and with the intention of supporting teachers and sparking the curiosity of learners around the world, TED-Ed was launched in 2012.

What is TED-Ed?TED-Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative. TED-Ed’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world. Everything we do supports learning — from producing a growing library of original animated videos, to providing an international platform for teachers to create their own interactive lessons, to helping curious students around the globe bring TED to their schools and gain presentation literacy skills, to celebrating innovative leadership within TED-Ed’s global network of over 250,000 teachers. TED-Ed has grown from an idea worth spreading into an award-winning education platform that serves millions of teachers and students around the world every week.

What are TED-Ed Originals?TED-Ed Originals are our signature content: short, award-winning animated videos about ideas that spark the curiosity of learners everywhere. Every TED-Ed Original represents a creative collaboration between experts. Such experts may include TED Speakers and TED Fellows, as well as educators, designers, animators, screenwriters, directors, science writers, historians, journalists and editors. These original animated videos, paired with questions and resources, make up what we refer to as TED-Ed Lessons.




Mar
3
Sat
2018
Family Space Day @ GEORGE OBSERVATORY
Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Family Space Day @ GEORGE OBSERVATORY | Needville | Texas | United States

Family Space Day

Astronauts of all ages—kids and adults—can fly to the Moon with NASA volunteers in the Expedition Center for Family Space Day. Great fun for the family! No danger is involved! Astronauts are assigned jobs aboard the Space Station Observer and work together as they solve problems and have fun. Volunteers who work at NASA will run the missions and visit with the participants. Don’t miss this special opportunity to participate in real astronaut training!

  • Next Expedition Dates: January 27, March 3, May 12
  • Expedition Times: 3:00, 4:00, 5:30 & 6:30

Moon Expedition in the Expedition Center!

Programs in the Expedition Center are usually only open to groups with reservations. Don’t miss your chance to participate as an individual during this special event!

This event is available for people 7 years of age and older. Kids 7-9 must have a paid adult chaperone participate. A minimum of 10 participants is required for each mission. Refunds will be issued if the minimum is not met.

Remember: the George Observatory is inside Brazos Bend State Park and separate admission to the park will need to be paid.



Mar
10
Sat
2018
2018 Homeschool Family Expo & Spring Break Jamboree @ Klein ISD Multipurpose Center
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
2018 Homeschool Family Expo & Spring Break Jamboree @ Klein ISD Multipurpose Center | Spring | Texas | United States

2018 Homeschool Family Expo & Spring Break Jamboree

Join WoodlandsMommy.com as we host the 5th Annual Homeschool Family Expo & Spring Break Extravaganza! The event takes place on Saturday, March 10, 2018, and Exhibitor Registration is currently open. Mark your calendars now and make plans to join us!

Free but pre-registration required




Apr
7
Sat
2018
Texas A&M Physics and Engineering Festival @ Mitchell Physics Building
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Texas A&M Physics and Engineering Festival @ Mitchell Physics Building | College Station | Texas | United States

Texas A&M Physics and Engineering Festival

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Texas A&M University invite the public to an entertaining and informative event. People of all ages will find funny, puzzling, and fascinating hands-on experiments. Everyone is invited to participate.

With over 200 amazing, interactive physics demonstrations, specialized programs by age groups, and public lectures by prominent scientists and astronauts, it’s no surprise that over 5,000 visitors annually come from across the United States to join in the excitement!

 

2018 Schedule of Events

Welcome List and Map of Events Coming Soon!

Friday, April 6


7:00 pm, Mitchell Physics Lecture Hall: Physics of Cooking – Harvard Professor David Weitz and celebrity chefs Tai Lee and Mitch Siegert

Saturday, April 7


10:00 am – 3:30 pm, Mitchell Physics and Mitchell Institute Buildings: Hands-on Science – An interactive science exhibition. Kids of all ages and grown ups are invited to be astounded by all kinds of amazing phenomena, to experience them live, and just to play.

11:00 am, Mitchell Physics Lecture Hall: Science Circus- Science Circus is physics taught with hilarity and dexterity by Rhys Thomas.

11:00 am, Hawking Auditorium: Public Lecture – Astronaut Gregory Chamitoff

1:00 pm, Hawking Auditorium: Public Lecture – Meet Nobel Prize winner TBA

2:00 pm, Hawking Auditorium: Public Lecture – Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar

4:00 pm, Mitchell Physics Lecture Hall: Saturday Public Lecture – Professor and Author Rocky Kolb


Special Events*

Large Hadron Collider Virtual Tours: 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, Hawking Auditorium

Low Temperature Extravaganza: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, Mitchell Physics Building (MPHY) 213

5-Barrel Depth Charge Demo: 3:30 pm, South-side of MPHY Building

* All times currently tentative




Apr
21
Sat
2018
Shakespeare Festival @ Burroughs Park
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Shakespeare Festival @ Burroughs Park | Tomball | Texas | United States

Shakespeare Festival

Start Date/Time: Saturday, April 21, 2018 2:00 PM
End Date/Time: Saturday, April 21, 2018 7:30 PM

Location:

Description:

Join family and friends for this FREE festival with Entertainment, Live Music, Children’s Crafts, Face Painting, Games, Food Trucks. During the performances on Saturday, enjoy a variety of refreshments available for purchase from one of the food trucks present at the festival!

Three-Day Feature Presentation of “Romeo & Juliet”

Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday , April 22 at 2 p.m.




May
12
Sat
2018
Family Space Day @ GEORGE OBSERVATORY
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Family Space Day @ GEORGE OBSERVATORY | Needville | Texas | United States

Family Space Day

Astronauts of all ages—kids and adults—can fly to the Moon with NASA volunteers in the Expedition Center for Family Space Day. Great fun for the family! No danger is involved! Astronauts are assigned jobs aboard the Space Station Observer and work together as they solve problems and have fun. Volunteers who work at NASA will run the missions and visit with the participants. Don’t miss this special opportunity to participate in real astronaut training!

  • Next Expedition Dates: January 27, March 3, May 12
  • Expedition Times: 3:00, 4:00, 5:30 & 6:30

Moon Expedition in the Expedition Center!

Programs in the Expedition Center are usually only open to groups with reservations. Don’t miss your chance to participate as an individual during this special event!

This event is available for people 7 years of age and older. Kids 7-9 must have a paid adult chaperone participate. A minimum of 10 participants is required for each mission. Refunds will be issued if the minimum is not met.

Remember: the George Observatory is inside Brazos Bend State Park and separate admission to the park will need to be paid.



Oct
2
Tue
2018
Downtown Aquarium Educator Open House @ Downtown Aquarium
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Downtown Aquarium Educator Open House @ Downtown Aquarium | Houston | Texas | United States

The date is set but times have yet to be confirmed. 


Downtown Aquarium Educator Open House

This event is for teachers in the greater Houston area to learn and experience our field trip offerings. We will feature guided tours, sneak peeks of classroom programs, and much more! Pre-registration required for attendance. (Tentative)