We'll bring the science to you

Perot Museum Outreach

The inspiration and innovation of the Perot Museum goes far beyond our walls. We'll bring the science to you with our TECH trucks and in-school programs, so you can learn in your own school or neighborhood.

On-Campus Programming

We are proud to offer lab-based and auditorium programs to help your students connect with scientific concepts and principles – and our expert educators can bring many of these programs directly to your campus!

Lab-Based Programs

Our educators lead highly engaging, TEKS-aligned programs that can come directly to your campus.

EXPLORE OUR LAB-BASED PROGRAMS

Auditorium Programs

Have a blast on your campus with these interactive auditorium experiences that can accommodate large groups and are TEKS-aligned.

EXPLORE OUR AUDITORIUM PROGRAMS

Book a Career Day Speaker

Engage with one of our Museum educators! A Museum educator will come to your class and talk about their career path, interests, and experiences with your students. Specific fields of science can be requested but can’t be guaranteed due to the varied nature of our educator backgrounds and schedules. $175 (two 20-minute programs back to back or one 45-minute program). 30 students maximum per program.

Contact us at  reserve@perotmuseum.org, 214.428.5555 ext. 8, or by fax at 214.756.5890, Attn: Reservations.

TECH Truck

The goal of the TECH Truck is to engage youth in hands-on, maker-based science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) experiences that foster creativity and confidence. The TECH Truck brings hands-on discovery directly to community centers programs, libraries, parks, public events, out of school programs, and more — providing science-based experiences for the public.

Driving an interest in STEAM

Depending on each audience, TECH Truck experiences may involve no technology, low technology or high technology. Yet in every case, kids and caregivers share the thrill of discovery that’s so essential to fostering confidence and creativity in STEAM subjects.

How it Works
  • The TECH Truck is a mobile extension of the Perot Museum that travels throughout North and Central Texas (within 60 miles of the Museum)
  • The TECH Truck is outfitted with all the materials and technologies needed for each destination
  • Programming is developed by expert educators from the Perot Museum
  • Activities are developed for the third grade level and higher

 

TECH Truck experiences may include
  • Getting creative and innovative with basic materials
  • Solving design challenges
  • Utilizing technology to solve problems
  • Exploring 3D printing, laser cutters and other technologies
  • Using tools and supplies to create and connect
Programs formats
  • Walk-up activities that range from 10-20 minute experiences designed for family festivals and community programs
  • One-time drop-in sessions for creative, scientific and maker-based activities ranging from 30-60 minute experiences
  • Workshops for higher-level topics like 3D printing, design, and coding ranging from 2-3 hour experiences
Why It Works
  • Hands-on experience with STEAM topics gives kids the confidence to keep exploring
  • On-site activities introduce technology and digital literacy in accessible ways
  • Take-home activities encourage parents and caregivers to keep their children’s curiosity alive
  • We’re always learning, too — conducting ongoing research and adjusting our topics, methodologies and technologies to deliver the greatest impact

Want to bring the TECH Truck to your school, neighborhood or event? Drop us a note at reserve@perotmuseum.org and one of our awesome educators will get back with you on how to book a TECH Truck experience! 

Family Science Nights

Looking for a way to spice up your next PTA meeting or your school’s math and science night? Just leave it to the Perot Museum! Our education team will bring the Museum, and all the necessary activity supplies, to you!

Details

  • Cost: $500 unless otherwise noted
  • Duration: Two hours
  • Family Science Night events are designed for 200 people; participating schools must provide staff and adult volunteers to run the stations. Museum staff will set up, train and assist throughout the evening. Over 200 people can be accommodated. An additional fee of $50 applies for every 50 additional people.

 Checkout one of the five different programs below.   

BOOK A FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT

 

Fuel Up! Renewable Energies

Can’t make it to the Museum? Don’t worry! We can provide the awe-inspiring activities and demos that bring the essence of each Perot Museum exhibit hall to your school! Participants will learn about chain reactions, nutrition, weather and much more at this multiple-station event.

Grade and TEKS Objectives:

Kinder – 2abde, 3abc, 4a, 5a, 6d, 7a, 8c, 9b
1st – 2ade, 3abc, 4ab, 5a, 8b, 10e
2nd – 2adef, 3a, 4ab, 6a, 9b
3rd – 4a, 5b, 9a
4th – 2f, 4a, 6d, 10a
5th – 3c, 4a, 9a

Perot Museum Exhibits

Can’t make it to the Museum? Don’t worry! We can provide the awe-inspiring activities and demos that bring the essence of each Perot Museum exhibit hall to your school! Participants will learn about chain reactions, nutrition, weather and much more at this multiple-station event.

Grade and TEKS Objectives:

Kinder – 2abde, 3abc, 4a, 5a, 6d, 7a, 8c, 9b
1st – 2ade, 3abc, 4ab, 5a, 8b, 10e
2nd – 2adef, 3a, 4ab, 6a, 9b
3rd – 4a, 5b, 9a
4th – 2f, 4a, 6d, 10a
5th – 3c, 4a, 9a

Super Small: Nanotechnology

What is nano? Think small. Really, really small. Discover the amazing world of nanoscience and nanotechnology with this family-friendly science night. The program features nine stations with hands-on activities showing how some materials behave very differently at the nano level than they do at a much larger scale. Activities feature nano-sized topics and technologies from fields such as biology, chemistry, physics and engineering, and consist of content in both English and Spanish.

Grade and TEKS Objectives:

Kinder – 2cde, 4a, 5a, 6bc
1st – 2acde, 3c, 4a, 5a, 6b
2nd – 2cde, 4ab
3rd – 2abf, 4a, 6c
4th – 2abd, 4a, 5c
5th – 2c, 3c, 4a, 5c

Crack the Case

This science night is geared toward upper elementary and middle school audiences.

Can you crack the case? During this family science night, students and family members will use a variety of forensic science techniques to investigate a crime. They will visit nine stations with hands-on activities featuring scientific principles from a variety of fields, including chemistry, physics, biology and geology.

TECH Truck powered by Dell

Students will expand the limits of their creativity during this STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math)-based Science Night. Featuring eight hands-on stations that incorporate a variety of materials and technologies such as 3D printers, laser cutters, computers and art supplies, families are encouraged to explore through tinkering. Topics include: new fabrication techniques, robotics, coding, engineering, art making and electronics. 

TECH Truck availability is limited to locations within a 60-mile radius of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. All activities are designed to take place outside of the TECH Truck or at an indoor space at your facility. Certain space and power requirements may apply.

Ready to spice up your next PTA meeting or your school's math and science night??

BOOK A FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT

Bring the Museum to your students

Questions about Outreach Programs?

Contact us at 214.428.5555 ext. 8 or reserve@perotmuseum.org.

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