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$150 per 45-minute presentation - restrictions apply
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During a Docents To Go presentation, our expert volunteer docents will visit your organization with real Museum artifacts and specimens! Each 45-minute session is a hands-on, interactive, object-based learning experience.

Choose from a wide variety of topics in science, natural history and culture – custom presentations with a combination of themes may also be created to fit your group’s needs.

Topics Available:

  • Ancient Egypt (Grade 1 – adult)
    From mummies to the pyramids, experience amazing architectural and cultural aspects of Ancient Egypt.
  • Astronomy (Grade 1 – adult)
    Investigate our place in space and ways we study this exciting place full of planets, moons, stars, and galaxies (Booking for late spring 2019).
  • Cultural Africa (Grade 1 – adult) Experience the rich and varied history, geography, peoples, and cultures of Africa, the world’s second-largest continent.
  • Birds (Grade 1 – adult)
    Encounter an amazing variety of birds and discover their fascinating ancestral roots, while learning about their adaptations for success.
  • Energy (Grade 3 – adult)
    Exciting demonstrations explore the remarkable forms of energy we encounter every day.
  • Insects (Grades PK – 3)
    Investigate Earth’s most abundant forms of life and their marvelous characteristics.
  • Native Americans (Grade 1 – adult)
    Discover the inventive and resourceful lifestyles of North America’s earliest human residents.
  • Ocean Life (Grades PK – 5)
    Dive into Earth’s largest ecosystem and examine intriguing examples of diverse ocean life.
  • Paleontology (Grade PK – adult)
    Learn how living organisms are transformed into fossils and discover what fossils reveal about prehistoric life.
  • Rocks and Minerals (Grade 3 – adult)
    Explore the fascinating characteristics of the most important building blocks of Earth’s crust.
  • Texas Wildlife (Grade PK – adult)
    Generate an appreciation for the amazingly varied creatures with which we share our state.

Details and Restrictions:

  • Capacity: Approximately 40 audience members per presentation
  • Distance: Dependent on presenter availability and time of program
  • There is a mileage fee for locations more than 20 miles from the Museum.
  • Presentations
    Tailored to age level and setting.
  • $150 per 45-minute presentation

Pair with other programs in an Outreach Package!
  • Complement your Astronomy presentation with a journey to outer space in the Discovery Dome and the all-new Science Start: Space in the Space Exploration package! Continue your study of animals with Wildlife On Wheels and Bugs On Wheels programs in the Animal Adaptations package!
  • Rock your geology objectives by complementing your program with Earth’s Wild Ride in the Discovery Dome and a Chevron Earth Science On Wheels Know Your Rocks program in the Geology Jam package!
  • Continue your study of Texas with the Traversing Texas package! This includes programs on Texas wildlife, migration patterns, energy resources, and a look at the starry night sky above the Lone Star State.

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