Museum Educators’ Open House
Saturday, January 25, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Registration Now Open!
Explore some of Houston’s finest museums, including The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and earn Continuing Education Credits doing it! Earn free general admission, attend presentations and booths that represent a variety of organizations, and learn about educational resources, trainings, programs, field trips and more. This is a great chance to network with the educational community in Houston!
Start your day at 9:00am with presentations at the Children’s Museum of Houston, Holocaust Museum Houston, The Health Museum orThe Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Additional presentations open here at HMNS at 10:00am, including our Exhibitors Hall, which will feature a variety of interesting, exciting booths.
All passports will be accepted, with continuing education certificates issued, between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.. Certificates will only be issued at HMNS, so don’t forget to stop by!
After the event ends, you are free to explore our Permanent Exhibition Halls for free with your wristband, or visit the Burke Baker Planetarium, the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, or the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the hugely discounted field trip rate!
Shell Educators' Preview
Free Admission for Teachers
During Shell Educators' Previews, educators may view special exhibitions at the Houston Museum of Natural Science free of charge! See below for details on upcoming events.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
An original edition of the “Magna Carta,” and the only known example of the King’s Writ — a letter from King John to the Sheriff of Gloucester announcing the signing of the Magna Carta — is headed to Houston from its home in Hereford Cathedral.
The Magna Carta is considered to be Great Britain's most valuable export to the world and is a model upon which the United States Constitution was based. The Magna Carta continues to serve as the definitive document modeling basic civil liberties, and is the source of many of the most fundamental concepts of law. In more than 100 decisions, the United States Supreme Court has traced dependence on the Magna Carta for an understanding of due process, trial by jury, the importance of a speedy and unbiased trial, and protection against excessive bail or fines or cruel and unusual punishment.
This historic document can be viewed for a limited time Feb. 14, 2014 to Aug. 17, 2014.
The loan of the documents is a partnership arrangement between the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Chapter of Hereford Cathedral and Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust.
Magna Carta is generously underwritten, in part, by The Hamill Foundation; The Harriet and Truett Latimer Endowment Fund; Dianne and George Lindahl; Kathrine G. McGovern; Kelly and Bill Montgomery; Elizabeth and Gary Petersen; HMW Entertainment; George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation; Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.; Vinson & Elkins LLP; Laurie and Reed Morian; and Lisa Young and Matt Assiff.
Registration begins January 21, 2014 thru February 14, 2014.
Fill out the form below to register or call 713-639-4659.
** Educators will also have the opportunity to visit our updated Challenger center.