*All tours are 30 minutes long and count as one station of a field trip.

Timewalk Tours

On our “Timeline” tour  students will get an overview as they walk through Earth’s timeline. We will hit the highlights in evolutionary trends as well as geologic and climatic changes.

The “Timeline” tour pairs well with the following activities:

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PreK-3

As we guide students through over 4 billion years of Earth’s history we look at some of the biggest events and most interesting animals and plants that have made Earth home.

4-12

Take a guided walk through over 4 billion years of Earth’s history, from a turbulent beginning, through the explosion of complex life forms, to our latest ice age. Throughout we explore concepts such as adaptation, adaptive radiation. climate change, and cataclysmic events such as asteroid strikes. We look at the progression of life forms and how climate drives the changes behind that progression.

In this specialized tour of our Paleontology and Anthropology gallery, students will explore environments, food webs, and adaptation through an examination of teeth from the earliest bumps on jawed fish to the varied teeth of today.

The “Get Bit” tour pairs well with the following activities:

  • Ecosystem Jenga
  • Galapagos Finches
  • Triceratops Foot
  • Stegosaurus Sleuthing

PreK-3 – Environments and Food Webs

TEKS Covered:

K – 9; 10  |   1st – 9C; 10A   |   2nd – 9B-C   |   3rd – 9C; 10A

During the tour, students are asked questions and encouraged to make observations that have them think about categorizing, ecosystems, food webs, and adaptations. After the tour, they will have time to explore some of the teeth we discussed on the tour and make hypotheses about new teeth based on what they just learned.

4-5 – How Environmental Changes Drive Adaptations

TEKS Covered:

4th – 9A-B; 10A   |   5th – 9C; 10A

Students will be asked to use their observational and critical thinking skills to answer questions about why certain teeth structures work for particular tasks. They will use those answers to then explore how environmental changes drove  changes in tooth structures and diets. After the tour they will see three new teeth at the touch cart and makes hypotheses about the animals they belonged to based on what they learned on the tour.

Middle School 

TEKS Covered:

6th – 12E-F   |   7th – I.4E.i; 10A-C   |   8th – 11A-C

Middle School students will get to explore how and why teeth and diets changed as environments changed. They will start with phagocytosis and then go step by step as animals develop denticulations, the first true teeth, through to the wide variety of teeth that followed.

High School

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King Tutankhamen “Wonderful Things” From the Pharaoh’s Tomb Tours

This exhibition is at TXMOST for a limited time only!

The “Wonderful Things” tour pairs well with the following activities:

  • Mummification (PreK-3)

This guided starts with an exploration of archaeology and the find of Tutankhamen’s tomb. Using the objects on display, the students will search for and learn about the animals of the Nile and desert. Our examination of animals leads us into understanding the climate of ancient Egypt and how this climate ultimately produced the famous mummies.

This exhibition is at TXMOST for a limited time only!

The “Wonderful Things” tour pairs well with the following activities:

  • Shaduf – Engineering Brown Bag Challenge (4-12)

On this tour students learn about Howard Carter’s famous find; how he found the tomb and why it is so important. Through the objects, students will examine the science and engineering of ancient Egypt as well as the science that archaeologists and forensic anthropologists  have used and are using to protect and learn from the objects and Tutankhamen’s mummy.