School Outreach

In-Person Outreach

Let our educational programming come to you! We offer science and history-based interactive programs that are great opportunities to supplement school curriculum. These programs are for all ages and are aligned with state standards. Choose from six topics: Animals, Dinosaurs, Fossils, Geology, Indians, or Astronomy. Our portable planetarium stimulates students by allowing them to travel to the planets or the center of the earth. Don’t miss this chance to pet a prairie dog, feel a buffalo hide, become a geologist in-training, sit among the stars, or go back in time with creatures of land and sea.

For more detailed information and options, please see our Educator Guide.

Prices vary per program. Please contact education@petroleummuseum.org for availability.

Virtual Outreach

We are also excited to offer distance learning through virtual outreach programs to schools across the nation. In conjunction with Connect2Texas, the Petroleum Museum can bring interactive programs into your classroom! Topics include live animals, geology, and dinosaurs. Each 30-45 minute program is jammed packed with interactive engagement and learning. Scheduling options are flexible. Virtual outreach programs include:

  • Dinos 101 (PreK-2nd) – Sponsored by Diamondback Energy        
  • Rocks Rock! (3rd-6th) – Sponsored by Diamondback Energy
  • Creature Feature (PreK-6th) – Sponsored by Ovintiv
  • Virtual Tour of the Petroleum Museum (all grades) – Sponsored by XTO Energy
  • Fueled by Science: Energy (K-6th) – Sponsored by Ovintiv
  • Fueled by Science: Fossil Fuels (K-6th) – Sponsored by Ovintiv

For more detailed information and options, please see our Educator Guide.

All Virtual Outreach is FREE thanks to our wonderful sponsors. Contact virtual@petroleummuseum.org with questions or special scheduling requests. Find out more and register here with Connect2Texas.

TEKS Standards for outreach programs available by topic: Creature Feature, Energy, Rocks Rock! National standard alignment is available upon request.

Community Outreach

ChevronThe Petroleum Museum strives to provide high-quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) education across the Permian Basin. Partnering with local organizations is a great way for the Museum to increase its reach across the community. Contact our Education Department today at education@petroleummuseum.org to check availability for bringing a hands-on STEAM station to your organization’s event.

Please note that campus-wide school events are separate from community outreach.

2024 Community Outreach events are generously sponsored by Chevron.

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