The museum hosts a program of family days on the first Saturday of every month, 11am to 1pm. The theme changes every month. Topics range from archaeology, inventions, traditional crafts, geek culture, Texas history, and everywhere in between. Family Days are always free and offer a variety of activities for kids of different ages. Find out about upcoming family days on our events calendar or on our facebook page.


Family Days are Back!

We took a break from family days during 2017 due to construction around our campus, but we are happy to be back in the Family Day business as of December 2017! Check out our video celebrating the renewal of this great program!

Keep an eye on our event calendar for information about upcoming family days!

Saturday, August 4, 11am-1pm
Archaeology Family Day
Always dreamed of being Indiana Jones? Well come and check out what real archaeologists do when they aren’t making movies in Hollywood. Learn about how archaeology differs from paleontology, what cool things archaeologists do both in and out of the field, and explore the way people made things thousands of years ago! FREE!

Saturday, September 1, 10am-2pm
Coney Island Family Day
In honor of our exhibit, Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, stop by the museum for a fun-filled day celebrating this American destination. Free admission to the exhibit will be offered during the event.

Saturday, October 6, 11am-1pm
Super Secret Spy Day
Do you have a sneaky side? Put your super spy skills to the test at our October Family Day. We’ll be trying some of the tricks used by to pass messages and keep an eye on the enemy.

Saturday, November 3, 11am-1pm
Mad Science Day
Unleash the mad scientist inside you! We’re trying out some fun experiments, making crazy things, and maybe taking over the world.