RRM Home School Program
Homeschooled students are invited for educational classes and events at RRM. Bring your lunch and picnic on our park-like grounds. Each class is held 10:30am - 11:30am in our Education Building.
These special 2018 classes feature the following subjects:
August 23 Railroad Safety: Create an Invention
This class will focus on train safety around railroad crossings. Using everyday items and materials provided by Operation Lifesaver, students will have the opportunity to create their own device which would prevent vehicles from going around the railroad crossing gates.
September 6 War on the Rails
Students will learn about the connection between WW2 and the railroads in this class, with a special emphasis on the Texas Warbonnet, the Santa Fe Railroad, and the role of Texas in WW2.
September 20 Railway Post Office
Before mail was transported by plane and automobile, it was carried on the rails by the Railway Postal Office. This class will highlight a day in the life of an RPO clerk with a hands-on activity.
October 4 Historic Preservation & Museums: Tower 17
Ever wonder what it takes to preserve our cultural heritage? Come explore how it's done in this class! Students will learn about historic preservation, with a special emphasis on the museum's own historic Tower 17.
October 18 Telling Time on the Rails: Time Zones and the Transcontinental Railroad
In this class, students will learn about the connection between railroads and time zones, with a special emphasis on Sanford Fleming, the Father of Time Standards and a career railroader in the 19th Century. This class will include a hands-on activity.
November 1 Non-Newtonian Fluids: An Experiment with Cornstarch and Water
Sir Isaac Newton turned the science world upside down when he categorized fluids based in their viscosity, the rate at which they flow. In this class, students will learn the difference between Newtonian and Non-Newtonian fluids, with a fun hands-on science experiment!
November 15 Photography in Action: Trains in Rosenberg
In this class, learn how to photograph objects in motion. The Rosenberg RR Museum is a perfect location for this class because we have one very fast moving object that goes by multiple times a day... trains!
December 13 Building the Transcontinental Railroad: Blasting tunnels and Building Bridges
Ever wonder how the railroads were built through mountains and Earth's other natural barriers? Enroll in the class and learn how railroad workers blasted tunnels and built bridges and well as information on mapping and surveying the rail lines.
Class size is limited to the first 18 paid participants ages 7-12 and their parent and classes tend to fill quickly!
Please review Class Policy & Procedures before registering for class.
- Online pre-registration required. Classes filled on a first-reserved, first-paid basis.
- Families receive one free adult/chaperone with each paid participant. Additional adults and children will need to pay regular admission if they plan to utilize the facilities or receive a tour.
- Refunds will not be given for no-shows.
- Class will start promptly at scheduled time. Students more than 10 minutes late may not be permitted to enter class.
- Museum reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements. (Full refund will be given.)
- Check in with museum staff in the main gallery upon arrival.