Texian Time Machine: Bringing frontier life to school campuses throughout Houston
The Texian Time Machine is a museum-quality educational outreach program developed by the Fort Bend Museum that brings the experiences of the early settlers of Austin's Colony to life on school campuses throughout the Houston metropolitan area. Through immersive role-playing and hands-on activities provided by experienced costumed presenters, students engage in a compelling field trip experience with no travel time and minimal cost.
The Texian Time Machine is designed to support Texas and American history curriculums and fulfills a wide array of TEKS objectives, especially for Grade 4 and Grade 7 social studies. Costumed interpreters, living history demonstrations and student activities make this history festival not only educational, but lots of fun too!
The Texian Time Machine is set up by our staff on the grounds of your campus for a secure and easy to follow historical adventure. Groups of students rotate through several modules, encountering different aspects of colonial life in Texas. Each program is customized to accommodate different numbers of students and specific module requests so that your school gets the best possible experience.
Through immersive role-playing and hands-on activities, the Texian Time Machine provides a compelling field trip experience with no travel time and minimal cost.
A typical program requires a grassy area approximately 100’ x 200’.
The program can be scheduled for a full or half day, depending on the number of students.
Schools with more than 250 students may need a two-day program.
$12 per student. Schools with fewer than 60 students are charged a $720 flat fee.
Many schools have funded the event with the help of PTO fundraising, corporate support and grants.