Educational Events at the Hobby Center

The Hobby Center is the central hub for artists and audiences in Houston and is the driving force in the performing arts ecosystem. Building on a legacy of presenting the best of Broadway, the Hobby Center reflects the diversity of our city through a wide range of exceptional artistic and educational programming on and off stage. Compelling artists from Houston and around the globe engage audiences through dynamic and innovative artmaking and story telling.

The ExxonMobil Discovery Series

The ExxonMobil Discovery Series is the Hobby Center’s cornerstone educational program bringing students and teachers to the Hobby Center from the greater Houston area to experience performances by Houston-based artists and organizations. This program impacts thousands of children who otherwise may never walk into a world-class performing arts venue and experience the power of live theater. Performances are completely free to schools, including bus transportation, and includes learning materials and Q&A with artists to create cross-curricular connections and integrate the learning experience into the classroom.

Future Programming

The Hobby Center is committed to providing educational opportunities for learners of all ages, backgrounds and abilities and believes arts education plays a critical role in fostering empathy, creativity and a more connected community. We hope you will join us as we broaden our programs and reach to better serve students, educators, artmakers and the Houston community.

Sensory Friendly Performances
  • Disney’s The Lion King, Saturday, July 27 at 2 p.m.

A Special Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

ExxonMobil City of Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Logo Hamman Foundation

A Special Thank You to Performance Partners

Ars Lyrica Houston Express Children's Theater HGO Logo Noble Motion The Ensemble Theatre Logo Urban Souls Logo
Buses in front of the Hobby Center

Education Events Inquiry

Questions about the Discovery Series or how your school could participate in the future? We would love to hear from you!

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