TRAFFIC ALERT PLEASE NOTE you may encounter road closures on your trip to the Hobby Center this weekend (in particular Allen Parkway) due to the upcoming Freedom Over Texas event at Eleanor Tinsley Park on July 4. The Hobby Center Garage will remain accessible via Rusk and Walker Streets and valet via Bagby Street.
COVID-19 Protocols Currently, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that all patrons wear a mask while inside the building. Please click the link for more details on the Hobby Center's COVID-19 protocols. Learn More
Arts Education at the Hobby Center
A cornerstone of the Hobby Center Foundation’s mission is to foster accessibility to the performing arts and promote arts education. One way we fulfill this mission is through the Discovery Series, which has served Houston students for over a decade.
Discovery Series programming is currently on hold due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19. We look forward to resuming performances when conditions allow for students to have off campus experiences. Stay tuned here for updates and sign up for our email list below to be notified about future performances.
About the Discovery Series
The Discovery Series is a dynamic arts education community partnership and a successful affiliation with regional school districts and local performing arts groups. It addresses an important need in local schools, providing an opportunity for teachers and students to experience arts outside of the classroom in a downtown Theater District venue.
All Discovery Series programs are offered entirely free of cost to participating schools and families. Sensory friendly performances are also offered in the series for children with sensory sensitivities and their families.
Previous performing arts partners include: Karen Stokes Dance, Musiqa, Hope Stone Dance, WindSync, Main Street Theatre, Houston Contemporary Dance Company, The Ensemble Theatre and Ars Lyrica Houston.
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This is a good opportunity for our students to go to a place and a show where their families don't have the resources to take them.
Mission West Elementary School
The series is an important part of our fine arts program. It is a highly effective way to expose students to quality programming in all fine arts disciplines. I have been participating with the series for 15+ years.