The ExxonMobil Discovery Series is the Hobby Center’s cornerstone educational program providing an initial window to the performing arts for students. In the 2023-2024 school year, the Hobby Center is excited to present a diverse range of free educational field trips to Hobby Center’s Zilkha Hall with the goal of serving 5th grade students in Houston. Through this TEKS-aligned series, 5th grade students are introduced to dance, music and/or theater in ways that are engaging, fun and further their learning and belonging. The program is 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.

Colored Carnegie
Tuesday-Thursday, February 6-8, 2024
Originally Commissioned by Performing Arts Houston
Arts Partner: Urban Souls Dance Company
Inspired by Black Houston and conceived and directed by Harrison Guy, Colored Carnegie tells the story of the segregated and Black led branch of the Houston Public Library through dance, music and spoken word.


ExxonMobil Discovery Series January-February 2024 Registrations