School Days at The Pavilion
Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8

Take a magical field trip to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion where learning is not only fun, but awe-inspiring and eye-opening!

This year’s School Days event features award-winning entertainment live on The Pavilion Main Stage! Rock out with Cajun soul family band, Pelican212, and be inspired by a live performance of Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun – The Musical!
Educational zones feature guided exhibits with plenty of interactive and hands-on elements for students. Note: Space is limited for these zones and will be assigned using a lottery system with random selection for participation. 
Partnering with ExxonMobil, The Pavilion is committed to providing opportunities for children of all ages to engage with the arts and further develop crucial skills in creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication.
Registration is now open! Click here to register your school.

NOTE: Both Thursday and Friday have reached capacity. Please complete the form to be added to the wait list. You will be notified if space becomes available.
School Days Pep Rally with music and dancing at 10:30 AM! 

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun The Musical!

Main Stage | 10:45-11:35 AM
Seating Capacity: 5000

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun The Musical! brings to life the award-winning book by Maria Dismondy that teaches kids to have the courage to be themselves and promotes powerful discussions about treating others with respect and accepting differences.


Main Stage | 11:55-12:45 AM
Seating Capacity: 5000

Rock out with Pelican212, an extraordinary family band that honed their skills busking on the sidewalks of Nashville, New Orleans and Pensacola performing Cajun soul with the world’s shortest horn band featuring identical twin trumpet players. Their mission is to bring generations together through the joy of music.

S.T.E.A.M. Station 

South Plaza
Max Capacity: 120 Students
Curriculum Connections: Science, Math, Physical Education, Interaction

Visit Janet's Planet to create your own lunar lander and learn about the solar system. Hop in your rocket and enjoy a wild ride, travel at the speed of thought and learn some fascinating things about our universe! Students are the shining stars of the future of space exploration, science and astounding discoveries. Get excited and curious about the stars and planets and what's really up and out there, because cosmos are truly amazing.

Exploration Station 

Event Center
Max Capacity: 200 Students
Curriculum Connections: Science, Math, Physical Education, Interaction

Exploration Station showcases hands-on interactive activities from the Houston Museum of Natural Science, TGR Exotics and ExxonMobil Ambassadors. Get up close and personal with some of the planet's most exotic and endangered animals at the TGR Exotics booth. Students will also have the opportunity to visit ExxonMobil Science Ambassadors to explore hands-on kits with interesting facts about rocks, minerals, petroleum, oil and more. Houston Museum of Natural Science will offer a unique opportunity to learn firsthand from Museum experts, featuring encounters with real specimens and artifacts from their collections.

Theatre District 

Event Center
Max Capacity: 120 Students
Curriculum Connections: Theatre Arts, Communication, Interaction

Launch with the Drama Rocket Crew as they move full STEAM ahead in an exciting and interactive theatrical adventure! Drama Rocket is an After-School Theatre Arts Enrichment Program that launches brave dreamers into the world by igniting creativity, supercharging self-confidence and boosting social skills. Unleash your dramatic side and explore various performance techniques including improvisation, character development, creative movement, voice projection, stage direction and more!

Performing Arts Season Generously Sponsored By

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Sponsors | Live Nation Sponsors / Huntsman Sponsors | Pepsi Sponsors | Woodforest Naitonal Bank Sponsors | Xfinity Sponsors | Citi Sponsors | Bud Light Sponsors | Saint Arnold Brewing Company Sponsors | Nissan