2018 School Days

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 Children’s Festival features award-winning children’s performers on the Strike Main Stage and in two educational zones - Exploration Central and Accenture STEAM Zone. Each of the educational zones includes guided exhibits with plenty of interactive and hands-on elements for students. STEAM education has become a top priority for schools not only around the country, but in local school districts as well. Research shows the arts support the development of crucial skills in creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. The Pavilion is committed to providing opportunities for early childhood STEAM learning through the arts. Partnering with ExxonMobil and Accenture, The Pavilion is able to bring new and exciting elements to the festival this year.

Online registration is now available. Please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

Important Notice: Seating capacity for Thursday, November 8 has been reached.  Any forms submitted for attendance will be added to a wait-list. As spaces become available, teachers will be notified on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

 For additional information or questions, please contact Ashley Gravois at agravois@woodlandscenter.org.

2018 School Day Performers

Kick-Off Pep Rally with DJ & Spirit Crew

Strike Main Stage | 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Help us kick-off Children's Festival with music, dancing and plenty of fun! All schools are invited to participate in the kick-off party before breaking out to their scheduled performances. 


Story Pirates

Strike Main Stage
10:50 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.

Seating Capacity: 5,000
Suggested Grade Levels: PK-5
Curriculum Connections:
 Interaction; Language Arts; Math; Music; Physical Education/Movement; Theater Arts; Science
Website: www.storypirates.com
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Story Pirates is a kid-centric media company and leading arts education advocate founded in 2004. It all started in a school auditorium in Harlem when a ragtag group of improv comedians put on an absurdist sketch comedy show inspired by stories written by kids. Since then, they have launched a hit radio show, a top 10 podcast for kids and a sold-out live tour which performs from coast to coast. The Story Pirates first received national attention in February 2008 when comedian Jon Stewart called the Story Pirates "crazy entertaining" on CNN. The group has received widespread critical acclaim and has been dubbed as one of the best kids shows around. A vocal proponent of arts education, Story Pirates partners with the non-profit Creative Minds Coalition to present life-changing literacy programs in hundreds of schools around the country.


The Music & Comedy of JunNk

Strike Main Stage
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Seating Capacity: 5,000
Suggested Grade Levels: K-5
Curriculum Connections:
 Interaction; Language Arts; Music; Physical Education/Movement; Theater Arts; Science
Website: www.junnk.co.uk

Truly like nothing you've seen before, JunNk is a highly-talented, award-winning music and comedy group that's proving to be a massive hit all around the world. Using various items commonly found in a junkyard as their foundation, the four hilarious performers energetically combine superb a cappella singing, captivating percussion, innovative musical creations and mesmerising gymnastics to produce a lively, dynamic and seriously fun show that consistently delights audiences of all ages and nationalalities. From using bottles as panpipes and watering cans as trumpets, to playing well-known tunes on drain pipes with flip flops and PVC tube as a didjeridoo, this rubbish-powered variety show really is a unique and sensational whirlwind of pure entertainment that should definitely not be missed.

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