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Educational Resources

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Teachers! Search the picture on the left to search museum artifacts, photographs, art, fossils, scientific instruments and documents and use them in your lessons. 

The  Silsbee Icehouse Museum and Cultural Center is dedicated to education and prides itself in being a strong resource for public and private school teachers and Home-Schooled children. With a professional Educational Department consisting of licensed educators from a variety of disciplines, we can provide class tours of our exhibits with companion handouts, activities, preparation materials, and some customization with advance notice.

Class Tours by Appointment

Our Educational Team has educators licensed in both elementary and secondary education and are able to provide resources for all children K-12.  As well as public and private school resources, we can assist with Home School Groups  or

individuals who want to provide excellence in educational resources for their curriculum. 

Please contact us for more information regarding curriculum, fees, current temporary and permanent exhibits, artifacts availble for custom tours, and any other educational needs you may have. We pride outselves on being creative in reaching and and permanently hooking children into the magic of museums! 


Traveling Suitcase

The Ice House Museum has numerous artifacts that will soon be searchable on our website that can be brought to your classroom for a private lesson.  Whether your lesson begs for the enrichment of an original Civil War Soldier's letter written from the battlefield, or a 2 million year old fossil that came from SE Texas, imagine the memory-enhancement of such a lesson for your students. Perhaps you are studying medicine and science and you had the opportunity to have your students hear from the descendent of a 19th century doctor, and see his instruments and medications.  Or perhaps a story in the use of the centuries-old treatment of a "madstone" for snake bite or the bite of a mad dog might enhance your classwork.


2 Million year old  fossil of a rhinocerous found in Neches River.  This amazing fossil is a part of our permanent collection.

We can provide artifacts from a variety of areas in this arena, and are happy to discuss the contents of the musuem and make suggestions as to what we can provide for your individual needs. If you are interested in discussing artifacts as a possibility for a Traveling Suitcase presentation for your classroom, please contact us and we can discuss the possibilities and our very reasonable fees for this service.  



Educational Partnerships and Links

Silsbee Public Library


Look for our "Meet Pete the Rhino" Fossil exhibit at the library in August!

Search Ice House Museum artifacts for teachers

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Need a classroom resource for your lesson plan? Search the museum and see how we can help!

Performing and Visual Arts Council

Facebook Page

Virtual Museum Tours for Kids around the World

See great museums without leaving the house!

The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Virtual Tour

Sept. 23, 2023 at 11am

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Stark Museum

Contains a fabulous collection of Western Art and Native American Artifacts

Silsbee Independent School District

Resources for students and teachers

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