Homeschool Programs

Join our experienced education staff on the first Thursday each month (January-May; September-December) for a full day of Museum access and specially-themed public programs! 

Admission: $9/person (students & adults); free for members

Don't Forget! All homeschool families must enter through the Education Lobby to receive the group rate; advance registration is not required. Students will receive full access to the Museum for the day, and can choose to arrive at any time. Themed programs will be scheduled throughout the day, and information about that day's programs will be available upon arrival.

Please note that all programs will be available to general Museum visitors, and space is not guaranteed.

2019 Program Themes

January 3: Bubbleology
Bubble fun goes beyond the bubble wand. Students learn the scientific method as they apply math and chemistry to explore the fantastic science of bubbles.

February 7: Attraction Action
Investigate the mystery of magnetism! From refrigerator magnets to car-lifting electro magnets, these magnificent materials are all around us. Hands-on exploration helps students understand how magnets work and can be used in a variety of different scientific settings.

March 7: Matter
Matter is everywhere and makes up everything. Fun experiments and demonstrations captivate students as they explore the different states of matter and experience transformations right before their eyes.

April 4: Motion
Hands-on experiments will bring the concepts of force and motion to life. Students will use different forces to move objects in a variety of ways. Students will also investigate how forces such as friction and gravity change the motion of objects.

May 2: Energy
What is energy? How does it change? What are the different forms of energy? Students discover the answers to these questions and more through hands-on experiments and exciting large scale demonstrations.

Looking for fall dates and topics? Check back for information about the second half of our year (September-December) in early summer!

*NOTE: Looking for additional dates, times, and specific programs for homeschool families? Consider booking a field trip just for you! Group minimum is only ten (10) students, with 2 adults admitted free. Visit our Field Trip & Group Tour page for complete details and guidelines.


Looking for online resources to learn about the sciences? Be sure to visit ThinkTV's STEM World!

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