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Homeschool Adventures are programs held at the Museum of Natural History for local homeschool families. Programs run the first Monday of each month (October through June), from 10:00am to 12:30pm and are organized around a different theme or topic. Special museum quests, crafts and activity tables are available throughout the duration of the program to engage families. In addition, scheduled tours, planetarium shows and workshops are offered.

Please click here for the Homeschool Adventures registration form.
Please note: Our fees have changed. Pre-registration required, registrations by mail or in-person only. Walk-in registrations on the day of the program are no longer accepted. Please allow 7-10 business days when mailing your registration form to ensure it is received prior to the program. Children under age 4 are not permitted in the workshops or planetarium. Museum is closed to the public during homeschool days.


Monday, December 1, 2014, Our Changing Earth
The Museum's newest exhibit, Seismic Shifts: Earth through Time, will help reveal our planet's history and ongoing transformation.

Family Workshop: Offered at 10:30am and 11:30am
Pre-registration required. Children under age 4 are not permitted in the workshop program.
Plus: Museum quests, crafts and investigation
stations available 10:00am - 12:30pm.


Monday, January 5, 2015: Astronaut Training and Space Travel
Become an astronaut with hands-on training activities. Explore past missions and see what the future holds for adventures beyond the safe comfort of Earth.

Planetarium Show: Offered at 10:30am and 11:30am
Pre-registration required. Children under age 4 are not permitted in the planetarium.
Plus: Museum quests, crafts and investigation
stations available 10:00am - 12:30pm.


Monday, February 2, 2015, Chemistry All Around Us
Chemistry is everywhere - create some fizzy, frothy fun with everyday household items!

Family Workshop: FULL
Pre-registration required. Children under age 4 are not permitted in the workshop program.
Plus: Museum quests, crafts and investigation
stations available 10:00am - 12:30pm.


Monday, March 2, 2015: Discovering Rainforests
Many interesting animals and plants make their home in this diverse climate. Explore what makes these remote tropical regions of our world so fascinating!

Family Workshop: Offered at 10:30am and 11:30am
Pre-registration required. Children under age 4 are not permitted in the workshop program.
Plus: Museum quests, crafts and investigation
stations available 10:00am - 12:30pm.


Monday, April 6, 2015: Animals and Habitats
From tree tops to river banks, underground tunnels to hidden caves, explore the amazing places where animals make their homes.

Family Workshop: Offered at 10:30am and 11:30am
Pre-registration required. Children under age 4 are not permitted in the workshop program.
Plus: Museum quests, crafts and investigation
stations available 10:00am - 12:30pm.


Monday, May 4, 2015: Roving the Red Planet
Mars was once like our planet but has changed immensely over time. Could it have ever supported life? Will humans ever visit? Discover the newest findings on our most explored cosmic neighbor.

Family Workshop: Offered at 10:30am and 11:30am
Pre-registration required. Children under age 4 are not permitted in the workshop program.
Plus: Museum quests, crafts and investigation
stations available 10:00am - 12:30pm.


Monday, June 1, 2015: Investigating Insects
Creepy, crawly - big or small, flying or crawling, tunnel digging or water skimming. Be amazed by the wild diversity of these most prevalent creatures in the world!

Family Workshop: Offered at 10:30am and 11:30am
Pre-registration required. Children under age 4 are not permitted in the workshop program.
Plus: Museum quests, crafts and investigation
stations available 10:00am - 12:30pm.


Program Fees per Session (our fees have changed):
$10/month per family if pre-registered and pre-paid for ALL (9) MONTHLY SESSIONS or $15 per family per session. Pre-registration is required. Family price covers one (1) adult and up to three (3) children. There is a $2/person charge per month for over the first adult and/or three children.

Registration:
Please click here for the Homeschool Adventures registration form.
Pre-registration required, registrations by mail or in-person only. Walk-in registrations on the day of the program are no longer accepted. Please allow 7-10 business days when mailing your registration form to ensure it is received prior to the program. Children under age 4 are not permitted in the workshops or planetarium. Museum is closed to the public during homeschool days. Space is limited, please register early.







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