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Family Programs | Homeschool Adventures

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 March, no program January 2017) from 10:00am to 1:00pm 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 program registration form.

Please note: Pre-registration required, registrations by mail or in-person only. Walk-in registrations on the day of the program are not accepted. Please allow 7-10 business days when mailing your registration form to ensure it is received prior to the program. A confimation email is sent by the museum to the registrant upon receipt of the registration. If a confirmation is not received by the registrant, the museum has not received the registration. Children under age 4 are not permitted in the workshops or planetarium. Museum is closed to the public during homeschool days.


October 3, 2016: Roving the Red Planet
Discover Mars like never before! Utilize the museum's newest exhibit and participate in a hands-on family engineering project. Investigate both the history and future of Mars travel, including human exploration.
Family Workshop:
Offered at 10:30am and 11:30am
Children under age 4 are not permitted in the workshop program.

Plus: Museum Quests, crafts and investigation stations available 10:00am - 1:00pm.


November 7, 2016: Raptor Adventures
Investigate what makes these birds of prey so fascinating. Get an up close look at their unique talons, beaks and feathers, even their lunch, as you explore characteristics and habitats of raptors from near and far.
Family Workshop:
Offered at 10:30am and 11:30am
Children under age 4 are not permitted in the workshop program.

Plus: Museum Quests, crafts and investigation stations available 10:00am - 1:00pm.


December 5, 2016: Urban Wildlife
(snow date, December 12, 2015)
You need not go deep into the woods to discover wildlife! Study the creatures large and small that can be found right here in Roger Williams Park and in your own backyard. Explore the museum's newest exhibit.
Family Workshop:
Offered at 10:30am and 11:30am
Children under age 4 are not permitted in the workshop program.

Plus: Museum Quests, crafts and investigation stations available 10:00am - 1:00pm


February 6, 2017: Our Solar System
(snow date, February 13, 2017)
Explore our unique cosmic neighborhood, from the nearby terrestrial planets to the far off gas giants, dwarf planets and the distant icy comets - all going round and round our star. Special planetarium show will bring you on a journey to these places and more!
Planetarium Show:
Offered at 10:30am and 11:30am
Children under age 4 are not permitted in the workshop program.

Plus: Museum Quests, crafts and investigation stations available 10:00am - 1:00pm.


March 6, 2017: Nature Discovery
(snow date, March 13, 2017)
Collectors and enthusiasts with passion for all natural things gave rise to natural history museums throughout the world. Discover the rich and diverse history of how the museum came to be with a special sneak peek inside our collection storage vaults at specimens not on display to the public! This is a special opportunity.
Family Workshop with Vault Tour:
Offered at 10:30am and 11:30am
Children under age 4 are not permitted in the workshop program.

Plus: Museum Quests, crafts and investigation stations available 10:00am - 1:00pm.





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