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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), 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 Homeschool Adventures 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. Children under age 4 are not permitted in the workshops or planetarium. Museum is closed to the public during homeschool days.


October 5, 2015: Our Amazing Oceans
Delve beneath the oceans that cover our Earth. Discover the creatures that call them home and the major role oceans play in Earth cycles and how important they are to our life here.

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 2, 2015: Icy Worlds
Our solar system and all the bodies in it are shaped by ice. New Horizons has brought us closer to icy dwarf planet Pluto than ever before. Study the findings of this historic mission and examine other "Icy Worlds" in our solar system.

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 7, 2015: Rocks and Minerals
(snow date, December 14, 2015)
From majestic mountains to the deepest canyons, the Earth's stories are locked within its rocks. Learn how to uncover these stories in stone and the minerals of which they are made. Bring a rock from your own collection and have our geologist ID it or try to
stump him!

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.


January 4, 2016: Awesome Astronomy
(snow date, January 11, 2016)
Have you ever wondered what you are looking at when you gaze upon the stars? Explore astronomy and how and why stars have fascinated people from the beginning of time. View the Winter Sky Views planetarium show and become familiar with seasonal constellations visible tonight!

Planetarium Show:
Offered at 10:30am and 11:30am
Children under age 4 are not permitted in the planetarium.

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


February 1, 2016: Museum Miscellany
(snow date, February 8, 2016)
The history of the museum and its extensive collections will be revealed in this exciting program. Who were the people that collected all these specimens? Where and why did they collect these items? How did they come to be here, at the museum? Uncover the curious Victorian period and the museum's rich history.

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.


March 7, 2016: Plants and Trees
(snow date, March 14, 2016)
You can't look far without seeing a plant or tree! Spring is a fun time to observe them as they bloom and come back to life after winter. Learn how amazing these leafy neighbors are and how important they are to us.

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.






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