Homeschool Days

Spring 2015 Homeschool Days

Homeschools: This is for you! Sign up individually or as a group. Enjoy exploring the museum after your program as a bonus! Prior registration is recommended. To register: http:/href=. Seating begins 15 minutes before the start of the program time. Same day registration will begin 10 minutes before the start of the program and will be first come. Seating is limited. RSVP on our website! *Please note: There is no membership discount on Homeschool Days pricing as these prices already reflect a special discount. Member discounts are only applicable on non-participant museum admission.

February 12th – Snakes Alive! 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Learn more about reptiles with an investigation into the anatomy of a snake. Students will study the external and internal characteristics, organs, and organ systems to understand snakes in-depth. Participants MUST register by January 30th and spots are limited to 30.
Cost: $15.00 per participant (no museum membership discount available). Guardians are free but MUST stay to supervise student. Non-participating siblings pay $5 + tax museum admission or free admission if museum member.
Ages: 9 and up.

March 9th, 11th-13th, and 16th – RPi 101: Discovering the Raspberry Pi & Python Programming 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

This class is a prerequisite for all other Raspberry Pi classes. Students will receive a Model B+ Raspberry Pi and accessories, two Python programming books, and a CD of all the current The MagPi magazines.
Cost: $150.00 per participant (no museum membership discount available).
Ages: 11 and up.

March 19th – Cryogenics--10:00 Am to 12:00 pm

This is by far the “coolest” program we offer! At -321 degrees F, fascinating things begin to happen. Objects bend and shatter when they should not. Discussion includes: properties and purposes of materials changing as a result of heating and cooling; heat transfer; insulator; conductor; radiation; conduction; and convection.
Cost: $11.00 per participant (no museum membership discount available). Guardians are free but MUST stay to supervise student. Non-participating siblings pay $5 + tax museum admission or free admission if museum member.
Ages: 8 and up.

April 9th – Reading the Past—Fossil Pathology 10:00 pm to 12:00 pm

Do you ever wonder what we can learn by studying fossil remains? In this program students will learn about fossil identification and how to look for clues about the animal's life such as, predictor-prey relationships, size, injuries, and oddities in the fossil record. Students will also examine the world of microfossils. These are fossils that are so small that you need a magnifying glass to find them. We will discuss why microfossils are important and how to identify them. Students will be able to keep the fossils that they find.
Cost: $11.00 per participant (no museum membership discount available). Guardians are free but MUST stay to supervise student. Non-participating siblings pay $5 + tax museum admission or free admission if museum member.
Ages: 9 and up.

May 7th – Murder Mystery: Whodunit? -- 10:00 pm to 12:00 pm

Registration Closed! Thank you.

Even the best criminal mastermind cannot beat science. In this program, we will weave a web of mystery and use forensic science to solve it!
Cost: $11.00 per participant (no museum membership discount available). Guardians are free but MUST stay to supervise student. Non-participating siblings pay $5 + tax museum admission or free admission if museum member.
Ages: 8 and up.