Homeschool Days

Fall 2016 Homeschool Days

Homeschoolers, this opportunity is designed for you! Sign up individually, or as a group, for an educational program followed by a chance to explore the museum. Space is limited, so register early to get a good seat by filling out this form! Seating begins 15 minutes before the start of the program. If space is available, same day registration is available. Please note: Membership discounts apply only to non-participant museum admissions.



September 8

Amazing Arthropods -- Crayfish Dissection

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

In our first dissection class of the year we will explore the phylum Arthropod. These invertebrates account for 80% of known animal species and demonstrate a wide range of diversity. Students will get a chance to dissect a member of the crustacean class, the crayfish.

Cost: $14.00 per participant (museum membership discount not applicable). Guardians are free but MUST stay to supervise student. Non-participating siblings pay $5 + tax museum admission or free admission if museum member.

All Ages, 5 and up. Class will be divided into separate age groups depending on number of registrants.

October 13

Wet & Wild Fun -- Pond Dipping

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Come join us as we learn more about pond life. We'll be covering topics such as water quality, critters that live in the pond, doing water-related games, and digging in the mud! Make sure to wear old clothes and shoes you don't mind getting dirty. We will be in search of many creatures, including dragonfly nymphs, water snakes, and even turtles or fish!

Cost: $11.00 per participant (museum membership discount not applicable). Guardians are free but MUST stay to supervise student. Non-participating siblings pay $5 + tax museum admission or free admission if museum member.

All Ages 5 and up. Class will be divided into separate age groups depending on number of registrants.

November 10

Lessons of Vietnam

9:00 am to 11:00 am

For almost twenty years, the U.S. waged a war against communist forces in Vietnam. This war was not only one of the longest wars in American History but one of the most controversial. Join us as we discuss the history of the Vietnam War and the effect it had on Americans both at home and in the battlefield. Students will also get to hear a firsthand account from Paul White, a veteran of the Vietnam War who was drafted in 1970 and served from 1971-1972. Mr. White will give students an idea of what it was like for a soldier fighting in the war. He will bring some of his equipment that he used and share photographs from his time serving in the U.S. Army.

Cost: $9.00 per participant (museum membership discount not applicable). Guardians are free but MUST stay to supervise student. Non-participating siblings pay $5 + tax museum admission or free admission if museum member.

All Ages 5 and up. Class will be divided into separate age groups depending on number of registrants.

December 8

All the Better to See You With

9:00 am to 11:00 am

“Take a look” at the organ that gives us and other living creatures the ability to see the world around us, the eye. In this program we will look specifically at the eye of a cow. The large size of the cow’s eye will allow students to explore the eye’s structure in great detail.

Cost: $14.00 per participant (museum membership discount not applicable). Guardians are free but MUST stay to supervise student. Non-participating siblings pay $5 + tax museum admission or free admission if museum member.

All Ages 5 and up. Class will be divided into separate age groups depending on number of registrants.

Every 3rd Friday, September to December

Cat Scratch Fever, An Introduction to Computer Progamming

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Scratch is a computer programming language designed for children that allows them to program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation. As children use Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. This class will consist of 4 classes and take place once a month, every 3rd Friday from September through December. Those dates are September 18, October20, November 17, and December 15. If you have any questions contact Barbra Thayer at bthayer@imaginescience.org

Cost: $80.00 per participant (museum membership discount not applicable). Guardians are free but MUST stay to supervise student. Non-participating siblings pay $5 + tax museum admission or free admission if museum member.

All Ages 5 and up. Class will be divided into separate age groups depending on number of registrants.


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