Homeschool Days

Fall 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. Also, we cannot offer a sibling discount.

September 10th – Skate Dissection

10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Join us as we explore the world of cartilaginous fish and focus on sting rays and skates. We will examine how skates and rays have adapted to survive in both the ocean floor and the open ocean. Students will get an up close view of the external and internal anatomy of a skate as they venture through an instructor led dissection. Participants must register by August 28 and the class is limited to a 30 people.
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.

October 8th - Tree Huggers!

10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Take a walk in the outdoors with us in as we explore the world of trees. Topics covered include tree identification, arboreal animas, and more!
Cost: $11.00 per participant (no museum membership discount available).
Ages: 8 and up.

November 12th – Native Americans--North Carolina's First People

10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Students will learn about Native American life in eastern North Carolina. Topics discussed include diet, hunting, homes, and the tribal social structure. We will take a close look at the Tuscarora Tribe and how they were affected by the arrival of European settlers. Students will get to learn about the games that Native Americans played and used to enhance their hunting skills. We will make our spears that students can decorate and take home with them.
Cost: $12.00 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.

December 10th – Alaskan Pipeline Challenge

10:00 pm to 12:00 pm


Students will have to use their critical thinking skills as they work in teams to build a pipeline meeting material constraints, and avoiding environmental obstacles. Building codes, structural support, and architectural designs are discussed as the students learn to apply the engineering design to their structure.
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.


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