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 14 – Citizen Science at the Wilson Educational Forest (Wildlife Observations)
Join us in the great outdoors for our first Home School Days of the semester. In this class we will be exploring the Wilson Educational Forest as we examine the plants and animals that call the forest home. $8 Per Person
October 12 – Shark Dissection
Join us as we study one of the most feared and misunderstood animals in our oceans, the shark. In this class we will be demystifying these incredible creatures as we focus on the diversity of species, diet specialization, and how the most important fish in the sea came to become known as “man eaters.” During the second half of the class we will dissect a shark, taking a close look at how these apex predators dominated the food chain.
$14 per person
November 9 – The Science and History of Aeronautics
Ever since the dawn of civilization, man has dreamed of taking to the skies. In this class we will discuss how we went from the dreams of Leonardo Da Vinci to the Wright Brothers to stepping foot on the moon. Students will make their own gliders to learn about what makes flight possible.
$12 per person
December 14 – Case of the Murdered Mayor (Forensics)
Using deductive reasoning and keen observational skills, students attempt to solve a murder using traditional forensic methods: fingerprinting, hair analysis using a microscope, tire track impression analysis, blood typing using synthetic blood forensic and entomology. Students work in teams to complete an investigation report. $14 per person
All Ages 5 and up. Class will be divided into separate age groups depending on number of registrants.