Homeschool Days are Back!

General Information
  • Join our experienced education staff on the third Wednesday each month (October-May) for and specially-themed programs and a full day to explore the museum!
  • Themed programs will happen from 10:00am-10:30am & again from 2:00pm-2:30pm with information about that day’s programs available online and in person.
    • Programs will take place in the Edison/Einstein classrooms located in the education lobby.
      • Hands-On Activities: 10:00am-10:30am and 2:00pm-2:30pm | 30 minutes each
        • 2 Hands-On Activities designed for ages 5 and up.
        • 1 Self-Led activity table for kids under 5.
  • $10/person for non-members (children 3+ & adults); $5/person for members (children 3+ and adults). Children under 3 are still free.
    • Check-in: Homeschool day participants will check in at the front desk and receive a wrist band. They will need to show the wrist band at the door to get into the program. Please arrive at least 20 minutes before your preferred program time, as the check-in process may take awhile depending on the crowd. 
    • Do the members of the general public get to participate in the homeschool activities? No, these activities have been created specifically for the homeschool group and are not included in regular admission to the museum. 
    • How late in the day is the Homeschool Day admission rate available? The last scheduled program time takes place at 2:00PM and will last until 2:30PM. The admission rate mentioned above will stop at 2:00PM that day.
    • Can I enter a program after it as already started? Entry into the current program times will be stopped at 10:15AM and 2:15PM because half the program is already over. You will either need to wait for the second program time at 2:00PM, or if the instructor deems that they have the materials and time to do another program after the 2:00-2:30PM time slot, an additional program will be added.

Dates and Themes

February 15: Rockin’ the Rock Cycle
Come be a geologist for a day at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. We will explore the rock cycle, land formations, and how fossils form! 

March 15: Animal Habitats
Meet some of our animal ambassadors and learn about their habitats and unique adaptations. 

April 19: Astronomy 
Reach for the stars with our astronomy-based programs celebrating Astronomy month. Explore planets, gravity, and all things space with our specially-themed public programs.  

May 17: Water Quality
Explore Coovert Pond at the far end of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s parking lot. We will explore the health of our pond by catching creatures that live there and performing chemical tests on our water. Expect to get muddy and wet during this outdoor activity.