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Family and Homeschool Programs

Go Beyond the Exhibit and participate in one or more of the museum's unique family programs. Children and their grown-ups have the opportunity to get up close and personal by learning from experts, viewing items from our vast collection, and getting the inside story. The Children's Museum also offers engaging programs for homeschool families that relate to museum exhibits and state and national academic standards.

Classes may be cancelled due to low registration. All program participants must register. Program fees do not include nonmember museum admission.

Upcoming Events

Beyond the Exhibit: Beyond the Paleo Window

Explore the Cretaceous world and learn about the tools used in the lab, create a cast using a mold from a dinosaur fossil, examine the Triceratops skull, screen 65-million-year-old dirt to discover microfossils, and tour our Natural Science Collections area! Details

date Friday, Apr 24, 2015

date 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

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Beyond the Exhibit: Un-bee-lievable Robotics

Go “bee”-hind the scenes with Bumblebee and watch him morph from your VIP seat! Explore circuitry as you build your own working radio, and much more. Change your understanding of robots as we look at how they work and why they are an important part of our daily lives. Details

date Saturday, Mar 14, 2015

date 9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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Homeschool: Robotics and TRANSFORMERS

Change your understanding of robots as we look at how robotics work and why they are an important part of our daily lives. Learn about circuits in the museum and at home with your take-home kit. Study the importance of robots on Earth and beyond. Finally, see an amazing conversion from your VIP seat at our Bumblebee show! Details

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Homeschool: Your Water, Your World

Dive in and explore how different elements of nature work together to form a perfect union. Come and discover the watery world around us and what it means to be an important part of nature. Make a model of a working ecosystem with a real-live fish to take home at the end of the program! Details

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Beyond the Exhibit: Watery Worlds

Water covers more than 70 percent of our world. Learn about watery habitats and what it takes to make our world more sustainable. Make your own working ecosystem to take home and take action to make our watery world a better place! Details

date Saturday, Apr 18, 2015

date 9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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Homeschool: Hot Wheels: The Science Behind Racing

Start your engines! Develop engineering skills and put your new knowledge to use on our test track. Find out what makes cars fast and exciting while you work on designing your own speed racer. Explore alternative energy as you race into the future. Details

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Beyond the Exhibit: At the Track

Ready, set, race! Get the green light for racing fun as you explore speed, performance, power, and safety. Put your design and engineering skills on display at our test track. Which member of your family will take the checkered flag? Details

date Saturday, May 9, 2015

date 9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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