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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, and tour our Natural Science Collections area! Details

date Friday, Nov 18, 2016

date 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

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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, and tour our Natural Science Collections area! Details

date Friday, Nov 18, 2016

date 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

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Homeschool: Learning about Bats

Come enjoy a special evening for Homeschool families all about bats! Details

date Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016

date 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

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The Children’s Museum Guild’s Black Hat Bash

Join us for frightful family fun! Come one, come all to this enchanting event—the fourth annual Black Hat Bash! This hair-raising hullaballoo is back, and it's a soirèe so spirited that it's supernatural! Details

date Friday, Oct 7, 2016

date 6:30 PM-9:30 PM

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Homeschool: Germs and Outbreaks

Join us as we explore the microscopic world of microbes. Details

date Thursday, Oct 13, 2016

date 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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Homeschool: Germs and Outbreaks

Join us as we explore the microscopic world of microbes. Details

date Thursday, Oct 13, 2016

date 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Friendly Feast with the Witches—Breakfast

Enjoy a breakfast “BOO-fet” with the friendliest of witches! Details

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Friendly Feast with the Witches—Lunch

Enjoy a lunch “BOO-fet” with the friendliest of witches! Details

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Beyond the Exhibit: Carving up Autumn Fun

Come and learn about the techniques of pumpkin carving and design as you create your own masterpiece. Details

date Saturday, Oct 15, 2016

date 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

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The Children’s Museum Guild’s Black Hat Dash

Witches, ghosts, and goblins of ALL ages—take part in the Black Hat Dash, a 1 mile/5K frightfully fun run walk for the whole family! Details

date Saturday, Oct 29, 2016

date 9:30 AM-12:00 PM

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Homeschool: Native Americans

Explore the geography, art, architecture, and more of Native American peoples. Details

date Thursday, Nov 10, 2016

date 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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Homeschool: Native Americans

Explore the geography, art, architecture, and more of Native American peoples. Details

date Thursday, Nov 10, 2016

date 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Beyond the Exhibit: Gingerbread Houses

Get ready to build family memories by constructing a gingerbread house together. Details

date Saturday, Nov 12, 2016

date 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

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Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy a light breakfast, meet Santa, and take a ride down the Yule Slide! Details

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Holiday Dinner Theater

Experience the holiday theater show The Magic Snowman from the best seats in the house! Details

date Sunday, Dec 4, 2016

date 3:00 PM-6:00 PM

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Homeschool: Winter Weather

Discover fun and interesting winter phenomena. Details

date Thursday, Dec 8, 2016

date 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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Homeschool: Winter Weather

Discover fun and interesting winter phenomena. Details

date Thursday, Dec 8, 2016

date 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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