The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Homeschool Classes
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis offers homeschool classes
that relate to the museum exhibits. The museum's mission statement
is "To create extraordinary learning experiences across the arts,
sciences, and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of
children and families."
For more information visit their website:
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
American Museum of Science and Energy
300 S. Tulane Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tennesee
The AMSE Homeschool Program provides interactive programs
for excellence in science. Students will learn about eclipses, polymers,
Newton's Three Laws of Motion, and lots more!
Advance reservation of one week is required.
Check with the AMSE website for registration information.
Delaware Art Museum Homeschool Program
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, Delaware 19806
The Delaware Art Museum offers Artist Studio classes to
homeschoolers. Basic drawing, painting and sculpting is
explored. This program is for ages 9 to 14.
For more information, check their website.
Virginia Museum of Natural History Homeschool Classes
VMNH offers natural history and science programs for homeschool
students. Each program is held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from
10 to 11:15 a.m., unless otherwise noted. Programs are divided into two
age groups; 6-9 and 10-15. A fee of $5 is required.
Pre-registration is required one week prior to each event.
Lawrence Hall of Science Homeschool Program
1 Centennial Dr.
The Lawrence Hall of Science is UC Berkeley's Public Science
Center. They offer quality science classes to homeschoolers.
From their website:
"Helping homeschooling parents support their children's science learning
is important to us. Our homeschool classes engage students in
experimenting, developing ideas and working together as they learn and
build new skills."
New York Historical Society Homeschool Program
170 Central Park West
New York, NY
The New York Historical Society offers a homeschool program designed
to support the study of American History through its unique program, the
American Musicals Project. The idea is that
history can be studied through musicals. "Oklahoma" and
"Paint Your Wagon" teach about Westward Expansion, "West Side
Story" teaches about immigration, "South Pacific" teaches
about World War II, and "Showboat" teaches about slavery. The
following is from their website:
"By coupling the power and emotional energy of American musical theater
masterworks with evocative and thought-provoking exhibitions and
primary sources from the collections of the New-York Historical Society,
students explore four significant themes in American History:
Independence, Slavery, Suffrage, and the Great Depression. Over the
course of the classes, students will explore the museum’s vast treasures,
participate in hands-on history, and engage in group work."
For more information on their homeschool program, contact
New York Historical Society.
Kimbell Art Museum Family Educator Mornings
Fort Worth, Texas
This program is free, but registration is required.
It includes a staff presentation, interactive gallery tours, and hands-on
Check website for 2013 schedule.
Houston Museum of Fine Arts Homeschool Program
Workshops are held the second Tuesday of the month.
Each workshop includes an interactive gallery tour with
activities, group discussions, and related art projects.
Also, the Glassell Junior School offers art instruction.
For more information, visit Houston Museum of Fine Arts
Homeschool Travel Resource
Crocker Art Museum Homeschool Days
216 O Street
The Crocker Art Museum, established in 1885, welcomes
home-schoolers throughout the year.
For more info, visit: Crocker Art Museum
Science Museum of Minnesota Homeschool Program
Homeschoolers have amazing opportunities at the Science
Museum of Minnesota. Their homeschool museum classes cover
science, math and technology.
Topics include astronomy, space travel, aerospace engineers,
and electricity. Classes require a fee. They also have a homeschool
science club that meets once a month.
For more info, visit Science Museum of Minnesota
Homeschool Museum Programs
Many museums are opening their doors to homeschoolers, with
special programs that take place during school hours. Hands-on
learning, science labs, and lecture-style classes are being added in
museums across the country. As these museum programs become
available, we will add them to our Homeschool Program list.
Classes are available at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.
Yale undergraduates use this museum to do research in
anthropology and biology. Classes are offered in anthropology,
biology, geology, paleontology and art. The cost is $50 for an hour
long program, and $4.00 per student. The minimum per group is 12
students, maximum is 25 students. Several homeschool families
can enroll together to meet the minimum group size.
This program runs from September to June, on weekdays.
Visit their website for more details: Yale Peabody Museum of
At the Baltimore Museum of Art, homeschool groups of ten or more
can take free docent-led tours throughout the year.
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center has an excellent
homeschool program. They offer science classes and labs, but sign
up early, as this is a popular program.
Homeschool Classes at the Museum of Fine Arts and
Sciences, Daytona Beach, Florida
MOAS supports the efforts of homeschool families.
The following is from their website:
"Our approach to a lesson is always to encourage interaction and
team work among the participants. The students will enjoy the
intermingling of humor and content as they make their way through
a lesson. Lessons are typically very active, and the venue may
change a few times during the same lesson.This is to utilize the
many facilities that the Museum has to offer. Students are often
given take home resources and suggestions for further information
on the topic."
Classes offered include stop motion animation, video editing,