Homeschooling families are invited to join us for a series of hands-on learning programs designed specifically for homeschoolers ages 4-12. Each age group will study the same theme, but the hands-on activities will be age-appropriate and may vary accordingly. Each day will concentrate on one theme.
Families with children younger than four years old are welcome to visit the Children’s Museum and Playscapes while registered children are participating in the program.
4 to 7 year olds: 8 students, one chaperone
8 to 12 year olds: 10 students, one chaperone
Spring 2016 Programs: March 15, April 19 and May 17
Spring 2016 programs are sold out.
March 15: Art Inspired by the Sea — Using the Museum’s beautiful grounds, our new art exhibition, and the Maritime Gallery as inspiration, students will explore a variety of mediums used in creating maritime art.
April 19: Life in a Seaport Town — Explore how each family and business worked together to get a ship ready to go to sea.
May 17: Voyage to America: Immigration Stories — Coastal towns were the landing pads for so many families from different lands. Discover how the sailing trip to America differed from today’s travel and what opportunities and obstacles immigrants met when they arrived.
Fall 2016 Programs: September 20, October 18 and November 15
September 20: Shorter Days, Cooler Nights — In the fall, 150 years ago, what did families have to do to prepare for the winter? We will discover secrets to harvesting and storing crops and preparations for the upcoming holidays.
October 18: Sailors’ Superstitions and Sea Monsters — The oceans are very big areas to travel on relatively tiny, defenseless ships. Discover how sailors’ superstitions developed and what sorts of incredible things they saw on their journeys.
November 15: Astronomy — Discover the beauty of the dark night sky as we explore the stars, planets, constellations, and other celestial objects. We will see how sailors used them to navigate and how families across time used them to tell stories.
Homeschool Community Sailing
Students build their confidence as they practice boat handling and become familiar with the basics of water safety and wind. Our sailing instructors will teach your children how to control their boat and fundamental sailing maneuvers through classroom and on-the-water instruction. See schedule.