Homeschool Programs

2014 Spring Hands-On Series

March 18, April 15, May 20, 2014 from 1:30-3:30 pm

Students learn about immigration inside the Museum's Voyages exhibit.

Students learn about immigration inside the Museum’s Voyages exhibit.

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.

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

March 18: Cargo Carriers

How did supplies and marketable goods get from one place to another in the 1800s? How do they move now? How dangerous was it to work on a cargo-carrying vessel? You’ll be surprised to discover the answers!

April 15: 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.

May 20: 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.

Homeschool Community Sailing

Students will 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 when classes are offered.