Homeschool Programs

EducationHomeschooling 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 4 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 parent or caregiver
8- to 12-year-olds: 10 students, one parent or caregiver

Please note there is no Wednesday group for 4-7 year olds.

Spring 2019 Programs

Tuesday March 19 or Wednesday March 20
Lost in the Arctic
Using our newest exhibit, Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition as a springboard, we will examine what the Arctic environment is like, why the Northwest Passage was so important and explore traditions and lifestyle of the Inuit.

Tuesday April 16 or Wednesday April 17
Can You Picture This?
In January a new exhibit will open, When This You See, Remember Me: The Photography of Everett Scholfield and George Tingley. We will be exploring this exhibit, learn about the 19th century photographic process, analyze the photographers’ portraits, sit for a portrait and discover where the photos wound up over the last 110 years.

Tuesday May 14 or Wednesday May 15
Art Inspired by the Sea
Using the beautiful grounds, our art galleries and the Maritime Gallery and a Chanteyman as inspiration, the students will explore a variety of mediums used in creating maritime visual and performing art.

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.