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.

Fall 2019 Programs

Tuesday, September 17
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Sailors’ Superstitions and Sea Monsters
The oceans are very big areas to travel on relatively tiny, defenseless ships. We’ll discover how sailors’ superstitions developed, how sailors kept themselves safe, and what sorts of incredible things they saw on their journeys.

Tuesday, October 15
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Mr. Turner’s Watercolors
Using the limited-time, visiting the exhibition J.M.W. Tuner: Watercolors from Tate, showing the British artist J.M.W. Turner’s paintings, as inspiration, we will explore what life was like in Mr. Turner’s world, why his artwork was (and still is) such a big deal, and experiment with watercolors ourselves!

Tuesday, November 19
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Life and Work Aboard a Whaleship
150 years ago, whalemen were so much more than the typical sailors. They needed an additional unique set of skills, traveled to a wider variety of areas in the world and were away from home for a much longer time. We’ll explore the whaleship Charles W. Morgan and use real artifacts left by the sailors, as we discover what food they ate, what jobs they did, and what they did in their free time. Do you have what it takes to be a whaleman?

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.