The Virginia Museum of Natural History is dedicated to providing engaging natural history programming to homeschool students. Currently, the museum offers Homeschool Wednesdays, a series of monthly programs throughout the school year year designed to supplement students' learning and knowledge of natural history and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) based topics.
Additionally, the museum will work with homeschool groups individually to design and provide programming relevant to your students' needs. As with all school groups, the museum also will provide tours for homeschool groups. Click here or contact us at email@example.com or 276-634-4185 to schedule a tour or learn more about what the museum can offer your students.
VMNH offers engaging science and engineering programs for home school students. Going into our third year, we had requests from participants and are expanding our offerings by scheduling two programs per month. Programs will be held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Programs are divided into two age groups; 6-9 and 10-15. There is a minimal fee of $6/student to attend.
New this year, VMNH is partnering with Martinsville Middle School's SEMAA (Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Aerospace Academy) Lab at Martinsville Middle School for related programming. Hands on NASA and STEM programs will be held at the MMS Lab once a quarter from 9:00-9:45, before the VMNH Homeschool Wednesday Program at VMNH. SEMAA Lab program dates are noted below. Please note that the programs also require preregistration.
2013 Homeschool Wednesday Schedule
*Pre-registration is required one week prior to each program by calling the museum at (276) 634-4185 or emailing the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earth Sciences: Earth Materials and Processes
Dino Day Student Day at VMNH (Friday)
Earth Sciences: Water
Physical Sciences: Matter: Structure/Properties
Physical Sciences: Force and Motion* (SEMAA Lab Date)
Physical Sciences: Energy
Physical Sciences: Renewable/Nonrenewable Energy
Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science
Earth Day Student Day at VMNH (Friday)
Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science: Engineering and Society
Field trip or service project (TBD)