Homeschool Education

Homeschool EducationThe 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 or 276-634-4185 to schedule a tour or learn more about what the museum can offer your students.

Homeschool Wednesdays

VMNH offers engaging science and engineering programs for home school students. Programs are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Programs are divided into three age groups; 5-8, 9-10, and 11-15.  There is a minimal fee of $6/student to attend. Discounts are available for prepayment of all sessions at the beginning of each school year.


2014-2015 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

September 3 Nature of Science and Scientific Investigations

September 17 Nature of Science and Scientific Investigations

October 1 Life Sciences: Plants

October 15 Life Sciences: Animals

November 5 Life Sciences: Ecosystems & habitats

November 12 Life Sciences: Organisms and Interactions with Environment

December 3 Earth Sciences: Meteorology

December 17 Earth Sciences: Astronomy

January 7 Earth Sciences: Earth Materials, Earth Processes

January 21 Earth Sciences: Water

February 4 Physical Sciences: Matter/Structure Properties

February 18 (Snowed out)

March 4 Physical Sciences: Force and Motion

March 18 Physical Sciences: Energy

April 1 Physical Sciences: Renewable/Non-renewable Energy

April 15 Engineering Design

April 24 Earth Day Student Day at VMNH (Friday)

May 6 Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science

May 20 Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science: Engineering and Society