Homeschool Education

Programming specifically designed for homeschool students

Programming specifically designed for homeschool students

**Due to a power outage today (2/21/24), the museum has had to cancel Homeschool Science & Engineering Academy programming for today. We apologize for this inconvenience. An email message was sent to all registered participants.

About VMNH Homeschool Education

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is dedicated to providing engaging science and engineering programming to homeschool students throughout the Commonwealth. Currently, the museum offers the Homeschool Science and Engineering Academy, a series of bi-monthly programs from September to May designed to supplement students' learning and knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) based topics. Additionally, the museum will work with homeschool groups individually to design and provide programming relevant to students' needs.

Homeschool Science and Engineering Academy

From September through May, VMNH offers engaging science and engineering programs for homeschool students ages 6 to 18! Programs take place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Registration is required 10 days prior to each program. The program fee is $7 per student. Please note that all programs have reached max capacity. To be placed on the waiting list, please emails us.

2023-24 Homeschool Science and Engineering Academy Schedule

September 6, 2023

September 20, 2023
Geology/Earth Science

October 4, 2023

October 18, 2023

November 1, 2023
Microbiology Day 1

November 15, 2023
Microbiology Day 2

December 6, 2023
Physical Science

December 20, 2023

January 3, 2024
STEAM (Science & Technology Focus)

January 17, 2024
STEAM (Engineering, Art and Math Focus)

February 7, 2024

February 21, 2024

March 6, 2024

March 20, 2024

April 3, 2024
Environmental Science/Human Impact

April 17, 2024

May 1, 2024

May 15, 2024
Ornithology (Year End Certificates)

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Please Visit Us Soon


Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed


$10 for ages 18-59
$5 for ages 3-17, seniors 60+, and college students
FREE for children under 3, museum members, and members of ASTC participating institutions

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