Homeschool Education

Programming specifically designed for homeschool students

Programming specifically designed for homeschool students

Please note that all Homeschool Science & Engineering Academy sessions for ages 6-9 have reached capacity. If you have questions or would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact us at

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. Registration is required 10 days prior to each program. The program fee is $7 per student.

Online Registration
Online registration is available for the Homeschool Science & Engineering Academy sessions for ages 10+ (capacity has been reached for all sessions for ages 6-9). When registering online, you will be asked for the name and age of participant(s), the mailing address, email address and phone number of the registering adult, as well as credit card information for payment. The museum uses Blackbaud for online registrations. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact us at (276) 634-4187 or

2021-2022 Schedule

Classes take place from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

September 1
Nature of Science

September 15
Wild About Cats (exhibit)

October 6

October 20

November 3

November 17
Environmental Science (Global warming, current issues, watershed exhibit)

December 1
Water (properties)

December 15
Inventions/ Influential scientists

January 5
Winter Weather

January 19
Canceled due to weather

February 2
Physical Science basics

February 16

March 2
Zoology (mammals, birds)

March 16

April 6
Flight in Nature (exhibit)

April 20

May 4

May 18
Marine Science and end of year certificates

map of Virginia and surrounding areas

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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