Homeschool Education

Engaging Educational Programming for Homeschool Students

Engaging Educational Programming for Homeschool Students

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 Virtual Academy

VMNH offers engaging science and engineering programs for homeschool students! Programs are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month via Zoom online platform.

Ages 6 - 8
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (Zoom)

Ages 9 - 11
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. (Zoom)

Ages 12+
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Zoom)

REGISTRATION

Online registration is now available! Registration is required 10 days prior to each program. The program fee is $7 per student. When registering online, you will be asked for the following information:

  • Name and age of participant(s)
  • Mailing address, email and phone number of registering adult
  • Credit Card Information for payment

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact us at (276) 634-4187 or discover@vmnh.virginia.gov.

Supplemental Materials

Some programs include physical materials for a hands-on learning experience, which are provided by the museum! You may elect to pick-up the materials at the museum box office the Friday, Saturday or Sunday prior to each program (the museum is open Friday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.). The museum can also mail these materials to you for an additional fee of $3.

2020-2021 Schedule

September 2
Animal Classification

September 16
Entomology

October 7
Botany

October 21
Virginia Indians (October is Virginia Archaeology Month!)

November 4
Microbiology (Part 1)

November 18
Microbiology (Part 2)

December 2
Engineering

December 16
Physical Science

January 6
Wild About Cats 

January 20
Paleontology

February 3
Animal Tales 

February 17
Solar System

March 3
Meteorology

March 17
Experiments

April 7
Food Science

April 21
Science and Art - The Beauty in Nature

May 5
Virginia Watersheds

May 19
Nature Identification and Outdoor Survival Skills 

map of Virginia and surrounding areas

Please Visit Us Soon

Hours:

Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Closed all other days

Admission:

$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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