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)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Zoom)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Virginia Indians (October is Virginia Archaeology Month!)
Microbiology (Part 1)
Microbiology (Part 2)
Wild About Cats
Science and Art - The Beauty in Nature
Nature Identification and Outdoor Survival Skills