Homeschool Education

Programming specifically designed for homeschool students

Programming specifically designed for homeschool students

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 online registration for ages 6-8 and 9-11 is now closed due to all programs reaching capacity. To be placed on the waiting list, please email the museum.

2022-23 Homeschool Science and Engineering Academy Schedule

* Please note that the following programs have reached maximum capacity:

  • Ages 6-8: All remaining programs have reached maximum capacity.
  • Ages 9-11: All remaining programs have reached maximum capacity.
  • Ages 12+: March 1, March 15, and May 3.

September 7, 2022

September 21, 2022

October 5, 2022

October 19, 2022

November 2, 2022

November 16, 2022

December 7, 2022

December 21, 2022

January 4, 2023

January 18, 2023
Natural Resources/Green Energy

February 1, 2023
Physical Science

February 15, 2023

March 1, 2023
Marine Science

March 15, 2023
Zoology (emphasis on Mammals and Birds)

April 5, 2023

April 19, 2023

May 3, 2023

May 17, 2023

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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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