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Homeschool Education

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is dedicated to providing engaging science and engineering programming to homeschool students. 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. As with all school groups, the museum also will provide guided, educational tours for homeschool groups. Click here or contact us at discover@vmnh.virginia.gov or 276-634-4185 to schedule a tour or learn more about what the museum can offer your students.

Homeschool Science and Engineering Academy

VMNH offers engaging science and engineering programs for home school students. Programs are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Programs are divided into three age groups; 6-8, 9-11, and 12 & up. The program fee is $7 per student.  Labs are denoted with the (*) and are optional.  Lab time is 11:15 - 12:00 p.m. and available for all students registered in the session.  There is an additional $3 fee for each lab.  The student must attend the session in order to participate in the lab.



2018 - 2019 Homeschool Science and Engineering Academy Schedule

Pre-registration is required one week prior to each program by calling the museum at (276) 634-4185 or emailing the museum at discover@vmnh.virginia.gov.

September 5, 2018 -     Forensic Entomology with the Director
September 19, 2018 -   Forensic Entomology -  Part 2
October 3, 2018 -         Plants (*)
October 17, 2018 -       Animals
November 7, 2018 -      Lab Safety / Chemistry - Experiments
November 21, 2018 -    No sessions held due to holiday
December 5, 2018 -      Marine Biology (*)
December 19, 2018 -    Astronomy
January 2, 2019 -         Engineering
January 16, 2019 -       STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)
February 6, 2019 -       Paleontology (*)
February 20, 2019 -     Archaeology
March 6, 2019 -            Matter
March 20, 2019 -          Energy
April 3, 2019 -              Geology (*)
April 17, 2019 -            Weird Science Facts / Myth Busters
May 1, 2019 -               Meteorology
May 15, 2019 -             Current Events / End of Year Celebration

* lab date

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