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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.



2019 - 2020 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.   Online Registration Coming Soon!

September 4, 2019 -     Engineering
September 18, 2019 -   Matter
October 2, 2019 (*) -    Lab Safety & Experiments (w/ LAB)
October 16, 2019 -       Archaeology
November 6, 2019 -      Energy
November 20, 2019 (*) -   Astronomy Night Program (7:00 - 8:30 p.m.) (includes LAB)
December 4, 2019 -      STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)
December 18, 2019 -    Weird Science Facts / Myth Busters
January 8, 2020 (*) -     Paleontology (w/ LAB)
January 22, 2020 -       Meteorology
February 5, 2020 -       Marine Biology
February 19, 2020 -     Machines and Technology
March 4, 2020 (*) -       Geology (w/ LAB)
March 18, 2020 -          Animals:  Vertebrates
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pril 1, 2020 -              Animals:  Invertebrates
April 15, 2020 -            Habitats and Life Needs
May 6, 2020 (*) -          Plants (w/ LAB)
May 20, 2020 -             Messy Experiments / End of Year Certificates

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