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Homeschooler Programs at the Museum

The Montshire offers programs, series and special event days for homeschoolers to explore inquiry-based science.

Programs at the Museum

The Montshire Museum of Science offers unique programs to enrich your family’s homeschool curriculum with opportunities for inquiry-based science learning. Through these multi-week drop-off programs, a small group of learners will engage in hands-on, creative exploration of science, technology, engineering, math and the arts at the Montshire.

All programs will accommodate current guidelines of mask-wearing, social distancing, healthy hand hygiene, as well as individual use and sanitation of materials and supplies.

Virtual Workshop Series

Multi-Week Virtual Workshops designed to engage learners in hands-on inquiry-based science at home. Participants each receive a kit of uniquely chosen materials and supplies that support weekly inquiry-based activities focused on a STEM content theme. Montshire Educators provide live, on-screen engagement, where children are encouraged to share in their learning process and make discoveries with fellow learners, as well as weekly activities and prompts for off-screen exploration and extension of learning. Learn more about the Virtual Workshop Series

Montshire at Home
Activities & Resources

Developed, hosted and curated by the Montshire’s Education team, this online learning series features videos, photos and resources, that enable young learners to explore inquiry-based science concepts using a variety of learning methods. Resources aimed to support families, teachers and students include video and photo explorations of science concepts, downloadable activities, live special events, teacher guides and virtual field trips. Learn more about Montshire at Home Activities & Resources

Upcoming Dates and Times

Apr
05
Program

Space Craft: Virtual Workshop, Session 1 (for ages 4-5 with a caregiver)

9:00 AM

Become an artistic astronaut as we explore outer space through crafting constellations, making moons, and painting planets. For preschoolers and their adult caregiver.

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers, Programs for Preschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $110 (members), $135 (non-members)

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Apr
05
Program

Space Craft: Virtual Workshop, Session 2 (for ages 4-5 with a caregiver)

10:00 AM

Become an artistic astronaut as we explore outer space through crafting constellations, making moons, and painting planets. For preschoolers and their adult caregiver.

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers, Programs for Preschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $110 (members), $135 (non-members)

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Apr
06
Program

Optical Illusions Virtual Workshop Session 1 for ages 9-12

10:00 AM

Trick your eyes and brain! Each week we’ll try and then make our own optical illusions. From thaumatropes to afterimages, we will discover the science behind each optical…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $110 (members), $135 (non-members)

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Apr
06
Program

Pinball Wizard Virtual Workshop for ages 12-15

1:00 PM

In this virtual workshop, 12-15 year olds will design, test and build your own working, cardboard pinball machine around a theme of your choosing. Engineer a launcher, flippers,…

Audience: Children, Preteens and Teens, Homeschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $110 (members), $135 (non-members)

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Apr
06
Program

Optical Illusions Virtual Workshop Session 2 for ages 9-12

3:30 PM

Trick your eyes and brain! Each week we’ll try and then make our own optical illusions. From thaumatropes to afterimages, we will discover the science behind each optical…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Cost: $110 (members), $135 (non-members)

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Apr
08
Program

Airplay: Virtual Workshop, Session 1 (for ages 6-8)

10:00 AM

It floats, it falls, it flies, it glides! We’ll build and experiment with them all as we make everything from parachutes to rockets to helicopters, to test and play with again…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $110 (members), $135 (non-members)

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Apr
08
Program

Airplay: Virtual Workshop, Session 2 (for ages 6-8)

3:30 PM

It floats, it falls, it flies, it glides! We’ll build and experiment with them all as we make everything from parachutes to rockets to helicopters, to test and play with again…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $110 (members), $135 (non-members)

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