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For Homeschoolers

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, and healthy hand hygiene.

Exploring Earth Science

Why does Earth have so many different types of rocks? We’ll explore the rock cycle using the Montshire’s rock collection, comparing igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks and how they can transform from one type of rock into another. We’ll do (some messy) experiments on weathering and erosion; and get to examine some of our special collections of fossils and meteorites. This program has three required sessions on November 1, 8, & 15 2022. Learn More


What makes a light bulb light up? We’ll explore this question and others by testing circuits using wires, bulbs, motors, and switches. By the end of the series participants will use their new knowledge to build their own electric games to take home. This program has three required sessions on December 6, 13 & 20, 2022. Learn More