The Children’s Museum offers special programs just for homeschooling families!
*NEW* Homeschool Physical Education Class
Every other Wednesday 11-1p.m. during the school year beginning Jan. 17th-Apr. 25th. Parent/child activities designed to complement concepts taught in homeschool curriculum, grades K-12. Discounted admission for homeschool families ($5/person).
Spring topics include:
January 17th Shock it to me! Learn about electricity and circuits. Make some light up take home crafts too!
January 31st Wonderful Water! Join our special guests Bob Manbeck from Suez and Heather Almer from the Columbia County Conservation District to learn about water quality, where our water comes from, how our water sources are polluted and what we can do about it!
February 14th The Science of LOVE! Learn about our hearts, circulatory system and blood in this Hangout! There will be tons of fun Valentine themed experiments too!
February 28th It’s in the stars! In this hangout we will take an in depth look at astronomy! Learn about the planets, stars and space travel.
March 14th Kitchen Chemistry – it’s not just cooking, it’s SCIENCE! This Hangout will have tons of experiments around food and the chemical changes that occur when we cook.
March 28th LEGO mania – how many experiments can we do with LEGOs? Let’s find out!
April 11th Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Learn about reducing our carbon footprint, pollution in our world and ways we can combat it.
April 25th It’s Music to My Ears! Learn about musical instruments, have a sing along and create your own instrument using recycled materials. Lots of experiments involving sound.
The Children’s Museum MOGO kit program can be used in conjunction with your homeschool curriculum or for enrichment. Each kit contains a teacher’s guide and enough materials for several activities for up to 25 students, all stored in a sturdy container. MOGO kits contain all materials needed for hands-on activities.
Kits are available for 1-4 week loans. Homeschool parents will need to place a $25 deposit to check out kits. Once all materials are checked in upon return, the deposit is refunded. If your homeschool group or school affiliate is signed up with the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) mail service, kits can be mailed to a CSIU location and will be returned by you in a similar fashion.