Do you have facilities available for lunch?
We welcome you to enjoy a picnic on Heritage Green. In the case of inclement weather, there is limited space available in the Pepsi Lounge for lunch. There is Buttercream Bakehouse or McDonald’s about 0.2 miles away, if you wish to purchase lunch.
Can I register for all the sessions now?
Once registration opens in August, you may sign up and pay for all the sessions at once if you wish to ensure space for yourself and your student(s). However, the Museum cannot offer refunds for cancellations. Please note – the Museum reserves the right to cancel the program if minimum attendance numbers are not met. In the case of museum cancellations, all advance payments will be refunded.
Is there an age restriction for the programs?
Yes, program offerings are designed for specific age groups. As long as all minimum enrollment numbers are met, students participating in the Exhibition Homeschool Days will be divided into the following age groups: Elementary students (Grades 1-5) and Middle/High School Students (Grades 6-12), unless otherwise noted due to lesson content. The History Homeschool Days are based on grade-level studies and list the recommended ages for students. Please contact us in advance if you have special requests.
Do students need to bring any materials to the programs?
You are welcome to bring a notebook and pencil to take notes, otherwise all materials are provided by the Museum and are included with the cost of the program. HOWEVER, sometimes we encourage students to complete assigned “homework” related to each event. Assignments are sent out by email a week in advance of the event date.
Why are there no programs listed for the month of January 2021?
There are no Homeschool Days for January 2021, as the Museum will be in midst of changing exhibtions and it is planning time for the Education Department. Scheduled field trips (minimum of 6 students) are still welcome in January. Contact Education & Program Manager, Kristen Pace, with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can a homeschool group register for one of the Museum’s standard programs?
Yes. As long as you have a group of at least 6 students, you may schedule any of the programs listed on our School Programs page. Programs can be scheduled Tuesday through Friday during regular museum hours. Pricing is the same as the other standard school programs ($9 per student).