Spring Homeschool Day at the Virginia Living Museum

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Date: March 6, 2020

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: The Virginia Living Museum, Newport News

Homeschool Days

The Virginia Living Museum in Newport News, Virginia will open its classroom doors to homeschoolers, grades Pre-K through 12 for a day of fun and engaging classroom programs that highlight important natural and environmental science concepts.

Homeschool Day offers five natural science programs available for grades K-6, three environmental lab programs for grades 4-12, three planetarium programs for grades K-12 and a newly added space science program for grades 2-3. All programs are curriculum and grade-level targeted and taught by the Museum’s professional educators. All programs include a self-guided visit of Museum exhibits and are offered at a discount to homeschool families.

Watch for Pop-Up Discovery Stations throughout the Museum and get hands-on with activities that include DNA extraction, dissecting an owl pellet, turtle tidbits, and more.

The natural science and planetarium programs are $10.50 member/$12.50 non-member, per child per program. The programs have a 45 minute run time and includes Museum admission. Environmental lab programs are $12.50 member/$14.50 non-member, per child per program. These programs run 1.5 hours and include Museum visit.

Homeshool Day will also offer a behind the scenes tour. This tour is a special opportunity to walk the outdoor trail at the end of the day with our senior animal care staff and learn why and how our animals ended up with a new life at the Virginia Living Museum. Injured, orphaned, born in captivity or rescued as an illegal pet, every animal ambassador has a special story to tell.

The Behind the Scenes Tour is $12 per member and $20 per non-member. The 45 minute tour includes Museum admission. For ages 7 and up.