Homeschool Classes

Interact with and explore the natural world in Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s homeschool classes. Students ages 5-18 from the local homeschool community can attend fall or spring sessions designed to compliment their homeschool science curriculums and make homeschooling more convenient, interactive, and engaging for your family.


Early Registration until September 4, 2017
Members: $100
Non-Members: $115

Registration ending September 18, 2017
Members: $115
Non-Members: $135

For multi-session classes, full refund less $10 handling fee for withdrawals made at least one week before program begins. Withdrawals made less than one week before the program starts, but before the second class session, are subject to a fee of $10 plus the pro-rated cost of a single class. No refunds after the second class has met.


My Mini Museum

This class meets from 1:00pm-3:30pm on Mondays September 25 - October 23, 2017.
Grades K - 2 (Ages 5 - 7)

Investigate all the small things in our world-from animals to rocks and minerals and everything in between! Build your own mini museum collection as we explore the exhibits. Grow your own crystals, and use video microscopes to observe their structure. Meet live animals from the museum's living collection, and venture behind the scenes with museum scientists as you investigate the tiny marvels of the natural world!

Register for My Mini Museum 


Poison in the Natural World

This class meets from 1:00pm-3:30pm on Mondays September 25 - October 23, 2017.
Grades 3 - 5 (Ages 8 - 10)

Poisonous plants and animals create powerful molecules to protect themselves. Learn how people from different cultures adapt natural toxins for medicinal use. Conduct experiments to explore environmental health, and learn how plants naturally clean up polluted environments.

Register for Poison in the Natural World 



This class meets from 1:00pm-3:30pm on Mondays September 25 - October 23, 2017.
Grades 6 - 8 (Ages 11 - 13)

Delve into archaeology as you examine remnants from past cultures. Explore natural resources available to different civilizations of the world, and make a paint palette using natural pigments from indigenous materials. Use experimental archaeology to replicate history and to design your own culture. Create artifacts, and challenge your peers to interpret your archaeological site.

Register for Archaeology 



This class meets from 1:00pm-3:30pm on Mondays September 25 - October 23, 2017.
Grades 9 - 12 (Ages 14 - 18)

This fall, explore innovative solutions to today's global health problems in the first of this year's two-part biology series. Delve into the principles of biomedical science through dissection and DNA analysis. Synthesize aspirin, and learn about its medicinal history. Grow bacteria, and test for antibiotic resistance. Complete the second part of the series this winter to gain experience in molecular biology lab techniques, and receive a certificate of achievement.

Register for Biology-BioMed 


Accessibility: Features For All

Carnegie Museum of Natural History welcomes all visitors. We work to assist visitors with disabilities in obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, and in supporting equal access to services, programs, and activities.

To request special disability accommodations for our special programs, please contact Program Registration at or 412.622.3288. To request special disability accommodations, please contact the museum at least two weeks in advance of visiting or participating in special tours, classes/camps, and other activities.