Homeschool Classes

Homeschool Programs

Save the date for classes starting Monday, February 1, 2016 for elementary and middle school classes, and Thursday, February 4, 2016 for high school classes.

Spring Elementary and Middle School Classes

Meets Mondays, 1–3:30 p.m.
February 1, February 8, February 22, February 29, March 7. (No class February 15)


Grades K–2 (Ages 5–7)
Join us on polar journey to explore all things frozen! Explore Arctic and Antarctic regions as you walk like a penguin and hunt like a polar bear. Understand how animals adapt to survive in sub-zero weather. Take a trip back in time to see prehistoric ice age animals. Make it snow and learn how water crystalizes. Conduct temperature experiments and play with dry ice. If your scientist loves all things Frozen, we’ll help them explore the science!

Register online for Frozen 

Rock Hounds

Grades 3–5 (Ages 8–10)
Take your interest in rocks to the next level with this in-depth geology investigation. Examine rocks, gems, minerals, and fossils in the lab and throughout the museum. Take a rock walk and start a take-home collection of rocks and minerals. Explore the geologic processes that transform the face of the earth. Create your own experimental gallery to model the effects of magma on land forms, observe as lava flows into the ocean, and demonstrate how continents have shifted in the past and where they are headed in the future!

Register online for Rock Hounds 

Secrets of Ancient Cultures

Grades 6–8 (Ages 11–13)
Decode puzzles left behind by ancient peoples from around the world and throughout history. Translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, interpret murals, and write your own secret messages. Delve into experimental archaeology through design challenges such as mixing rock art pigments, using stone tools, and testing pottery techniques. Extract DNA and learn what modern studies in genetics reveal about prehistoric human migration!

Register online for Secrets of Ancient Cultures 

Pricing and Registration for Spring Elementary and Middle School Classes

Early registration by January 8: $115 (Members $100)
Registration by January 18: $135 (Members $115)
Use the online registration links, or contact Program Registration at 412.622.3288 or via email to register.

Spring High School Classes

Meets five consecutive Thursdays, 1–3:30 p.m.
February 4, February 11, February 18, February 25, March 3.

Chemistry of the Earth

Grades 9–12 (ages 14–18)
Explore the world around us from the chemical perspective. Prove that atoms exist and dig into atomic and molecular structure. Dig into the properties of minerals and investigate chemical reactions. Be part of the solution as you perform experiments that help define the physical and chemical properties of solutions. Explore how all of these moving pieces—and more—work together to make the world as we know it!

Register online for Chemistry of the Earth 

Pricing and Registration for Spring High School Classes

Registration by January 18: $115 (Members $100)
Use the online registration links, or contact Program Registration at 412.622.3288 or via email to register.