The California Science Center offers Home School Days on Mondays throughout the year. Explore different science concepts on days set aside specifically for home school students! Each day features age-appropriate activities held in the Big Lab and the adjacent classrooms. Other activities include hands-on demonstrations and exhibits. (Los Angeles)
Below is an alphabetical list of museums, science centers and organizations offering ongoing homeschool programs in California. If you would like to narrow your search to programs in your area, please enter your city in the search box. If you know of a program you would like to share with other homeschoolers, please contact us.
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Presented monthly for homeschool groups and individual families, Homeschool Days at the Crocker Art Museum are interactive programs focus on a theme employing the arts and are designed to support various aspects of the state content standards. Most Homeschool Days are appropriate for children ages four and older. Tour + Performance programs are recommended for students in kindergarten or higher and are open to all school groups. (Sacramento)
Keep your hands to yourself? Not at ExplorOcean. The Ocean Explorers Homeschool program is an eight week session that examines each of the essential principles of Ocean Literacy. During each class, students will participate in hands-on activities and team challenges that help them understand how to explore, why we explore and the many areas related to ocean exploration. Kids will truly learn to think like scientists and to look at their world in a new way! All classes are offered one Monday per month. (Newport Beach)
LEGOLAND California offers a Home School Field Trip on the first Mondays of the Month in September, October, November, January, February, March, and May. They offer special discounted admission, full-day Park admission (LEGOLAND and SEA LIFE) for self-guided learning through play, and downloadable Resource Guides. (Carlsbad)
SEA LIFETM is designed to be a child’s first interactive guide to the life of the sea, combining active, hands-on learning with fascinating educational talks, and opportunities to have up close and personal encounters with a variety of sea creatures. SEA LIFE Aquarium offers a Home School Field Trip on the first Mondays of the Month in September, October, and November. They offer special discounted admission, full-day admission, quiz trail, conservation film, touchpools and animal feedings daily. (Carlsbad)