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Homeschool Opportunities

The exhibits in the Virginia Living Museum were designed to correlate with and reinforce Virginia’s Standards of Learning for Science. While taking a tour of the geographic regions of Virginia, families can observe:

  • Live animals and plants in their natural habitats
  • Plant and animal life cycles, food chains and food webs
  • Animal survival adaptations for finding food and shelter, rearing young, avoiding predators, defensive measures
  • Animal migration, camouflage and hibernation
  • Endangered and threatened species
  • Vertebrates and invertebrates
  • The importance of conserving Virginia’s animal, plant and mineral resources
  • Pond, forest, stream, Chesapeake Bay, cypress swamp, mountain cove, cave and more habitats
  • Virginia’s prehistoric past: rocks, minerals, fossils
  • Phases of the moon, reasons for the seasons, earth’s revolution and rotation, planets in our solar system

To assist homeschool families, the Museum offers FREE grade-level-targeted guides to its living exhibits to help children focus during their visit. All questions are correlated to Virginia SOLs and national science standards.

Exhibit Guides

Please note: Only Blank Guides are available online. Answer keys are available at the Museum’s front desk.

Homeschool Mornings

The Homeschool Morning schedule and registration dates are as follows:

September 29      (Registration opens on August 29 at 9am, and Registration closes on September 27 at 4:30pm.)  Course offerings and registration information.

December 1     (Registration opens on November 1 at 9am, and Registration closes on November 29 at 4:30pm.)

March 2  (Registration opens on February 2 at 9am, and Registration closes on February 28 at 4:30pm.)

To register, please call 757-595-9135.

Discovery Boxes

discovery-boxes-3The Museum offers homeschool families special discount pricing for its “Museum in a Trunk” Discovery Boxes. Choose from ten exciting topics. Save more money by sharing Discovery Boxes with other homeschool families. To reserve a Discovery Box for homeschool use, please call 757-595-9135 or complete our online form.

Rental Duration
7-day Rental FedEx Home Delivery & Pickup $125.00
7-day Rental Pickup and Return at the VLM $90
3-day Rental Pickup and Return at the VLM $60