Virginia Living Museum welcomes Homeschool Families September 27
Homeschool Day will feature natural science and environmental lab programs
Newport News, VA (September 13, 2019) – The Virginia Living Museum in Newport News, Virginia will open its classroom doors to homeschoolers, grades K through 12, on Friday, September 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a day of fun and engaging classroom programs that highlight important natural and environmental science concepts.
Homeschool Day offers six natural science programs available for grades K-5, three environmental lab programs for grades 4-12, and two planetarium programs, Zula Patrol (PreK-1) and Virginia Skies (K-12). 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, 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 include Museum visit. 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 curatorial tour called Every Animal Has a Story. 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.
Every Animal Has a Story Tours are $15 per member and $20 per non-member. The 45 tour minute includes Museum visit. For ages 4 and up.
You can register by calling 757-595-9135 or online at https://thevlm.org/education/adultsfamilies/homeschool/homeschool-day/.
The museum is located at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, I64, exit 258A. Admission is $20 adults and $15 children (ages 3-12). Children ages 2 and under are free. For more information call 757-595-1900 or visit the web site at thevlm.org.
The Virginia Living Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 museum and education center whose mission is connecting people to nature through educational experiences that promote conservation.