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Virginia Living Museum welcomes Homeschool Families September 27

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.

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