Homeschool Programs

Homeschool Adventure STEAM Curriculum: lessons rich in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Click here to download the 2014-2015 Adventure Series flyer.

Repeats every day until Tue Jul 29 2014 . Also includes Tue Oct 14 2014, Tue Dec 30 2014, Tue Feb 24 2015.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

This Homeschool Exclusive Ultimate Field Trip is designed with age-appropriate STEM curriculum. The adventure  includes a guided tour of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, a Mars Meal, an IMAX or digital movie, simulator experience and a hands-on thematic lab.

$25 per person
Reservations, paid in advance, are required.

Limited space available.

Sessions for ages 6 – 8 and 9 – 13 provide age-appropriate activities.
 
Registration deadline Friday prior to each Adventure Day
 
Adventure Day includes a guided tour with a museum docent or crew trainer of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, a MARS meal lunch, an IMAX® or digital movie, access to public simulators, and a selected thematic academic lab.  
 
Parents accompanying children enrolled in Homeschool Adventure Days qualify for discounted museum admission price of $11. (Must request this discount upon arrival.)

 

For reservations contact: 1-800-637-7223, Direct Line: 256-721-7140, Email: museumgroups@spacecamp.com


Repeats every week until Thu Nov 20 2014 .
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

STEAM Curriculum:

Lessons rich in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics

ENGINEERING'S Reach - Explore the basic branches of engineering in theory and practice: chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical.  Ages 6 – 8 meet from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and ages 9 – 13 meet from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Astronomy – Learn the history of telescopes, both earthbound and orbital.  Use solar telescopes to track the evolution of sunspots and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics online telescopes to take pictures of your deep-space objects.  Ages 6 – 8 meet from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and ages 9 – 13 meet from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

One course participation: $99 per course; discounted to $89 for each additional sibling

Two courses plus lunch (full day): $233 for full day curriculum including a Mars Meal for lunch each day; discounted to $210 for each additional sibling

Minimum of 12 students per course and maximum of 20

Reservations, paid in advance, are required. Limited space available.

For reservations contact: 1-800-637-7223, Direct Line: 256-721-7140, Email: museumgroups@spacecamp.com


Repeats every week until Thu Feb 05 2015 .
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Space ART: The Wonders of the Universe – Create action images of deep space with our Smithsonian Capture Colorful Cosmos seminar. View the drawings of Wernher von Braun as a child and explore space expression in technology, humanities and culture. Ages 6 – 8 meet from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and ages 9 – 13 meet from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Simple Machines – Explore the use of simple machines like levers, pulleys and inclined planes using LEGO Simple Machine kits.  Build and race your own flying machines and design a parachute to protect your very own “Egg-splorer.” Ages 6 – 8 meet from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and ages 9 – 13 meet from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

One course participation: $99 per course; discounted to $89 for each additional sibling

Two courses plus lunch (full day): $233 for full day curriculum including a Mars Meal for lunch each day; discounted to $210 for each additional sibling

Minimum of 12 students per course and maximum of 20

Reservations, paid in advance, are required. Limited space available.

For reservations contact: 1-800-637-7223, Direct Line: 256-721-7140, Email: museumgroups@spacecamp.com


Repeats every week until Thu Apr 02 2015 .
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

STEAM Curriculum:

Lessons rich in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics

MATHEMATICS in Motion – The movements of heavenly bodies have been successfully computed in various ways throughout history.  Use math to discover how Newton, Kepler and Einstein demonstrated various orbits. Ages 6 – 8 meet from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and ages 9 – 13 meet from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Robotics – Learn the secrets of building and programming LEGO Mindstorms and take a dive into our 24-foot Underwater Astronaut Trainer tank using a SeaPerch remotely-operated vehicle.  Ages 6 – 8 meet from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and ages 9 – 13 meet from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

One course participation: $99 per course; discounted to $89 for each additional sibling

Two courses plus lunch (full day): $233 for full day curriculum including a Mars Meal for lunch each day; discounted to $210 for each additional sibling

Minimum of 12 students per course and maximum of 20

Reservations, paid in advance, are required. Limited space available.

For reservations contact: 1-800-637-7223, Direct Line: 256-721-7140, Email: museumgroups@spacecamp.com