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 week until Thu Sep 04 2014 .
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

STEAM Curriculum:

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

SCIENCE Astrobiology: Life in Space – Discover biology on Earth and how NASA scientists use that knowledge to search out possible life forms on other planets.  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.

History and Technology – Explore how space travel has evolved from rockets to sending man to live and work in space.  Discover how space travel affects us here on Earth in our everyday lives.  Build and launch your own rocket, design a capsule for you and your crew and plan a landing on Mars!  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 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