Homeschool Thursdays

The Discovery Center programs are a wonderful way to connect with other home schooled families.  We offer fun-filled hands-on scientific adventures.  First three Thursdays of each month.  Ages 8- 12     12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

$32.00  per month for members $37.00 non-members.   Min. 10/Max. 20
If you are interested in enrolling in our Homeschool program and have multiple children, please contact us about reduced pricing! (352) 401-3900.



Join us in January for the new addition to Homeschool Thursdays: STEAM!
STEAM stands for Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Mathematics, and it’s a great way to combine science and the fine arts. Join Carol Walker, one of our amazing volunteer instructors, as she expands upon the themes of the month by mixing art with science.

Homeschool STEAM is offered as an add-on to Homeschool Thursdays

$8.00 per month for members (1 class per month)

$10.00 non-members (1 class per month)

Min.10/Max. 20.

 PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED for all programs day before class at noon.

February 2, 9, 16 - Solar System Exploration

Embark on a voyage that will take you further than you’ve ever been!  Together we will explore our solar system and beyond!  Visit our inner and outer planets, the asteroid belts, moons, and even see what is beyond!  Our newly upgraded mini planetarium, StarLab, will be our vehicle to space!
Click here to register for February's Homeschool.

February 23 STEAM

Express your knowledge of the solar systems through art while discovering the fascinating world of Vincent Van Gogh. The galaxy is the limit with this out-of-this-world art project!

Click here to register for February's Homeschool STEAM.

March 2, 9, 23 - "CSI" Cellular Science Investigation
Home School students will use microscopes, cell samples, and hands on interactives to learn the structures of cells, the difference between plant and animal cells, and conduct experiments on topics like osmosis, diffusions, DNA extraction and more!

Click here to register for March's Homeschool Thursdays.

March 30 STEAM

Color, Experiment, Learn, and Label! Create your own cell structure using unusual materials. Learn about the history of abstract art and discover some famous artists from the past and present.

Click here to register for March's Homeschool STEAM.

April 6, 13, 20 - Marvelous Magnetism
 People have known about magnets for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks and Romans knew as well as we do that lodestone can attract other pieces of iron, while the ancient Chinese have been making magnetic compasses set in intricate wooden inlays for their practice of Feng Shui thousands of years. Let's learn about the "magic" of magnetism!

Click here to register for April's Homeschool Thursdays.

April 28 STEAM

Click here to register for April's Homeschool STEAM.


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