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Virginia Living Museum
Homeschool Day

Feb. 13, 2014  - RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 7

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The Virginia Living Museum in Newport News will open its classroom doors to homeschoolers with a selection of fun and engaging classroom programs that highlight important natural science and earth science concepts for ages pre-K through grade 12.

“Only at the VLM can your homeschooled students meet live animals, handle museum quality specimens, experiment with real scientific equipment and more while learning about the fascinating world around us!” says Museum Education Director Chris Lewis.

Natural Science Programs introduce young students to the rich variety of life in the "watery" habitats of our region and the basics of animal survival. Older students can learn about plants and animals, and earth underfoot.

Space Science Programs in the planetarium are available for all ages as students learn about weather on the planets, how climate change may have contributed to the sinking of the Titanic, and how important the stars were to the early colonists.

Environmental Science Labs for students in grades 5-12 focus on life in the Chesapeake Bay and mineralogy.

The museum’s science education programs have been endorsed by the Virginia Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Science Foundation.


The Museum offers Homeschool families extra deep discounted rates for this one-day-only program.

Natural science and planetarium programs are $9.75 per child and include a free visit to the museum.  Environmental science labs are $11.75 per child and also include a free visit to the museum.

Museum member parents are free. Non-member adults are $12. Parents may accompany children into the programs at no additional charge.

A self-guided museum visit only is $12 for adults and $7 per child and free for Museum members.


Advance registration is required. The deadline for registration is at 4:30pm Monday, March 3, 2014.

Call 757-595-9135 for information and to register or complete the online form.


Curriculum guides are available for the highlighted programs below.

Natural Science Programs 45 minutes $9.75 per child  

Water Critters
Grades K-2 9:30 a.m. 
Earth Under Foot
Grades 4-6  9:30 a.m. 
Bay BCs
Pre-K - K  10:30 a.m. 
Cycles of Survival
Grades 2-3  11:30 a.m. 
Plants and Animals
Grades 3-4  11:30 a.m. 


Environmental Science Labs 90 minutes $11.75 per child 

Life in the Chesapeake Bay; Grades 5-12; 10:30 a.m.
Grades 5-12
10:30 a.m.
Grades 5-12 1:00 p.m.  FULL
Life in the Chesapeake Bay Grades 5-12 1:00 p.m.  

Planetarium Programs 45 minutes $9.75 per child 

Night of the Titanic  Grades 5-9   9:30 a.m.  
Skies of Jamestown
Grades 2-4   10:30 a.m.   

Zula Patrol

Grades K-1

11:30 a.m.

Self-guided Visit Only

Non-member Adult   $12  
Non-member Child (ages 3-12)
Non-member Child (ages 2 and below)

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