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Dec 06

Virginia Living Museum Offers Homeschool Programs

Posted on December 6, 2016 at 8:30 AM by Communications Department

The Virginia Living Museum offers homeschool students of all ages a morning of fun and engaging programs that highlight important natural and space science concepts on December 13. Only at the Virginia Living Museum can homeschooled students VLMHomeSchool_SCmeet live animals, handle museum quality specimens, experiment with real scientific equipment and more while learning about the fascinating world around us.

Natural science programs about the Chesapeake Bay and scientific thinking are available for younger students. Two planetarium programs will be offered: “Reasons for the Seasons” for grades 3-4 and “Two Small Pieces of Glass” about the invention of the telescope for grades 5-12. A lab about microscopes is available for grades 6-12. All programs are curriculum and grade-level targeted and taught by the museum’s professional educators.

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.

All programs include a self-guided visit of museum exhibits and are offered at a discount to homeschool families. Admission is $14 for adults accompanying homeschool students. For homeschool students taking the self-guided visit with no programs, admission is $9; classroom programs are $11.75 per child, the lab is $13.75 per child. Parents may accompany children into the programs at no additional charge.

Register through December 9 at 757-595-9135 or thevlm.org. Programs: 9 AM-noon, the museum is open 9 AM -5 PM. The event is sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited, Yorktown. The museum is located at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News.