Homeschool Classes

Homeschool families can enjoy science classes and workshops offered in Discovery Place Science's state-of-the-art labs and classrooms. Programs geared towards different age groups are all scheduled on the same day so siblings can each experience unique, educationally appropriate content.

Check out the exciting new partnership with Blumenthal Performing Arts and National Geographic.

3D Printed Candy

Use sugar & 3D modeling tools to create sweet treats

Basics of Soldering

Make a durable electrical circuit that you can wear

DNA to Proteins

Unroll DNA and follow the path of genetic information

Jump Starting Circuits

Discover how electricity travels by building circuits

One Big World

Engineer & create solutions to current conservation issues

Roaming Robots

Learn how robots process and work

Efficiency & Advantage

Develop a working knowledge of mechanical marvels through hands-on activities

Engineering 1, 2, 3

Use the engineering design process to tackle fun challenges

Genetic Fingerprinting

Delve deep into the world of DNA

Push & Pull

Create motion & learn about forces and gravity

Reptile Study

Learn all about the world of reptiles

3D Modeling

Get up close and personal with our 3D printers

Flight

From birds and bats to planes and helicopters, explore how things fly

Food Webs, Chains and Pyramids

Learn the dynamics of a food chain in aquatic environments

I Like to Move It, Move It

Explore forces such as push, pull and gravity through exciting challenges

Pharmaceuticals

Test the effects of common drugs on heart rates

Programming Basics

Learn the basics of Python

Creating with Chemistry

Make chemical reactions including bubbles, color changes & smells

Everything Matters

Observe and discover the properties of solids, liquids and gases

Fuel Up

Gain a better understanding of the food you eat

Gyroscopes

Do some spinning with the laws of physics

Oil Spill Clean-up

Explore effects of some of the world’s worst oil spills

The Makings of Animation

Learn about 3D animation and create a short animation in this two part class

Chemistry 101

Conduct experiments & create exciting chemical reactions

Flex It

Explore the structure and function of the muscular system

Mix & Match Matter

Manipulate the three phases of matter through hands-on experiments

Pressure Differences

With the right pressure, anything is possible

Stream Team

Learn about the importance of stream health

Air Pollution

Learn about particulate matter in our air & develop a plan for improving air quality

Gravity Sucks

Where does gravity come from?

I've Got a Feeling

Go skin-deep and get a closer look at your skin

Natural Disasters

What causes a volcano to erupt? How do earthquakes happen?

Science of Armor

Experiment with various materials to design and test your own armor

Structure Is Important

Try and test different shapes and materials

Bonkers for Bones

Explore the structure and function of the skeletal system

Catalysts & Reactions

Explore the fundamentals of chemistry

Dig into Earth Science

Test soils, examine plant parts and follow the rock cycle

Forensic Entomology

Learn how creepy crawlies help solve crimes

Screen Printing

Learn how screen printers create their images

Storm the Castle

Use the engineering process to build the strongest wall & create a catapult

Beginner Microbiology

Study the types of bacteria that grow in sauerkraut

Fun with Liquid Nitrogen

Explore the subzero world

Gross Science

Explore the grosser aspects of the human body systems

Inside Your Outside

Discover the amazing body systems that keep you alive

Mini Meteorologists

Practice meteorology skills such as collecting data and forecasting

Eat Your Science

Discover chemical reactions that happen in your own kitchen

Experimental Archaeology

Reverse engineer artifacts excavated from archaeological sites

Experimental Design

Learn the basics of conducting an experiment

Head to Toes

Where does your lunch go? How do your legs move?

Sports Science

Study the body in motion

Weather Station

Explore the tools used to observe and predict weather

Workshop: Biotechnology

Explore the different aspects of the biotech industry

Colorful Light

Mix colors of light and colors of paint

Our Body's Cleaners

Learn about the structure & function of the excretory system

Outer Space Exploration

Explore the moon and all its changing faces

Scratch Programming

Learn to code with Scratch, a block programming language

Test Lab

Find the best material for the job by exploring & testing different materials

Tracing the Toxins: Bioaccumulation

Learn about toxic and harmful algal blooms

Backyard Detectives

Take a closer look at clues left behind by some of our local neighbors

Mastering Magnetism

Get pulled into the world of poles and metals

Movie Magic

Learn how movie moments were captured before the age of computers & CGI

Oceanography

Dive deep into the oceans and uncover amazing animal adaptations

Pond Ecology

Measure physical & chemical characteristics of different ponds

Touring the Blood Vessels

Learn about blood’s important role, what it’s made of & how blood types are identified

Eye See You

Learn how the eye creates a visual

Garden Science

Dig into gardening & explore native wildlife

Ocean Explorers

Dive in and explore the world’s oceans

Oceanography

Explore the four branches of oceanography

Playful Polymers

Did you know chemicals can get tangled into knots?

Journey Into Space

Explore outer space inside the StarLab inflatable planetarium

MAKE: Energy

Learn about renewable energy by designing and building wind turbines

Marine Biology

Explore the diversity of marine life & dissect a squid

Our Body's Defenders

Uncover what the immune system does for you

Stars & Constellations

Learn about the nighttime constellation show