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.

Grades 9 - 12

3D Candy Portraits

Create a self-portrait in edible chocolate

Grades 9 - 12

Monday, September 10

Grades 1 - 2

Animal Investigation

Learn about animal habitats, life cycles, classification & adaptation

Grades 1 - 2

Monday, September 10

Grades 7 - 8

Cells in Motion

Explore how and why cells divide through the process of mitosis

Grades 7 - 8

Monday, September 10

Pre K - Grade K

Dinosaur Discoveries

Explore fossils and make your own dinosaur dig

Pre K - Grade K

Monday, September 10

Grades 5 - 6

Hot and Cold

Learn how energy is transferred and ways to see heat

Grades 5 - 6

Monday, September 10

Grades 3 - 4

Water, Water, Everywhere

Explore the hydrosphere, observing how water moves and changes

Grades 3 - 4

Monday, September 10

Pre K - Grade K

Amazing Animals

Meet live animals & learn how to classify them into special groups

Pre K - Grade K

Monday, September 17

Grades 7 - 8

Exploring Gel Electrophoresis

Learn how gel electrophoresis works & its role in DNA research

Grades 7 - 8

Monday, September 17

Grades 5 - 6

Nanoparticles

Experiment with particles smaller than the eye can see

Grades 5 - 6

Monday, September 17

Grades 1 - 2

Rock On

Learn all about rocks and minerals and their fascinating properties

Grades 1 - 2

Monday, September 17

Grades 3 - 4

Weather & Climate

Experience weather events firsthand

Grades 3 - 4

Monday, September 17

Grades 5 - 6

(pH)un with Chemistry

Find out what makes an acid or an alkaline

Grades 5 - 6

Monday, October 01

Grades 7 - 8

Bacteria in My Mouth

Prepare & stain a sample to view bacteria under a microscope

Grades 7 - 8

Monday, October 01

Grades 1 - 2

Do You See It?

Learn how your eyes work and communicate with your brain

Grades 1 - 2

Monday, October 01

Grades 3 - 4

Layers of the Earth

What would happen if you dug a hole thousands of miles deep?

Grades 3 - 4

Monday, October 01

Pre K - Grade K

Zoom In

Take a closer look around you using microscopes

Pre K - Grade K

Monday, October 01

Grades 7 - 12

Workshop: 3D Drawing & Printing

Explore concepts of 3D drawing software basics

Grades 7 - 12

Wednesday, October 03

Grades 5 - 8

Workshop: Human Anatomy with Dissections

Discover how the body is divided into different systems and the organs that belong to them

Grades 5 - 8

Wednesday, October 03

Grades 9 - 12

Cameo Cutting

Learn how to use the Cameo cutter

Grades 9 - 12

Monday, October 15

Grades 5 - 6

Earthquake Proof

Can you construct a building that can withstand an earthquake?

Grades 5 - 6

Monday, October 15

Grades 7 - 8

Medical Devices

Try your hand at sutures, laparoscopy and more

Grades 7 - 8

Monday, October 15

Pre K - Grade K

Science at Night

Study constellations, nocturnal animals & plants that survive in the dark

Pre K - Grade K

Monday, October 15

Grades 1 - 2

Science of Spies

Uncover clues & sharpen your observation skills

Grades 1 - 2

Monday, October 15

Grades 3 - 4

Secrets in the Soil

Observe the differences between sand, silt and clay

Grades 3 - 4

Monday, October 15

Grades 3 - 4

Biosphere

Learn what makes a habitat successful

Grades 3 - 4

Monday, November 05

Grades 7 - 8

Cell Membrane Marvels

Explore the structure and function of the cell membrane

Grades 7 - 8

Monday, November 05

Grades 5 - 6

Gas Laws

Can you bend and master this state of matter to fill or empty objects?

Grades 5 - 6

Monday, November 05

Grades 9 - 12

Lit Wearable

Learn about electricity, fashion and programming

Grades 9 - 12

Monday, November 05

Grades 1 - 2

Microbes & More

Use microscopes to fight germs, explore a water droplet & more

Grades 1 - 2

Monday, November 05

Pre K - Grade K

Sounds Great

Explore the science behind sound

Pre K - Grade K

Monday, November 05

Grades 1 - 2

Can You Hear Me?

Explore how sound travels through fun experiments

Grades 1 - 2

Monday, November 19

Grades 7 - 8

Discovering Density

How are density and buoyancy different?

Grades 7 - 8

Monday, November 19

Grades 3 - 4

DIY Terrarium

Build an ecosystem in a jar

Grades 3 - 4

Monday, November 19

Grades 9 - 12

Enzyme Action

Explore the structure and function of enzymes

Grades 9 - 12

Monday, November 19

Grades 5 - 6

Geology

Investigate Earth’s geological history by analyzing rock samples & diagrams

Grades 5 - 6

Monday, November 19

Pre K - Grade K

Senses of Science

Find out how our senses tell our brains about the world around us

Pre K - Grade K

Monday, November 19

Grades 3 - 4

Build-a-Bot

Build a robot from a pager motor, a coin cell battery & a toothbrush

Grades 3 - 4

Monday, December 03

Grades 9 - 12

Finding Patient Zero

Explore the biochemistry behind immune system response

Grades 9 - 12

Monday, December 03

Grades 7 - 8

Radiation Around Us

Learn about radiation from distant stars

Grades 7 - 8

Monday, December 03

Pre K - Grade K

Robot Rescue

Learn how robots think and work

Pre K - Grade K

Monday, December 03

Grades 1 - 2

Short Circuit

Find out how electricity works

Grades 1 - 2

Monday, December 03

Grades 5 - 6

Weathering & Erosion

Explore the processes of weathering that enable erosion

Grades 5 - 6

Monday, December 03

Grades 3 - 4

3D Printed Candy

Use sugar & 3D modeling tools to create sweet treats

Grades 3 - 4

Monday, December 17

Grades 7 - 8

Basics of Soldering

Make a durable electrical circuit that you can wear

Grades 7 - 8

Monday, December 17

Grades 9 - 12

DNA to Proteins

Unroll DNA and follow the path of genetic information

Grades 9 - 12

Monday, December 17

Pre K - Grade K

Jump Starting Circuits

Discover how electricity travels by building circuits

Pre K - Grade K

Monday, December 17

Grades 5 - 6

One Big World

Engineer & create solutions to current conservation issues

Grades 5 - 6

Monday, December 17

Grades 1 - 2

Roaming Robots

Learn how robots process and work

Grades 1 - 2

Monday, December 17

Grades 7 - 8

Efficiency & Advantage

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

Grades 7 - 8

Monday, January 07

Grades 1 - 2

Engineering 1, 2, 3

Use the engineering design process to tackle fun challenges

Grades 1 - 2

Monday, January 07

Grades 9 - 12

Genetic Fingerprinting

Delve deep into the world of DNA

Grades 9 - 12

Monday, January 07

Pre K - Grade K

Push & Pull

Create motion & learn about forces and gravity

Pre K - Grade K

Monday, January 07

Grades 5 - 6

Reptile Study

Learn about the world of reptiles & how researchers study them

Grades 5 - 6

Monday, January 07

Grades 3 - 4

3D Modeling

Get up close and personal with our 3D printers

Grades 3 - 4

Monday, January 14

Pre K - Grade K

Flight

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

Pre K - Grade K

Monday, January 14

Grades 5 - 6

Food Webs, Chains & Pyramids

Learn the dynamics of a food web, chain & pyramid in aquatic environments

Grades 5 - 6

Monday, January 14

Grades 1 - 2

I Like to Move It, Move It

Discover how objects move while exploring force and motion

Grades 1 - 2

Monday, January 14

Grades 9 - 12

Pharmaceuticals

Test the effects of common drugs on heart rates

Grades 9 - 12

Monday, January 14

Grades 7 - 8

Programming Basics

Learn the basics of Python

Grades 7 - 8

Monday, January 14

Pre K - Grade K

Creating with Chemistry

Make chemical reactions including bubbles, color changes & smells

Pre K - Grade K

Monday, February 04

Grades 1 - 2

Everything Matters

Observe and discover the properties of solids, liquids and gases

Grades 1 - 2

Monday, February 04

Grades 3 - 4

Fuel Up

Gain a better understanding of the food you eat

Grades 3 - 4

Monday, February 04

Grades 9 - 12

Gyroscopes

Do some spinning with the laws of physics

Grades 9 - 12

Monday, February 04

Grades 7 - 8

Oil Spill Clean-up

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

Grades 7 - 8

Monday, February 04

Grades 5 - 6

The Makings of Animation

Create a stunning animated scene in Blender

Grades 5 - 6

Monday, February 04

Grades 1 - 2

Chemistry 101

Conduct experiments & create exciting chemical reactions

Grades 1 - 2

Monday, February 11

Grades 3 - 4

Flex It

Explore the structure and function of the muscular system

Grades 3 - 4

Monday, February 11

Pre K - Grade K

Mix & Match Matter

Manipulate the three phases of matter through hands-on experiments

Pre K - Grade K

Monday, February 11

Grades 9 - 12

Pressure Differences

With the right pressure, anything is possible

Grades 9 - 12

Monday, February 11

Grades 7 - 8

Stream Team

Learn about the importance of stream health

Grades 7 - 8

Monday, February 11

Grades 7 - 8

Air Pollution

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

Grades 7 - 8

Monday, March 04

Grades 9 - 12

Gravity Sucks

Where does gravity come from?

Grades 9 - 12

Monday, March 04

Grades 3 - 4

I've Got a Feeling

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

Grades 3 - 4

Monday, March 04

Grades 1 - 2

Natural Disasters

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

Grades 1 - 2

Monday, March 04

Grades 5 - 6

Science of Armor

Experiment with various materials to design and test your own armor

Grades 5 - 6

Monday, March 04

Pre K - Grade K

Structure Is Important

Try and test different shapes and materials

Pre K - Grade K

Monday, March 04

Grades 3 - 4

Bonkers for Bones

Explore the structure and function of the skeletal system

Grades 3 - 4

Monday, March 18

Grades 9 - 12

Catalysts & Reactions

Explore the fundamentals of chemistry

Grades 9 - 12

Monday, March 18

Pre K - Grade K

Dig into Earth Science

Discover what is living and nonliving in the dirt

Pre K - Grade K

Monday, March 18

Grades 7 - 8

Forensic Entomology

Learn how creepy crawlies help solve crimes

Grades 7 - 8

Monday, March 18

Grades 5 - 6

Screen Printing

Learn how screen printers create their images

Grades 5 - 6

Monday, March 18

Grades 1 - 2

Storm the Castle

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

Grades 1 - 2

Monday, March 18

Grades 7 - 8

Beginner Microbiology

Study the types of bacteria that grow in sauerkraut

Grades 7 - 8

Monday, April 01

Grades 9 - 12

Fun with Liquid Nitrogen

Explore the subzero world

Grades 9 - 12

Monday, April 01

Grades 3 - 4

Gross Science

Explore the grosser aspects of the human body systems

Grades 3 - 4

Monday, April 01

Grades 1 - 2

Inside Your Outside

Discover the amazing body systems that keep you alive

Grades 1 - 2

Monday, April 01

Grades 5 - 6

MAKE: Energy

Power your understanding of renewable energy sources

Grades 5 - 6

Monday, April 01

Pre K - Grade K

Mini Meteorologists

Practice meteorology skills such as collecting data and forecasting

Pre K - Grade K

Monday, April 01

Grades 3 - 4

Eat Your Science

Discover chemical reactions that happen in your own kitchen

Grades 3 - 4

Monday, April 08

Grades 7 - 8

Experimental Archaeology

Reverse engineer artifacts excavated from archaeological sites

Grades 7 - 8

Monday, April 08

Grades 9 - 12

Experimental Design

Learn the basics of conducting an experiment

Grades 9 - 12

Monday, April 08

Pre K - Grade K

Head to Toes

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

Pre K - Grade K

Monday, April 08

Grades 5 - 6

Sports Science

Study the body in motion

Grades 5 - 6

Monday, April 08

Grades 1 - 2

Weather Station

Explore the tools used to observe and predict weather

Grades 1 - 2

Monday, April 08

Grades 7 - 12

Workshop: Biotechnology

Explore the different aspects of the biotech industry

Grades 7 - 12

Wednesday, May 01

Grades 5 - 8

Workshop: Robotics

Explore robotics from the ground up

Grades 5 - 8

Wednesday, May 01

Grades 3 - 4

Colorful Light

Mix colors of light and colors of paint

Grades 3 - 4

Monday, May 06

Grades 5 - 6

Our Body's Cleaners

Learn about the structure & function of the excretory system

Grades 5 - 6

Monday, May 06

Grades 1 - 2

Outer Space Exploration

Explore the moon, sun and planets of our solar system

Grades 1 - 2

Monday, May 06

Grades 7 - 8

Scratch Programming

Learn to code with Scratch, a block programming language

Grades 7 - 8

Monday, May 06