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 K - 2

Inside Me

Take a closer look at all the different systems that keep your body moving

Grades K - 2

Monday, June 05

Grades 3 - 5

Electricity and Magnetism

Discover how magnets interact with other objects through electrifyingly fun activities

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, June 05

Grades 6 - 8

Ins and Outs of H20

Dive in and learn all about water and its amazing characteristics

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, June 05

Grades K - 2

Eat What?

Learn how to make smart choices in the foods you eat

Grades K - 2

Monday, June 12

Grades 3 - 5

Circuits

Complete the circuit through a variety of hands-on challenges

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, June 12

Grades 6 - 8

Forensics

Exercise your powers of deduction to solve the crime

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, June 12

Grades 5 - 8

Workshop: Comparative Anatomy with Dissections

Compare and contrast your knowledge of the human body to other animals that inhabit Earth

Grades 5 - 8

Friday, September 01

Grades 5 - 8

Workshop: 3D Drawing & Printing

Utilize 3D drawing software and a rapid prototype machine to duplicate a real-world object

Grades 5 - 8

Friday, September 01

Grades 6 - 8

Energy

Compare renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy and why conservation is important

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, September 11

Grades K - 2

Fascinating Flora

Explore plants and their ability to survive

Grades K - 2

Monday, September 18

Grades 3 - 5

Senses

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

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, September 18

Grades 6 - 8

Waves of Sound

Get amped up as you investigate the wave properties of sound and motion

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, September 18

Grades K - 2

Looking Up

Explore the night sky with the help of our planetarium

Grades K - 2

Monday, October 02

Grades 3 - 5

You Are What You Eat

Investigate nutrition labels and learn how to measure calories in our foods

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, October 02

Grades 6 - 8

Chemistry of Combustion

Observe explosive chemistry and how materials react when heated

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, October 02

Grades 6 - 8

Climate Change

Learn more about weather systems and greenhouse gases through inquiry-based activities

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, October 02

Grades K - 2

Robot Rescue

Learn how robots think and work

Grades K - 2

Monday, October 16

Grades 6 - 8

(pH)un with Chemistry

Learn more about the chemistry of acids, bases, indicators and polymers.

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, October 16

Grades K - 2

Weather Watch

Investigate some of the most extreme weather on the planet

Grades K - 2

Monday, November 06

Grades 3 - 5

Move It or Lose It

Explore the structure and function of human skeletal and muscular systems

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, November 06

Grades 6 - 8

Aerospace I

Take flight as you learn about aeronautics during this high-flying adventure

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, November 06

Grades 6 - 8

Microscopy 101

Learn about the exciting world that lies under the lens

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, November 06

Grades K - 2

Sounds of Music

Explore the science behind sound

Grades K - 2

Monday, November 20

Grades 6 - 8

Aerospace II

Delve into aerodynamics and the engineering skills needed to create flight

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, November 20

Grades 6 - 8

Cycles of Nature

Investigate the process of photosynthesis and evaluate living systems

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, December 04

Grades 6 - 8

Efficiency & Advantage

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

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, December 18

Grades 6 - 8

Advanced Robotics I

Get an introduction to writing programs for LEGO® EV3 robots with easy to use software

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, January 08

Grades 6 - 8

Beginner’s Zoology

Gain an introduction to differentiating taxonomic groups

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, January 08

Grades K - 2

Space Race

Design a space craft to explore our solar system

Grades K - 2

Monday, January 22

Grades 6 - 8

Advanced Robotics II

This course covers advanced programming for LEGO® EV3 robots

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, January 22

Grades 6 - 8

Mammal Study

Learn all about the world of mammals and how researchers study them in the wild

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, January 22

Grades 3 - 5

Science Tools

Discover the world of tools around you, particularly those used by scientists

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, February 05

Grades 3 - 5

Eat Your Science

Discover chemical reactions that happen in your own kitchen

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, February 12

Grades 3 - 5

Plant Study

Learn all about plants and how they survive

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, February 12

Grades 6 - 8

Infection Connections

Gain a better understanding of how infectious diseases spread through a variety of inquiry-based activities

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, February 12

Grades 3 - 5

Force and Motion

Experiment with Newton’s Laws of Motion through a variety of hands-on activities

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, March 05

Grades K - 2

Food for Thought

Find out what's inside your lunch

Grades K - 2

Monday, March 05

Grades 3 - 5

Frog Dissection

Learn all about amphibians and anatomy through a hands-on dissection of a frog

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, March 19

Grades 3 - 5

Architectural Engineering

Discover more about the world of engineering as you complete a series of building challenges

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, March 19

Grades K - 2

Habitats of the World

Discover adaptations that allow plants & animals to live in some unlikely places

Grades K - 2

Monday, April 09

Grades 3 - 5

Earth, Space & Beyond

Blast into space and learn more about the solar system

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, April 09

Grades 6 - 8

Intro to Soldering

Make a durable electrical circuit that you can wear

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, April 23

Grades 5 - 8

Workshop: Robotics

Explore robotics from the ground up

Grades 5 - 8

Friday, May 04

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

Friday, May 04

Grades K - 2

Exhibit Design

Explore a sampling of physics, gravity and energy experiments

Grades K - 2

Monday, May 07

Grades 3 - 5

Hot and Cold

Use your bare hands to cause a color change and make a liquid boil

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, May 07

Grades 6 - 8

Body Blueprints

Explore genotypes, phenotypes, alleles and traits

Grades 6 - 8

Monday, May 07

Grades K - 2

I Like to Move It, Move It

Discover how objects move while exploring force and motion

Grades K - 2

Monday, May 21

Grades 3 - 5

What's the Forecast?

Experience weather events firsthand

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, May 21

Grades 3 - 5

Colorful Light

Learn all about light and how it can be refracted, reflected and absorbed

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, May 21

Grades 3 - 5

Animal Behavior and Adaptation

Observe fascinating behaviors and adaptations of animals

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, June 04

Grades K - 2

Engineering 1, 2, 3

Find out what it’s like to be an engineer

Grades K - 2

Monday, June 11

Grades 3 - 5

Ecosystem Exploration

Explore the many biomes on planet Earth and meet some of our live animal representatives

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, June 11

Grades 3 - 5

Basic Robotics

Turn a box of parts into a working ambulatory robot that performs a set task

Grades 3 - 5

Monday, June 11