Programs for Home Schooled Children

The Institute is pleased to offer science programs for children who are home schooled or in groups of fewer than 10 children.

  • Programs are FREE, but reservations are required.
  • Reservations operate on a rolling basis, and you may reserve as many or as few as you would like.
  • Please remember to make a reservation by the Monday before the week of the lesson.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.

All programs consist of an interactive, hands-on, skills-based lesson in our 19th century lecture hall, real natural history specimens to touch, and a scavenger hunt in the museum gallery.

Schedule of Lessons for Spring 2019

Wednesday, February 13th 10:00-11:30am

Vertebrates vs. Invertebrates - Did you know that invertebrates like insects and crustaceans have skeletons? Although we're humans we have more in common with those little creatures than you may think. Learn more about those similarities and the differences that set us apart.

Wednesday, March 27th 10:00-11:30am

Food Chains - Who eats whom and how is it all related? Where does all of the energy on planet earth come from? See how plants and animals fit into a variety of different food chains.

Wednesday, April 17th 10:00-11:30am      
Ocean Life - What kinds of mysterious creatures inhabit the earth's vast oceans? Learn about the intriguing world of underwater life.



Cost: Museum admission and programs are FREE, but donations are appreciated. A donation of $10 per adult and $5 per child is suggested, but any contribution will make a difference.

To make a reservation of ask questions:

Call 215-763-6529 x17 or Email for reservations.










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