Programs for Home Schooled Children

Due to Covid-19, all homeschool programs are virtual until further notice.

See below for details.

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 2021


Wednesday, March 31st at 10am:

Age of Reptiles - What really happened to the dinosaurs? Learn how fossils reveal clues about the Mesozoic Era, when reptiles dominated the world. (This lesson will also include some ancient sea creatures that often get incorrectly labeled as dinosaurs)


Wednesday, March 31st at 3pm:

Endangered Species - What are some ways that animals can become endangered? Learn about some of the reasons why and the steps we can take to help protect them.


Tuesday, April 6th at 10am:

Age of Mammals - The first mammals were really small animals, but soon there would be giant sloths, woolly mammoths, and humans! Learn how all of these organisms evolved and co-existed during what we now call the Ice Age.


Tuesday, April 6th at 3pm:

Pollination - What is pollination and why is it so important to us? Learn about different animal pollinators and their impact on our environments and overall lives.




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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