Get ready for a fun day at the SAC Aerospace Museum with a program designed specifically for homeschool families. Students of all ages will participate in hands-on, interactive activities in a themed workshop. These workshops are limited to 30 total students so register early!
Questions? Contact staff to get the best experience possible for your students by calling 402-944-3100 ext. 204, or emailing the Education Department.
When is the program? Homeschool Days are held at 1 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.
Who can participate? Homeschool Days are geared toward ages 7-15. Younger siblings are welcome to tag-along, but will not participate in the activities.
How much is the program?
Children: $5 for members, $7 for non-members
Parents: Free for museum members, $12 for parents.
Program cost includes museum admission and all activities.
How can I register? Click on the date of the program for which you would like to register. Program registration may be made at any time, but space is limited to 30 participants.
What do you do at a Homeschool Days Program? Homeschool Days Programs last 60-90 minutes and include a variety of themed activities. Descriptions are listed below for each program. A typical program will include a short lecture and two to three hands-on activities.
2019 Homeschool Days Programs:
No, do not hug the bears you see at the zoo! Join us as we learn about the teddy bear, the inspiration behind the first teddy bear, and how it is still a popular toy today.
Sneak on in to Homeschool days as we learn about the mysterious black clad Ninja! Discover their origins, skills and tricks, and how to be a ninja in 2019!
2020 Homeschool Days Programs:
Registration opens November 1, 2019
- January 2 – Gladiators: Ancient Sports Heroes
Before football, volleyball, and baseball there was the Gladiator fights. Learn about the first sports heroes of ancient Rome, design your own gladiator and create a mosaic art project.
- February 6 – Wavy Science
We’re doing the wave, learning about ocean and sound waves. Play with Pearl Swirl and make a sound wave demonstration tool.
- March 5 – Ancient Egypt
Discover the secrets of the pharaohs as we travel through ancient Egypt. Construct a pyramid for the pharaoh and write a message in hieroglyphics.
- April 2 – Firefighters
Stop the burn with our lesson on firefighters. We will learn how fire works and perform an experiment on how fire extinguishers work.
- May 7 – Submarines
Prepare to dive as we learn all about submarines. Discover how submarines work and build your own out of a plastic bottle.
- September 3 – Victory over Japan (75th anniversary)
September marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. Join us as we learn about V-J Day, the role of Navajo code talkers, and how the war was won from Nebraska.
- October 1 – Animation Day
Get animated with this exciting day of animation. Learn the basics of animation by building a thaumatrope and experiment with stop motion film making.
- November 5 – Astronauts
Prepare for launch on our day of being an astronaut. Conduct a training exercise using water and perform a robotic moon mission.
- December 3 – Arctic Adventure
Travel to the Arctic in this cold themed Homeschool Day. Perform an experiment on blubber and how animals stay warm, and build a dog sled powered by a robot!