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. Occasionally, special tours and workshops are offered throughout the year. Additionally, programs can be offered on demand by contacting the Education Department.
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, $7 for non-members
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.
2018 Homeschool Days Programs:
All lessons suitable for all ages unless otherwise indicated.
- January 4, 2018 – “Spy Science”[Registration Closed]
Become a sneaky spy as we craft secret disguises, hidden messages, and build hidden marshmallow launchers.
- February 1, 2018 – “Children of WWII”[Registration Closed]
Discover how children participated in WWII by learning how to spot aircraft, build a spotter dial, and collect scrap for the war effort.
- March 1, 2018 – “Moon Madness”[Registration Closed]
Learn how astronauts study moon rocks and build a hat to demonstrate the phases of the Moon.
- April 5, 2018 – “Air Traffic Control”[Registration Closed]
Do you have what it takes to be an air traffic controller? Practice your controller skills using an air traffic controller simulator app as well as build a control tower out of spaghetti.
- May 3, 2018 – “Wassily Kandinsky”[Registration Closed]
Jump into the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) as we learn the mysteries of concentric circles, color studies, and make abstract art in the style of artist, Wassily Kandinsky.
- June 7, 2018 – ”Sunny Science”
Jump into summer by learning about the sun. We’ll make sundials, sun diagrams, and discover the science of how sunscreen works!
- July 5, 2018 – “Weather Watchers”
Become a meteorologist and build your own weather station, weather vane, and a model tornado!
- August 2, 2018 – “Rocket to Me”
Reach for the sky as we learn the science of rocketry and build a straw rocket.
- September 6, 2018 – “Robotics on a Roll”
Get on a roll and experiment with the amazing robotic ball called Sphero and learn about gyroscopes and build a transport vessel that can use a gyroscope to traverse rough terrain!
- October 4, 2018 – “Batty Science”
Get Batty at the Museum as we learn all about bats, their anatomy, and play an echolocation game!
- November 1, 2018 – “Meteors, Comets, and Asteroids”
Meteors, Comets and Asteroids, oh my! Explore the difference between these astronomical objects, how we identify them from Earth, and how meteorites make craters.
- December 6, 2018 – “Science Is SNOW Much Fun!”
Get frosty as we make our own snow and learn how snow is made.