What's a summer bigger than fun?
It’s space exploration, zoo keeping, outdoor adventures, ooey gooey science experiments and so much more. Fasten your seatbelt and hold on tight because this year we’re preparing to launch more than 40 camps between our Durham and Chapel Hill Locations.
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Scouts, try our badge-aligned programs created just for you! Explore hands-on experiences with one of our Saturday programs, or spend a night at the Museum as you earn a badge at an overnight!
- Animal Adventures Workshop: Daises Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
- Animal Adventures Workshop: Cub Scouts Saturday, March 24th, 2018
- LEGO Robotics Workshop: Daises, Brownies, and Juniors, Saturday, April 14, 2018
- Letterboxing Workshop: Daises, Brownies, and Juniors, Saturday, May 5, 2018
*Hours and pricing varies by program.
Register for Girl Scouts Here!
Register for Cub Scouts Here!
Our Mission Statement
The Museum of Life and Science offers a variety of classes for homeschooled elementary, middle and high school students. Each class meets once a week for two or three hours. Through these classes, we foster curiosity in the world around us and the use of science as a tool for exploring that world. Topics rotate and include Nature Exploration, Genetics and Conservation, High School Biology, and more!
Download the full class schedule here.
Questions should be directed to Bjorn Hennings, Homeschool Program Director.
Check out Our Homeschool Classes Here
Tinker Tech Family Workshops
Tinkerers of all ages and abilities will love these hands-on workshops! Once a month join our team of expert educators, as you explore new technologies and develop skills that create real world connections to science, technology, and engineering. Special Friday sessions are available for homeschoolers. See our other sessions here:
Thermal Reactions—Explore the Science of Thermodynamics! | January 19, 2018 | Register Here!
Acoustical Engineer–Create, Play, Test! | February 16, 2018 | Register Here!
Roving Robots—Design, Build, Program | March 16, 2018 | Register Here!
Solar Sensations—Print, Charge, Create | April 20, 2018 | Register Here!
Behind-the-Scenes with the Animal Department
Ever wonder what our veterinary room looks like or why we feed our animals frozen mice instead of live ones? Join an Animal Keeper for a behind-the-scenes peek into the Animal Department Support Hall to find out! Special weekday sessions are available for homeschoolers. See our other sessions here:
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 11am-12pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 11am-12pm
The TinkerTech series is a set of programs for all ages, skill levels, and areas of interest to give learners the opportunity to explore science through hands-on activities. We believe that that learning occurs most deeply through personally experiencing the world around us. With these ideas in mind, we utilize the Museum’s 84-acres of indoor and outdoor learning environments for inquiry-based and project-oriented activities during our programs.
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