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Homeschool Tuesdays

Join the museums for educational programs designed specifically for homeschool students ages 4 and older.

Dates:  Select Tuesdays once a month from October – June
Time:  10am – 11am
Length:  60 minutes
Capacity:  20 students
Cost:  $6 per student / One parent per child is welcome to join their learner for an interactive family experience
Registration:  Advance registration required (see below)

 

October 4, 2022:   Civil War Innovations

10am – 11am  |  Location:  Civil War Museum  |  Register Here

Science and engineering were incredibly important during the Civil War. New weapons were devised that would forever change the way in which wars were fought, and new technologies would forever change the way in which people lived. In this program students will learn about the innovations and inventions that took place, as well as have an opportunity to get their hands dirty and design their own solutions to a problem of the time.

 

November 1, 2022: Tribal Nations of WI

10am – 11am  |  Location:  Kenosha Public Museum  |  Register Here

Have you heard of the water protectors? Are you familiar with traditional ecological knowledge? Join us as we explore the rich history of WI Native American tribes and their efforts to protect the environment.  

 

December 6, 2022: Cultural Christmas

10am – 11am  |  Location:  Kenosha Public Museum  |  Register Here

12pm – 1pm  |  Location:  Kenosha Public Museum  |  Register Here

In this fun, festive, program, students will explore a range of holiday traditions and cultures as they engage in hands-on exploration of holiday customs and celebrations.

 

January 10, 2023: Inuit Art

10am – 11am  |  Location:  Kenosha Public Museum  |  Register Here

Explore Inuit culture through various works of Inuit artists. Students will learn about Inuit culture, the importance of the environment within the culture, and how that is reflected within the works of Inuit artists. Students will also learn about the process of lithography and create their own lithographic print. 

 

February 7, 2023: Darwin’s Birthday

10am – 11am  |  Location:  Dinosaur Discovery Museum  |  Register Here

Join museum staff as we celebrate the birthday of Charles Darwin! Students will learn about Darwin’s work studying finches in the Galapagos Islands, explore evolution through clues among the dinosaurs, and learn about natural selection through games, crafts, and experiments.

 

March 14, 2023: Making It!  Museum Edition

10am – 11am  |  Location:  Kenosha Public Museum  |  Register Here

Making It! is an American reality competition television series in which contestants are challenged to create solutions to specific issues while competing to be named the “Master Maker.” In our museum edition, students will work individually or in teams to solve an issue by using the materials provided. In addition to being a lot of fun, these design challenges allow students to learn through creating.

 

April 4, 2023: Environmental Science

10am – 11am  |  Location:  Kenosha Public Museum  |  Register Here

Students will learn about the pollinators of Chiwaukee Prairie, species on the brink of extinction, and the conservation efforts being undertaken to save the Prairie and the species that are being lost. Students will have an opportunity to take part in conservation projects that they can take home with them.

 

May 2, 2023: Applied Archaeology

10am – 11am  |  Location:  Kenosha Public Museum  |  Register Here

Through the use of artifacts and replicas, students will be introduced to the tools and methodologies that archaeologists use, how we interpret artifacts to learn about people of the past, and have an opportunity to engage in experimental archaeology through hands-on scientific investigations.

 

June 6, 2023: Fossil Hunting

10am – 11am  |  Location:  Kenosha Public Museum  |  Register Here

Fossils are used to tell the history of our world – they’re clues to a time gone by. Learn how paleontologists look for fossils, and explore the shore of Lake Michigan to discover Kenosha’s past through these prehistoric clues.