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Lessons tailored to grades 1st-5th*

We invite all young explorers (ages 6-12) to take part in our Home School Science Academy.  Students will participate in hands-on science lessons designed to foster a life-long love for science.

Home School Academy is a drop-off program, and as such it allows many of our home school students to interact with our educators and other students in a classroom setting. These classes are designed to engage, stimulate, encourage, and challenge young children with hands on exploration using a typical class arrangement.

Classes scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday of the month (through May)

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Cost per session:
$30 members | $35 nonmembers


Students will need to bring their own lunch

Preregistration is required: please ensure your registration forms have been submitted and tickets purchased online, via phone, or in person to secure your child's spot in the program as space is limited. DUE TO INCREASED DEMAND FOR HOMESCHOOL PROGRAMS, YOUR CHILD'S SPOT IN THE WORKSHOP IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL PAYMENT IS PROCESSED. To register, please complete our registration form and
email it to us or bring it with you to the workshop; you can also sign up via our events page.

*Students must be at a first grade reading level. Book all 10 classes in advance and receive 10% off your registration. There will be no refunds offered for missed classes without notice. To receive a 75% refund for a missed class, please provide one weeks advance notice.

Looking for more scientific adventures for your children? Check out our Maker Days workshops! We'll have different themed activities each month for multiple age groups We also have middle school workshops for grades 6-8.


2020-2021 Home School Academy Schedule

August 18: Marine Biologist

Get a clue about the Big Blue! Learn about Earth’s largest ecosystem--from the role it plays in our world and everyday life to the animals that call it home.
September 15: Chemist

Let’s get chemical! This month we'll discover some of the different elements that make up our universe and experiment to see what they are really capable of.
October 20: Paleontologist

These creatures once walked on the same ground we do, and even though they are long gone, they left behind clues to what life was once like on planet Earth. We'll also figure out how scientists know so much about animals they’ve never actually seen.
November 17: Zoologist

Mammals, Reptiles, Birds, Fish, and more! Our planet is home to a wide variety of animals, so let's discover their similarities and differences while meeting some real life examples of them, too!
December 15: Mechanical Engineer

It’s GO time! Let’s learn all about cars, boats, planes and more. Where do you think the machines that move us around get their get up and GO?
January 19: Robotic Engineer

What’s a robot, and how can we get them to do all our work for us? Get your wheels turning while you learn to program and play with our resident robot collection.
February 16: Microbiologist

Microorganisms are all around us, but they are too small to be seen with our eyes alone. If they’re so small then why are they a big deal? We’re going to zoom in and find out!
March 9*: Astronaut

Leave Earth and spend a day among the stars. Let’s explore outer space, everything in it, and see how scientists discovered worlds beyond our own. Don’t space out, we have too much to learn!
April 20: Geologist

Science Rocks! Especially the science OF rocks. Learn about the different kinds of rocks and how to identify them as you gain a new appreciation for the ground below your feet.
May 18: Acoustic Technologist

Our ears are responsible for one of our most important senses...or so I hear. Let’s make some noise for this week's lesson as we learn about different sounds, how they are produced and processed.  

*holiday schedule


31 SW Memorial Parkway

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548


Museum Hours:

Wednesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sunday - Tuesday: Closed

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