Homeschool Program 2016/2017
Program times: One Wednesday & Thursday every month (September through April) 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Cost: $8.50 per participating child, HST included.NEW - Join us for 5 programs and the 6th is free!
Unique programming for all ages!
- Our programs are designed for families with children ages 3-12, however all ages are welcome to attend, including younger siblings under 3. All participating children are asked to pay program admission.
- Each month will be a different theme.
A combination of three learning centres!
- Children will experience learning in our classrooms, our tropical conservatory, and our insect galleries - and maybe even a trip outside!
Free admission for Adults!
- One adult per family is admitted free.
Additional adults are admitted at $11.50, taxes included.
Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16 – Animal BFF's
Can animals really have best friends? Although it might seem like it, they really just have a symbiotic relationship. We will learn about some of these different relationships and adaptations that animals have to help them survive. Explore our new Lichen Exhibit to touch and discover the unique colours and forms that exist between a symbiosis of algae and fungi. Learn interesting ways in which human cultures have used lichens in perfumes, poison, dyes and traditional medicine.
Wednesday, March 8 - AM (9:30 – 11:30) & PM (1:00 – 3:00) – I Grow and Change
Join us for activities, games and crafts that explore strategies used by butterflies to survive the different stages of life (i.e. some caterpillars look like bird droppings, chrysalides can look like a leaf). Discover similarities and differences between two different kinds of insect life cycles. See and touch live examples of various stages in an insect’s life cycle.
Wednesday, April 26 & Thursday, April 27 – Beneficial Bug Hunt!
Bring your nets and bug boxes and come dressed for an outdoor bug scavenger hunt. Discover what’s right in your own backyard, and learn how they help us and we can help them!
Looking for alternative dates?
With a group of 15 or more, you can book your own Homeschool Program!