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Homeschool Programs At the Museum

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Expeditions Workshops

*Advance Registration Required* 

For ages 6-12 years old

Expeditions is a workshop series offered to home school families in southern Nevada. These exciting classes offer a way for families to learn together and gain science enrichment through interactive, hands-on activities that support a wide array of developmental science skills and concepts as well as learning styles.

Expeditions workshops return to the Museum beginning on February 26, 2019. This year’s Expeditions workshops will have plenty of science for everyone with special guest facilitators throughout the year.

Expeditions workshops will be held on the last Tuesday of every month from 1:00pm-2:15 pm. Advanced registration is required. 

Individual workshop prices:

Members: $4 (per person)
Must be an LVNHM member before registering and provide membership ID number.

Non-members: $6 (per person)



Expeditions Registration and Attendance Policy

Registration will be available on the first day for that month’s workshop. Since the demand for our Expeditions workshops is high, registration and payment is due at the time of registration and will be accepted until the class is full. If registration is full, there is a waitlist option. Please Note: Cancellation is required within 48 hours of registration for a refund. If you do not cancel within 48 hours of registration, there will be no reimbursement or credit provided.

Participants should arrive 15 minutes early to get checked in as all classes will start promptly at 1:00 pm. Workshop payment does not include Museum exploration.

The Museum is located at 900 North Las Vegas Blvd. It is next to Cashman Center and just south of Washington Ave. No food or drink is permitted in the Museum. Space is extremely limited so we ask if you are participating in the workshop with your children that you please refrain from bringing smaller children who are not participating.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email communityrelations@lvnhm.org



 

2019 Schedule

Date

Time

Workshop

Description

Tuesday, February 26

1:00pm - 2:15pm

Epic Electric

Electricity is something we use every day, but how often do we stop to think about what things conduct current, and why? With a plasma ball, Science Mom demonstrates which materials conduct electricity and explains how this fascinating phenomenon works. During the workshop, you'll also take a look at static electricity, moving balloons and cans without touching them, and making orbs of tinsel levitate into the air.

Tuesday, March 26

12:30pm - 1:30pm (Ages 5 - 7 years old)

1:30pm - 2:30pm (Ages 8 - 12 years old)

When Ice is Dry!

Join Science Mom to investigate states of matter and the fascinating science behind the carbon cycle. With dry ice, we'll make quarters dance and sing, create iridescent bubbles that burst with white fog, and put out candles with invisible gas.

THERE WILL BE TWO CLASSES BASED ON AGE GROUP. Due to the nature of this workshop and the supervision needed, we will be holding two workshops to make the workshop safe and age appropriate. If you have children in both age groups you may register them in the same workshop you feel will suit your students best.

Tuesday, April 30

12:30pm - 1:30pm (Ages 5 - 7 years old)

1:30pm - 2:30pm (Ages 8 - 12 years old)

Inertia Hats and Beads

An object in motion likes to stay in motion, and an object at rest wants to rest. Newton's First Law of Motion sounds simple at the outset but is full of dynamic and surprising applications. Join Science Mom to explore this fundamental law of physics through homemade hats, beads that seem to leap out of their containers, and several other engaging activities.

THERE WILL BE TWO CLASSES BASED ON AGE GROUP. Due to the nature of this workshop and the supervision needed, we will be holding two workshops to make the workshop safe and age appropriate. If you have children in both age groups you may register them in the same workshop you feel will suit your students best.

Tuesday, May 28

1:00pm - 2:15pm

Dinosaurs!!

Come learn all about dinosaurs and how they are related to their living relatives, birds! Museum paleontologists will give a behind the scene tour of our working paleontology lab, what it is like to be a paleontologist, and how they investigate prehistoric life. Bring your hats and sunscreen as we step out back to go on a dinosaur hunt.

Tuesday, July 30

1:00pm - 2:15pm

Science of Chess

The Science of Chess will provide an introduction to the pieces and set up a chess board including interactive role-playing and fun stories.

Rich in history and art, the game of chess is a tool to help learn critical thinking and decision making.

Tuesday, August 27

1:00pm - 2:15pm

Toy Science

The Science of TOYS!

Learn about gravitational pull, polymers, and more while playing with classic toys! Make a super bouncy ball to take home!