Our favorite event every month is the Boonshoft Homeschool Day.
It’s the first Thursday of the month from September through May.
I purchase a membership each year since we all attend the homeschool days each month and it pays for itself in two sessions.
My middle girls attended invitation only Summer Field Camp and loved it.
There are homeschool science activities all day long. The earlier activities are geared for younger kids.
We like to show up for the 1:30 Do Lab activity.
They usually have stations set up at lab tables around the theme of the day. My kids like to learn together.
We’ve learned about ponds.
They have great equipment we don’t otherwise have access to, like microscopes.
The kids have learned about coding and robotics.
We’ve learned about African American inventors and their inventions.
We’ve learned about Native American history and archaeology.
We like chemistry and physics.
Testing water salinity from the pond.
We all shocked pennies and watched them change color.
Biology is not a favorite.
Bone density day was ok.
We dissected eyeballs and a heart for the last homeschool day last year!
After the 1:30 Do Lab, there are often animal meet and greets at 2:15 and science theatre at 3:30.
Boonshoft offers a small zoo, StarLab, hands-on science exhibits, special exhibits, NOVA weather station, archaeology exhibits, space exhibits, a children’s museum with a fun playground, treehouse birdwatching, pond and walking paths through the woods. There are fun special events throughout the year.
Boonshoft is a fun afternoon for our whole family!
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Children (3-17) $11.50
Seniors (60+) $12.50
Children (under 3) Free
DSNH Members are FREE