Homeschool Classes

Homeschool Programs

Elementary and Middle School Classes

Pricing and Registration
Grades K–8
Early registration by January 8: $115 (Members $100)
Registration by January 19: $135 (Members $115)
To register, contact Program Registration at 412.622.3288 or

Spring Series
Meets every other Monday, 1–3:30 p.m.
January 26, February 9, February 23, March 9 and March 23

Life on the Nile
Grades K–2 (Ages 5–7)
What would your life have been like in ancient Egypt? Find out as your explore Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt, decode hieroglyphics, and learn about food and fashion through murals and other artifacts. Conduct experiments with water to investigate the importance of the Nile River. Learn about the role of animals in ancient Egyptian life and lore.

Global Explorer
Grades 3–5 (Ages 8–10)
What would life be like if you had to rely only on local resources to survive? Compare climate, culture, and biodiversity across the globe to see. Meet a museum scientist who talks about collecting unique specimens in remote locations. Discover how people from diverse cultures apply unique natural resources to design tools, clothing, and shelter. Put your know-how to the test with experimental challenges that give you a chance to apply survival strategies in different environments.

Tree of Life
Grades 6–8 (Ages 11–13)
Explore the diversity of life on Earth, with an in-depth focus on kingdom Animalia. Consider important historical observation experiments to categorize living and fossil specimens. Try your hand at modern classification techniques using DNA sequences. Meet museum scientists, explore behind-the-scenes collections, and use stereomicroscopes to analyze microstructures that reveal hidden connections between species.

High School Classes

Pricing and Registration
Grades 9–12
Registration by January 29: $115 (Members $100)
To register, contact Program Registration at 412.622.3288 or

SprinG Series
Meets Thursdays, 12:30–2:30 p.m.
February 5, February 12, February 19, February 26, March 5 and March 12

Explore how unique plant and animal adaptations are being applied in green engineering solutions that address challenges such as drought, flooding, and climate change. Perform experiments that model natural strategies for hydration in organisms as diverse as beetles and water lilies. Explore the chemistry of photosynthesis and other aspects of plant biology.