Homeschool Classes

Homeschool Programs

Elementary and Middle School Classes

Pricing and Registration
Grades K–8
Early registration by September 25: $115 (Members $100)
Registration by October 6: $135 (Members $115)
To register, contact Program Registration at 412.622.3288 or

Fall Series
Meets every other Monday, 1–3:30 p.m.
October 13, October 27, November 10, November 24, and December 8

Inside Out
Grades K–2 (Ages 5–7)
Have you ever explored the world from the inside out? What does the middle of a geode look like? Where in a flower is pollen found? Which critters live inside logs? Discover all of these answers and more through exciting hands-on experiments, including dissection of real specimens using age-appropriate tools and techniques.

Mad Scientist
Grades 3–5 (Ages 8–10)
Explore the chemistry and physics of natural history as you experiment with gasses, glow-in-the-dark substances, mystery slime, and more. Each time we meet, you conduct hands-on lab experiments and explore museum exhibits to make connections between amazing natural phenomena.

Micro Mania
Grades 6–8 (Ages 11–13)
With cutting-edge technology in your hands, uncover hidden patterns in nature. Investigate size and scale using the museum’s biggest and smallest specimens. Examine DNA, cells, and other micro structures using stereo, compound, and scanning electron microscopy.

High School Classes

Grades 9–12
Registration required by October 9: $115 (Members $100)
To register, contact Program Registration at 412.622.3288 or

Fall Series
Meets Thursdays, 12:30–2:30 p.m.
October 16, October 23, October 30, November 6, November 13, and November 20

The Urban Ecosystem
Explore interactions within the urban ecosystem, including humans and the materials we engineer. Investigate the carbon cycle and the role of urban green spaces in storing and releasing carbon. Explore the water cycle and examine the regional watershed, Pittsburgh’s buried streams, and the city’s sewer system. Consider the impact of climate change on our city, and develop strategies and solutions for a greener future.

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