Homeschool Adventures

Registration for the 2024-2025 school year will open in August 2024! Stay tuned for more details.

Add an extra dose of adventure to your alternative schooling by joining our Homeschool Adventures program! We explore a different topic each month in a group setting at Gilbert House Children’s Museum with the guidance of an instructor. Our weekly adventures will introduce your child to concepts in art, engineering, chemistry and physics.

Registration is separate for each month, providing the option for you to hand-select each topic you explore!

The Adventure Begins…

Ages 8-11                                                          Ages 5-7
Wednesday or Thursday                           Wednesday or Thursday
11am - 12pm                                                  12:30pm - 1:30pm

PRICING: Members - $70/month:  | Nonmembers - $80/month; Includes 4 Classes

REGISTRATION:  Register now for the adventures of your choice.  Registration closes on Friday, one week prior to the beginning of each session.

OCTOBER - Test Lab STEM Challenges
October 4, 11, 18, 25 or 5, 12, 19, 26

Use the Test Lab to its full potential! Each week we will have a new STEM challenge that focuses on one element of our Test Lab. Build a car and clock its speed on the ramp, build a parachute for the wind tube, and more. 

- Ceramics and Printmaking
November 1, 8, 15, 29 or 2, 9, 16, 30
Learn the basics of handbuilding as you form an original clay creation to send through our kiln. While we wait for the clay to dry and fire we will use Gelli Plates to create greeting cards using printmaking techniques!

NOTE: There is no class the week of Thanksgiving.

- Sleuth Science
January 10, 17, 24, 31 or 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1

The game is afoot! A mysterious crime scene has appeared in the Homeschool Adventures classroom. Learn some sleuthy science skills such as identifying a mysterious substance and dusting for fingerprints to discover the culprit.

- Crafters in Training
February 7, 14, 21, 28 or 8, 15, 22, 29

This month is made for kids who love working with their hands! We will be creating unique crafts such as tile mosaics, LED signs, and 3D cardboard creations. 

- Runaway Robots
March 6, 13, 20, 27 or 7, 14, 21, 28

Engineers! Our crazy robots need your help! Build a habitat for a Hexbug, a bridge for a Sphero, and a LEGO body for some Cubelets. Each week, we will have a new Engineering challenge that must be tested using a robot! 

Set Your Child Up for Success...

Our Homeschool Adventures Program is designed for kids to work independently to create and learn to problem solve. We encourage parents to use this time to run an errand or take a walk in the park, so that their children can get the full benefit of their Gilbert House Homeschool Adventure.

Children of all abilities are encouraged to participate in our camps and classes. In order to ensure a fun and safe experience for your child, please inform us if your child has any allergies and/or special needs. Please email Julia Golden, Education Coordinator, at if you would like to inquire further. Gilbert House Children’s Museum reserves the right to request 1:1 supervision for participants.