We’re excited to offer special programs just for homeschool students to connect, have fun, and learn together!


Learning Pod Field Trip Thursdays

Looking to join other homeschool and distance learning students for a field trip? Reserve your spot today and join our DC Learning Pod!

  • Select Thursday afternoons at Discovery Center (with some exceptions)
  • Field trips rotate weekly, including outdoor-only and indoor options
  • Limited capacities, social distancing, and COVID safety precautions in place
  • Special adult chaperone discount available

Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Prices vary by lab. Check back for Fall 2021 dates later this summer!

Fantastic Feats

Join Discovery Center as we highlight fantastic feats accomplished by innovators throughout history! These Learning Pods each include learning about a STEAM hero and getting hands-on experience exploring their discoveries with a guided activity.

Cost: $8/student; $5/chaperone

Creative Chemists

Roll up your sleeves and release your inner chemist at the Discovery Center! Join us for hands-on chemistry experience during these Learning Pods full of color, water, and even goo.

Cost: $8/student; $5/chaperone

Amazing Anatomy Dissection Labs

Become a biologist with the Discovery Center this spring as we slice into all-new dissection specimens! These Learning Pods are designed for our older students to utilize tools and discover the inner workings of springtime organisms.

Wetland Wonders

It’s spring break for most schools, but fun, learning, and exploration are still in session! Join us for a wetland-focused Learning Pod fit for the whole family, and discover the urban Murfree Spring Wetlands that unique plants and animals call home. Weather permitting, students will put on boots to wade in Murfree Spring, use a net to catch and release tadpoles, and have an up-close encounter with our resident wetlands animals.

Cost: $8/student; $5/chaperone



Inclement Weather Plan

In the event of any inclement weather during scheduled outdoor field trips, we will reschedule your field trip to take place the following day.

  • Rescheduled trips will take place Fridays, at the same start time.
  • If weather remains problematic on Friday, your trip will be rescheduled with the same start time for the following Tuesday.
  • We will make every effort to reschedule in advance, following weather radar predictions. We will email you directly to confirm any rescheduled field trips due to weather.


Pricing & Waitlist

Adult caregivers are invited to accompany students on the field trip by registering as a chaperone-only, or by registering as a student and joining the fun!

Caregivers and children not participating in the field trip

  • Regular museum admission rates apply during your visit to Discovery Center
  • Staff will let caregivers know what time to return and pick-up your student(s)

For pricing, please click on the registration links above for each Learning Pod Field Trip.

Is your desired program full? CLICK HERE to join our Waitlist»

We’ll notify you of any openings, and announce any newly added field trip dates.

Due to limited capacities and distancing requirements, Discovery Center reserves the right to limit the number of chaperones sitting within field trip learning spaces.