Homeschool

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

 

Learning Pod Field Trip Thursdays  |  3-4 p.m.

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

Nature Nuts

Ever wanted to know what tree you were under? Maybe you heard a bird song and wanted to discover what bird was singing. Why are some bodies of water clearer than others? Step into the great outdoors, and explore these natural wonders and more with our Nature Nuts Learning Pods.

Cost: $8/student; $5/chaperone

Feb. 3REGISTER NOW»
Water Testing/Water Cycle  |  2nd – 5th grade

Feb. 24REGISTER NOW»
Bird Walk  |  1st – 5th grade

March 17REGISTER NOW»
Basic Needs Shelter Build  |  K – 5th grade

April 7REGISTER NOW»
Tree ID  |  1st – 5th grade

April 28REGISTER NOW»
Clouds  |  K – 5th grade

If/Then Ambassador Highlights

Girls do STEAM too! Join us as we highlight some of today’s STEAM ladies and the amazing things they do with hands-on activities and engaging discussions about different careers in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). Want to learn more about the If/Then Collection before the labs? Check it out here: https://www.ifthencollection.org/

Cost: $8/student; $5/chaperone

Feb. 10REGISTER NOW»
Helen Tran, Chemist  |  K – 5th grade

March 3REGISTER NOW»
Karina Popovich, 3D Design  |  1st – 5th grade

March 24REGISTER NOW»
Kim Swennen, Computer Science  |  1st – 5th grade

April 14REGISTER NOW»
Myria Perez, Paleontology  |  K – 5th grade

May 5REGISTER NOW»
Sydney Hamilton, Aerospace  |  1st – 5th grade

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 different organisms.

Cost: $13/student; $5/chaperone

Feb. 17REGISTER NOW»
Worm Dissection  |  2nd – 5th grade

March 10REGISTER NOW»
Crayfish Dissection  |  2nd – 5th grade

April 21REGISTER NOW»
Starfish Dissection  |  2nd – 5th grade

May 19REGISTER NOW»
Fish Dissection  |  2nd – 5th grade

STAR Tour

Amazing discoveries outside the atmosphere await our students! Step into the STARlab and see what outer space has to offer. Learners will take a look at planets, stars, constellations and more.

Cost: $8/student; $5/chaperone

May 12REGISTER NOW»
PreK – 5th

 

  

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.