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Home School Visits

Enhance your home schooler’s learning by participating in one of our specialized home school programs. Learners will get the opportunity to take part in interactive, educational workshops and explore the exhibits at the Discovery Centre. Led by our Science Educators, we offer a variety of curriculum connected themes throughout the year.  

To ensure the health and safety of your children and our staff, we are taking extra precautions this year to meet and exceed public health guidelines around COVID-19:

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory during your visit, including during the program.
  • We have reduced our program group numbers and will be practicing physical distancing among participants and staff.
  • Each program group will operate in their own private room away from the public.
  • We will assign designated seating for the program, spaced greater than 2-metres from other participants and staff.
  • We will be cleaning high touch surfaces regularly and will minimize shared materials by providing each participant with individual activity kits.

We’re Wheely Moving – 5-7 Years

October 22, 10:30-11:15 am & 1:30-2:15 pm
Explore the natural forces of motion teamed with a simple machine essential for rolling. We’re Wheely Moving challenges you to complete engineering tasks. This workshop about relative motion encourages you to think about design and purpose. 

Cast the Past – 8-12 Years

October 22, 10:30-11:15 am & 1:30-2:15 pm
Prepare to travel through time by revealing the hidden secrets of the past with the discovery of fossils. Learn the process of fossilization and the role weathering and erosion plays in mineralization. You will make your own casts of real fossils to take home.

Float the Boat-  5-7 Years

December 10, 10:30-11:15 am & 1:30-2:15 pm
Raise your sails to explore water displacement and shipbuilding. You will work to complete engineering and design challenges in this workshop including making a boat. Is your boat built for speed or built to haul and more importantly built to float?

Sounds of Science-  8-12 Years

December 10, 10:30-11:15 am & 1:30-2:15 pm
Make some noise exploring the science of sound. Using everything from Slinkys to tuning forks to resonating bowls, you will learn how sounds travel as waves and are affected by different materials. Through hands-on, ears-on activities, you will learn to identify the transmitter, medium, and receiver needed to make a sound.

  • Non-members: $12
  • Members: $10
  • One chaperone will receive free admission with each child registered
AGE RANGES 5-7 years & 8-12 years
TIME 10:30-11:15 am & 1:30-2:15 pm

Pre-Registration and pre-payment is required for all home school programs.  

Arrivals & Departure
Home school program participants are welcome to additional time at the Centre with their registration. Please check in at the front desk when you arrive and find out the location of your program. Learners are asked to line up outside of the program space 5 minutes before the program begins. Chaperones are required to stay on-site for the duration of the visit and program. 

Late Arrivals
Latecomers are welcome to join a session in progress, however, we are unable to restart, extend sessions or provide additional instruction time. The exception to late arrivals is Dome Theatre presentations; once the door to the Theatre is closed, we are unable to admit latecomers.

Refund Policy
Cancellations must be received 14 days prior to the registered session to receive a full refund. Medical reasons that are not supported by a doctor’s note will be determined on a case by case basis. Within 14-21 days of initial request, refunds will be processed. We are unable to provide refunds for latecomers or no-shows.

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