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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 Discovery Centre. Led by our Science Educators, we offer a variety of curriculum connected themes throughout the year. Program dates will be added throughout the year so please continue to check this page.

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

  • Wearing a mask is recommended during your visit for ages 2+, 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.
  • We will be cleaning high touch surfaces regularly and will minimize shared materials by providing each participant with individual activity kits.

Creature Detective- 5-7 Years

March 31, 10:00-10:45am

Students will become detectives and investigate a mystery creature (psst – the Red Wiggler worm!) Learn what it means to be a living thing and how different animals compare. This interactive workshop gives learners a glimpse into the life of a composting worm and is followed up with a hands-on craft to create their very own pet worm.

No Escape: The Science of Black Holes (Dome theatre program)-  8-12 Years

March 31, 10:00-10:45am

The Universe is home to many interstellar curiosities, but black holes are some of the weirdest! Ever wondered what would happen to you if you fell into a black hole? Why are black holes black and where do they come from? Allow yourself to be pulled in as we explore the mysteries and science of black holes in this interactive, presenter led star show. 

Sky Stories: Winter Legends (Dome theatre program)-5-7

May 26th, 10:00-10:45 am 

The saying goes “starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight” – but why wait until tonight to see the stars? Marvel at a crystal-clear Winter night’s sky as we share legends and myths hidden among the stars. Hop from Orion’s belt to the Seven Sisters in Taurus, pick out a faraway galaxy or two, or perhaps even make a wish upon a “falling star” in this interactive, presenter-led star show.

Geology Rocks-  8-12 Years

May 26, 10:00am-11:00am

Rocks, minerals, and their uses come to life in this hands-on workshop. Students undergo hands-on investigations to classify real geological samples and gain insights into the dynamics of Earth’s crust through the rock cycle!

  • Non-members: $12
  • Members: $10
  • One chaperone will receive free admission with each child registered
AGE RANGES 5-7 years & 8-12 years

Registration opens February 7, at 9:00 am.

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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