Homeschool Students

The Strong provides entertaining and unforgettable educational opportunities set amid dynamic, interactive exhibit spaces.

NEW! The Science of Living Things Homeschool Day

January 21, 2015

SOLD OUT. Please watch this page for new program updates.

In this first-ever program for homeschooled students and their adults, participants explore the wonder of living things as they observe and sketch plants and animals, act out the life cycle of a butterfly, meet real scientists, visit The Strong’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden, and more. 

The Science of Living Things Homeschool Day at The Strong gives families an opportunity to experience the museum in new ways. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m., and participants may arrive and depart anytime during that period. 

Homeschool Day is intended for children ages 4 through 8. Tickets are non-refundable and space is limited. 

  • Child ticket $10. One adult chaperon included with each child ticket.
  • Children ages 3 and under, who are siblings of a registered homeschooled child, are free.
  • Children ages 4 through 13, who are siblings of a registered homeschooled child, cost $10.
  • Additional adults and children ages 14 and older cost $13.50.

Tickets must be purchased online by Monday, January 19, 2015.

To purchase tickets, select your preferred Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden time from the list below.

10:40–11 a.m. sold out

1111:20 a.m.  sold out

11:40 a.m.–noon sold out

12:20–12:40 p.m. sold out

12:40–1 p.m. sold out

A lunchroom will be reserved for program participants. Lunches may be purchased in the museum’s food court or be brought from home.

For more information, email

Theme Days and Other Programs

Homeschool families are encouraged to register for school lessons and Theme Days. School lessons require a group of at least ten students. Museum educators will adapt educational offerings to suit homeschooled student needs. For more information, please call 585-263-2700.