Home School Day

Monday, September 29, 2014

Blast off into outer space on Monday, September 29, 2014. This cosmic program is a flexibly structured, open-ended opportunity for home school students to explore the galaxy!

Cost:  $15/students grades 3–9; $10/adults and children age 3–grade 2

Registration: Call 303.370.6000, daily, 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. to complete your registration by phone. Download this tool to help you plan your day. Please complete before calling.


  • Travel through space in the stellar Space Odyssey exhibition from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • View planetarium shows, suitable for all ages (Run Time: 25 minutes)
  • Science Chat: All About Mars, 1 p.m.
    • Step back in time and “meet” our historical enactor, Percival Lowell, an astronomer from the early 20th century. Listen as he shares his insights about Mars and learn how his early observations compare with today's understanding of the red planet.
    • Run Time: 45 minutes
    • Best suited for 3rd grade and higher


Investigate Space Exploration Activities including (suitable for all ages):

Rocket Works
Blast into physics! As the engineer, you will go full throttle and experiment with the basic principles of flight and motion. Design, create, and launch your own paper rocket. Hey, it's just rocket science.

Robotics Lab
Think outside the box with this unique, inquiry-based lab! Learn about the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) and other robots that are working in space today. Use small motors and many large and small robot components to build and engineer a robot for specific tasks.

Solar Viewing Telescopes (weather permitting)
10 a.m. to noon outside on the Boettcher Plaza
Safely view the Sun with our Solar Viewing Telescopes (weather permitting).

Science on the Fly
3 p.m. in the Science Atrium
A rich, interactive show that will give guests a taste of the different types of flight used by flying animals of the past and present.


Questions? Please e-mail


  • All sales are final. Reservations are required and due by September 28, 2014.
  • Membership discounts do not apply to Home School Days.
  • Space is limited. Early registration is recommended.
  • Adults must accompany children at all times.
  • Only registered participants will be allowed to attend Home School Day events.
We proudly recognize our donors for their generous support of the Museum and its education programs.
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