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Homeschool Discovery Days at the Air Zoo!

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Homeschool Discovery Days are the perfect addition to any homeschool curriculum. The Air Zoo’s homeschool programs are designed to fulfill both Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Michigan Science Standards with dynamic, hands-on lesson plans and interactive demonstrations! View our Homeschool Discovery guide.

General Information:

Ages: 5-14
 First Tuesday of the month, according to schedule.
 Check-in 12:30pm; Class 1pm - 2pm
 $13 per participating child (covers admission and program), $10 per participating member child
An adult must remain on site during the homeschool program.
Discounted admission can be purchased at the ticket counter upon arrival: $8 per adult and non-participating child (5-18). Members and children 4 and under are free.
Online registration deadline the Tuesday of the week prior to class. Registration is required for participation. Walk-ins on the day of the event will not be permitted to take a class.

Register online or contact the Air Zoo Events Department at events@airzoo.org or via phone at 269.350.2848.  

Financial Aid and Scholarship funds are available! If applying for Financial Aid/Scholarships, please submit your application prior to registering for a Homeschool Discovery Program. Click HERE to apply on line.

COVID Safety Policy:

•    We encourage all staff, volunteers, members, and guests, ages 2 and up, to wear masks.
•    CLASSROOM/CAMP MASK STATUS: Masks are not required at this time but are encouraged for those who feel comfortable wearing one.   
•    STARLAB™ MASK STATUS: Masks are required for all programming taking place in the Starlab™.

2022-2023 Programs

March 21, 2023 - Electricity (Additonal Program)

March 21, 2023 |  1:00pm - 2:00pm – Electricity

Registration Deadline: March 14th 

Ages 5-7    Magnet Busters: Students experiment with natural magnets, man-made magnets, electromagnets, and a magnetic sensor to investigate and collect data on what types of materials a magnetic field will pass through.  

Ages 8-11    Hot Wired: Students learn the fundamentals of electricity while constructing multiple open and closed circuits, building electromagnets, and relaying messages on a real telegraph.  

May 2, 2023 – Physics

May 2, 2023  |   Physics

Registration Deadline: April 25th

Ages 5-7    Primary STEAM Engineering Challenge: Jump into the story of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” Using the engineering design process, young engineers will work in teams to test and then re-engineer a bridge for the goats to cross.  



Ages 8-11    Intermediate STEAM Engineering Challenge: After learning what it takes to build a strong structure, young engineers will work in teams to design, build, test and redesign a tower to withstand a the forces of nature.



Ages 12-14    Advanced STEAM Engineering Challenge: Budding engineers explore the history and influence of machines and participate in an innovative engineering design challenge. 

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