Homeschool Program

Orlando Science Center hosts themed homeschool days for Grades K–8 each month during the academic year, September through May.

Each course includes:

  • Standards-based Discovery Lab
  • Guided exhibit experiences led by an Orlando Science Center Educator
  • Large format educational films
  • Work samples for your student’s homeschool portfolio

To learn more about the homeschool program, please contact the Reservations Department at 407.514.2112 or email

Students 12 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Health Information 

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OSC Health Info Flyer 2021-2022

Fall Homeschool Schedule

September 13: Engineering

Grades K-2: STEM-tastic

  • Embark on an Engineering Design Challenge journey through fields of engineering! Solve real-world problems by creating structures with civil engineering and experience electrical engineering by designing circuits. 

Grades 3-5: Trampoline Engineering

  • Learn to think like an engineer and use your knowledge of math and science to reach a goal. Using the Engineering Design Process, you will collaborate to design and create a trampoline bed that will allow a ball to bounce at least 50 cm high!

Grades 6-8: Rise to the Challenge: Weather Balloon Engineering

  • Become an aerospace engineer by experiencing the battle between gravity and buoyancy! By collecting data and calculating the opposing forces, teams create a balanced attachment that will suspend a model weather balloon in the atmosphere. Can your team rise to the challenge?

October 4: Computer Science

Grades K-2: Bee Robotics

  • Enter the world of computer science and programming using our robot friend Blue-Bot. Follow Blue-Bot as they explore the lives of honeybees and how they communicate with each other.

Grades 3-5: VEX Robotics

  • ROADS CLOSED! How do we navigate our way through a new route? Students will learn the basics of programming and apply their knowledge of maps and measurement while they explore alternate paths with a VEX Robot. Is your team up to this robot challenge?

Grades 6-8: Drone Zone

  • Explore the forces of flight while working in teams to program a drone to perform a search and rescue in our drone cage. Hone your skills as a drone pilot as you take to the skies.

November 1: Physics

Grades K-2: Little Engineers: Can We Fix It? Yes We Can!

  • Children will learn about Engineers and the Engineering Design Process through exploring the story Anything Is Possible by Giulia Belloni and creating a solution to the storybook problem on their own in small teams.

Grades 3-5: Roller Coaster Physics

  • Demonstrate how the forces of inertia, gravity, and friction affect motion while building a roller coaster model. Trace the flow of energy as it converts from potential to kinetic along the track.

Grades 6-8: Destination STEM: Roller Coasters

  • Investigate energy transformations and discover careers in modeling and simulation while designing a fun and safe roller coaster.

December 6: Biology

Grades K-2: Superworm Science

  • Dive into life science by investigating superworm behavior through a science experiment. Using the scientific method, collaborate to design and implement an experiment to determine which physical properties superworms prefer in their food.

Grades 3-5: Nature Inspired - The Bugs Have It!

  • Have you ever wanted super strength like an ant or to fly like a butterfly? Together, we will be inspired by nature and animal adaptations to build an insect of your own design.

Grades 6-8: Put a Valve in It!

  • Get your heart pumping in this biomedical engineering lab! Learn about the heart's anatomy by performing a dissection and designing a prosthetic valve.

Hours & Pricing 

The homeschool program runs from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Grades K-5

Student & Caregiver Pair – Member
 – $32
Student & Caregiver Pair – General Public – $35

Additional Student – $15
Additional Adult – $15

Grades 6-8

Student Only – Member
– $17
Student Only – General Public – $20

Student & Caregiver Pair – Member – $37
Student & Caregiver Pair – General Public – $41

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