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 classes@osc.org.

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

Health Information 

Download important health info for school programs:

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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