Homeschool Program

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

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.

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

Spring Homeschool Schedule

February: Chemistry Month

Grades K-2: Wicked Reactions
February 1 or 5, 2021

  • Crash! Boom! Bang! The scientific method is anything but boring. This class will be sure to get the right reaction out of you: science rules!

Grades 3-5: La-BOR-atory
February 1 or 5, 2021

  • Welcome to the lab - a place where we use the power of science to explore the big, the small, and everything in between! Between observing matter change from one state to another and performing chemical changes of our very own, we’ll need our goggles for this one!

Grades 6-8: OSCSI
February 1, 2021

  • Become a crime scene investigator and decipher the evidence to discover the truth! Match ink samples with chromatography, identify mystery unknowns by their physical and chemical properties, learn blood-typing techniques, and create sketches of a suspect using facial composite computer software.

Grades K-2: Curious Chemist 
February 22 or 26, 2021
*Sponsored by Florida Prepaid

  • Are you curious about chemistry? Join us today as we do some fun kitchen chemistry and learn all about matter!

Grades 3-5: Rockin’ Reactions
February 22 or 26, 2021
*Sponsored by Florida Prepaid

  • Discover the rockin’ world of chemical reactions! From common baking soda to the not so common phenol red, we’ll explore the properties of various chemicals and compounds in order to see how they react with one another. These experiments will be sure to get the right reaction out of you: science rules!

March: Astronomy Month

Grades K-2: Spaced Out
March 1 or 5, 2021
*Sponsored by Florida Prepaid

  • Rocket your knowledge of space to infinity and beyond! Mold a scale model of the planets in our solar system, and be amazed by the distances between them. Enlighten yourself about day and night, explore the guts of a telescope, and learn about the Sun’s extreme energy.

Grades 3-5: Exploring Mars
March 1 or 5, 2021
*Sponsored by Florida Prepaid

  • Are we ready to live on Mars? Is Mars ready to be our home? Combine your knowledge about space, earth science, and engineering to learn how NASA scientists study Mars and other planets. Students will learn about the characteristics of the inner and outer planets, solar energy, rotation and revolution, aerospace engineering, and astrobiology to solve this real-world puzzle.

Grades K-2: Junior Astronauts
March 22 or 26, 2021

  • Get ready for a journey to the Sun, Moon, and the amazing planets that call our solar system home! Join us today to train like an astronaut and plan your mission to space.

Grades 3-5: Blasting Off!
March 26, 2021

  • In this out-of-this-world challenge, Students will learn all about the variables that can affect a rocket launch and will use the Engineering Design Process to develop a launch-able rocket with an accurate landing system that allows their rocket to land upright in a targeted area. Three! Two! One! Blast Off!

Grades 6-8: Space Tech
March 22, 2021

  • More missions have been attempted to Mars than anywhere else in the Solar System! What’s next for the exploration of the Red Planet? We’ll explore how the science and technology of previous missions has informed the planning for future missions.

April: Renewable Energy & Conservation Month

Grades K-2: Mini Builders
April 5 or 9, 2021
*Sponsored by Florida Prepaid

  • Can we build it? Yes, we can! Put your creativity to the test as you engineer a sail to power a car using the renewable energy source of wind. Help create a cleaner and greener future!

Grades 3-5: Solar Fair
April 5, 2021
*Sponsored by Florida Prepaid

  • Florida is known as the Sunshine State, but many people do not harness this natural resource to its greatest advantage. This challenge will place the sun front and center as the students must design and create a fair ride that is run solely on solar power.

Grades 6-8: DSTEM – Wind Power
April 5, 2021
*Sponsored by Florida Prepaid

  • Harness the power of wind! Students will use the Engineering Design Process to create the most effective wind turbine blade design, and learn how we can create a greener future with renewable energy.

Grades K-2: Great Outdoors
April 19 or 23, 2021
*Sponsored by Florida Prepaid

  • Fresh air, clean water, pure soil - this is all possible through your own imagination. Find out ways you can make this world a greener place.

Grades 3-5: Green Roof Challenge
April 23, 2021
*Sponsored by Florida Prepaid

  • Students will gain an understanding of how water can be supplied by community water systems, how the water cycle works, and will discover how important water conservation is for our communities.

May: Amazing Animals Month

Grades K-2: Powerful Pollinators
May 3 or 7, 2021

  • Let’s get to the root of the problem! Use your STEM skills to design a pollination system and learn how plants grow. Allow your imagination to blossom!

Grades 3-5: Powerful Pollinators
May 3, 2021

  • What do plants need to grow? Students will experiment with material properties to create a hand pollinator of their own design. In doing so, they will learn why plants are so important to life on Earth and how we can support their growth.

Grades K-2: Build a Bug
May 17 or 21, 2021

  • The bugs have it! Students will learn about animal adaptations and the strength of the might ant. They will then use the Engineering Design Process to design a super-strong insect.

Grades 3-5: Airborne Arachnids
May 21, 2021

  • Discover the unique abilities that different animals utilize in the wild, and mimic a particular animal’s special ability by completing an Engineering Design Challenge!

Grades 6-8: Ocean Explorers
May 17, 2021

  • Let’s talk about turtles! Students will learn how these marine creatures are integral parts of the ocean food web and track their migratory patterns in order to better conserve the species.

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

OSC Reopening Plan 2020 Cover

As a prerequisite for admission, all guests ages 3+ are required to wear a face covering and have their temperature checked. If an individual from your party does not pass the temperature screening, the entire party will not be permitted to enter the museum. While in attendance, all guests are asked to please follow social distancing guidelines and wash or disinfect hands frequently.

For full details on the modifications we’ve made to our experience and our health and safety procedures, please download the building reopening plan or contact Reservations at 407.514.2112 for specific details about your program.

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