Home School

Registration Open!

Please note, Workshops and classes are offered on Thursday afternoons from 2:00- 4:00 pm, starting September 2013.

For over 10 years, Burpee Museum has been offering science classes for students who are home schooled. Current teacher, Betsy Carlson, MEd, home schooled her own children, has extensive experience as a teacher in a local home school co-op, and has been on the education staff at Burpee since 2003.

Classes are for ages 10 and up and Workshops are for 6 - 9 year olds. Participants can sign up for the entire month, semester, or pick and choose which classes to attend. These programs are inquiry based; hands-on activities and experiments are the core of all classes. The curriculum is based on the AIMS (Activities Investigating Mathematics and Science) and GEMS (Great Explorations in Math and Science) curricula. Students will measure, estimate, observe, predict, classify, gather and record data.

Burpee Museum reserves the right to limit enrollment or cancel any class.  Every effort will be made to notify registrants when a class is cancelled.  Refund Policy: one full week's notice.



Science Classes for ages 10 + up (Click here for more information) 

All Classes meet on Thursdays from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Registration and payment are required
Per Class: $12 members/$9 additional siblings
$16 non members/$13 non members additional siblings

A year of Geoscience Labs is planned for Burpee’s Home School Classes. The classes will use the resources available in the museum’s collections. The labs qualify for high school credit.

Science Workshops for 6-9 year olds (Click here for more information)  

All Workshops meet on Thursdays from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Registration and payment are required
Per Workshop: $12 members/$9 additional siblings
$16 non members/$13 non members additional siblings

Hands on Science with the Museum as the student’s laboratory. These workshops are based on Activities Integrating Mathematics and Science curriculum produced by the National Science Foundation.

Contact Betsy Carlson  for more information on Home School Programs