The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is one of the best museums in the world and we are so lucky to have it right here in Indy! Many people know of the amazing exhibits, but did you know that they offer extensive homeschooling programming as well? The Indianapolis area has a vibrant and rapidly growing homeschool community, and The Children’s Museum provides academic enrichment and support for homeschooling families across Central Indiana.
Homeschool Programming at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
The Children’s Museum has a robust selection of programming for all ages, and in a variety of different categories, with both in-person and virtual options. Art, humanities, and science are just a few of the subjects offered. The Children’s Museum’s website has an organized homeschooling category where offerings are broken-down by category, and in-person or virtual offerings. Tickets are sold per class, and pricing varies based on the selected class. You do not have to be a member of the museum to use their homeschooling classes, but discounts are available for museum members!
Science Homeschool Programs at The Children’s Museum
Classes rotate and vary based on the school year, but you can expect to find hands-on opportunities to learn. Science experiments, working with chemical reactions, and even cooking classes are just some of the programming options available.
Discover what it’s like to be a NASA astronaut, and learn in an interactive experience that is one-of-a-kind to The Children’s Museum. Their on-staff educators have created engaging curriculum that your children will love.
Art Homeschool Programs at The Children’s Museum
Creating a love of art and culture is critical at an early age and The Children’s Museum uses art throughout their programming to create a deeper understanding of the subject. You can expect to find a wide variety of art classes available on a rotating basis. Subjects like exploring art through paint, sculpting, and drawing are examples of some of their art classes.
You can learn different art methods from artists and practice your new skills. The best part? You get to create freely, and leave the clean up for the amazing staff at the museum. All play and no work? Sign me up!
Humanities Homeschool Programs at The Children’s Museum
Did you know the museum offers programming such as yoga? Engage the mind and body while learning at The Children’s Museum. Children learn best with movement, so you can expect the educators at the museum to understand and support your children in all of their developmental needs. They also offer in-person karate instruction to keep the mind and body moving and learning.
Classes are in-person and virtual, with take home kits available for those who would like to participate online with any materials you might need. If you don’t live close to the museum, and would still like to participate with your take home kit, they offer shipping right to your front door. Make sure to select the shipped kit option when purchasing your tickets!
Downloadable Content from The Children’s Museum
If it’s not already clear, The Children’s Museum is committed to the homeschooling community here in Indianapolis and the development of all children. So much so, that they offer free printable homeschooling content right on their website! Categories are broken down by grade– early elementary, upper elementary, and middle school grades all have their own designated category on the site. Educators can quickly and conveniently locate age appropriate materials.
Are you looking for unit studies? They have fun and engaging unit studies free on their website as well. Explore the rainforest with Dora and Diego, learn about health and wellness with Doc McStuffins, and immerse yourself in the art of storytelling as a Pirate or Princess! They offer dozens of different in depth unit studies, and provide them as a free resource to homeschooling families right on their website. You will find a summary of the content, as well as the target grade on the preview for each unit study. The unit studies are set up well and easy to navigate.
Homeschooling has never been easier with the help and commitment of The Children’s Museum. Their passion for education and child development is clear with their program offerings and extensive free materials available to families. Stay connected and sign up here for newsletters with current program offerings for home educators.