Creative Discovery Museum Offers Make It Classes For Home Schoolers

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Creative Discovery Museum is opening a new gallery called Make It.  Guests will build new skills through hands-on projects and problem-based activities that reinforce science concepts using hand and electric tools, computers, and specialized equipment, said officials.  

The STEM Club for home school families will be among the first users of this gallery.  A curriculum integrating science, engineering, math and technology concepts that make problem solving fun has been developed for the gallery, said officials.

Each session meets four times a month on Tuesdays from 1–3 p.m. in September, October, November, January, February, March and April.

The classes will include free 12-month Museum membership or membership extension when participants reserve for all seven sessions; reduced parking fees during home school hours; separate classes for grades K-2 and 3-5 and an experienced science educator as lead instructor Members will pay $45 a month for each child. Nonmembers pay $55 a month per child.

Visit www.cdmfun.org/homeschool for more information and to make a reservation.


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