September 26, 2008
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Home School After School Program and Discounts
Begins on October 15
Beginning Wednesday, October 15, 2008, the Maryland Science Center will offer special discounts and weekly hands-on programs to home school students and their parents during the Home School After School workshop series.
Home School After School programs will focus on a new theme each week through April 2009, with activities geared toward students in grades 4-9. Activities like Know Your Skeleton invite participants to explore the human anatomy; Survival Island will use simple experiments to test their knowledge of basic wilderness skills; Ziplock Chemistry will let students safely hold a chemical reaction in their hands as it occurs; while Pinhole Photography will explore optics and photography.
“Home School After School complements the Maryland Science Center’s mission to make unique, engaging learning experiences available to students regardless of where they study,” said Director of Education Pete Yancone. “By using Maryland Science Center resources to provide students with hands-on learning, we hope to foster a passion for science education.”
Home schoolers can also enjoy the Maryland Science Center’s core exhibitions including Newton’s Alley, Dinosaur Mysteries, Your Body: The Inside Story, and Our Place in Space at a discounted rate.
Admission to the Maryland Science Center and participation in a Home School After School workshop is $8 beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. Programs begin at 3 p.m. Program- only participation is $5. Advance registration is recommended. To register, call 410-545-5945.
About the Maryland Science Center
The Maryland Science Center at Baltimore's Inner Harbor is visited by more than 500,000 people each year. Popular exhibits include: Dinosaur Mysteries with more than a dozen full-size dinosaurs and interactive paleontology activities; an exploration of the day in the life of the human body in Your Body: The Inside Story; and dozens of interactive experiments in Newton's Alley. Other popular attractions in the museum include the Kids Room, the five-story St. John Properties IMAX Theater, and the world-famous Davis Planetarium.