Homeschool Programs

Looking for experiences and programming that supplement your homeschool science curriculum?

SCI homeschool programming supports the Iowa Core and National Science Standards and is accurate, relevant and fun! Your Science Center of Iowa experience will reflect the quality of our fully accredited institution, endorsed by AAM and ASTC.

Homeschool Science Series

With hands-on workshops for students and parents, the Homeschool Science Series is a unique opportunity for homeschoolers to enhance their curriculum through STEM programming led by SCI staff. Workshops also provide an opportunity for homeschoolers to share ideas and expand their network of like-minded learners.

Spring 2023 Workshops

In celebration of SCI hosting the traveling exhibit The World’s Largest Dinosaurs, our homeschool workshops will focus on dinosaurs, how they lived and how we find them.

Upcoming Workshops:

February 2 - Bones and Fossils: What are the different shapes and characteristics of bones? How do bones make fossils? What can fossils tell us about the past as well as the future?

February 9 – Adaptation: Why do some dinosaurs have such strange body shapes? What ways did dinosaurs protect themselves? How are dinosaurs similar and different to animals that are alive today?

February 16 - rescheduled to March 2 due to weather

February 23 - Dinosaur Extinction: What happened to all the dinosaurs? How do we know when they went extinct? Did any of them survive?  

March 2 - Dinosaurs vs Reptiles vs Birds: What are the difference between the three? Are all dinosaurs reptiles? How are birds related to dinosaurs?


Class Logistics & Safety Precautions

Homeschool Science Series workshops will take place in person at the Science Center of Iowa. During each session, students will meet with SCI staff to explore the topic while parents participate in a free concurrent session.


  • Individual Class: $19 per child; $10 for SCI members
  • Spring 2023 Series (all classes): $76 per child; $40 for SCI members

Contact the Education Team at educators@sciowa.org.