Let EdVenture Be Part of Your Curriculum! We have fantastic programming developed just for the unique needs of home school groups. Perfect for ages 2-10, this programming gives your students a chance to enjoy EdVenture in a whole new way!
Enjoy EdVenture-led special activities on the third Friday of each month from 2:30 – 3:30pm, and on the first Tuesday from 1:00 – 2:00pm (February, March, May only). Homeschool groups receive a discounted rate: $7 per child with free admission for one parent/guardian; $5 for each additional parent/guardian.
Please call Theresa Dozier at 803-400-1151 to reserve your space. For questions regarding homeschool programming, please call Sydney Pullen at 803-400-1141.
Homeschool Programming and Schedule: Spring 2013
Throughout the semester on first Tuesdays and third Fridays, EdVenture Educators will have special, SC standards-based programs just for home school students.
Homeschool Spring 2013
First Tuesday from 1:00 – 2:00 (February, March, May)
Third Friday from 2:30 – 3:30 (January through May)
Friday, January 18
Ages 3-4: Maker Shop
Come explore your inner artist in this Maker movement-inspired session.
Ages 5-7: Spa Science
Make your own indulgent bubble baths and soaps while learning about chemistry!
Ages 8-10: Squishy Circuits
Explore the basics of electricity as we make electrical circuits using conductive play-dough. Shocking!
Tuesday, February 5
Ages 3-4: Giggle Science (Biolab*)
Explore some hands-on science activities in our Bioinvestigators Lab!
Ages 5-7: Cooking Lab* Activity (TBD)
Ages 8-10: Magnificent Magnets!
Explore the invisible power of magnets as we discuss and examine magnetic fields, ferrofluid, and electromagnets.
Friday, February 15
Ages 3-4: Things that Go
Explore the world of moving objects, and design your own thing that goes!
Ages 5-7: Robotics
Play with real robots! We'll discuss the uses of robotics technology as we explore the mechanics of some fun bots.
Ages 8-10: It's Robotastic!
What happens in a robot's "brain"? Use laptops to program robots and control their actions.
Tuesday, March 5
Ages 3-4: Exploring Sound with Clifford the Big Red Dog
Read along as Clifford explores sound. Then, make your own sound by building an instrument!
Ages 5-7: Vibrations and Waves: Sound & Light
Explore the nature of sound and light as we use science tools to investigate color, sound waves, and our brain's perception of the two.
Ages 8-10: SoundLab
We'll go in-depth with sound as we do a series of experiments to help us examine sound waves' unique properties. Apply your new-found knowledge by building an instrument!
Friday, March 15
Ages 3-4: Superhero Science!
Invisibility! Flight! Explore the science of superheroes by creating your own invisible ink and flying machines!
Ages 5-7: Talons! Birds of Prey (Biolab*)
Explore the world of birds of prey, and learn about food webs as you dissect an owl pellet in our lab.
Ages 8-10: Cooking Lab* Activity (TBD)
Friday, April 19
Ages 3-4: Little Bites (Cooking Lab*)
It's never to early to start learning about nutrition. Practice making (and eating!) healthy snacks in EdVenture's kitchen.
Ages 5-7: Little Sparks: Fire and Life Safety
Do you know what to do in case of a fire? This program is designed and taught by EdVenture's Fire Safety educators, who will guide children through essential safety information.
Ages 8-10: Environmental Explorations (Biolab*)
What's living in your pond? Use a microscope to observe bacteria and other single-celled organisms that inhabit freshwater. Create a bacteria/protest model for observation and take home.
Tuesday, May 7
Ages 3-4: Farm to Fork, Jr.
Discover where your food comes from in this hands-on program that is tied to our newly renovated exhibits.
Ages 5-7: Farm to Fork, Sr.
Explore in-depth the long path that takes food from the friendly farm to your dinner plate.
Ages 8-10: Burning Questions – The Chemistry of Fire
Think you know everything there is to know about fire safety? Think again! EdVenture's Fire Safety educators will discuss the chemistry behind fire as they demonstrate the action and reaction of different gases to an open flame.
Friday, May 17: Butterflies
Ages 3-4: Waiting for Wings: The Life of a Baby Butterfly
Explore the world of butterflies – their unique lifecycle and anatomy – as you tour the Blooming Butterflies exhibit.
Ages 5-7: Amazing Metamorphosis
Be a lepidopterist for a day! Use field guides and magnifying glasses to observe butterflies in their habitat and collect data. Learn about butterflies' role in the food web and the adaptations that allow them to survive.
Ages 8-10: Behind the Scenes at Blooming Butterflies
What does it take to build and maintain a butterfly exhibit? Students will get a behind-the-scenes tour of the exhibit as they learn about how the exhibit is specifically catered to the world of butterflies.
* Additional fees may apply.