Homeschool Workshops

Homeschool Resources

The Franklin Institute's Homeschool Workshops are for students ages 7-14. All ages will be in the same classroom, but separated by age at different tables.  Each workshop runs from 10:30AM-2:30PM followed by free time to explore the museum as a family.


  • Upcoming Workshops

    March 12, 2015   SOLD OUT

    Your Brain

    Your brain is ever changing.  In this workshop you can test your powers of recall, challenge your multi-tasking skills and have an opportunity to touch a real, dissected sheep’s brain.  You’ll never think about your brain in the same way again.

    April 16, 2015 (not second Thursday)    SOLD OUT

    LEGO: Art of the Brick

    LEGOs are everyone’s favorite building block, so join us for a new traveling exhibit LEGO: Art of the Brick to see some mind-blowingly interesting LEGO creations.  Think you have what it takes to design something unique and inspiring?  During this workshop you can test it out using a variety of materials.

    May 14, 2015        

    Water Warriors

    The Earth has been undergoing changes since the beginning of time.  As it does, our perspectives and technologies change along with it. This workshop will focus on changes specific to our urban watershed and provide us with practical ways to handle challenges like storm water runoff, urban heat islands and super storms.


  • Pricing & Registration

    $60 per student (Non-Member)
    $55 per student (Member)

    The Registration Form provides more details about program discounts. With your registration, you will need to provide a signed Consent Form

  • What to Bring

    • Please pack a lunch. The class will take about a 30 minute break in the classroom for lunch.
    • Portfolios and pencils will be provided, so you don't have to bring anything else, unless you want to.
    • The temperature can vary greatly around the museum, so dress in layers and be prepared for small messes!
    • A Health and Consent Form if you haven't already returned it. (Only one per school year needed.)
  • Arrival and Departure

    Sign in will begin in the Bartol Atrium on the 2nd floor around 10:15AM and we will leave for the classroom by 10:30AM. We will return your student(s) to the Atrium around 2:30PM for you to sign them back out and begin exploring the museum on your own.

  • Parking

    You may park in The Franklin Institute's garage, entrance on 21st St, at a discounted rate of $6 per Workshop. Please bring your ticket inside to receive the Workshop pass.

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