Home School Program (Ages 5-12)


Home School Program

Our homeschool classes are offered on Mondays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for students ages 5-12. A different three-week science unit is taught each month, with classes consisting of instructional time, hands-on activities, and outdoor activities. Extension ideas will be provided to parents so they can follow up with lessons and activities at home.

Schedule: Three Mondays a month from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (classes for ages 5 – 6, 7 – 8, and 9 – 12)
Fees per student: $60 member** / $90 nonmember per three-week unit

**Family Tree membership or above required to receive member price.

Please note: Parents and siblings may not attend classes. Those who wish to join the nature hike may do so by first discussing it with the instructors. *Attendee(s) must be mature enough to participate in the program(s) without parental or guardian supervision. 

Registration note: Registering for multiple months? Please remember to register your child in the same age group for the entire semester. Registration closes the Friday before noon.

January 6, 13, 27: Planet Protectors

Planet Protectors report for duty! This month’s sessions will focus on ways to help save our planet! We will learn about recycling, find creative ways to reuse old products, and learn why protecting our planet is an important job for everyone.

February 3, 10, 24: Cycles in Nature

Life cycles are an important part of nature. This month, we will take a closer look at the stages of development that plants and animals undergo.

March 2, 9, 23: Cold-Blooded Buddies

From slithery snakes to slow-moving turtles, the world of reptiles is full of fascinating animals. Interact with live animals as we investigate the adaptions of these cold-blooded buddies.

April 6, 20, 27: Fantastic Photosynthesis

Botany is more than juicy fruits and awesome blossoms. This class will take a closer look at plant life here at the Arboretum. Observe plants in the field, dissect a flower, and learn the process of pollination.

May 4, 11, 18: Bugology

Get up close and personal with some of our favorite creepy crawlies as we study the fascinating world of insects! Learn how these tiny helpers make a huge impact in our ecosystems as we interact with live bugs and go on insect scavenger hunts.

Please note that classes will be online only. For inquiries regarding May classes please contact our home school manager, Justin Clay, at jclay@houstonarboretum.org

*Please note that the following have SOLD OUT: 7-8 class and 9-12 class. We do have waitlists available. Simply proceed with the registration and you will be automatically added until full.


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