Last Wednesday (October 6), more than 1,000 homeschoolers and their parents came to the Virgina Air & Space Center in Hampton to learn about flight and space exploration. This HEAV-sponsored event included a special presentation by NASA astronaut Susan Kilrain. NASA scientists and space center volunteers also provided many hands-on stations for science experiments and physics projects.

During the day, I was not only invited to give a presentation at the Peninsula Museum Association’s meeting that was being held upstairs in the Air and Space Center, but the visiting museum representatives also got to see a museum packed with homeschoolers!

Share your thoughts and experiences from the day as a comment below! We’d welcome comments from homeschool students, too!


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  1. Jeanette Clark says:

    We brought a total of 9 children from 2 families. From the ages of 3-15. This was our first time to the VA Air and Space Center and we will be back!! It was a great day to get out of Richmond.

  2. Tawa says:

    We really enjoyed this year’s Homeschool Open House at VASC. My kids were especially excited about meeting a real astronaut. we also loved all the presentations. Looking forward to more of this.