Homeschool Day at Virginia Living Museum | HEAV

An HEAV Sponsored Event!

Join us at the Virginia Living Museum for a special program especially for homeschool students!

January 26, 2022: Day and Night
10 a.m.
All ages (recommended for K-2)

Enjoy an exploration of shadows and how they relate to our experience of day and night. Focused on the mechanics of day and night and the Earth’s rotation.

February 9, 2022: Energy is Everywhere:
1 to 1:45 p.m.

All Ages

Understand the difference between a non-renewable and a renewable resource in order to help us think about where our consumer goods and energy come from in order to make better choices for a more sustainable future.


February 23, 2022: Follow the Drinking Gourd: A Quest for Freedom
1 to 1:45 p.m.

All ages (recommended for grades 2-5)

Engage in an exploration of how enslaved people in the Southern U.S. used the song “Follow the Drinking Gourd” to find their way north to freedom. Includes a retelling of the classic children’s book by Jeanette Winter.

March 9, 2022: Habitats and Humans
1 to 1:45 p.m
All Ages

Learn how the choices we make can impact our local habitats. Find out what we can do to help maintain healthy habitats to benefit plants, animals, and humans too.

March 23, 2022: Legends of the Night Sky: Orion
10 a.m.
All Ages

Two young kids explore the sky with their mom, learning how to find shapes in the night sky, and then hear a retelling of the classic Greek myth of Orion the Hunter.

April 13, 2022: Flowing Energy
1 p.m. to 1:45
All Ages

Explore the way energy flows through an ecosystem. Through this journey, learn the importance of the relationship between producers and consumers and what the role we play in the food web.

April 27, 2022: Virginia Skies
10 a.m.
All Ages

This is a live guided tour of the current evening sky with a staff astronomer. Come prepared with your questions to find out more about the night sky and the things we can see in it.

May 11, 2022: All About Animals
1 to 1:45 p.m.

All Ages

Explore what characteristics are unique to different animal groups in this station based program. Examine how these differences help each animal acquire their basic needs to survive.

May 25, 2022: InnerSpace
10 a.m.

All ages (recommended for grades 5 and up)

Discover an exploration of the “inner space” of the human body and how it responds to and fights off diseases.



Homeschool Days at Virginia Living Museum
524 J Clyde Morris Blvd
Newport News, VA 23601

Wednesdays Twice a month
January 26, 2022
February 9, 2022
February 23, 2022
March 9, 2022
March 23, 2022
April 13, 2022
April 27, 2022
May 11, 2022
May 25, 2022

TIME: Varies


Adults 18+: $18.00
Child 3-17: $15
Ages 0-2: Free


Register online or call the reservations office at 757-595-9135 or send an email to Reservations@thevlm.org. The Reservations Office hours are 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Please register everyone who plans to attend.

Additional Information

  • Everyone attending must register in one registration. Class price includes Museum admission.
  • Additional times and dates may be added as class space fills so please register early if you intend to join in on the fun.
  • Everyone is required to wear a mask for all classroom programs.
  • For any questions regarding registration please call the Reservations Office at 757-595-9135 or send an email to: Reservations@thevlm.org. The Reservations Office hours are 9:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

Child Classroom program and admission: $10.50 (Member)/

$15.00 (Non-member)
Adult classroom program and admission: Free (Member)/ $18.00
Self-guided Visit Only: Free (Member)/ $10.00 per child/ $18.00
per adult (Non-member)
Ages 2 and under: Free


Driving Directions: From I-64 Exit 258A Newport News, go two miles and turn left at the traffic light opposite the fire station. It is about 30 minutes from Williamsburg and Norfolk.

Additional Questions? Please contact 757-595-9135 or VLM website.

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