Calling All Homeschoolers! The Scott Family Amazeum is excited to invite all homeschool organizations and families to our Homeschool Days: October 27, January 26, 2017 and April 27, 2017. Homeschoolers are the focus for the entire day and will be issued a yellow wristband so that it will be easy for you to see and meet other homeschoolers from across the area. Learn more about other homeschool opportunities and networks in the region, and find out how to bring your students to the Amazeum for camps, workshops and Unfield Trips throughout the year. Also, be sure to set aside time to explore our interactive exhibits! There are two ways to attend Homeschool Day: by booking your very own Unfield Trip visit to the Amazeum, or by exploring on your own. Only homeschoolers will be able to reserve Unfield Trips on Homeschool Days, so this is another great way to have fun and meet other homeschool families and students!
The Amazeum is planning town hall meetings so that we can hear from you directly about how we can serve you and the Homeschool community better. Your voices, ideas, and suggestions for programming, and other ways that the Amazeum can be a resource for you are very important to us; these town hall meetings will be key to helping us shape our homeschool offerings, which will be launched in late 2016-early 2017. Stay tuned for the announcement of our town hall dates, and please join us for our upcoming Homeschool Days. We look forward to seeing you there!
Q: What are Homeschool Days at the Scott Family Amazeum?
A: Homeschool Days are an opportunity for homeschool families to play and explore at the Scott Family Amazeum together. Homeschool Days are a great opportunity to network and mingle with other homeschoolers while you are learning and making discoveries. On these special days, homeschoolers are the only group who can schedule an Unfield Trip, allowing easier access to the exhibits.
Q: When are Homeschool Days?
A: Homeschool Days will occur on October 27, January 26, 2017 and April 27, 2017, from 9 am-5 pm. Homeschoolers will have exclusive access of the museum from 9-10 am before the museum opens to the general public at 10 am.
Q: What is the fee for attending Homeschool Days?
A: The fee for Homeschool Days is based upon how you plan to attend. If you are visiting as a family or a group of less than 20 people, the fee is our regular admission rate. If you are an Amazeum member, you are welcome to use your membership for those listed on your membership to attend Homeschool Days. If you have a group of 20 or more paying people, you can reserve an Unfield Trip in advance to receive a reduced rate.
Q: Do I need to pre-register if I plan to attend Homeschool Days?
A: Groups of 20 or more paying people interested in receiving a discounted rate should pre-register as an Unfield Trip by contacting the Amazeum Reservations Specialist at 479-268-4542 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are attending as a smaller group or family, there is no need to pre-register for Homeschool Days. Please plan to check in at the admission kiosk to pay regular admission fee or use your family membership.
Q: Can I drop my child off at the Amazeum during Homeschool Days?
A: The Amazeum requires students to be accompanied by an adult at all times. The adult should be age 18 years or older. A minimum of one adult is required for every 10 students.
Q: Will there be special programming going on during Homeschool Days?
A: Homeschool Days will feature the full exhibit experience including additional learning opportunities throughout the day. Homeschool Days is a free flow experience allowing students and adults the opportunity to explore the areas of most interest at their own pace. Homeschool Days do not include a guided tour or focused workshop. Homeschoolers will receive a special 10% discount in Curiosity Corner museum store. Use this discount to stock up on fun, educational materials to enhance your learning at home!
Q: Who qualifies to attend Homeschool Days?
A: Any student receiving academic instruction at home is welcome to attend Homeschool Days. The Amazeum requires students to be accompanied by an adult at all times. The adult should be age 18 years or older. A minimum of one adult is required for every 10 students.
Q: Do I need to show proof of homeschooling in order to attend?
A: Proof of homeschooling is not required to attend Homeschool Days.
Q: My family can’t get to the Amazeum until the afternoon. Will we miss out on the fun?
A: Homeschool Days will begin at 9 am and continue until the museum closes at 5 pm. Homeschoolers are welcome to arrive at any time during those hours. The fun and discovery will continue all day!
Q: I can’t make it to Homeschool Days. What are my options?
A: If you are unable to visit during Homeschool Days, we encourage you to visit on another day that accommodates your schedule. Check our website for hours of operation along with information about Priceless Nights. For larger groups of homeschoolers interested in visiting together, please contact the Amazeum Reservations Specialist at 479-268-4542 or email@example.com to schedule an Unfield Trip.
Q: What resources are available to help my family prepare for Homeschool Day?
A: The Amazeum website has several resources available to help you prepare for your visit. Get a sneak peek at the Amazeum exhibits and check out some pre-visit activities, connections to standards, and other educational resources. Be sure to sign up for the homeschool list on our newsletter options. We will send you newsletter with information that is relevant to homeschool. If you have additional questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What else is the Amazeum planning for Homeschoolers?
A: The Amazeum is in the process of developing experiences that meet the educational goals of homeschoolers. In 2016, a series of town hall meetings will occur to gain insight into the educational needs of homeschoolers in Northwest Arkansas. Experiences and offerings will be developed based upon the feedback gathered at the town hall meetings.