Homeschool Day

Homeschool Day

Our next Homeschool Day will occur on March 14. Sign-up for Discovery Classes below!

Homeschool Day is your chance to experience a field trip at the High Desert Museum! For just $12 a person, you can tour the museum, attend a Discovery Class (registration required for students), and attend special wildlife encounters. We will also have facilitated art activities and other special programs to make this the perfect day for homeschoolers to visit the Museum.

Be sure to register early, particularly for Discovery Classes, as space is limited.

Adults must accompany their children/students at all times.

Discovery Class #1: Animal Enrichment

Recommended for 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Learn how our Wildlife Staff cares for the animals at our museum by providing exciting activities or toys for them. Create an actual enrichment item and watch as one is selected and given to an animal by one of our staff.

Register your child below!

Discovery Class #2: Artful Observations

Recommended for 4th and 5th Grade students

11:30 am – 11:55 am

How does art help us to better understand the world around us? You’ll learn about slowing down and looking at the details of art to better understand and interpret its meaning. We’ll practice these strategies in Andy Warhol’s Endangered Species: From the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation.

Register your child below!

Self Guided

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

While not facilitated, a self-guided field trip includes access to all exhibits and Museum spaces including our rotating temporary exhibits. You will also be able to attend special wildlife encounters throughout the museum, facilitated art activities, and other special programs which will be offered on this day only.


What does the pricing look like?

$12 student, $12 per adult, teacher, or chaperone

Do I need to register?

Yes, you need to register for Homeschool Day AND if you would like to attend a Discovery Class, you must register in advance.

I’m an adult chaperoning students that are signed up for a Discovery Class. Do I need to register myself for that class?

No, you should register your child in the class, and register yourself for a self-guided ticket. However, you must be in attendance of the class with your child.

Where can we eat lunch?

You can purchase lunch in the café, or you may choose to bring your own lunch and eat only in the following areas: Classroom B,  The meadow adjacent to “Dig Crawl Climb”, or picnic tables in front of museum.

How much are tickets for the event?

Cost for parents, chaperones, and school-aged children (3-year-old+) is $12 per person. Children 2 and younger are free.

Can I use my membership to receive a discount this day?

Individual or family memberships cannot be applied to homeschool group admission.

Do I need to arrive with my entire homeschool group?

No, groups can arrive separately.

Do I need to purchase a self-guided ticket and a Discovery Class ticket?

No, you if you register for a Discovery Class this includes your self-guided visit. If you do not intend to attend a Discovery Class, then you must purchase a Self-guided ticket for the day.

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