10am—5pm Tuesday—Saturday | Noon—5pm Sunday | Closed Monday

Homeschool Courses

Homeschool Courses

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature offers an enrichment program for students who are homeschooled. This program is a series that is taught throughout the school year and builds upon previous lessons. The homeschool program is based on a three-year content cycle and is structured to touch on major benchmarks in state and national science standards. The three-year cycle rotates through Physical Science, Earth & Space Science, and Life & Environmental Science.

2021-2022 is focused on Life and Environmental Science. Classes run from October 2021 through May 2022 and will meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at the Museum.

  • Registration for the 2021-22 session opens August 17, 2021.

For Juniors

Junior-Level classes for students in grades 2-5 run from 1-2 pm. These classes combine group discussions and hands-on classroom activities with extensive use of The Bishop’s exhibitions, Planetarium, and Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat. When thematically appropriate, they may also include mini-field trips to the Riverwalk for nature observation. One parent or guardian for each Junior Level student is welcome to attend class with their child if they so choose.

Junior Life & Environmental Science — Begins at 1pm October 5

For Seniors

Senior-Level classes are for students in grades 6-9. These classes include a range of discussion and inquiry-focused activities, including those designed to practice laboratory skills.

Senior Life & Environmental Science — Canceled. Please check back next year for details of the 2022-2023 Senior Physical Science course.

Fees and Additional Information

Fees cover the 16-class series. 

  • $200 for members of the Discovery Society
  • $250 for all others

For more information or to ask questions, please contact Susan McCarthy at 941-746-4131, ext. 113, or SMcCarthy@BishopScience.org