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(NJ) January 31, 2017-February 3, 2017, Homeschool Week,11:00 am-2:00 pm.  Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 08544, 609-258-3788, artmus@princeton.edu. Join us for self-guided, interactive tours followed by related art projects. Each day has a different theme. All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed. Tuesday, January 31: Mexico. Wednesday, February 1: Pop Art. Thursday, February 2: Epic Tales from India. Friday, February 3: Africa. Artmuseum.princeton.edu.

(AL) February 3, 2017, Homeschool Program: Health Science I, 2:00 PM, PreK4-1st Grade, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, 65 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama 36633, 251-208-6893. Learn about safety and good decisions with a special visit from McGruff the Crime Dog. Students will learn how to keep safe by knowing what to do when they are out in public. All classes are approximately 60 minutes in length and will begin at 2pm. Please call our Education Department at251.208.6818 for more information. www.exploreum.com.

(AL) February 3, 2017, Homeschool Program: Health Science I, 2:00 PM, 2nd-4th Grade, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, 65 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama 36633, 251-208-6893. Medicine Safety and “McGruff” the Crime Dog! Students will learn about Medicine safety and the importance of knowing what medicine looks like and how it is packaged. They will also explore public safety and experience McGruff the Crime Dog. Students will take away an important message through an interactive experience! All classes are approximately 60 minutes in length and will begin at 2pm. Please call our Education Department at251.208.6818 for more information. www.exploreum.com.

(AL) February 3, 2017, Homeschool Program: Health Science I, 2:00 PM, 5th– 7th Grade, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, 65 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama 36633, 251-208-6893. Drugs can be one of the most dangerous facets of our society and in this class students will have the opportunity to go through the Drug Bus to get a better understanding of how drugs effect our bodies. All classes are approximately 60 minutes in length and will begin at 2pm. Please call our Education Department at251.208.6818 for more information. www.exploreum.com.

(AL) February 3, 2017, Homeschool Program: Health Science I, 2:00 PM, 8th-12th Grade, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, 65 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama 36633, 251-208-6893. In this interactive class, we will be researching how different types of medications interact with the human body. We will also be researching how well different types of solvents dissolve different medicines. After our research, we will jump on the drug bus and learn even more about how drugs affect the human body! All classes are approximately 60 minutes in length and will begin at 2pm. Please call our Education Department at251.208.6818 for more information. www.exploreum.com.

(MD) February 4 – March 5, 2017, Fun Company: A TALE OF TWO TROLLS, Saturday & Sunday @ 1:30pm. Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD • 301-694-4744. contact@marylandensemble.org. Hilltop and Underbridge are about as different as two trolls can be!  But when Prince Handsomepants invites the entire kingdom to his royal ball, of course the trolls want to go!  Can Underbridge transform Hilltop into Princess material?  Or will she embarrass him in front of royalty?  Crazy, messy, silly fun for the whole family guaranteed! Tickets $14 – Price includes all fees. http://marylandensemble.org.

(TN) February 4, 2017, Family Program: Beginning Banjo Workshop. Program takes place at 10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.–11:45 p.m. Country Museum Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 5th Avenue S, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 416-2001. Schools@countrymusichalloffame.org.  Participants learn banjo basics, including a few chords and songs, in this hands-on workshop. Jimmy Olander will lead this introductory class. Olander came to Nashville as a banjo instructor, but he is known best as lead guitarist for Diamond Rio. Banjos provided or bring your own. This activity takes place in the Museum's Taylor Swift Education Center and is designed for guests ages 7 and up. Admission is included with Museum ticket* or Museum membership. Seating is limited. Participating children and up to two accompanying adults may take part in this family program and tour the Museum at a discounted rate! Inquire at the Box Office for more information. CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Education.

 

(NH) February 4, 2017, 14TH Annual Ice Harvest & Winter Carnival, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
(SEVERE weather date: Sunday, February 5, 2017).  Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth Village, NH 03886, (603) 323-7591, info@remickmuseum.org.  A New Hampshire tradition and timeless wintertime fun! Participate in traditional ice block cutting, piking and hoisting ~ watch as it’s transported to our ice house. Celebrate winter with outdoor/indoor activities and history-based demonstrations. Warm up with Farmhouse Kitchen favorites for purchase at the Sugarhouse
Including cook-your-own hot dogs and s’more kits for enjoying at an outdoor campfire. Raffle & Contest: Enter to win a Remick-Raised Egg & Meat Basket
. The history of a winter industry and seasonal pastimes in New Hampshire.  Our MOST POPULAR annual event! remickmuseum.org.

(CT) February 4-5, 2017, Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises, Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426, 860-767-8269, crm@ctrivermuseum.org.  CRM welcomes back RiverQuest for this year’s Winter Wildlife Cruises! Tours depart Fridays at 10:00AM and 12:30PM, and Saturdays and Sundays at 9:00AM, 11:30AM, and 2:00PM.  Naturalists are aboard to help spot and provide information on wildlife and hot coffee is offered in the boat’s heated cabin$40 per person. CRM members $36 per person.  Includes free admission to the Museum’s exhibits and galleries. Advance reservations strongly suggested. All departures subject to weather conditions. Safety policies prohibit anyone under the age of ten years old on board. http://www.ctrivermuseum.org/eagle-cruises/

(GA) February 8, 2017, HomeSchool Academy: Animal in Action: Jumpers, Grades K-2, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315, (404) 624-WILD. From runners to swimmers, animals have many ways of moving. Join Zoo Atlanta for an afternoon of learning and discovery designed specifically for homeschool students! HomeSchool Academy is a unique program that allows students to explore animal and science concepts in a fun, interactive environment. Programs are grade-appropriate and include games, activities, Zoo tours and animal encounters. Cost: $16.95 (members); $20.95 (non-members). Advance registration and payment required. Walk-up registrations not accepted. Call 404.624.5822 with questions or email education@zooatlanta.org.  http://www.zooatlanta.org.

 

(GA) February 8, 2017, HomeSchool Academy: Where in the World is … Elusive Fire Fox, Grades 3-5, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315, (404) 624-WILD. Get out your maps because it's time to be a globetrotter! We'll use clues to determine each month's mystery animal. Join Zoo Atlanta for an afternoon of learning and discovery designed specifically for homeschool students! HomeSchool Academy is a unique program that allows students to explore animal and science concepts in a fun, interactive environment. Programs are grade-appropriate and include games, activities, Zoo tours and animal encounters. Cost: $16.95 (members); $20.95 (non-members). Advance registration and payment required. Walk-up registrations not accepted. Call 404.624.5822 with questions or email education@zooatlanta.org.  http://www.zooatlanta.org.

 

(GA) February 8, 2017, HomeSchool Academy: Invertebrate Anatomy: Mollusks, Grades 6-8, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315, (404) 624-WILD. Dive into the diverse world of invertebrates. Each class will include a dissection. Join Zoo Atlanta for an afternoon of learning and discovery designed specifically for homeschool students! HomeSchool Academy is a unique program that allows students to explore animal and science concepts in a fun, interactive environment. Programs are grade-appropriate and include games, activities, Zoo tours and animal encounters. Cost: $16.95 (members); $20.95 (non-members). Advance registration and payment required. Walk-up registrations not accepted. Call 404.624.5822 with questions or email education@zooatlanta.org.  http://www.zooatlanta.org.

 

(GA) February 8, 2017, HomeSchool Academy: Vertebrate Anatomy: Circulatory System (class involves a dissection), Grades 9-12, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315, (404) 624-WILD. Explore the different bones and organs that are characteristic of various vertebrates. Join Zoo Atlanta for an afternoon of learning and discovery designed specifically for homeschool students! HomeSchool Academy is a unique program that allows students to explore animal and science concepts in a fun, interactive environment. Programs are grade-appropriate and include games, activities, Zoo tours and animal encounters. Cost: $16.95 (members); $20.95 (non-members). Advance registration and payment required. Walk-up registrations not accepted. Call 404.624.5822 with questions or email education@zooatlanta.org.  http://www.zooatlanta.org.

 

(PA) February 9, 2017,  V IS FOR VOLCANO, 10 am -12 pm, Ages 6 – 8, Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. Explore the explosive power of volcanoes! Examine volcanic rocks, follow the flow of lava, and make a model of a volcano. Workshop cost: $15 Member / $18 Non-member. Register by Phone: 412.237.1637.  Visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org for more information.

 

(PA) February 9, 2017, VIDEO GAME DESIGN, 10 am -12 pm, Ages 9-12, Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. Sharpen your computer skills and unleash your creativity as you design, create, and test out your own video games! Workshop cost: $15 Member / $18 Non-member. Register by Phone: 412.237.1637.  Visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org for more information.

(PA) February 9, 2017, Homeschool Classes: Balancing Invisible Forces: Electromagnetism, 9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm, Ages: 6-13 years old.  Lancaster Science Factory, 454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602, (717) 509-6363, info@TLSF.org. Students will explore magnet and magnetism. Students will examine the invisible magnetic field that surrounds a magnet and learn to predict its attraction and repulsion. Students will then be challenged to create an electro-magnet.  Class dates and times are subject to change. Please call 717.509.6363 to confirm class schedules and with any questions you have about homeschool programming and to pre-register.

(CT) February 10, 11, 12, 2017, Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises, Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426, 860-767-8269, crm@ctrivermuseum.org.  CRM welcomes back RiverQuest for this year’s Winter Wildlife Cruises! Tours depart Fridays at 10:00AM and 12:30PM, and Saturdays and Sundays at 9:00AM, 11:30AM, and 2:00PM.  Naturalists are aboard to help spot and provide information on wildlife and hot coffee is offered in the boat’s heated cabin$40 per person. CRM members $36 per person.  Includes free admission to the Museum’s exhibits and galleries. Advance reservations strongly suggested. All departures subject to weather conditions. Safety policies prohibit anyone under the age of ten years old on board. http://www.ctrivermuseum.org/eagle-cruises/

(NJ) February 11-June, 2017,Young Performers Workshop: Musical Theatre Training Program (8-18). Young Performers Workshop is dedicated to the enrichment of young lives through experience in the theatre arts, and serves as a venue for cultivating young theatre performers between the ages of eight and 18. The program is one of only a handful in the nation that offers both formal training and production experience for young people. Registration is open to any young person regardless of experience. However, prospective students must complete an interview/audition prior to acceptance into the program. The minimum age is eight. Spring Registration Deadline is February 1. Call 908 979-0900 for more information on registration.

(DE) February 11, 2017, Victorine's Valentine's Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hagley Museum and Library, GPS address is 200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807, 302-658-2400, AskHagley@hagley.org. Celebrate with your loved ones at Hagley! Victorine’s Valentine’s Day is a sweet family event with something for everyone. This is a drop-in activity, feel free to join the fun at any time from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can show how much they love someone by making their own Valentine card, sending a secret message through tissue paper flowers or designing a candy bar wrapper. Get creative at the hot cocoa bar with whipped cream, chocolate chips, and other tasty treats. This event is weather-dependent; please check www.hagley.org for updates in the event of inclement weather. www.hagley.org.

(VT) February 13–April 21, 2017,Gallery Workshop: Portraits Rock!  Fridays, and by special arrangementShelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road, PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482, (802) 985-3346, info@shelburnemuseum.org. Backstage Pass: Rock and Roll Photography! features more than 300 photographs, taking an intimate look at some of rock music’s biggest stars from the 1960s-80s. Join us for a comparison of portraits over time through an exploration of folk and high style portraiture in our Webb Gallery of American Art, and the 20th century photographs in this exhibition. Students will have the opportunity create their own portraits using both photographic and painting techniques. Recommended for grades 5-12Our gallery workshops are a great way to spend part of your school day. Workshops are designed to meet Common Core educational standards and offer students in grades K-12 an exciting opportunity to explore and get inspired by our collections and special exhibitions. Each workshop includes thoughtful discussion and meaningful, hands-on, art-based activities. We welcome public and private school groups as well as homeschooling families and communities. https://shelburnemuseum.org/

(FL) February 14, 2017: Homeschool Classes for Ages 6-8: Amazing Africa, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 NW Hwy 17-92, Sanford, Florida 32771, 407-323-44550 ext. 123, education@centralfloridazoo.org. Students explore the lands, cultures and animals of this fascinating old world continent. Call 407.323.4450, ext. 123 or email education@centralfloridazoo.org for more information. Registration is required at least two weeks in advance. Annual Pass Holders: $15.00 Non-Pass Holders: $18.00. Fee includes Zoo admission for the student on day of registered program. www.centralfloridazoo.org.

(NJ) February 15 - April 26, 2017, Tyro Acting Program, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 PM, Ages:8-10, Centenary Stage Company, Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ  078409, 908 979-0900. As part of the Centenary Stage Company’s mission to introduce and develop arts in education within the community. This Tyro is a theatre arts program designed specifically for young thespians ages 8-10 years of age. TYRO (Greek word for beginner) is a program designed specifically for young thespians. Students will meet once a week to learn acting techniques through structured theatre activities which focus on expression, confidence building, and fun! The program will be held in The Little Theater located on the campus of Centenary University, 400 Jefferson St, Hackettstown, NJ. COST:  $150 per student. Registration is limited to ten students. Registration Deadline:  February 1, 2017. For more information or to register call (908) 979-0900. www.centenarystageco.org.

(AL) February 17, 2017, Homeschool Program: Health Science II, 2:00 PM, PreK4-1st Grade, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, 65 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama 36633, 251-208-6893. Learn about proper care of your teeth and the science behind how different foods affect your pearly whites. Projects will demonstrate how liquids can stain and weaken enamel, and how we can clean and keep our smile shiny. All classes are approximately 60 minutes in length and will begin at 2pm. Please call our Education Department at251.208.6818 for more information. www.exploreum.com.

(AL) February 17, 2017, Homeschool Program: Health Science II, 2:00 PM, 2nd-4th Grade, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, 65 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama 36633, 251-208-6893. Immune system and Diseases! Students will learn about our body’s Immune System, how it works, and what it’s made up of. They will discover Viruses and Bacteria and how they are transmitted through a class game. Students will also explore how our body fights the flu with an experiment. All classes are approximately 60 minutes in length and will begin at 2pm. Please call our Education Department at251.208.6818 for more information. www.exploreum.com.

(AL) February 17, 2017, Homeschool Program: Health Science II, 2:00 PM, 5th– 7th Grade, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, 65 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama 36633, 251-208-6893. Examine germs, viruses, and bacteria! Learn how these troublesome germs, bacteria and viruses travel and make us sick! All classes are approximately 60 minutes in length and will begin at 2pm. Please call our Education Department at251.208.6818 for more information. www.exploreum.com.

(AL) February 17, 2017, Homeschool Program: Health Science II, 2:00 PM, 8th-12th Grade, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, 65 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama 36633, 251-208-6893 It is common knowledge that exercise is beneficial to the human body in many areas, but did you know that it can affect your body’s Biochemistry? Getting the right amount of exercise can drastically help your body’s blood-glucose level! Come hangout with us, as we get sweet on bio-science. All classes are approximately 60 minutes in length and will begin at 2pm. Please call our Education Department at251.208.6818 for more information. www.exploreum.com.

(PA) February 17, 2017, Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company, 10:30 am. Recommended for all ages.  NextMove Dance at the Prince Theatre, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, 215-636-9000 ext.110, annemarie@danceaffiliates.org Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company, performs a blend of Afro-Cuban and contemporary dance to Grammy award-winning Arturo O’Farrill’s music. Cuba is known for training world-class dancers who excel in
contemporary, ballet, capoeria and Afro-Cuban styles. Malpaso continues to make waves in the dance world with its new and unique voice rooted in the Cuban experience. Tickets are $5. Reservations: Anne-Marie Mulgrew Education Director, 215-636-9000 ext. 110,
annemarie@danceaffiliates.org. For full brochure Visit www.danceaffiliates.org.

(NJ) February 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – February 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm, Winter Vacation Family Camp, YMCA Camp Mason, 23 Birch Ridge Road, Hardwick, NJ 07825. There may be no better time to experience Camp Mason than the winter!  Let’s hope for snow so you can experience sledding, cross country skiing, ice skating, and, of course, hot cocoa around a roaring fire! This special Family Camp provides a wonderful opportunity to get away from it all and spend quality time with your family at camp. With activities available all weekend and all your meals cooked for you, your only worry is deciding what to do first! Whether you choose to relax and enjoy the peaceful setting or test your outdoor skills, the weekend will definitely be one to remember. Our duplex cabins are heated and have full bathrooms on each side and bunk beds that hold up to 12 people per unit. Each unit will house one family for the weekend with some smaller families staying in single rooms in Spruce or Hillside Lodge. Village assignment is on a first come, first served basis. Beds and mattresses are provided, but you should bring either sleeping bags or linens, pillows, and blankets. Adult (13 and up): $150 per person. Youth (4-12): $115 per person. Child (3 and under): FREE. The registration fee includes all activities, lodging, meals, snacks and use of all facilities. The camp trading post will be open for additional snacks and souvenirs. Food service begins with a snack on Friday evening and ends with Brunch on your Monday departure day. There is no fee reduction for late arrivals. The $100 deposit is fully refundable upon written or email notice up to 30 days prior to the weekend. Balance of fees are payable upon receipt of your final invoice, check or charge card, please. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you! Contact: Sally Wright, 908-362-8217. http://campmason.org/.

(CT) February 17, 18, 19, 2017, Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises, Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426, 860-767-8269, crm@ctrivermuseum.org.  CRM welcomes back RiverQuest for this year’s Winter Wildlife Cruises! Tours depart Fridays at 10:00AM and 12:30PM, and Saturdays and Sundays at 9:00AM, 11:30AM, and 2:00PM.  Naturalists are aboard to help spot and provide information on wildlife and hot coffee is offered in the boat’s heated cabin$40 per person. CRM members $36 per person.  Includes free admission to the Museum’s exhibits and galleries. Advance reservations strongly suggested. All departures subject to weather conditions. Safety policies prohibit anyone under the age of ten years old on board. http://www.ctrivermuseum.org/eagle-cruises/

(DE) February 18, 2017, Science Saturday: Float Your Boat,1 to 4 p.m. Hagley Museum and Library, GPS address is 200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807, 302-658-2400, AskHagley@hagley.org.  Saturday Visitors will learn about density and buoyancy by building a boat that will carry the largest load possible. During this event, Hagley's Youth Leadership Program will demonstrate great activities on Hagley's mobile activity station, the SparkCart. Look for the blue and white umbrella and discover how innovators are inspired by two exciting new themes: the transmission of power and innovations in textiles. Activities are included in admission and free to members. This is a drop-in activity, feel free to join the fun at any time from 1 to 4 p.m. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. www.hagley.org.

(KY) February 18, 2017, Family Program:  Breakfast with the Orangutans, Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213, 502-459-2181, zooeducation@louisvilleky.gov. Escape the winter blues with this delightful and delicious program. Families will be able to explore the world of orangutans through a dynamic keeper presentation while dining side-by-side with these magnificent creatures. A continental breakfast will be served in the Islands Dayroom. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Regular Price: $30.00.  Member Price: $15.00. https://louisvillezoo.org/education

(FL) February 19, 2017, Family Concerts: The Firebird Ballet, 2:00 PM, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, 300 Water Street, Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32202, 904-354-5547. krudolph@jaxsymphony.org. Ages 5-12. A young prince captures a beautiful and exotic firebird whose magical feathers aid the prince in defeating the evil Kashchei. Enjoy this classic Russian fairytale through ballet, set to the original music by Igor Stravinsky. Family concerts are a fun experience for the entire family to learn and listen together.  Add to this concert experience by attending FREE pre-concert activities designed specifically for the theme of each concert.  Activities include crafts, games and the Instrument Zoo presented by The Guild of the Jacksonville Symphony.  jaxsymphony.org.

(PA) February 20, 2017, Homeschool Program: Outdoor Skills 2, 10 am-12 noon or 1-3 pm. Wildlands Conservancy, 3701 Orchid Place, Emmaus, PA 18049, 610-965-4397 It is the perfect time to tap not only a maple but other trees for sap, the base of yummy syrup. We will hope for tracks in snow, break out snowshoes and follow signs of wildlife. We will learn how to attach and walk in showshoes. The group will work together to make an apple dessert and learn to cook in a Dutch oven over a campfire. Fee: Child, $9, Adult, $6. Please contact Denise Bauer at 610-965-4397, ext. 131 or dbauer@wildlandspa.org for more information. www.wildlandspa.org.

(NY) February 20-24, 2017, Winter Break Art Camp: ClayVenture, 9-10 am, Ages 4-7. Cattaraugus County Arts Council, 100 W. Main St, Allegany NY 14706, POB 406 Olean, 14760, 716.372.7455, info@myartscouncil.netDesigned for budding artists, this week kids will get creative and even a little messy with clay. They will spend the first three days creating a garden bells, a decorative bird bath complete with little bird, and a set of garden buddies. The final days will be spent giving their creations a touch of color with glazing. All projects will be available for pick up two weeks after the class concludes. Fee: $65.00. Call the office (M-F, 9 am-4pm) 716-372-7455 for more information.

(NY) February 20-24, 2017, Winter Break Art Camp: ClayVenture, 10:30 am-12 noon, Ages 7-11. Cattaraugus County Arts Council, 100 W. Main St, Allegany NY 14706, POB 406 Olean, 14760, 716.372.7455, info@myartscouncil.netDesigned for older artists, this week of classes will give the kids a little more history and theory mixed in with engaging projects! Kid’s will focus on three different hand building methods to create windchimes, a bird feeder, and a hanging planter. Each student will then give their creations life with colorful glazes. All projects will be available for pick up two weeks after the class concludes. Call the office (M-F, 9 am-4pm) 716-372-7455 for more information.

(NH) February 20–24, 2017, February Vacation Activities, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth Village, NH 03886, (603) 323-7591, info@remickmuseum.org. A family-friendly way to spend an unplugged vacation day! Enjoy hands-on activities and family fun on the farm, all for only $5/person, ages 4 and under, FREE. remickmuseum.org.

(PA) February 23, 2017, Homeschool Classes: Weight Lifting Acids and The Speed of Reaction: Molarity, 9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm, Ages: 6-13 years old.  Lancaster Science Factory, 454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602, (717) 509-6363, info@TLSF.org.  Students will explore the importance of concentration of an acid on a reaction. Students will compare identical acids of differing concentrations (molarity) to the speed of a reaction. Student will be able to predict the speed of a reaction as molarity increase and decrease.  Class dates and times are subject to change. Please call 717.509.6363 to confirm class schedules and with any questions you have about homeschool programming and to pre-register.

(PA) February 24, 2017, School Day Program: Peter and the Wolf, 10 am & 12 pm. Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. 6th Street. Allentown, PA 18101. Tickets: 610.432.6715. Office: 610.432.7961. info@allentownsymphony.org. Peter and the Wolf is the most beloved children’s classic in all of music and the very best way to introduce a young person to the wonder of hearing a live symphony orchestra and the instruments of the symphony! Will Peter and his animal friends make it away from the wolf safely? Find out as you experience the world’s most famous musical fairytale brought to life by Allentown Symphony Orchestra. Learn more about your favorite instruments and be captivated by Prokofiev’s triumphant tale of a heroic boy and a mischievous wolf. Tickets are $6 per student and free for chaperones (1 free chaperone ticket per 8 students). To reserve a space for your homeschool group, contact Stephanie Kocher, Education Director at skocher@allentownsymphony.org or (610) 432-7961 x206. 
 http://www.millersymphonyhall.org/.

(CT) February 24, 25, 26, 2017, Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises, Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426, 860-767-8269, crm@ctrivermuseum.org.  CRM welcomes back RiverQuest for this year’s Winter Wildlife Cruises! Tours depart Fridays at 10:00AM and 12:30PM, and Saturdays and Sundays at 9:00AM, 11:30AM, and 2:00PM.  Naturalists are aboard to help spot and provide information on wildlife and hot coffee is offered in the boat’s heated cabin$40 per person. CRM members $36 per person.  Includes free admission to the Museum’s exhibits and galleries. Advance reservations strongly suggested. All departures subject to weather conditions. Safety policies prohibit anyone under the age of ten years old on board. http://www.ctrivermuseum.org/eagle-cruises/

(DE) February 25, 2017, Science Saturday: Pump It Up! 1 to 4 p.m. Hagley Museum and Library, GPS address is 200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807, 302-658-2400, AskHagley@hagley.org.  Participants will build a hydraulic-powered robot arm at "Pump it Up!" During this event, Hagley's Youth Leadership Program will demonstrate great activities on Hagley's mobile activity station, the SparkCart. Look for the blue and white umbrella and discover how innovators are inspired by two exciting new themes: the transmission of power and innovations in textiles. Activities are included in admission and free to members. This is a drop-in activity, feel free to join the fun at any time from 1 to 4 p.m. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. www.hagley.org

(PA) February 25, 2017, Family Concert Series: Peter and the Wolf, 2pm. Preconcert Activities begin at 12:30pm. Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. 6th Street. Allentown, PA 18101. Tickets: 610.432.6715. Office: 610.432.7961. info@allentownsymphony.org. Peter and the Wolf is the most beloved children’s classic in all of music and the very best way to introduce a young person to the wonder of hearing a live symphony orchestra and the instruments of the symphony! Will Peter and his animal friends make it away from the wolf safely? Find out as you experience the world’s most famous musical fairytale brought to life by Allentown Symphony Orchestra. Learn more about your favorite instruments and be captivated by Prokofiev’s triumphant tale of a heroic boy and a mischievous wolf. For more information, contact Stephanie Kocher, Education Director at skocher@allentownsymphony.org or 610-432-7961 x206. http://www.millersymphonyhall.org/.

(TN) February 25, 2017, Family Program: HCA/TriStar and Nashville Opera ON TOUR present John Davies’s The Three Little Pigs, 10:00am. Country Museum Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 416-2001. Schools@countrymusichalloffame.org. Nashville Opera ON TOUR presents John Davies’ The Three Little Pigs, a fun, operatic retelling of the classic children’s fairy tale. The three little pigs (Giovanni, Despina, and Cherubino) are all grown up and must now build their own houses. The first disastrous attempts land them in direct contact with the infamous Wolfgang Big Bad! By working together—and using good reference materials! —the pigs are able to outwit the villain. With an emphasis on literacy, this family-friendly production teaches children the importance of teamwork and that with the right book, any challenge can be overcome! This program takes place in the Museum's Ford Theater and is designed for guests of all ages. Admission is free. Children and up to two accompanying adults may attend the program and tour the museum at a discounted rate. CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Education.

 

(NH) February 27-March 3, 2017, February Vacation Activities, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth Village, NH 03886, (603) 323-7591, info@remickmuseum.org. A family-friendly way to spend an unplugged vacation day! Enjoy hands-on activities and family fun on the farm, all for only $5/person, ages 4 and under, FREE. remickmuseum.org.

(MD) February 27 or 28 – May 29 or 30, 2017, Homeschool Program Spring Semester 2017: Earth Friends, Mondays or Tuesdays, 1-3:30 pm, Ages 5-8. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117, 443­-738-9200. This program introduces children to communities native to the Maryland area, and specifically Irvine. Topics include Native Americans, colonial settlers, native plant communities, native animal communities, ecosystem studies, etc. Outdoor exploration and activities incorporate literacy, social studies, science and creative arts (visual arts, music, dramatic play, etc.) $350/semester members, $425/semester non-members. (no class April 10 or 11). For questions or assistance enrolling your child, contact Beth Savitz at 443-738-9215. www.explorenature.org/

(MD) February 27 – May 29, 2017, Homeschool Program Spring Semester 2017: Living Wetlands: Nurseries of Life, Mondays, 1-3:30 pm, Ages 9-12. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117, 443­-738-9200. Irvine’s 210 acres transform as winter snow melts, streams begin to flow and the wetlands come to life. Exploration, observation and documentation will guide children as they explore Irvine’s waterways and wetlands. Sights and sounds abound as flora and fauna sprout and grow all around. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the importance of these unique habitats and the importance of protecting them. This program runs exclusively outdoors and incorporates multiple areas of learning including science, mathematics, social studies, art, music, health and physical development. (no class April 10). $350/semester members, $425/semester non-members. For questions or assistance enrolling your child, contact Beth Savitz at 443-738-9215. www.explorenature.org/

(VT) February 27–March 3, 2017, Vacation Camp, 9 am–3 pm. Monday–Friday, Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road, PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482, (802) 985-3346, info@shelburnemuseum.org. Are you or your students’ parents looking to introduce some fun into school vacations? Shelburne Museum offers a week-long vacation camps. Register your child for one day or join us for the entire week! Recommended for children ages 6-10. $300 for the full week. To learn more about our school programs, camps, and to register, please contact schoolprograms@shelburnemuseum.org or call (802) 985-3346 x 3392, for additional information. Please inquire at the time of registration. https://shelburnemuseum.org/

(PA) February 27, 2017, School Day Program: Peter and the Wolf, 10 am & 12 pm. Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. 6th Street. Allentown, PA 18101. Tickets: 610.432.6715. Office: 610.432.7961. info@allentownsymphony.org. Peter and the Wolf is the most beloved children’s classic in all of music and the very best way to introduce a young person to the wonder of hearing a live symphony orchestra and the instruments of the symphony! Will Peter and his animal friends make it away from the wolf safely? Find out as you experience the world’s most famous musical fairytale brought to life by Allentown Symphony Orchestra. Learn more about your favorite instruments and be captivated by Prokofiev’s triumphant tale of a heroic boy and a mischievous wolf. Tickets are $6 per student and free for chaperones (1 free chaperone ticket per 8 students). To reserve a space for your homeschool group, contact Stephanie Kocher, at skocher@allentownsymphony.org or (610) 432-7961 x206.  http://www.millersymphonyhall.org/.

(FL) February 28, 2017: Homeschool Classes for Ages 9-12: Amazing Africa, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 NW Hwy 17-92, Sanford, Florida 32771, 407-323-44550 ext. 123, education@centralfloridazoo.org.  Students explore the lands, cultures and animals of this fascinating old world continent.  Call 407.323.4450, ext. 123 or Email education@centralfloridazoo.org for more information. Registration is required at least two weeks in advance. Annual Pass Holders: $15.00 Non-Pass Holders: $18.00. Fee includes Zoo admission for the student on day of registered program. www.centralfloridazoo.org.