Homeschool Fun!

Designed with the homeschooling community in mind, our programs feature subjects related to the Iron Hill region and beyond. We have Homeschool Days that will focus on a certain topic monthly during the year. We also have our standard program tiers- Nature at a Glance, Learning Together, & Geology + Collect. All programs are appropriate for a range of ages and abilities, activities include an educator-led tour of the Museum & Science Center, and a chance to explore various topics through historic artifacts, photographs, natural history, and demonstrations. Students and their families also get time to explore the Museum & Science Center on their own. See below for more information.

OUR BUILDINGS

Depending on where you live, your region may have many different museums, or just a few. Let us introduce you to our museum and science center. 

Natural history inside the Iron Hill Science Center

Collections frequently include fossils, rocks and minerals, and preserved plants and animals. This building is located on Robert L. Melson Lane, and has been our main building since 2016. 

Human history in the Iron Hill Museum

The collections are on display within a 1923 built school house. Those collections include iron mining & history of Iron Hill Village, the history of the school house, and the lives of the Lenape people.


Every month during the year, we have Homeschool Wednesdays! Explore the natural world in Iron Hill Museum & Science Center’s homeschool classes for individual families. Students ages 5-18 from the homeschool community can attend sessions designed to complement homeschool science curriculums and make homeschooling more convenient, interactive, and engaging for your family. You can register by clicking on the interested month below.

Upcoming Classes

Homeschool classes meet on certain Mondays and Wednesdays each month. Please check dates and times on the registration page for each month. Admission is $3 per person. Registration is required for these classes.

January: How the Body Works (Biology)

Did you ever wonder how many systems a human body has? What do our brains really do? Did you know that our skin is the largest organ we have? Let’s find out together what the human body is all about.

February: Whale, Whale, Whale… What Do We Have Here? (Mammalogy)

There are all different types of mammals that vary in all shapes and sizes. What’s the different between a bear and a dolphin? What are the three categories of mammals? Let’s explore all the different mammals together.

March: Too Good to Waste (Conservation)

Don’t throw away that banana peel! You can use that in a compost bin. Composting is a great way to lower food waste and get some good organic fertilizer on the way. Let’s learn how composting really works and how you can make a healthy garden in your own backyard.

April: Invasion of the Germs (Biology)

Germs are everywhere we go; but how can we avoid them? There are actually germs that are good for the human body too! Come to learn all about germs and germ contamination.


Classes are designed to serve small homeschool co-op groups, individual homeschool families, or private schools with small classes (this can accommodate up to 10 people).

To book a program, please email Maureen Zieber at director@ironhillsciencecenter.org or by calling 302-368-5703.

Nature at a Glance Program

This program costs $25 if your group is less than 10 people (children 4 and under are free). Every additional person exceeding the number of 10 is $2.50 each. The program includes:

  • General admission to the building with self guided pamphlet.
  • 1/2 hour of instruction on any topic we offer. This includes our field trip topics, and our outreach topics that can be tailored to be in our classroom.
  • Access to our small classroom or outside pavilion if families wanted to teach a subject or two in a different location than their normal spot.

Learning Together Program

This program costs $45 if your group is less than 10 people (children 4 and under are free). Every additional person exceeding the number of 10 is $4 each. The program includes:

  • General admission to the building with self guided pamphlet.
  • 1 hour of instruction on any topic we offer. This includes our field trip topics, and our outreach topics that can be tailored to be in our classroom.
  • A 1/2 hour museum educator lead nature hike through our woods.
  • Access to our small classroom or our outside pavilion if families wanted to teach a subject or two in a different location than their normal spot.

Geology + Collect Program

This program costs $65 if your group is less than 10 people (children 4 and under are free). Every additional person exceeding the number of 10 is $5 each. The program includes:

  • General admission to the building with self guided pamphlet.
  • The Earth Science + Collect Program that is listed on our field trips page. Total time is 2-3 hours.
  • Access to our small classroom or our outside pavilion if families wanted to teach a subject or two in a different location than their normal spot.
Image by Stacye Del Prete.