Homeschool Fun!

Designed with the homeschooling community in mind, our programs feature subjects related to the Iron Hill region and beyond. We have Homeschool Wednesdays that will focus on a certain topic monthly during the school 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 school year, we have Homeschool Wednesdays! Explore the natural world in Iron Hill Museum & Science Center’s homeschool classes. 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 Wednesdays each month. There are two sessions each day. Session one meets from 10:30a.m. to 12p.m.. Session two meets from 2p.m. to 3:30p.m.. Admission is $2 per person. Registration is required for these classes.

~April- Give, Grow & Learn! April for us is about new growth. All life on earth is connected in many different ways. There are cycles that keep the world going, like the water cycle, life cycles of animals, insects, and plants, and the seasons of the year. We can help keep the earth clean by learning about how important it is, cleaning up litter, recycling and what it does, and conserving water and energy.

April Registrations

~May- Songs of Spring! After long winters, the first thing that we notice are the sounds we begin to hear now that spring has arrived. What does spring look like? Learn about the changes that occur globally during spring by examining sounds, smells, sights, and taste.

May Registrations


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.
Small group on a hike. Image by Maureen Zieber.