Homeschool Day at the Bullock Museum


Homeschool educators and their families are invited to enjoy a day of exploration and learning at the Bullock Museum on Wednesday, 
February 25, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Featuring the La Belle shipwreck and special exhibition La Belle: The Ship That Changed History, the Bullock Museum’s Homeschool Day is reserved specifically for Homeschool families. Meet archaeologists and other experts who are reassembling La Belle, take special classes geared toward STEAM learning, collect educator resources, and more. Museum exhibitions and all programs are free for Homeschool families on this date. Homeschool families can also receive school group rates for films in the IMAX Theatre and Texas Spirit Theatre. No registration is required, but RSVP is requested.


Classes:

Space is limited in these first-come, first-serve classes. Pick up a ticket for your student when you arrive at the Museum.

  • 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Float Your Boat – Students ages 7 and up will learn what it takes to construct a boat that floats and do a short science experiment in this classroom session presented by Central Texas Discover Engineering.
  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Amazing Adaptations – How do humpback whales swim, float, and stay warm as they live their lives in the oceans? Students ages 7 and up will discover some of whales’ amazing adaptations, and experiment with “blubber” in this science class.
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Float Your Boat – Students ages 7 and up will learn what it takes to construct a boat that floats and do a short science experiment in this 25-minute classroom session presented by Central Texas Discover Engineering.
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Historical Navigation Tools – Have you ever wondered how explorers traveled across oceans and continents with only basic maps and tools to guide them? Learn what navigation was like before GPS units, and make a compass to take home in this class geared toward learners ages 8 and up.
  • 1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Amazing Adaptations – How do humpback whales swim, float, and stay warm as they live their lives in the oceans? Students ages 7 and up will discover some of whales’ amazing adaptations, and experiment with “blubber” in this science class.
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Historical Navigation Tools – Have you ever wondered how explorers traveled across oceans and continents with only basic maps and tools to guide them? Learn what navigation was like before GPS units, and make a compass to take home in this class geared toward learners ages 8 and up.

Drop-In Activities:

  • Visit with PBS-KLRU and Texas Historical Commission and find out about online resources that are relevant to your family’s learning.
  • Hone your observational skills with an activity guide to be used in the exhibition La Belle: The Ship That Changed History.
  • Discover why more than 700,000 tiny glass beads traveled from France to North American on explorer La Salle’s expedition, and make your own strand to take home.
  • Learn how to tie a nautical knot, similar to those that were used for rigging on the ship La Belle.
  • Get up close and personal with arrowheads when you stop by a flint knapping demonstration on the Museum’s Lone Star Plaza from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Where will your imagination take you? At Story Time, 2-6 year olds will enjoy an experience just for them with hands-on activities, stories, songs, games, and more! Story Time does not require a ticket–just drop in from 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

For answers to FAQs and to RSVP, visit the Bullock Museum website

Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

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