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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, and 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.

Upcoming Classes

Every month during the year, we have Homeschool Days! 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.

Homeschool classes meet on certain week days 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.

June 7th, 11th, 19th, or 27th- Reptiles on a Whole New Scale

Welcome to reptile month at Iron Hill Museum & Science Center! Did you know that there are over 10,000 different kinds of reptiles all over the earth? Come learn with us as we look at some interesting world info about these scaly friends, including types of reptiles in our own backyards. 

July 11th, 19th, and 31st- Amazing Amphibians

With over 8,000 different amphibians around the world, there is always something new to learn! They have a unique ability to live both on land and in the water. Since they are so special, they need very specific conditions in their habitats to survive. Do you know of any kinds that live around you?

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). These classes can be booked Tuesday through Friday. 

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.

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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.

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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 $6 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.

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