Homeschool Days

Geek out together during Homeschool Days at Living Computers! Get hands-on with our exhibits, meet other families, and enjoy our world-famous vintage computer collection all in a day especially designed for homeschool students.

Each Homeschool Day at Living Computers features opportunities for guided tours and hands-on Lab activities as well as all-day access to our exhibits and galleries.

Spring 2018 Homeschool Days

March 14  >>  Registration Open Now!
April 26
May 16
 
Fees

*Living Computers Membership rates do not apply for Homeschool Days. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an Adult throughout the event.

$8     |   Students (ages 0 – 4 years free)
$12   |   Adults

**March 14 Homeschool Day advance sales will end on Wednesday, March 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM.


Labs and Tours

Registration for Homeschool Day Labs and Tours are filled on first-come, first-served basis (limit one Lab per student). Private Labs and Tours for multiple family groups or single co-ops can be arranged for groups of 8 or more students within in a limited age range.

Homeschool Day: March 14 

Rapid Simple Circuits Lab (90 minutes)

Let’s get analog! Discover how engineers and inventors prototype all their wacky electronic ideas. In this fast-paced 90-minute Lab, students will learn how breadboards work and how engineers use them to build and test simple circuits with common components.

1:00 – 2:30 pm
This Lab is suitable for students ages 12+ years only
Register Here

Cardboard Computers Lab (60 minutes)

Add some RAM, plug in that processor, and boot up that machine! Learn all about the parts of a computer in this 60-minute Lab with a fun, take-home component. All students leave with a custom cardboard computer of their very own—just don’t forget the hard drive!

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
This Lab is suitable for students ages 8+ years only
Register Here

Mainframes, Minis, and Micros Tour (45 minutes)

This 45-minute guided tour gives students a comprehensive look through our one-of-a-kind collection of fully-operational vintage computers. From mainframes to supercomputers, minis to micros—experience the history of computing in all its whirring, beeping glory right at your fingertips. This is a great program for Intro to Computer Science and AP Computer Science students, and can be easily adjusted to fit course content.

11:15 am – 12:00 pm  Register Here
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm  Register Here
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm  Register Here
This tour is ideal for listeners of 12+ years


Can’t visit during Homeschool Program Days?

For groups of 8 students or more, we have a self-guided admission of $8 per student. Groups must have required chaperone ratios (1 adult to 8 students) to qualify for pricing. Reserve your group here.

Questions? Contact us at FieldTrips@LivingComputers.org or call 206-342-2020.