Join us for Homeschool Day!


We invite homeschool families and groups to join us on on Homeschool Day each month during the school year to explore the Science Mill. In addition to museum exhibits, we will offer special demonstrations, activities and/or guests. 

Museum hours are 10am-4pm.

Cost: $6 per student. 1 free educator per student. Additional adults are $10. No reservations required.

Learning Labs will be offered for an additional cost of $4 - $6 per student. (Limited space available. Email wto reserve your child's spot.)


Wednesday, october 11- chemistry

Join Science Mill staff and friends for a day full of exciting chemistry demos and hands-on activities!

Meet Chris Boone, a personal care product chemist (he formulates shampoo!), and you'll see why he loves chemistry! Chris will lead demos and you'll learn about emulsions, the basis for personal hygiene, hairstyling and cosmetics chemistry. Demos at 10:30am, 11:30am, and 1pm

Under Pressure  11:00am & 1:30pm Do you know your gas laws?? Learn to accelerate particles and make them move it, move it with these dramatic demos and fun hands-on activity. Explore the gasey side of chemistry!

Get a Reaction 12:00pm & 2:30pm Ignite your curiosity for chemistry with this explosive demo and combustive activity.  Explore the volatile side of kitchen chemistry! 


Forensics Fun! (K-2nd grades, 10:30am)

Help the Science Mill staff solve the mystery of who took a bite out of our banana piano! Investigate evidence through hands-on activities exploring fingerprinting, teeth impressions, and photo evidence. Solve the crime by using critical thinking skills, scientific observations, and basic forensic knowledge. $4, 45 minutes

Polymer Palooza (3rd-5th grades, 11:30am)

Explore chemistry and material engineering during this hands-on silly putty making lab. Students will discover the effects of chemical reactions, explore the unique properties of different silly putty formulas and learn how to create their own chemical recipe. $6, 45 minutes

Got Water? (6th- 12th grades, 1:00pm)

Students will investigate the importance of water quality through a series of water chemistry explorations!  As true field biologists, they will learn proper procedures for data collection, water chemistry testing and collecting valuable site and weather information.  This lab includes a take home kit that will allow you to investigate other water sources to spur even further data comparisons back home. This environmentally conscious lab will leave students with a greater understanding and appreciation of biological fieldwork and environmental careers. $6, 75 minutes

The dates for this year's Homeschool Days are below. Please stay tuned for more details.


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