Our home-school curriculum is developed to meet grades K-5 standards, but all ages enjoy our programs. Bring your 4-year-old or your high schooler – they are sure to have a great time with our hands-on activities and projects!
Cost per program: Students $15 (members $13); adults $8 (members free). Receive a 10 percent discount when you register for all four 2020 workshops! Advance registration is required. Members: Please sign in on the registration page to enable discounts to apply.
Holidays with a Central Florida Twist
Friday, December 13, 2019, 1 – 3 p.m.
Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas – we’re probably pretty familiar with these well-known winter holidays. The calendar also brims with a variety of other special days in December, ranging from St. Lucia Day – an important festival in Sweden – to commemorations such as International Civil Aviation Day or even National Thank You Note Day. Learn about some interesting and distinctive December celebrations and how we observe them here in Central Florida!
Timucua Tea Party
Friday, January 10, 2020, 1 – 3 p.m.
Did you know that Florida has its own kind of homegrown “tea” that’s been cultivated right here for hundreds of years? Not many folks do! Learn how some of Florida’s earliest people brewed up a powerful drink for ceremonies (and try some, too) as we celebrate National Hot Tea Month!
Friday, February 14, 2020, 1 – 3 p.m.
Mary McLeod Bethune, Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore, Zora Neale Hurston – these are just some of the historical figures who have shaped Florida into what it is today. Learn what it takes to form a community with a STEM-building challenge and create your own Florida Highwaymen-style art in this hands-on workshop.
Friday, March 13, 2020, 1 – 3 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate Women’s History Month! Learn about remarkable women including Seminole chief Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, astronaut Mae Jemison, and Tupperware Party mogul and businesswoman Brownie Wise, who have paved the way for generations.
Florida’s Fruity Sunshine
Friday, April 10, 2020, 1 – 3 p.m.
Squeeze the day in this juicy, hands-on workshop! Learn about citrus, how it came to Florida, and how fruits such as oranges, lemons, and limes became Sunshine State staples. From the ships of Spanish conquistadors to the groves of citrus king Dr. Phillips, we’ll explore 500 years of sweet-and-sour history.