There are many ways for homeschooling families to learn at the HSMC Visitor Center. You can explore the Visitor Center's exhibits on your own, attend one of our public programs, arrange a private class for your homeschool group and/or attend our Homeschool Day events held in the fall and spring.

Fall 2021 Homeschool Day Update (As of August 2021)

Oregon Sea Grant Marine Education typically holds two in-person homeschool day events at Hatfield Marine Science Center each year. The fall event is intended for families to take hands-on classes as a unit while the spring event provides students the opportunity to participate in age-specific interactive classes and learn alongside their peers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 homeschool events were converted to an online format. Thank you to all of have joined us virtually - it has been fun to explore the different hands-on activities we can do together in the virtual world. Stay tuned for Fall 2021 homeschool programming logistics - we thank you for your patience. Want to be the first to know our plans? Be sure to register for our email list (list serv). We hope to host you and your family at a future event!

Homeschool Day Parent Feedback:

"The teachers are stellar, the experiments are fresh and new, and the curriculum appeals to all our family in different ways . . . Thank you for a high quality experience. We will be back again for sure!"

"The teachers were knowledgeable, organized, focused and made the learning fun. It was an excellent day! I would definitely recommend this to other home school families!"