Home School Programs

The Aquarium offers a variety of programs for Home School organizers and students!

Bring your students to the Aquarium throughout the school year! Participate in one of our Lab Programs which cover a wide range of marine science topics. All programs have been aligned to Oregon Department of Education's common curriculum goals which will help your student meet and exceed the required science standards established by the state. Also, be sure to stop by the Teacher Resources page to download a plethora of curriculum and activities to guide your visit to the Aquarium!

Home School Opportunities

  • Home School Family Combo: November 6, 2014. We are offering a $5.00 per person discount on this sleepover if participants also register for the Hatfield Marine Science Center's Home School Day program, “OCEAN MEDLEY” on November 7, 2014. More information about HMSC Home School Programs can be found by clicking here.
  • Home School Family Sleepover: March 20, 2015: You, along with other families, will have the Aquarium to yourself as you travel through our exhibits on a scavenger hunt, participate in hands-on, age appropriate activities, and experience early morning behind-the-scenes at the Aquarium to meet one of our seals or sea lions! 

Enhance Your Kids Educational Experience:

Aside from the Aquarium's specific home school programs, your children can participate in a wide variety of other events and activities that will enhance their understanding of the world's oceans. We suggest you check out our Special Tours and Encounters and Sleep With The Sharks for additional information on exciting opportunities.

Oceanscape Network Education Center:

The Oceanscape Network offers great resources for home school parents with middle and high school aged children. Aside from building a FREE account which will allow you to set up online student communities and facilitate inquiry-based learning, the Network offers videos, downloadable items and other valuable educator resources. Click here to visit the Education Center.