Homeschool Families

Heinz History Center Homeschool Programs

The History Center’s new homeschool programs explore themes with a variety of activities geared towards learners of all ages. Join us for special program days complete with hands-on activities, mapping labs, read-alouds, and primary source analysis in our archives. These standards-aligned workshops turn the museum into your classroom. Advance registration is required.

If you have questions about History Center programing, please contact Amanda McAllen at

Destination Moon Homeschool Sessions

December 4: From Pittsburgh to the Moon

Have fun exploring the Destination Moon exhibition, featuring the Command Module Columbia and other artifacts from the Apollo space program.

January 15: Lunar Exploration – the Apollo 11 Mission

In this second Homeschool Day related to the Destination Moon exhibition, homeschool families will learn about space flight and the Apollo space program through hands-on activities in the exhibit.

Cost is $8 for any attendees ages 5 and up and free for kids under 3. For more information and to register, please visit each individual class page above.

Fort Pitt Museum Homeschool Programs

If you have questions about Fort Pitt Museum programing, please contact Kathleen Lugarich at

Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series

October 10: Foodways and Mountain Paths
November 14: Winter Preparations

The Fort Pitt Museum and Point State Park invite homeschool students in in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades to participate in a series of in-depth classes related to history and environmental studies. Classes will be both hands-on and minds-on, and will include reading and writing activities, student led discussions, and take-home assignments for students to continue their learning after class.

Cost is $10 per student, per class. For more information and to register, please visit each individual class page above.

Meadowcroft Homeschool Programs

If you have questions about Meadowcroft programing, please contact Andrew Donovan at or 724-587-3412.

Homeschool Day at Meadowcroft

Once again, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village is opening its doors to our region’s homeschoolers and their families for a unique opportunity to experience the development of our region. Through our hands-on educational programs that explore life on the land in the upper Ohio Valley, students will experience the cultural changes of our region from prehistory to the 19th century.

Check back for future homeschool day dates at Meadowcroft.