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Homeschool Days

The Molly Brown House Museum offers a variety of programs for homeschool families.

Girls Dressed in period clothing

Homeschool Days
at the Molly Brown House Museum

Homeschool Days offer non-traditional students the same opportunities to come visit the museum as traditional students. Homeschool Days include specialized programs and hands-on activities. Please read the “Details and Frequently Asked Questions” section below before registering.

Prices: Student $14, Adult $5, Siblings free. Adult registration is limited to 2 adults per family group.

Victorian Valentines
February 7, 2023
9:30-11:30  |  11:30-1:30

Join us as we take a look back at the origins and history of Valentines in the United States. Like many of our modern holiday traditions, the popularity of giving and receiving Valentine’s started with the Victorians. Join us to explore the beginnings of this holiday, learn secret codes, and even make your own Valentine to take home!

Where in the World is Margaret Brown?
March 7, 2023
9:30-11:30  |  11:30-1:30

How did Margaret Brown travel? How long did it take her to get there? This interactive program takes you across the world, as we try to figure out where and how Margaret traveled, how those technologies, and the world she lived in, changed over time, and what the societal motivations were for anyone traveling during this time.

Sinking of the Titanic
April 3, 2023
9:30-11:30  |  11:30-1:30

April 4, 2023
9:30-11:30  |  11:30-1:30  |  2:30-4:30

April 5, 2023
9:30-11:30  |  11:30-1:30 

It’s the night of April 14th! Travel along with the Titanic, from inception to iceberg. Learn the history of the ship and that fateful night through the people aboard the Titanic. What can the objects and documents they left behind tell us about their worlds?

World’s Fair
May 2, 2023
9:30-11:30  |  11:30-1:30 

What do peanut butter, the Ferris Wheel, and Colorado minerals have to do with each other? They were all on display at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago! Join us to explore the impact the fair had on the world through its architecture, inventions, pavilions, and amusements.

Details and Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?
1. After reading this FAQ section, click on the event and time you would like to register for. You should be taken to a registration page. Payment is due at the time of registration. If you are unable to register, it’s possible that session has filled. Please email education@mollybrown.org with any registration problems.

Do I have to register and pay in advance?
Yes.  Due to ongoing social distancing measures, our capacity is severely limited. This means that many of our programs fill up months in advance, so in order to reserve your space, advance registration and payment is required. This is true whether you are registering for a program in one month or or 3 months from now.

Why can’t I register for any programs past May?
Due to changing family schedules, we find it beneficial to wait to open fall registration until closer to those programs. We will open up registration for fall programs in late summer.

How much does it cost?
$14 per student and $5 per adult. Siblings may attend for free, however, if they wish to participate in the activities and take-home components of the program they need to be registered as a Student . Space is limited. Advanced registration is required.

If we can’t come, are registrations refundable?
We typically do not offer refunds for program registrations.  If your plans change and you can no longer make it, as long as you let us know two-weeks or more before the date of the program, we can generally transfer your registration to another program or event, provided there is space. You would still be responsible for any difference in cost, if one exists. If you let us know less than two weeks out, there are no refunds or transfers.

How many adults can attend?
Due to our limited space, registration is limited to 2 adults per family group. All adults are expected to remain with their students at the stations and assist in the program as needed.

Can younger siblings attend?
Siblings may attend for free, however, if they wish to participate in the activities and take-home components of the program they need to be registered as a student participant.

Will my friends and I be able to attend together?
If you would like to be with another family, let us know after you register by emailing education@mollybrown.org.

When do programs take place?
Unless otherwise noted, 2023 Homeschool Days take place from 9:30-11:30 and 11:30-1:30 on the days listed above.

What ages are your programs recommended for?
Our programs are recommended for ages 6+.

Will my group get a tour of the museum?
Each of our homeschool day programs has a different theme. In each program, you will learn a little bit about the Browns and Victorian life in Colorado. You will not get a full tour of the museum during a homeschool day program, however, activities take place in rooms throughout the house so you will get to see different parts of the house.

Are masks required?
No, at this point masks are no longer required.  Visitors and staff are encouraged to wear them, especially if unvaccinated.