Home School program

Explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in the Museum of Discovery and Science’s homeschool classes. Students in grades 3-5 from the local homeschool community can attend virtual or private onsite sessions designed to complement homeschool science curriculums and make homeschooling more convenient, interactive and  engaging for your family.

MODS has launched INSPIRE (INnovative STEM Programs In Remote Education) to connect homeschool learners to live interactive virtual and onsite Museum programming. INSPIRE provides bi-directional, real-time, virtual programming streamed to learners using secure video conferencing platforms. INSPIRE is an impactful way to enhance learning for homeschool learners with interactive experiments, educational games and an at home STEM challenge. The minimum number of registrants for each program is eight (8) households.

MODS offers four enriching INSPIRE options to support, enhance STEM learning and augment classroom curriculum:

INSPIRE KIT: LABS 30-minute lab
INSPIRE Labs are filled with hands-on, real-world connections that help
learners (children and adults) to explore STEM in this impactful evidence based approach. Labs are specifically created to meet your instructional
needs. Each live, virtual program includes a kit of required materials and fun activity sheets to keep learners’ minds active!

INSPIRE KIT: MAKERSPACE 45-minute program
Join a MODS Maker-educator live, as we learn about the Design Process
and all of the joys of MAKING! Each learner will receive a kit of materials
and supplies that will enable them to MAKE with us as we build and
engineer together!

INSPIRE TOURS 30-minute program 
Join a MODS educator live on a virtual tour of your favorite MODS exhibits. Explore, discover and learn via a robotic avatar – a self-driving, two wheeled videoconferencing robot! Enjoy a virtual Museum experience like no other! Each tour involves demonstrations that teach the exhibit’s core principles, along with supporting props. Also included are fun and interactive activity sheets for extended learning.

INSPIRE CONNECT 30-minute program
Join our MODS educator virtually, as we demonstrate STEM concepts through exciting activities designed to instill understanding of key learning objectives. There are specific virtual demonstration themes to select based on your grade level. Each program includes fun and interactive activity sheets to activate your learners’ minds!

Special packages and private onsite experiences for homeschool learners are available.

Read the latest Educator Guide at mods.org/educator2020.

To inquire or book your INSPIRE program, please email booking@mods.net.


MODS and AutoNation® IMAX® Theater are currently closed to the public.

For more than 40 years, MODS has served as your trusted source for science education in the South Florida community. Our deepest commitment is to create the safest environment possible for our guests, staff, volunteers and animals that call MODS home.

With the Governor’s Executive Order 20-244 and Broward County’s Emergency Order 20-26, MODS’ Healthy Scientists Make Healthy Choices Protocol remains steadfast and unchanged at this time. Based on science and the realities of the pandemic, we will make protocol updates and ultimately reopen our doors to the public when we believe it is safest to do so. For everyone's protection, face masks will be required inside the Museum.

We look forward to welcoming the public back to the Museum in the near future. Until then, please connect with us for incredible virtual or safe drive-thru experiences. For Museum updates, visit our website at mods.org or sign up for our newsletter to see the coolest content first! Thank you for your understanding, trust and support during these exceptional times.