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Homeschool Day

Educational programs designed for homeschool families

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Join us on Monday, March 27th for an interactive, hands-on educational experience designed for children of all ages. Workshops are offered throughout the day for different age groups. Families may sign up for a half day (one workshop) or a full day (two workshops). Each workshop includes a list of additional resources to encourage further at-home exploration of the workshop themes. Please see below for information about workshops and registration.

A lunch break will take place from 11:15 am-12:00 pm. Bring a bagged lunch and enjoy meeting other homeschool families!

Families can also register their children under the age of 5 for the Little Learners program free of charge. Available throughout the day, this opportunity features story times, crafts, and guided activities related to the day’s themes. Children enrolled in Little Learners must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

If you have any questions, please contact Katerina Mazzacane, Youth and Family Programs Manager, at 860-236-5621 x222 or email [email protected].



  • Members: $17 per student for one workshop; $29 per student for both workshops
  • Non-members: $23 per student for one workshop; $41 per student for both workshops

Pre-Registration Required

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  • Enrollment is limited and families must pre-register. Full, non-refundable payment via credit card or check must be made at the time of registration to reserve your child’s place.
  • Registration is not complete and your child’s place will not be officially reserved until we receive payment.
  • Registration closes Monday, March 20th


Activities and Workshops: Ages 5-7

Native Peoples of Quinnetukut
10:00 – 11:15 am
What was life like in Quinnetukut before the colonists arrived? Children will learn about aspects of pre-colonization Native cultures by examining reproduction artifacts, exploring the Making Connecticut exhibit, listening to a traditional story, and making a craft to take home!

Travelers and Trunks
12:00 – 1:15 pm
Have you ever moved? Children will explore what immigrating to Connecticut is like for kids. They will read a story, look through “family trunks,” try out some historic jobs, and make a special craft to take home!

Activities and Workshops: Ages 8-10

History Detectives: Exploring Indigenous Life in Connecticut
10:00 – 11:15 am

Become a history detective! Through close-looking and inquiry-based learning, children will investigate reproduction artifacts to learn about Native Peoples in this region before colonization. Then, they will learn how to play a historic game!

Unpacking the Past
12:00 – 1:15 pm

Why have people immigrated to Connecticut throughout history? Children will work together to answer this question by looking closely at trunks packed with artifacts, exploring our temporary exhibition Journeys 旅途: Boys of the Chinese Educational Mission, and trying out jobs done by immigrant groups in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Activities and Workshops: Ages 11-13

Contact and Clash
10:00 – 11:15 am
How did colonization impact life in Quinnetukut? In this program, children will explore the Making Connecticut exhibit, look closely at historic objects, and analyze primary sources to learn about aspects of colonization and conflict in the late 17th century.

Chance, Choice, and Change: Coming to Connecticut
12:00 – 1:15 pm

Was Connecticut a Land of Opportunity? In an attempt to answer this question, children will look closely at photographs, documents, and objects to investigate the stories of Connecticut immigrants like the Fox family, Christopher Battalino, and Chung Mun Yew 钟文耀.


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