Science Enrichment Labs


Thursday afternoons

1:00 – 2:30 PM

Age groups: 6-8 years and 9-12 years

Perfect for homeschoolers, community groups and more.

Sessions for each age group are held concurrently on the topic.

Are you a homeschooler looking for hands-on, minds-on STE(a)M based learning experiences for your child? Join CMOST educators and participate in a variety of hands-on learning activities.  See below for dates and programs. 

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Adirondack Adventures
Thursday, January 11

The history of the Adirondacks is full of science. How did the Adirondacks form, what natural resources are found in the Adirondacks and what New York State symbols can be found in this region.

Heart Science
Thursday, February 15

What does your heart do? How can you take care of your heart- exercise and nutrition are the focus of the younger group’s activities. Older children will have an opportunity to participate in dissecting a pig heart. This hands-on experience will allow students to how an organ looks and what we can learn through a study of this organ.

Natural Disasters
Thursday, March 15

What causes earthquakes? Have you ever heard of tectonic plates? Learn about natural disasters, how they occur, and the science behind survival.

The Science of Transportation
Thursday, April 19

People are always looking for the best way to travel from place to place. Delve into different modes of transportation and see how things have changed. Then take part in hands-on activities to test your knowledge.

Hudson River Explorers
Thursday, May 24

Pull on your boots and join us as we explore our nature trail and discover what lives in CMOST’S Backyard. Will there be invertebrates in the water? Can you hear the peepers? An opportunity to explore the natural world.

Bubble Science
Thursday, June 14

Explore the states of matter in this messy, fun end-of- the -year homeschool program. Participants are welcome to bring their picnic lunch to the museum before the program. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we can have lunch in our outdoor classroom, play with some old- fashioned wooden toys and learn about bubbles!


All home school programs are offered for children age 6-8 and 9-12. Placement in classes will be based upon the child’s date of birth. To register for a program, please call 518-235-2120 or complete the registration form below and return to CMOST. In order to ensure quality teaching and to create a conductive learning environment pre-registration is required for all Home School programs. Participants must be registered by close of business the day prior to the program. Registration is not complete without payment.  Children cannot be left unattended at The Museum under any circumstances. 

Pricing for science enrichment labs:

  • Individual Session(s):           $9.00
  • Each additional child:            $8.00  

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