Science Enrichment Labs

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2019-2020 School Year

Thursday afternoons

1:00 – 2:30 PM

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

Perfect for home-schoolers!

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

Are you a home-schooler 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.

October 10th: Our River, Our Responsibility 

The Hudson River is an important part of the ecosystem in our area. Learn why it is so important and what steps we can take to keep it healthy for future generations. 


November 14th: Make "Sense" of This 

A lesson in learning about your five senses and how important they are to your survival. Do you and animals share the same senses?


December 12th: Maker Mania 

Join the maker revolution as we create, deconstruct and invent our way through the day. We will make things, take things apart and come up with an invention of our own. 


January 9th: Ice Cold

Let's explore the science of cold! Snow, ice and snowflakes are an example of the winter fun that we will look at during this fun and chilly science adventure. 


February 13th: Heart Science 

We will learn some biology basics, perform experiments using our bodies as the scientific tools and to round out our program we will explore the heart through dissection. 


March 12th: Energizing Fun

What do you know about circuits? Can you light up the light bulb eyes on a cool little creature, or construct the perfect wind turbine blades? Join us and find out how fun energy can be. 


April 9th: Is It Easy Being Green?

Now is the time to protect the Earth. Join us as we learn a bit about climate change, find ways to use the 3 R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in new and innovative ways and create something new out of somethig old. 


May 14th: Growing a Garden

We will dig into the dirt as we explore seeds, seedlings and bulbs and start a few garden plants. What makes your garden grow?


June 11th: Carnival Science

We will wrap up our homeschool season with the science behind the carnival. Outdoor games (weather permitting), popsicles and fun with friends while we learn about carnival attractions and what makes them tick. 



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  

Download Registration Form

Online single child registration links above - please use the PDF registration form above for multi-child discount