Homeschool Science | Montana Audubon


Homeschool Science

Homeschool 2023-24

In-person Homeschool Classes

Interdisciplinary, inquiry-based science and nature exploration at Billings’ only nature center. Featuring different themes throughout the school year taught by our experienced Teacher Naturalists.

Audubon Center Members receive a 10% discount, can register early and participate in several of our community programs for FREE – become a member today by visiting our membership page.

Scholarships are available! Apply for a scholarship here!

Registration is now open!  Click here to register.

Please Read and Sign our Homeschool Letter to Parents 2023. Bring this with you the first day of the program.

This document contains our COVID protocols, information to prepare you for programming, and the Parental Consent Form needed on the first day of class.

Classes Offered:

  • Littles: entering K – 3rd grade 
  • Middles: entering 4th – 7th grade 

Littles and Middles: Sign up for Tuesdays OR Thursdays from 2:00 – 3:45pm


  • Fall (8 weeks): September 12th to November 2nd, Amazing Animal Adaptation
  • Winter I (4 weeks): November 7th to December 7th,**Week of Thanksgiving Off**, Wacky Watersheds
  • **Winter Break – 3 weeks off** December 11th to December 28th)
  • Winter II (8 weeks): January 2nd to February 22nd, Flying Wild
  • Spring I (4 weeks): February 27th to March 21st, What’s up? The sky!
  •  (**Spring Break – 1 week off** March 26th to March 28th)
  • Spring II (8 weeks): April 2nd to May 23rd, Forest and Fire Ecology

Session Pricing:

Littles and Middles 8-week class: $93/student ($83.70 for members)*
Littles and Middles 4-week class: $57/student ($51.30 for members)*

*Price includes processing fees

Session Descriptions:

Amazing Animal Adaptations

From small invertebrates to large mammals, explore how these animals survive in their environment with amazing adaptations! Scales, wings, teeth and more will be investigated through hands-on activities like macroinvertebrate collection, skull observations, and fish dissection. 


Wacky Watersheds

Don’t let the name fool you, a watershed is not a shed full of water! Watersheds are an important part of the landscape that help keep our waterways clean and healthy. Get up close to the Yellowstone River Watershed through gravel bar exploration, water quality testing, and experiment with your own watershed design.


Flying Wild

Birds, insects, and bats all call the skies home. Learn about the flying creatures of our world, study the science of flight, and engineer your own flying creations. Take off and come fly into a world of learning and outdoor discovery!


What’s up? The Sky!

Delve into the “Big Sky” of Montana and learn about the clouds, the Sun, the planets, and more. Review the water cycle, make clouds, and create your own constellation. The sky’s the limit!


Forest and Fire Ecology

Forests and fire are one of nature’s original ‘frenemies’. Study the ecology of both by discovering the plants and animals of the forest, as well as the behavior and properties of fire. Ignite your knowledge and test your fire skills!

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