Homeschool Day

Scottsdale’s Museum of the West invites you to an exciting day of adventures and discoveries specifically designed for homeschooled students! On Thursday, October 5, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., each of the museum’s exhibitions will feature an interactive experience designed to encourage children to make choices, engage in conversations, share discoveries, and develop critical thinking skills.

The OK Chorale will provide informal musical entertainment for guests at 10:30 a.m. and noon in the museum theater. Children will be able to choose which activities they’d like to participate in; all activities are geared toward ages 6 to 16. Activities are self-guided by the children’s accompanying adult(s). Special presentations will be made at certain activity stations at the following times:

  • A Day in the Life of a Rancher (first floor theater)- 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.
  • Bison Station (first floor – by Museum Store) – 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.
  • Courage and Crossroads (second floor exhibition) – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Hopi Pottery (first floor Canvas of Clay exhibition) – 10 a.m. and Noon

A special $5 per person admission rate will be available for parents/caregivers and children on this day. Museum members and children age 5 and under are free. Free parking is available in the City of Scottsdale underground garage, which can be accessed from the driveway located just south of Main Street, on the north side of the museum building. Look for the blue parking sign on Marshall Way.

To reserve a spot for your child/children and yourself, please send an e-mail to with the subject line “Homeschool Day October 5.”