Homeschool Day

Scottsdale’s Museum of the West invites you to an exciting day of adventures and discoveries specifically designed for homeschooled students. Between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, young “ranch hands” will enjoy engaging, interactive experiences that will teach them about the artists of the early American West, Arizona history, Native American art and culture, and pioneer living.

The numerous “discovery” learning activities will include language arts, geography, environmental science, and mathematics. This includes a challenging scavenger hunt, which will send students throughout the museum on a fun-filled quest that promotes learning.

In addition, at 10:30 a.m. there will be a “Sights and Sounds” of the American West special presentation featuring a guitarist and captivating cowboy poetry.

At noon, children will learn the art of the saddle in a presentation entitled “Saddle Soap, Slippery Stirrups—Who Needs A Saddle Anyway?”.

Activities are geared to children ages 5 to 16. A special $5 per person admission fee will be available for parents/caregivers and children on this day.

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