A volunteer docent talks with a school group in the Arsenal of Democracy gallery.

Location: Michigan History Museum, Lansing
Time: 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Audience: Ages 6 to 11
Program Fee: $5/student, $4/adult
Registration: Walk-in registration only; space is limited

The Michigan History Museum has teamed up with Impression 5 Science Center, REACH Studio Art Center and Woldumar Nature Center to offer dynamic learning environments where homeschoolers can explore monthly themes through the disciplines of art, science, nature and history. Each partner organization takes a turn hosting a Learn517 program on Thursdays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Following are dates, themes and lesson titles for the programs at the Michigan History Museum.

2018-2019 Programs

  • October 25 - Geology and Fossils - Mammoths, Mastodons and Petoskey Stones 
  • November 29 - Food - Michigan's Cereal City
  • December 27 - World Cultures - Multicultural Michigan: Immigration and Celebrations
  • January 24, 2019 - Animals and Habitats - The Story of the Kirtland's Warbler: Human Impact on Michigan's Habitats 
  • February 28 - Transportation - Freighters, Trains and Automobiles: Michigan Transportation History
  • March 28 - Kinetic Energy - Simple Machines and Michigan's Lumbering Industry
  • April 25 - Recycle and Upcycle - Recycling Through the Ages

Each Learn517 program at the Michigan History Museum includes complimentary museum admission. You can save on regular admission and receive other great benefits when you become a Michigan History Center member.