Antique Amusements Homeschool Day

Before the days of video games and television, kids and adults alike passed the time with “amusements”. Often these “amusements” had their basis in the newest science discoveries of the day. Join us in exploring everything from optical illusions to parlor games and have a most amusing time learning science, art, and math…19th century style!

  • History of Play House Tour
  • Toys & Games
  • Build Your Own Toy
  • Antique Animations

Attendees will be divided into groups to go through all the stations of the program. The program will take between 2 & 2 ½ hours in length. Guests are invited to bring a lunch to enjoy on the grounds following the program.

Date: April 19, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $8 per person. A ticket is required for all children and adults attending.

Children 4 & Under – Free

Recommended for Students in Grades – K-4th

If younger children would like to participate in the craft, parents can purchase a $2 Activity Fee which can be added at site check-in.


Thank you to 2024 Lead Youth Education Sponsor The Marlene and Spencer Hays Foundation.


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