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Homeschool Day is This Tuesday

Nov 07, 2014 04:44PM ● By Erica Shames

The National Watch & Clock Museum - Columbia, PA has declared Tue., Nov. 11, Homeschool Day. Families who homeschool are especially invited to spend time at the Museum and participate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the following crafts and activities:

•                Learn how water can be used to tell time

•                See the science behind the pendulum

•                Make a working clock to take home

•                Go on a scavenger hunt through the Museum exhibits

•                Learn about how the sun can be used to tell time

•                Play time-related games.

•                Discover the magic of mystery clocks

Registration for the Homeschool Day is required; cost per student is $10 with no charge for one accompanying adult. For each additional adult attending there is a $6 charge with no charge for children under 6 years of age (unless they want to make a clock for $6). Please contact the Education Department at 717-684-8261, ext. 237 or email  to register or for more information.

“Along with other events and workshops, the Museum enjoys planning a Homeschool Day each year because it’s another opportunity for  families to see that the Museum is not only educational, but a whole lot of fun too – for all ages,” stated Director of Education Katie Knaub.

The National Watch and Clock Museum is operated by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) association with close to 15,000 members, representing 52 countries. April through November the Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.  December through March hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. From Memorial Day through Labor Day the Museum is also open on Mondays. Discounts are available to seniors, students, AAA members, and groups of 10 or more. Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to call ahead.  For more program information, directions, or general Museum information, call 717-684-8261 or visit our website at   

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