Homeschool Day

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

The Autry in Griffith Park

Appropriate For: 
Free for Autry Members / $2 Admission With Advance Registration (Standard Museum Prices at the Door)
Registration Required

About the Event

Theme: How Water Connects Us
Homeschool kids and their families are invited to explore the social and cultural history of the American West through the lens of water. Activities will give students a chance to interact with our exhibits and learn about Northwest rivers and the importance of salmon; Native Americans and ecological agriculture in the Southwest; the Gold Rush; and water conservation in California.

While at the Autry, families can wander around the museum and check out the newly installed Imagined West Studios, a whimsically-themed movie set that encourages visitors to act out and film their own cinematic visions of the American West using creative props. The Autry also offers Detective Kits, an interactive activity that lets kids and their adult companions engage in an adventurous pursuit through the museum, using tools and clues to solve a case. Agents receive a prize after solving the case. (Detective Kits recommended for ages 10 and up.)

Educational Programs at the Autry are sponsored by:

The Albertsons Companies Foundation • AltaMed • Phyllis H. Barbato • Molly and Neal H. Brockmeyer • The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation • Dwight Stuart Youth Fund • Edison International • David F. Eisenberg • Employees Community Fund of Boeing California • The Georgina-Fredrick Children’s Foundation • Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross • The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California • Brenda and Gary Ruttenberg • Sony Pictures Entertainment • Thelma Pearl Howard Foundation • U.S. Bancorp • Union Bank • Wells Fargo