History Contest Update: Due to weather-related school closings, the deadline for submissions has been extended to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Our scholastic programs are perfect for field trips for homeschool children & align with Pennsylvania curriculum standards.

Bring your kids to The Hershey Story and discover all things Hershey — the man, his business, the town, and the chocolate — in an active, hands-on way! Our unique programs reach far beyond history to include economics, geography, science, math and reading.


Join us for Homeschool Day!

Maya Mysteries
Wednesday March 27, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Students can explore the museum exhibits with a sweet scavenger hunt, then participate in a Chocolate Lab class where they’ll make a chocolate bar and learn how the Maya prepared and consumed their cacao nibs. Plus, students can explore other Mayan activities and write their names using hieroglyphs.

The program lasts approximately 1 ½ hours. Please arrive between 9 and 11:30 a.m. to ensure you receive a timed Chocolate Lab ticket.

Online registration is required. Please purchase tickets here.
$10 per student /$10 for accompanying adults
All guests, including adults, require a ticket.
Children 2 years and under are free.
This program is recommended for ages 4 and up.


Homeschool Programs Offered During the School Year

The Museum Experience exhibit space offers a variety of curriculum-themed “Museum EduQuest” hunts for children in preschool through Grade 12.

In the Chocolate Lab, students can learn and participate in a variety of classes…and they all include a take-home chocolate treat! From “Assembly Line Adventure” for younger students, to”Temper, Temper” for high school students, the Chocolate Lab offers participatory classes for all students.

Homeschool groups of 15 or more students are welcome Monday through Friday during the school year. Admission rates for these groups are as follows:

  • Museum Experience EduQuest (1 hour): $7.50
  • Chocolate Lab Class (45 min): $7.50
  • EduQuest and Chocolate Lab (2 hour): $10.00
  • Chaperones: One adult is admitted free for every five students. $9.00 for each additional adult

Schedule your homeschool group today! Make your reservation request here.

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