OMSI Homeroom

Looking for educational support? OMSI Homeroom is a museum-based, full-time childcare program developed to serve working families. 

We’re honored to offer the community high-quality distance learning support and supplemental science instruction in small student groups.


Homeroom Update:

Due to community need, OMSI is pleased to continue offering Homeroom through May 21, 2021 for families with students who participate in full-time distance learning. 

  • - The next session of Homeroom will run April 13-May 21 and will cost $1,560 for the 6 week session.
  • - OMSI educators will support your student with their daily school-based digital coursework and assignments. 
  • - After school work is done, students will participate in fun science labs, experiments, and design challenges that ignite imaginations and create confident problem solvers.

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Serving the Community

Keeping schools closed and initiating online learning will help limit the spread of COVID-19; however, it also presents a significant challenge for students from underserved communities, single-parent households, and working families. 

With state approval, we developed OMSI Homeroom to inspire students and support families as their classrooms transition to a virtual format.

Various six-week sessions are available for grades K–8, offering different science-based experiences with programming tailored to match school curriculum, grade, and interests.

The Homeroom Experience

OMSI educators will support your student’s distance learning needs while providing STEM-based enrichment activities and social development opportunities in stable small grade-based groups. Students’ health and safety will be prioritized in a structured and physically distanced environment.

After ensuring successful completion of school-based digital coursework and assignments, OMSI educators will inspire and captivate students with fun science labs, demonstrations, experiments, and design challenges that ignite imaginations and create confident problem solvers.

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Financial Discounts

Thanks to the generous support of corporate sponsors and individual donors, our goal is to offer discounts of 50% to 90% for up to two-thirds of OMSI Homeroom students. We are hopeful this will help serve families who have limited options during this time.

OMSI Educators

OMSI has provided Emergency Childcare and summer camps since March, when COVID-19 shut down schools. Our educators are experienced classroom teachers and informal education professionals who bring science to life while connecting students to the future of STEAM opportunities.

Health and Safety 

To help protect the community, staff and students ages five (5) and older are required to wear a face covering. OMSI staff follows safety protocols established by the Oregon Health Authority, including a daily health screening, cleaning, social distancing, and stable small groups of 10.


Get on the Waitlist


If requesting financial aid, submit a short statement describing your situation when you fill out the waitlist
or speak with our Program Sales Team at 503-797-4661 for more information.



In response to the needs of the community, OMSI has launched new programs like OMSI Homeroom, introduced a new suite of educational virtual programs, and shifted our engaging Science at Home content into a new weekly format. To continue providing these community resources, we need your help!

Make a donation today to support OMSI Programming—with your help, we can continue to provide equitable access to science education during these unprecedented times. 

Make a gift to Support OMSI Homeroom & Virtual Programming > 

Thank you Lam Research, OnPoint Community Credit Union, and Comcast for helping provide community scholarships and sponsorships for OMSI Homeroom.

Thank you Best Buy and The Clubhouse Network for sponsoring OMSI Homeroom for grades 6+.