Are you a home school parent looking to engage your students in rigorous, hands-on science learning experiences? Consider Explore School, a program partnership between ExplorationWorks! Science Center and Helena Public Schools for home school students ages 6-13. Classes take place at ExplorationWorks. Students enroll with HPS at 25% of full-time enrollment and attend science classes at ExplorationWorks. The hands-on learning opportunities students receive meet Montana science standards.

Explore School provides educational choice and an alternative way to meet the needs of Helena kids and families, providing home school families in the Helena area access to rich, hands-on, inquiry-based science experiences. Enrich and compliment science content being taught in your home at no cost to your family. Students meet one day a week from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm for the duration of the academic year.

Current Explore School students can access Mr. Pate’s website at

For more information on Explore School, please contact Lauren Rivers at 406-603-4133 or