2019 Day Under the Dome Registration

Thursday, May 16, 2019 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The event begins at 10:00 am with a rally on the Capitol steps- Michigan State Capitol, 100 N. Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933

Then at 11:00 the event moves to: The Mackinac Room, 10th Floor – Anderson House Office Building- 124 N. Capitol Ave.,

At 12:00 you may enjoy lunch while listening to education updates from the chairs of the Education Committees in both the House and Senate. NOTE: Optional box lunches from Chick-fil-A can be ordered on the sign up form below. [You must pre-order by Monday, May 13.]

For the rest of the afternoon, you choose: Sit in on the CTV Legislative Briefing, visit legislators’ offices, observe the House in session, take guided tours of the Capitol, MI Supreme Court Building, MI History Museum, MI State Police, Impression 5 or RE Olds Museum. These field trip opportunities in downtown Lansing continue throughout the afternoon – See detailed schedule below and sign up to reserve your spots!

Day under the Dome Schedule and Field Trip Opportunities:

10:00 AM – Homeschool Day Under the Dome Rally on the Capitol Steps (100 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933)

11:00 AM – Homeschool Day Under the Dome Keynote Session in the Mackinac Room (Fifth Floor) at Anderson House Office Building — Speakers: Mike Winter, James Muffett, &  Israel Wayne (124 North Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933)

12:00 PM – Lunchtime Legislative Briefing on Educational Issues in the Mackinac Room with special guests Senate Education Committee Chair Lana Theis and House Education Committee Chair Pamela Hornberger (Purchase a Chick-fil-a regular chicken sandwich box lunch for $8, or cool chicken wrap for $10, includes chips, cookie, and bottled water, or bring your own sack lunch.)

1:00 to 4:00 – CTV Legislative Briefing continues in the Mackinac Room (with special guests Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, along with numerous other guests invited by Citizens for Traditional Values)

12:00 – 3:00 PM – Observe the House in Session (Capitol Building) or various legislative committee meetings (House or Senate office buildings)

1:00 – 4:00 PM – VISIT YOUR LEGISLATORS’ OFFICES TO THANK THEM FOR SERVING AND TO GIVE THEM A HOMESCHOOLING INFORMATION PACKET (Pick up your packet and choose the legislators you’ll visit at the “Visiting Legislators?” Check-in Station.)

1:00 – 4:00 PM  – Optional Field Trips:

1:00 PM  – Michigan Library and Historical Center at 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48915 ($5 per person, max per tour 45 people) – Guided tour

1:00 PM – Michigan Supreme Learning Center at the Hall of Justice at 925 W. Ottawa St., Lansing, MI 48915  (FREE, 48 people max.) – Guided tour

1:30 PM – Visit Impression 5 Science Center at 200 Museum Dr, Lansing, MI 48933 ($6 per student, 50 students max) – A fun hands-on science experience for young and old

2:00 PM – Michigan State Police Headquarters & Museum at 333 S. Grand Ave., Lansing, MI (FREE, 50 people max) – Tour to learn about Michigan police history, current hotlines, and touch and sit in police vehicles

2:15, 2:45, 3:15, 3:45 PM –  Capitol Building Guided Tours at 100 North Capitol Ave, Lansing (FREE, 45 people max per tour)

3:00, 4:00 PM – RE Olds Transportation Museum at 240 Museum Dr, Lansing, MI 48933. ($4 per person, limit 40 people per group) Enjoy a Scavenger Hunt at this hands-off museum where you will learn the history of Oldsmobile’s founder and more

IF YOU’RE NOT COMING TO THE INCH CONFERENCE, OR ALREADY REGISTERED FOR INCH AND DID NOT PURCHASE A DAY UNDER THE DOME TICKET: Day Under the Dome Family Passes can be purchased below using the form. (Cost is $10/family.  CFA Box lunches are optional extras and must be pre-paid & pre-ordered. If you want to attend a field trip with an admission fee, that you will pay directly to the facility at the time of your arrival.]

Parking: There is parking in the ramp around the corner from the office building, in lots on the north and west side of the office building (across from the Capitol), and sometimes at meters along the street (with handicap spaces reserved). See Map at bottom of page.