The Atlanta Fulton County Zoo offers HomeSchool Field Trip Days on the first Tuesday of every month and a HomeSchool Academy that runs from January to May and September to December. HomeSchool Academy is a unique program that allows students to explore animal and science concepts in a fun, interactive environment. Programs are grade-appropriate and include games, activities, Zoo tours and animal encounters. The Zoo is open to the general public and other school groups on HomeSchool Days. (Atlanta)
Below is an alphabetical list of museums, science centers and organizations offering ongoing homeschool programs in Georgia. If you would like to narrow your search to programs in your area, please enter your city in the search box. If you know of a program you would like to share with other homeschoolers, please contact us.
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The Atlanta History Center offers special monthly programs designed just for homeschool students and their families. Each month explores a different subject through exhibition tours and a variety of crafts and activities geared toward kids from toddler to teen. Homeschoolers are also welcome to register for regular guided school tours, self-guided tours, and attend family programs. (Atlanta)
The Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center offers monthly homeschool programs during the school year. The center’s forests, lakes and streams provide an excellent setting for outdoor learning. The indoor classrooms and live animals enhance the experience by providing up-close wildlife encounters. This is a drop-off program designed for the home-schooled student, emphasizing peer cooperation along with individual exploration. Each program covers a different topic, but all programs include hands-on learning, self-discovery, and outdoor fun. Through hikes, experiments, games, and investigation, we will uncover the secrets of Georgia’s wildlife and habitats. (Mansfield)
At certain times of the year, Georgia 4-H Centers reserve space exclusively for individual families to sign up for overnight or day field studies. Children are divided into groups with similar aged children for classes. Parents attend class with their children. Programs and locations vary each season, so check their website to see the current offerings.
The Georgia Aquarium offers home school programs monthly throughout the school year. The Instructor-Led Education Experience is for children ages five and older. For more information, please visit their website. (Atlanta)
Each month, home school students and parents are invited to explore the world of science by participating in the Sandy Creek Nature Center home school programs. They offer a series on earth science for ages 5-9 years and an oceanography series for ages 10-18 years. (Athens)
The Southeastern Railway Museum offers homeschoolers programs that are available as fieldtrips at the museum and as outreach programs. All programs include a hands-on experience with artifacts. Programs that are held at the museum include a train ride (weather permitting) and program-specific tour. (Duluth)