Homeschool Programs in Florida
Below is an alphabetical list of museums, science centers and organizations offering ongoing homeschool programs in Florida. 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.
If you are looking for upcoming homeschool events, special educational programs, and annual conventions and conferences, please see our Homeschool Events Calendar.
Bamboozles Skating and Event Center in Fort Myers, Florida, offers a Stay Fit Friday Skate on the first and third Fridays of every month. Check out their Skating Schedule for details. (Fort Myers)
Cookin' Kidz offers homeschool classes that teach children a lifelong understanding and acceptance of healthly food choices through an interactive hands-on cooking program. They are a traveling cooking school. They bring all the ingredients, cooking supplies, equipment and lots of fun cooking to location. Call 754-422-7163 for registration information and additional inquiries.
The Edison & Ford Winter Estates offers a unique opportunity for home school families to learn together about the life and work of Thomas Edison and how our lives are impacted today by his genius. Edison’s work spanned many different fields ranging from electricity to plant science. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to science, invention and history, the Edison Ford Home School program will explore many of these topics. Each session examines a particular aspect of scientific achievement using engineering challenges, invention or local history. Grades K-6. Programs are led by Edison Ford education faculty and staff and include time to tour the historical homes, gardens, research lab and museum. (Fort Myers)
The Imaginarium Science Center offers monthly “Homeschool Day” events take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month! This exciting day offers homeschool families a fun-filled opportunity to explore educational exhibits, activities, and programs. Homeschool children of all ages learn together with their families, taking advantage of museum materials and knowledgeable education professionals. Workshops are based on the Sunshine State Standards and include a Curriculum Guide with vocabulary, additional activities, and recommended resources. (Fort Myers)
The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) offers weekly homeschool classes for all ages. They offer both Science Adventure Days and Mini Science Adventure Days. To register and for the full list of Homeschool Programs offered, you will need to visit www.campfun.org. (Tampa)
Big Cypress National Preserve is located between the cities of Miami and Naples, Florida. Join a Big Cypress Park Ranger or Volunteer for programs that explore the wonders of the Big Cypress Swamp and the Everglades ecosystem. Visit their website for information on their Ranger-led activities. All Ranger-led programs are free! (Ochopee)
The Deering Estate at Cutler is an environmental, archeological and historical preserve offering a variety of homeschool educational programs. Includes the ECO-ACADEMY (ages 5 and up) , the Marine Conservation Science & Policy Service Learning Program (ages 9 and up), the Wildlife Conservation Studies (ages 9 and up), and the Global Studies Program (ages 5 and up). Please visit their website for detailed information about these programs. (Miami)
Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex offers a Home School Skate Day on the third Thursday of every month. See their Public Ice Skating Schedule for details. (Ellenton)
The Florida Aquarium offers monthly homeschool science classes and group homeschool programs. Each class uses inquiry based learning and hands-on experiments and activities to discover science. Classes are 45 minutes for 3-5 year olds and 1 hour for ages six and older. Visit their website for more information. See their downloadable brochure for information about their group programs. (Tampa)
Fun Town wants to give back to the community! They offer a free skate to homeschool groups every Tuesday from 12pm-8pm. Contact Fun Town for more information on this event and other group rates. (Melbourne)
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens offers a variety of homeschool programs specifically for students living along the First Coast (Northeast FL and Southeast GA). This unique opportunity allows students to get up close and hands-on with animals in a nurturing, learning environment with their peers. All classes begin and end at the PepsiCo Foundation Education Campus located at the south end of the Zoo’s main parking lot. As space is limited, parents generally do not sit-in. (Jacksonville)
O2B Kids is an "edutainment" facility for children ages 0 - 13 that provides a variety of family fun, care, and enrichment activities. O2B Kids offers over 200 classes per week in everything from Karate to Spanish. With classes like gymnastics, music, dance, cheer, drama, art, science and computers, your child is sure to find a something he or she loves. They offer Afterschool, Preschool, Birthday Parties, Parents' Night Out and Summer Camp. (Gainesville)