The Garden hosts an exciting day of tours
and activities exclusively for homeschool groups
and families. Supplement your life science,
botanical and environmental studies curriculum
by visiting a tropical rain forest, a desert house
and a native pitcher plant bog. Tip-toe through
the treetops on the Canopy Walk and observe
edible plants in the Edible Garden. The Garden
also has a 2-acre Children's Garden focusing on
$9 per student, $9 per chaperone (max 2 per student)
- Self-guided visit to Biltmore House, Gardens and Conservatory
- Lots of fun demonstrations and activities
- Student workbooks emailed a week prior to the event
$22.00 per person (4 years old and up)
Twelve-Month Passholder adults are free with paid youth.
Call 866-851-4661 to learn more.
2014-15 Homeschool Day information not yet available
Friday, October 3rd
12:30 – 3:30 pm (museum closes at 4:00)
Homeschool families who pre-register for this event are also invited to the new Pitts Theology Library for a tour of rare books and a book-making activity at 1:30 and 2:30 pm.
Recommended Parking: Oxford Road Deck
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Monday, January 13, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Specific Need to Know Information for Home School Programming
Cost per student is $13 plus tax which includes admission to the Deepo’s 3D Wondershow movie.
To make a reservation call 404-581-4000
Space is limited, reservations must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the visit date.
Chaperone ratio for Home School is 1 adult for up to 2 children. Any additional guest (adult or child) not participating in the program must purchase a total ticket and will be permitted to join the group after the program.
No children 4 and under allowed on the program.
Home School participants may enter no earlier than 11:00 am the day of their program to tour the Aquarium.
Once tickets are reserved and paid for, Home School participants can pick up their tickets at the Will Call Window using their confirmation number.
All Home School participants need to check in at 1:30 pm with the Education Department for their Instructor Led program at the Recognition Rotunda on the 2nd floor of the Café.
A copy of your Home School Letter of Intent must be provided as proof of home schooling.
AT&T Dolphin Tales show - Add on $4 per person.
Monday and Wednesday Programs Offered
Sea Life Safari: Join us as we go on an Aquarium safari, in search of fish, sharks and whales. On their aquatic expedition, students will explore the basic needs of all animals and observe how these needs are met at the Aquarium.
Georgia Performance Standards addressed: SKCS1, SKCS2, SKCS5, SKL2, ELAKLSV1, S1CS1, S1CS2, S1CS5, S1L1, ELA1LSV1, M2M1, M2M3 Common Core Standards: KCC2, KCC4, KMD1, KMD2, 1MD2, 2 MD1, 2MD2, & 2MD3
Grades 3rd – 5th
Weird and Wild: Come along on a “weird & wild” adventure through the Georgia Aquarium! During this program students will explore the “weird & wild” characteristics of our unique animals.
Georgia Performance Standards addressed: S3CS4, S3L1, ELA3LSV1, S4CS4, S4L1, S4L2, ELA4LSV1, S5CS4, S5L1, ELA5LSV1
Grades 6th – 8th
Undersea Investigators: Have you ever asked yourself why animals behave the way they do? Through research, we can better understand our animals and those in nature. As Undersea Investigators, students will discover how research is conducted while gaining insights into the underwater world.
Georgia Performance Standards addressed: S6CS1, S6CS8, S6CS9, S6E3, ELA6LSV1, M6D1, S7CS1, S7CS5, S7CS8, S7CS9, ELA7LSV1, S7L4, M7D1, M8D4, ELA8LSV1 Common Core Standards: 6SP5 & 7SP2
Grades 9th – 12th
Aquarium 101: Through an exploration of the Aquarium’s exhibits and behind the scenes areas, students will be exposed to aquarium careers, research efforts, conservation programs and understand how the Aquarium meets the diverse needs of our animals.
Georgia Performance Standards addressed: SCSh1, SCSh6, SB4, SZ5, SEV5
Tuesday and Thursday Programs Offered
Bite Size Basics: All animals have certain basic needs, including food. Come discover what some of our Aquarium residents eat, how they eat and how their food is prepared.
Georgia Performance Standards addressed: SKCS1, SKCS5, SKL1, SKL2, ELAKLSV1, S1CS1, S1CS5, S1L1, ELA1LSV1, MKM1, MKP4, M1M1, M1P4, M2M1, M2P4
Grades 3rd – 5th
Snack Attack: Come explore some of the predator-prey relationships found in aquatic ecosystems around the globe. Discover how some of our amazing animals catch their meals and how they keep from becoming prey themselves.
Georgia Performance Standards addressed: S3CS4, S3L1, S3L2, ELA3LSV1, S4CS4, S4L1, S4L2, ELA4LSV1, S5CS4, S5L1, ELA5LSV1
Grades 6th – 8th
Sharks In-Depth: Wow, look at all of those teeth covering the sharks’ entire body! There is much more to learn about sharks than what we see on the surface. During this program, students will examine how sharks impact their environment and how humans impact sharks.
Georgia Performance Standards addressed: S6CS8, S6E4, ELA6LSV1, S7CS5, S7CS8, S7L1, S7L4, ELA7LSV1, S8CS8, S8P3, ELA8SV1, S6CS5, S6CS6
Grades 9th – 12th
Animal Behavior: Before animals can live in an aquarium, biologists must understand what they need and how they behave. Students will discover how the Aquarium staff maintains the health of our animals as well as the training and enrichment techniques used in the process.
Georgia Performance Standards addressed: SCSh1, SCSh6, SZ4, SZ5
For more information, see http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/education/home-school.aspx
High Museum of Art
Homeschool Day Kick-off
Friday, August 15th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, walk-up
Dream Cars: innovative design, visionary ideas
Upcoming Homeschool Days:
Friday, September 19, 2014 - American Art Collection
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - "Make a Joyful Noise": Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral
Friday, January 9, 2015 - Cezanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection
Friday, March 27, 2015 - European Art Collection
Friday, April 10, 2015 - Storytelling in Art
Friday, May 8, 2015 - Animals in Art
The schedule for each day will be:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Go on a scavenger hunt of the featured exhibition or artist and visit the other special exhibitions, permanent collection, and Family Learning Gallery.
1 to 4 p.m. Create your own masterpiece inspired by the artist or exhibition of the day in the drop-in hands-on workshop and read children's books that connect to the topic of the day.
September 5, 2013
2014/15 not available yet
Monday, September 16, 2013
Register by September 9, 2013
In military campaigns, logistics – the movement of soldiers, equipment, and supplies – is central to victory. Throughout history, armed forces have used various types of transportation to move troops and materiel to set the stage for battle. Students will use science, math, and the museum exhibits to explore the critical role that transportation and technological progress have played during different conflicts from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as looking ahead to the future.
Time: 10 am – 12:15 pm
Special admission rates: $5 per person.
Reservations are required.
For more information or to register, please contact the Education Department at 770-427-2117 ext. 3173 or email@example.com.
Trains that go 800 miles per hour, Trains under the Atlantic Ocean, Trains to space, Trains powered by the sun: Come learn about the future of train travel. Participants will become acquainted with, and discover the science behind, the future train concepts of the "Hyperloop," "Vactrain," "Startram," and "Interstate Traveler." This will be an exciting journey into future train technology.
Home educators will receive take home packets for further learning.
Participants MUST pre-register by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 770-495-0253 ext.2
Sept 26, 2014
Explore, discover and learn at Stone Mountain Park’s Homeschool Day on September 26. Homeschool students will enjoy a day full of educational opportunities, adventure, and play.
Special Homeschool Day Adventure Pass
Includes access to Homeschool Day educational events, plus all-day access to Stone Mountain Park attractions and Pumpkin Festival activities.*
The ticket plaza opens at 9:30 a.m. so you may redeem your tickets in advance of the programming. The park opens at 10:30 a.m.
$18 (plus tax) per person
Special Home School Day Adventure Pass Rate of $17.00 (per person plus tax) Includes unlimited use of all open Stone Mountain Park attractions for the entire day (excluding Ride the Ducks).
Plantation & Farmyard – Stroll through 100 years of Georgia history with one of the largest collections of 18th & 19th Century buildings and artifacts, plus live interactive demonstrations performed from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
Train Talk Q & A- What weighs 350 tons and can move around the mountain at 15 mph? We'll bring you up to speed with cool facts about Stone Mountain Park's Scenic Railroad. (10:30am at Railroad Depot in Crossroads)
Learn about the Lasershow – What goes faster than 670 million miles per hour and is as big as a mountain? Find out the magic and science behind the worlds longest running Lasershow Spectacular. (12:30pm in the 4-D Theater)
15 miles of wooded nature trails
The Quarry – exhibits the process of granite quarrying at Stone Mountain and the changes in the technology over time.
Discovering Stone Mountain Museum – This museum features 12,000 years of Stone Mountain History with many artifacts and stories. The museum is also featuring a new Civil War exhibit commemorating the 150 year anniversary of the war.
9th Annual Pumpkin Festival – Sneak Peak of Pumpkin Festival shows and activities included in Adventure Pass.
Ride The Ducks – This lively amphibious tour culminates with a big splash into Stone Mountain Lake. It is not included in the Adventure Pass but can be added at a reduced rate.
Ride The Ducks Education Video – View our Ride the Ducks education video in the small theater of the Memorial Hall Museum and learn about Rosie the Riveter and how the DUKW’s operated. The video runs continuously throughout the day.
September 29, 2013
Our Homeschool Day will be on Monday, September 29, 2014. Mark your calendars! We are offering great discounts for admission to the Tennessee Aquarium, the IMAX Theater, and the gift shops in each facility (See special rates below). Programs will be offered in the auditorium from 11 am to 3 pm and special behind-the-scenes tours will be offered just for that day. We will have animal encounters each hour throughout the two aquarium buildings. So don’t miss this special day of fellowship with other home school students and their families.
Homeschool Students (on Homeschool Day only) pay:
$10.50 Combination Aquarium and IMAX
Home School Parents (on Home School Day only) pay:
$ 7.75 IMAX
$28.50 Combination Aquarium and IMAX
Home school students and parents will receive a 10% discount at the Aquarium Gift Shops. Members of the Aquarium who are home school students or parents can receive a 20% discount on this day only.
Tickets for a guided behind-the-scenes tour will be available for $5.00 on this special day and must be purchased at the ticket office when you purchase your tickets for the Aquarium or IMAX. (These discounts are only offered during our home school day.)
Disney Homeschool Days event is planned for Fall 2014 at Walt Disney World, in Florida.This Fall, you and your family can discover the world of theatrical entertainment when you attend the presentation, "Healthy Living: Living with the Land at Epcot" on Thursday, October 2, 2014. In this special presentation by a member of the Disney Horticulture team at The Land Pavilion, students will take an in-depth look at hydroponic gardening, the benefits of growing their own food, and much more. - See more at: http://www.homeschool-curriculum-savings.com/disney-homeschool-days-magical-homeschool-savings.html#sthash.hp8PHneV.dpuf
Wild Adventures Theme Park
September 8, 2012
Learn about all of your favorite animals as you uncover hundreds of creatures from around the world as you wander through the park. Sit back and enjoy Do You Zoo?, an educational and entertaining animal game show. Then travel half-way around the world on our Safari Train ride - an adventure that brings you face to face with rare Indian rhinos, giraffes, elephants, zebras, wildebeests and more! The discoveries are endless at Wild Adventures.
The first Tuesday of every month