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Beyond Atlanta Homeschool Days

These are homeschool days and opportunities that are beyond the metro Atlanta area. Please double check their website or call them to confirm prices and dates below.

North Georgia 

Elachee Nature Center - Gainesville, GA - The First Wednesday Home School Program Series engages home school students, ages 5 to 11 years in Kindergarten through 5th grade, with an exploration of Georgia habitats and ecosystems. The Junior Master Naturalist Program Series captivates home school students, grades 6-12, with hands-on exploration of Georgia habitats and ecosystems that covers many science and math standards. The program is 1:30 – 4 p.m., the first Wednesday each September through May. Annual and Semester registrations are available.

Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (INK) - Gainesville, GA -  All homeschoolers get in for 1/2 price admission the 1st Tuesday of every month.

Sandy Creek Nature Center - Athens GA - Each month, home school students and parents are invited to explore the world of science by participating in our home school programs. Home School Science for ages 8-18 years.  Home School Science Jr. for ages 4-7 years, with adult.

Fee: $4 ACC residents per class; $6 Non-residents per class.

Date: Sept 6th, Oct 5th, Nov 2nd

Time: Classes are all 10:00 a.m. - noon

Registration: Registration is online. Please pre-register at least one day before the class begins.

South Georgia 

Georgia 4- H Environmental Education - 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. Our centers are normally open for groups, not individuals or single families. This is a great opportunity for individual families from all over the region to take part in our excellent programs and make new friends at the same time. Children are divided into groups with similar aged children for classes. Parents attend class with their children. Programs and locations will vary each season so check back here to see the current offerings.  Locations include Burton 4-H Center, Forston 4-H Center, Tidelands Nature Center, Rock Eagle 4-H Center. See website for dates for each location.


Creative Discovery Museum - Chattanooga, TN -   Grades K to 5. Mondays or Tuesdays from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. from September until April.  Stem Lessons for Home Schoolers -    Two different sessions. See website for cost and details.

Rock City/ Ruby Falls - One week in September - Students (ages 3-18) Rock City $7.00 each; Ruby Falls $7.00 each  Adults (19 & older)  Rock City $14.50 each  Ruby Falls $14.50 each - Nothing listed for 2018-2019 yet

Dollywood - Great Smoky Mountains, TN - Home School Association Days Aug. 6 – Sept. 30, 2018 -. A world of Smoky Mountain adventure awaits Home School Families from across the country as Dollywood hosts Home School Day featuring exclusive activities, craft classes and demonstrations by Dollywood's master craftsmen, and catered picnic meal just for the Home School students and their families. Different rates available for resort, theme park, water park. Reservations must be made 72 hours in advance.

Tennessee Aquarium -   Monday September 23, 2018  .Prices: Home School Students (on Home School Day only) pay: $8 Aquarium/$13 Aquarium + Imax,  Home School Parents (on Home School Day only) pay: $24.50/ $32.50 Aquarium + Imax Bring your family to the Aquarium for field trip prices on this special day.  We will offer behind-the-scenes tours for $6/person this day for children ages 6 and up.

Titanic Pigeon Forge - Every day is homeschool day! $9 per child and $9 for 1 adult (each additional adult - $25). History, science, geography, language and social studies are fun to learn when boys and girls participate in the “teacher approved” TitanicScavenger Hunt at the World’s Largest Titanic Museum Attraction. Upon entering the World’s Largest Titanic Museum Attraction, students will receive a ‘boarding’ pass with the name of a passenger who made the maiden voyage. Using the ‘ship’ as a classroom, students learn life lessons… on their scavenger hunt sheet.

Ripley's Aquarium - Gaitlinburg, TN -Ripley’s Aquarium offers special programs for all home schooled students. We offer a walkup discount at $10.99+tax/person for teaching parents, homeschool children and immediate siblings in the same household. You must provide either a letter of intent, attendance record, or homeschool ID card at our admission windows in order to receive this discount. 


U.S. Space and Rocket Center -  Huntsville, AL -  Homeschool Days.  Ages 6-12 - Reservations, paid in advance, are required. Limited space available. Registration closes on Friday at 5 p.m. prior to each program date.

  • October 18th - Honoring our people: Alabama Military : Army Technology
  • January 17th, 2019 - From Fruit Flies to Monkeys: Animals in Space
  • April 11, 2019 - The Father of the American Space Program: Wernher von braun
  • July 18, 2019 - Apollo 11 50th Anniversary - The Eagle has Landed
  • October 17, 2019 - Museum Science: Become an Archivist

North Carolina

Biltmore Estates - Asheville, NC  - September 20 & 21, 2018 Cost: $23 plus tax per person 4 years old and up due at time of reservation. Lunch and accommodation options are available.

Join us for hands-on activities and demonstrations that highlight the Vanderbilt’s travels and life at home.
This is a one-day event.  Your choice of Thursday or Friday includes a morning or afternoon time at the Homeschool Festival area. You will then enjoy the rest of your day with a self-guided visit in Biltmore House, Gardens, Conservatory, Antler Hill Village and Winery.  All Homeschool activities will be held near the Antler Hill Farm area. 

Reservations are required; call 866-851-4661 Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Great Wolf Lodge - Charlotte/Concord, NC -  Stay in a luxury resort and enjoy their indoor water park!  Reward your whole family with a fun and unforgettable stay at Great Wolf Lodge. Homeschool families receive 15% off the best rate when you stay Sunday - Thursday through 10/31/2018. Book now and save big! Promo Code: HOME  Available Dates:  Now through 10/31/2018  Book By:  10/30/2018

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