It’s official, homeschool is a thing. But, it’s not the Little House on the Prairie movement you remember from 20 years ago. The cool moms are doing it—in skinny jeans and designer flats. With the demand for supplemental activities growing by the birth rate, homeschool days are popping up all over the city.
We know the components that come with homeschool leave your plate full, so we did the footwork for you and found the coolest programs to get your little one out and about while learning, too!
Aligned with Georgia Performance Standards (GPS), the Georgia Aquarium offers instructor-led educational programming to homeschool students. The 45-minute programs are designed to provide focused learning opportunities where students can expand their understand of aquatic ecosystems. Admission is $13 per student on select dates and includes Deepo’s 3D Wondershow. Space is limited, so hurry. Reservations must be made two weeks in advance.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Help your little ones discover the sound of music by visting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for one of their educational concerts. They’re not “homeschool” days per se, but homeschool students are more than welcome to participate in these field trips. General admission is $8 on select dates based on grade level, starting at pre-K.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Created for grade levels K-4, Imaginators at the Children’s Museum lead students through activities designed to teach concepts from math and science to language arts and social studies. Programs run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on select dates with different themes. Admission is $4 for members and $8 for non-members. Reservations should be made in advance.
Recess, as well all know from our failed playground marriages, is the best part of the day. Amp it up by catching some air at SkyZone, where it’s actually OK for your little one to bounce off of the walls of a seemingly endless sea of connected trampolines. Locations in Roswell and Kennesaw offer special rates to homeschoolers on select days.
Atlanta History Center
Dive into the past with the Atlanta History Center, where special monthly programs are offered for homeschool students and their families. Each month students explore different subjects through performances, historic simulations and other hands-on experiences designed to meet the needs of kids from toddler to teen. Admission is $6.50 for members and $8.50 for nonmembers.
Take a walk on the wild side with Zoo Atlanta’s Homeschool Academy. The unique programs, designed just for the homeschool set, invites children to explore animal and science concepts in a fun, interactive environment. Age-appropriate programs includes games, activities, Zoo tours and, most exciting of all, animal encounters. The program runs monthly on select days from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations must be made in advance.
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