Homeschool Days Deals and Special Events

In a previous post, we explored the regions of South Carolina. Today, let’s look at some special opportunities for homeschools. If you know of any other Homeschool Days deals and special events we should include, let me know at

As homeschoolers the world is our classroom. We get to explore more places and take lots of field trips. Some programs put on extra special events and offer "Homeschool Days" deals. 

As homeschoolers the world is our classroom. We get to explore more places and take lots of field trips. Some programs put on extra special events and offer “Homeschool Days” deals.

Homeschool Days Deals

These events are open to the public. Any homeschooler from any group or association can participate. Some programs will require proof that you’re a homeschooler (either your membership letter or card) so you can get this discount. Some programs require pre-registration (with or without a fee).

Air Jump, Spartanburg
Enjoy an AWESOME, HEALTHY, & FUN time with other homeschooling families in the area. come out and get a chance to learn the physics of bounce and flight at Big Air.

Asheville Museum of Science, Asheville NC
The Asheville Museum of Science is a brand new science destination for the whole family.  Homeschool Monday class has a different theme/lesson once a month. Reciprocation discount available for Roper Mountain Science Center members.

Asheville Treetops Adventure Park, Asheville NC
The Adventure Park is an aerial challenge course in the trees with 60 unique climbing, rolling, walking, jumping, swinging, and rappelling elements in a wooded park. Enjoy two hours of adventure for ages 4 and over (trail restrictions/escorts ages 4-12).
Kid Zip is one of America’s first zipline adventures designed for kids 4-10 years old. It includes 9 ziplines and 4 fun climbing elements in a park area. It is a self-guided tour except for an adult escort.  The ziplines range from 50 feet to 250 feet long.  They range in height from 25 feet high to ground level. Enjoy 1 ½- 2 hours of adventure.

Biltmore Estates, Asheville
Biltmore offer dozens of programs for students, including experiential educational, customized Biltmore House tours, and a homeschool festival. Download our full Education Program for details.

Bricks4Kidz, Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Aiken, Beaufort, Fort Mill
Bricks 4 Kidz® is devoted to developing programs for children ages 3-12 that provides an extraordinary atmosphere where students learn to build unique creations with LEGO® Bricks. Camps, Robotics, Scouts, parties and classes. Check the location near you for homeschool workshops (or schedule one for your group). 

Carolina Aviation Museum, Charlotte, NC
Offers quartely events geared towards homeschool families, these days feature discounted rates and a museum full of hands-on STEM stations. Each day presents a different STEM and aviation-themed adventure. For grades K-12.

Carolina Raptor Center, Huntersville, NC
Carolina Raptor Center homeschool days several times per year. Activities include: Meet the Raptors Presentation,Walk the Raptor Trail, a scavenger hunt and a Raptor craft.

Charleston Museum, Charleston
Home School History Days on the third Friday each month include a special tour or class, an activity, and a chance to go through the Museum. These classes are designed to meet a variety of ages. Home School History Workshops are a 4-part series designed for older homeschool students to go more in-depth with a specific subject than our regular homeschool days program. Each series includes hands-on time with collection items, an off-site visit, and a project to be presented during the final class.

Charlotte Museum of History, Charlotte
Learn about technology, medicine, spring renewal, and the wonderful world of spring. Participants will receive a scavenger hunt with clues to help them locate each of the different learning experiences.  Students are welcome to move through at their own pace to maximize the hands-on experience.

Children’s Museum of the Upstate, Greenville
Monthly homeschool classes on STEAM topics one Tuesday of each month, January-May.  Preregistration required for ages 4-5, 5-7, 8-10. Choose morning and/or afternoon topic series.

Chimney Rock State Park, Chimney Rock, NC
Annual Spring Homeschool Day is a wonderful way to start the warmer season with a day full of learning. Programs are designed to meet the curriculum needs and interests of your students. Advance registration is required. Cost includes Park admission for the day.

Climb Upstate, Spartanburg
Climb Upstate is perfect for climbers of all ages and skill levels! Offers day passes, memberships, instruction, competitions, and event space.

Columbia Ballet Educational Performances, Columbia
Seasonal productions especially for education outreach. Performances last approximately an hour and include a Q&A. Performances are narrated so each student has a clear understanding of the story and can fully appreciate the professional ballet of the Columbia City Ballet.

Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia
offers an educator’s discount on the annual solo membership, which already allows the children under 18 in your household free museum admission. Also has free admission during Teacher Appreciation Week and 10% discount on purchases in the CMA Shop.

Confederate Relic Room, Columbia
The SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum’s mission has been to collect and preserve the military history of this state. When you enter Columbia’s oldest museum, you uncover the state’s martial tradition from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror. “Homeschool Fridays” are a FREE program offered on the second Friday of each month during the academic year. Sessions are at 10:00AM and 11:00AM (the same lesson is taught, both hours). The programs are geared toward students of all ages, and include lectures and activities.

Dollywood Homeschool Days, TN
Dollywood once again hosts Homeschool Days from Aug. 6 – Sept. 30, 2018.   And as a special gift, Dolly provides a free lunch to all students visiting during our Homeschool Days.*
Dollywood offers fun, interactive learning in a beautiful outdoor setting. Dollywood’s rides represent principles of physics that thrill students in more ways than one. The park is home to the country’s largest collection of non-releasable bald eagles. Dozens of craft demonstrations daily: glass blowing, candy making, blacksmithing, leather crafting, candle making, wood carving and pottery.

EdVenture, Columbia
Add EdVenture’s signature programming to your curriculum! On the first Friday of each month, EdVenture offers informal, experiential, hands-on education specialized for homeschool students.

Greenville Zoo, Greenville
Once a month theme classes especially for homeschoolers. Pre-registration required (and classes fill up quickly). Also offers Homeschool Hikes, an educational walking tour led by zoo staff. Pre-register at Family Nature ClubPouch Academy subscription service is a once-a-month activity pack delivered to your home (for ages 5-11). Then, connect virtually with a zoo employee to do one an activity together.

Historic Columbia, Columbia
Homeschool Fridays include hands-on activities while students learn and explore different themes and historic sites at Historic Columbia. Designed for elementary and middle school. Pre-registration required. Larger groups can schedule a tour of your own.

Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg VA
Discover the sights and sounds of the 17th- and 18th-centuries while learning about our nation’s history. Parents will love the variety of curriculum-based education programs offered for a range of grade levels – all taught by trained museum educators during “Homeschool Program Days.”

Medieval Times, Myrtle Beach
Educational Matinees include 90-minute show, a 4-course lunch and an educational presentation. Reserve space for just your family or bring a group.

Museum of York County, Rock Hill/Charlotte
The Museum of York County offers six monthly programs for Homeschoolers: Explore the wonders of space in our Settlemyre Planetarium, and let curiosity direct you in search of answers in the Naturalist Center Lab, where you can get up close and personal with fossils, minerals and rocks, skulls, skins, and mounted animals from the Carolina Piedmont, Africa and beyond.

Ripley’s Aquarium, Myrtle Beach
Ripley’s Aquarium loves homeschooling families. They have a monthly class drop-off class (preregistration required). This year they have a Homeschooler Appreciation Day on May 9th.  You can also schedule a field trip for your homeschool group. They have a variety of other activities not specifically geared at homeschoolers: Family with Sleepover with the Sharks, Camps, and Scouts programs.

Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia
Homeschool Mondays classes for ages 5–13 (with an adult) that will focus on a particular topic, including hands-on activities and feature live animal encounters or guided Zoo tours. Junior Master Gardeners Homeschool classes for ages 7–12 to interact and bond with nature through hands-on gardening, scientific experiments and arts.

Roper Mountain Science Center, Greenville
Roper Mountain’s Home School Discovery Day is an opportunity for individual families, co-ops, and homeschool associations to experience instructor-led lessons and demonstrations in nationally recognized learning labs. Fall and Spring. Homeschool families can aslo get a the Teacher Discount rate for membership passes.

SC State Museum, Columbia
SC State Museum hosts a whole day of lessons designed specifically for South Carolina homeschool students on third Thursday of the month from September to April. Preregistration for individual homeschool families only. Admission is free with proof of homeschool association membership card or letter. You can get in free any weekday for your own field trip or meet-up with your homeschool group.

SC Aquarium, Charleston
Dive into fun and learning with our four-part series especially for homeschooling families.
Homeschool Explorers Club sessions deliver thematic activities designed for homeschooling families and their children in grades K-12. Each session includes age-appropriate classroom lessons, learning stations throughout the Aquarium, animal enrichments and a scavenger hunt.

Upstate Museum of History, Furman University/
Each Homeschool Day (once/month on Friday) includes a guided experience in one of the museum’s galleries, hands-on activities in our classrooms, and all day admission to the Museum. Programs are multidisciplinary and support South Carolina state standards for social studies.

US National Whitewater Center, Asheville
Homeschool Adventures combine elements of STEM topic-based programming with a US National Whitewater Center Day Pass. From team building to science experiments, our programs are specifically designed for the homeschool community. Come on a pre-scheduled homeschool day or plan a field trip for your homeschool group.

WonderWorks, Myrtle Beach
WonderWorks offers discounted rates to NC and SC homeschoolers during their annual Homeschool Days in going on September 2020 thru November 2020.  Students will explore over 100 interactive educational exhibits and build confidence on our indoor ropes course challenge.  Classroom activities, lesson plans and scavenger hunts are available. Other educational promotions and events throughout the year.

Which of these Homeschool Days Deals have you done?
Let me know in the comments. 

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  1. Hiya!! Just to let you know. On your page titled Homeschool days- Deals and Special events. Under Wonder Works it says that their Homeschool days are in February annually. Currently they have homeschool days going on September 2020 thru November 2020 for Homeschoolers in NC and SC. This is for $12 per person admission Weekdays before 2pm. They also offer $10 per person admission for groups of 10 or more. To get the $10 admission for groups of 10 or more reservations must be made in advance. For the $12 admission price no prior registration necessary. You must present homeschool association membership or umbrella letter at box office.


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