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Homeschool Day

Monday, May 14

Immerse your child in a special day of hands-on learning adventures during Fernbank’s Homeschool Day.

Choose from four educator-led programs, designed for different grade levels: Forest Explorers, Chemistry Investigations, Geology Rocks! and Life Cycles: From Seeds to Salamanders. You can also enjoy a chance to socialize with other homeschool parents, experience the award-winning special exhibition Fernbank NatureQuest, or see an IMAX® film (additional ticket).  

Program Options

Forest Explorers*
Grades 3-5 at 1pm
Grades 6-8 at 2pm
The successive forest on Fernbank Museum’s campus provides an infinite adventure into the environment. Get up close and personal with our wild backyard as you develop scientific observation and reporting skills in our outdoor natural classroom. 

Chemistry Investigations
Grades 3-5 at 2pm
Grades 6-8 at 1pm
Explore the exciting world of chemistry as you mix up some creative concoctions. From amazing demonstrations to ooey-gooey experiments, learn about chemistry through fun hands-on activities.

Geology Rocks!
Grades K-2 at 1pm
Learn why geology rocks through hands-on activities, games and song! Find out what makes a mineral, the basic type of rock, and how the rock cycle works. Discover a variety of rocks, including some you might find in your own backyard, and explore the unusual physical properties of several different minerals.

Life Cycles: From Seeds to Salamanders
Grades K-2 at 2pm
Did you know some animals can lay thousands of eggs at one time? And that a Kiwi lays an egg ¼ the weight of its own body? Find out more amazing facts as we explore the life cycles of a variety of plants and animals during this interactive class. 

Networking Lounge
11:30am – 1pm
Enjoy lunch with other Homeschool Day guests in the Conference Room (located on Upper Level).  Bring your own lunch or purchase something from The Fernbank Café. This is a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other homeschool parents.

Self-Guided Museum Tours
10am – 5pm
Explore the Museum at your own pace. Come face-to-face with the world's largest dinosaurs, explore the development of life on Earth through the landscapes of present-day Georgia, connect with cultures from around the globe, engage in a variety of hands-on exhibitions and more!

Films in the IMAX® Theatre
Choose from two educational and entertaining films: To The Arctic and Born to Be Wild. (Requires a separate ticket purchase.)

Ticket Prices**

  • Member Adults: Free
  • Member Children: $8 for one program or $13 for two programs
  • Non-member Adults: $7**
  • Non-member Children: $15 for one program or $20 for two programs**

Call 404.929.6400 to purchase Homeschool Day tickets. Please note: space is limited and advance registration is required.

If you have questions about Fernbank’s Homeschool Day, please contact us at jaquan.jackson@fernbankmuseum.org or 404.929.6306.

NEW! Correlations to Georgia Performance Standards have been developed for these programs. Additional free educational resources are also available for download.

 *Participants are encouraged to wear weather-appropriate clothing and are required to wear closed-toe footwear. This program requires a moderate level of fitness, including standing on and walking over uneven terrain. Please review the additional tips for this outdoor program.

**All participants must present a state letter of intent to qualify for these special Homeschool Day rates.

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