Looking for a fun homeschool day event near Greenville, SC to attend this school year? We have a list of local and regional places that offer Homeschool Daysincluding farms, zoos, and amusement parks.
Part of the fun of homeschooling is all the field trips my kids and I take. We try to go out as often as possible to any number of places that give a hands-on, visual, and educational experience and always have a lot of fun.
There are so many fantastic places in our area Upstate SC area that offer Homeschool Days specifically for homeschooling families. I put them together here to help all of us homeschoolers have some options for extending learning beyond the home environment.
You may also find our Homeschool Guideto Greenville, SC, Field Trip Guide, and Homeschool Discounts stories helpful as you plan out your year.
Also, check out these Educational Things to Do Near Greenville, SC.
Local Upstate, SC Homeschool Days
Clemson’s Science Outreach Center
Homeschool days: Fall 2022 not updated yet Time: 9:30 am – Noon Cost: $15/student; ages 8+ Clemson Science Website
Clemson University Science Outreach Center, G-26 and G-30 Jordan Hall, Clemson | [email protected]
Homeschool days: Second Monday of every month Time: 2- 4 pm Cost: $12/climber, which includes harness rental [email protected] Homeschool Event
301 Bulls Road, Taylors | 864.895.1416
Homeschool days: September 20 and 21 (Scaly Tails), October 18 and 19 (Who Glows There?), November 15 and 16 (What’s the Scoop on the Poop?), December 12 and 13 (Zoo Toy Shop); 2023 – January 10 and 11 (Zoo Tunes), February 14 and 15 (Skin and bones), March 14 and 15 (Creature Kaleidoscope), April 11 and 12 (Beast Besties), May 16 and 17 (Home is Where the Animal is). Time: K5-2nd Grade- Tuesday or Wednesday 9 – 10:30 am; 3rd grade-5th grade- Tuesday or Wednesday 11 am – 12:30 pm; and 6th grade-8th grade on Tuesday 1-2:30 pm Cost: $25/member, $30/non-member Greenville Zoo Homeschool Events
150 Cleveland Park Drive, Greenville | 864.467.4300
Homeschool days: Skate for $4/a person every third Friday from 1-3 pm. Time: 1-3 pm Cost: $4/person Roller Sports Website
328 W. Main Street, Taylors | 864.268.7397
Big Air Greenville
Homeschool days: Every Wednesday and Thursday when Greenville County Schools are in session Time: 1- 3 pm Cost: $12 when you present proof of homeschooling ($3 Big Air grip socks required) Big Air Greenville Website
Upcountry History Museum
Homeschool days: August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16; 2023 – January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19. Time: 1:30 pm Cost: $10/adult, $9/elementary, middle, and high school student, $8/age 4+, free/kids 3 and under. If you are a museum member, adults are free and students are $5/each. More info: You can book online or call (864) 467-3100. Be sure to read what grades the homeschool days are designed for before booking.
540 Buncombe Street, Greenville Upcountry History Museum
Homeschools days: Fall dates not announced yet. Time: 9 am – Noon Cost: $280/session More info: Geared for kids in 1st through 10th grades, split up by age/ability, includes an hour of horseback riding, equine lessons about food, health, feeding, and grooming; also includes a snack, Bible study, craft, and playtime at the new playground.
4700 Dacusville Highway, Marietta, SC Eden Farms
Regional Homeschool Days
South Carolina State Museum
Homeschool days: All days they are open Time: Regular hours of the museum Cost: Free general admission for homeschool families, which includes one adult (the primary educator) and their children. Discounted admission to the 4D theater and planetarium is $3/person. SC State Museum Homeschool
301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC | 803.898.4990
Homeschool days: Homeschool Mondays are for homeschool families with kids ages 2-5 with an adult and homeschool classes are available for kids ages 5-9 on select dates. See website link for full calendar. Time: Classes are 75-90 minutes long Cost: $36/child for session (3 classes) for Riverbanks Zoo members (non-members will pay this cost plus the cost of admission); Family Workshops are $25/family up to six people. Riverbanks Zoo Homeschool
500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC | 803.602.0803
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Designed for students in 1st through 12th grade. Kids will get a day of STEAM learning plus a ride around the track.
Homeschool days: August 29, 2022 Time: 10 am – 1 pm Cost: $21/student; students can bring their own lunch or purchase two slices of pizza and a drink for $5 STEAM Homeschool Days
ZMAX Dragway, 6570 Bruton Smith Boulevard, Concord, NC
Carolina Raptor Center
This unique park houses birds of prey and during homeschool days, you get to learn all about them.
Homeschool days: Fall 2022 dates not yet announced. Time: 10 am – 12:30 pm Cost: $12/adult, $8/student + online fee More info: See this Carolina Raptor Center registration link to register. Distance from Greenville: 1 hour and 45 minutes Carolina Raptor Center Homeschool
6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC | 704.875.6521
Chimney Rock Park
Homeschool days: September 28, 2022; 2023 – February 15, May 10, September 27. Time: The program begins at 9:45 am Cost: $14 adult admission, no charge for adult annual pass holders, $14 youth (ages 5-15) admission and programs, $8 Rockin’ Discovery pass holder. More info: Registration closes September 23, 2022 Register here Chimney Rock Homeschool Days. Distance from Greenville: 1 hour
431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC Chimney Rock Homeschool Days
The theme park and waterpark are offering discounted admission prices and 20% off standard rooms at the Dollywood DreamMore Resort for homeschool families during the dates below.
Homeschool days: August 8 – September 19, 2022 Cost: $39/ticket for kids in grades K-12 and $49/ticket for each accompanying adult. More info: To obtain the tickets, you need to call (888) 428-6789 at least 72 hours ahead of your visit. These tickets are not available at the gate. Here’s our story on Dollywood homeschool dates. Distance from Greenville: 3 hours
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN Dollywood Website
The Lost Sea Adventure
Visit massive underground caverns and take a boat ride in an underground lake.
Homeschool days: Every Monday, August through May Cost: $11/student and $20/adult Distance from Greenville: 3.5 hours The Lost Sea Adventure | Kidding Around Greenville Review
140 Lost Sea Road, Sweetwater, TN | 423.337.6616
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
In addition to the Homeschool Days below, a walk-up rate of $10.99/child and $19.99/teaching adult any day is applicable if you show proof of homeschooling.
Homeschool days: September 21, October 19, November 16; 2023 – January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17 Time: 12:30 pm; labs are at 2 pm on some dates and are an additional $12/person and kids must be nine years old. Cost: $15/grades K-8th, $15/adults, $6/ages 2-5. More info: Reservations must be made 72 hours in advance. Distance from Greenville: 3 hours Ripley’s Aquarium Website
88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN
Topics include everything from sustainability and conservation to what it’s like working in an aquarium to how technology is used in ocean exploration.
Homeschool days: January 11, February 8, and March 8, 2022 Time: 9 am – 1 pm Cost: $15/student and $32/adult; parking is $11/in advance or $12/day of. More info: Tickets must be reserved in advance online here: ticketing Georgia Aquarium. Distance from Greenville: 2.5 hours Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort & Snow Tubing
Homeschool Days: Tuesday and Thursdays, excluding holidays; snow tubing specials are available Monday – Thursday, excluding holidays Time: Ski lesson for ages 8+ at either 9 am or 1 pm; day passes are from 9 am – 4:30 pm Cost: $40 Lift Ticket, Rental and Beginner Group Lesson or $30 Lift ticket and rental; for snow tubing, it is $10/person Monday – Thursday excluding holidays, no reservations needed. Distance from Greenville: 2 hours Wolf Ridge Website
578 Valley View Circle, Mars Hill, NC Wolf Ridge Snow Tubing
Explore more than 100 exhibits and interactive experiences, like rock climbing, bubble making, a ropes course, and tons more. Both locations closest to Greenville in Pigeon Forge, TN and Myrtle Beach, SC offer these homeschool days and rates.
Homeschool Days: September and October 2022 when school is in session, Monday-Friday from open till 3 pm. Cost: $14/person or $12/person if you are with a group of more than 10 people More info: Must show proof of homeschooling. See Wonderworks online for more info. Distance from Greenville: 3 hours to Pigeon Forge and 4 hours to Myrtle Beach
1313 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 100 Music Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN Wonderworks
Great Wolf Lodge – Concord
Homeschool days: December 11-14, 2022 (Must book by November 11, 2022) Cost: Rates starting at $100/night + tax; valid on family suites only, waterpark passes included for up to six people; use group code “2212HOME” Website
10175 Weddington Road, Concord, NC
Wilderness at the Smokies
Enjoy the largest indoor waterpark in Tennessee at this resort in the Smokies. Read our Wilderness at the Smokies review.
Homeschool Days: August 28-September 1, October 23-27, November 6-10, and December 4-8, 2022, Sundays through Thursdays only Cost: As low as $89/night More info: Use the code HOMESC to book online or via phone Distance from Greenville: 3 hours 1424 Old Knoxville Hwy, Sevierville, TN Wilderness at the Smokies
Homeschool Days at the Biltmore include storytelling, learning about artifacts and what it was like to live and work at the estate in the early 1900s.
Homeschool days: August 31, September 1, September 8, September 9, September 15, September 16, September 22, September 23, September 29, and September 30, 2022 Times: There are two 90 minute sessions, morning and afternoon, to choose from. Fall 2022 topics are The Vanderbilts at Home (10–11:30 am) and A Vanderbilt House Party (1–2:30 pm). Cost: You must have a ticket to do one of these programs. You can choose a Biltmore Grounds and Estate ticket, which is $22/5-16 years old and $44/adult, or a Biltmore House and Grounds ticket, which is $33.50/5-16 years old and $67/adult. Both options include participation in one homeschool day plus the option to add a second participant for $15. If you have an annual pass, you don’t need to pay for an adult ticket if you don’t want to participate but you will be charged for student tickets. More info: To register, call 866-851-4661. Kids need to be at least five years old to participate.
1 Lodge Street, Asheville Biltmore Education
South Carolina Aquarium
Homeschool Days: The Aquarium has the Homeschool Explorers Club for kids ages K-12 Time: There are no current dates but the website says to check back. Cost: Non-member prices range from $17.95-$23.95/person and member prices range from free to $13.50. South Carolina Aquarium Website
100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC
Seasonal Homeschool Days
Stewart Farms in Enoree offers a pumpkin patch, hayrides, a honeybee observatory, storytelling, and corn maize during their fall homeschool day.
Homeschool day: September 27 and 28, 2022 Time: 9 am – 1 pm Cost: Maize-only field trip is $6/person, Pumpkin patch trip is $9/person. A combo ticket is $13/person. More info: No reservations are needed. See their Stewart Farms website for details. These days are not for homeschool co-op field trips, only for homeschool families.