Looking for a field trip for your homeschool? Learning can be so much fun outside the textbooks. Here’s a list of places offering field trips that welcome homeschoolers!
Please visit the website of any venue you are interested in visiting. Schedules and offerings may have changed over the last few years.
Looking for more homeschool resources? Check out our Ultimate Homeschool Guide to the Upstate.
Want more field trip options? Don’t miss our Ultimate Guide to Field Trip and Enrichment Experiences in Greenville and Spartanburg.
Make your next vacation an unforgettable educational adventure! Here’s our list of educational vacations and day trips loaded with learning opportunities!
Sticking closer to home? Here’s a long list of educational things to do in Greenville!
YMCA of Greenville’s Homeschool PE program provides a place where children can exercise and participate in sports in an instructor-led setting. The program is designed to show participants how much fun exercise can be and is offered at YMCA Program Center in Simpsonville.
YMCA Program Center
100 Adams Mill Road
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Day: Monday and Wednesday
Time: 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Registration: Month prior to session
Member rate: $35/month and $15 for each additional student or $50/day and $20 for each additional student
Non-member rate: $45/month and $20 for each additional student or $60/day and $30 for each additional student
The program runs from September through May.
Wilderness Survival Classes specifically designed for home school students. Just for 6 to 9 year olds and 10 to 14 year olds. Each month attend a class where you learn important survival skills such as shelter building, food and water procurement, staying safe, and much more!
For more information call us at (864) 263-3850 or to sign-up today!
Visit the Downtown Greenville Airport and/or Runway Park! Learn about aviation, meet a pilot, see aircraft up close, and more! Minimum number of 15 children or $75 for the tour.
Lake Conestee Nature Preserve offers a wide variety of science and nature field trips and programs.
WNC Nature Center currently offers self-guided tours for school groups (registration required), as well as virtual small group programs, virtual auditorium programs, and recorded programs on various topics that include a live animal guest.
View 60 species of native animals at the WNC Nature Center! Programs are available for groups as small as 10.
This group on Facebook facilitates the planning of homeschool field trips for families in the Oconee, Pickens, Anderson and Greenville areas and shares information and opportunities for area homeschoolers.
Offers various grade level field trip programs in all major fields of science.
Tours and group reservations are currently limited in number, so please contact the farm before submitting a form to visit.
Carl Sandburg Home also offer online virtual lessons. These are not live presentations, but rather virtual lesson plans. Students can learn about the Sandburg family and the significance of Carl Sandburg’s writing. Here are the virtual lesson plans.
This historic estate of poet Carl Sandburg in nearby Flat Rock, NC offers a 1-2 hour educational tour for groups that include writing activities, house tour, and farm visits.
The Biltmore offers group tours for homeschool and school groups, as well as educational programming in their barn.
Homeschool groups can book a field trip full of learning, engagement, and play–at both museum locations in Greenville and Spartanburg. TCMU-Spartanburg field trips are available for kids grades 3K, 4K and 5K and TCMU-Greenville field trips are available for kids grades K4-Grade 5. Children can explore museum exhibits and participate in additional STEAM based programming led by TCMU staff and educators.
TCMU Greenville– 864.233.7755
Must include 15 or more students to qualify for educator pricing, with 1 adult per 5 children.
TCMU Spartanburg– 864.553.7952 or email at Spartanburg@tcmupstate.org for more information
The 7,000-acre Croft State Park offers miles of hiking, biking, fishing, and even equestrian trails. You can read more about Croft State Park here.
At the Sigal Music Museum, explore the exciting world of music through exhibitions, concerts, and music classes for both children & adults.
This National Park offers field trip experiences. A range of curriculum materials are also available on the Cowpens National Battlefield web site, as part of the Parks as Classrooms initiative.
Learn about agriculture at Stewart Farms. Enjoy the pumpkin patch and the corn maze.
Offers field trips and occasional special events for homeschoolers.
Homeschool Days for fall are September 26 and 27, 2023.
Spartanburg County Historical Association offers tours and living history activities at several historic sites one Friday per month.
Learn about amazing raptors at the Carolina Raptor Center. They offer a variety of field trip options with educational programming for groups, as well as homeschool days.
See our review of one program here.
Homeschool Days are occasionally offered. Please contact Carolina Raptor Center for specific dates and times.
Originally based in South Carolina, this group offers fun adventures for homeschool families around the United States (a spin-off of Carolina Homeschooler).
Monthly homeschool classes. Grade levels may fluctuate based on the exhibit. Topics vary from month to month. Registration is online only. Classes meet on the third Friday of each month at 1:3o pm.
Additionally, the Upcountry History Museum offers tours for school-age children that immerse the kids in a period of history through exhibits, discussion, and hands-on activities.
Email email@example.com for more information.
Offers homeschool theatre classes.
Additionally, homeschool students can attend school performance shows (which run during the school day).
The South Carolina State Museum offers free admission for homeschoolers to explore its 4 floors of Carolina history, art, natural history, and science.
Homeschoolers receive discounted admission for planetarium shows and 4D theater films.
Visit the Zentrum Museum and learn about the history of BMW and view examples of BMW’s vehicles throughout their history.
Zentrum museum hours are Monday through Friday, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Guided plant tours are available and students will have the chance to see how the cars are built.
Book a multi-day field trip through their Adventure Guides program, Family Camp program, and other programs that allow children to learn about nature while learning how to work together as a group.
A working farm that offers educational field trips around topics like growth, conservation, exploration, human studies, wildlife identification, and cultivation.
Field trips and farm tours are for all ages.
864.355.8900 | 402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, SC
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites First Place: Educational Family Fun
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Located just minutes from downtown Greenville, Roper Mountain Science Center is one of the nation’s most unique learning experiences. As a pinnacle of innovative learning, an engine for community engagement, and a national leader in science education, Roper Mountain’s mission is to ignite the natural curiosity of all learners to explore and shape their world.
The beautiful 62-acre campus contains an array of state-of-the-art educational facilities including a Planetarium and Observatory, Marine and Ecology labs, a Rainforest, a Living History Farm and a new Environmental Science and Sustainability Center.
Each year, more than 50,000 students, 6000 teachers and 30,000 families experience the latest in explorative STEM education through these interactive exhibits and hands-on learning opportunities. Families can attend numerous events throughout the year including Friday Starry Nights, Afternoon Explorations, Summer Adventure, Laser Days of Summer, Summer Exploration Camps, and seasonal holiday laser shows. Regardless of age, Roper Mountain provides everyone the opportunity to explore, discover, imagine and grow.
Paris Mountain offers group hikes and educational programs about nature and the history of Paris Mountain State Park.
Offers hands-on educational programs for homeschoolers of all ages.
The Greenville County Library System offers a large variety of virtual and in-person programs for babies, preschoolers, children, and adults! Some programs include take-home kits that can be requested online. Topics include history, art, and science.
The Greenville Library offers field trips including story times, a look-and-find tour, reference tours, and more.
Horse Birthday Parties! Sassy Stables Farm is a beautiful boutique farm with mountain views for pony ride parties and lessons. The farm also has farm animal petting and feeding, bounce house rentals, and magical unicorn appearances!