{2024} Homeschool Days near Greenville, SC

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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 Days including 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 Guide to 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.

 

Petting a horse at Eden Farms

Local Upstate, SC Homeschool Days

Clemson’s Science Outreach Center

Homeschool days: January 20th, February 21st, March 19th, May 16th
Time: 9:30 am – Noon
Cost: $20/student; ages 8+
Clemson Science Website
Clemson University Science Outreach Center, G-26 and G-30 Jordan Hall, Clemson | culsoc@clemson.edu

SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Homeschool day game: Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Time: Doors open at 10 am and tipoff is at 11 am; the game is about 90 minutes long.
Cost: $6/person
Info: There will be a robotics & math focus during halftime and timeouts and some fun SEC goodies for students to take home. Contact Haleigh for tickets/group info: hlangley@bswarena.com.
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
650 N Academy Street, Greenville
More info

South Carolina Botanical Gardens

Homeschool days: 2024 dates not yet announced
Time: Sessions run either 10-11:30 am or 1-2:30 pm; see link below for exact times and dates
Cost: $8/child
Info: Ages 5+, one adult per household, must register two days in advance
SC Botantical Gardens website 
150 Discovery Lane, Clemson | 864.656.0203

Takeoff Mini Golf & the Military History Museum

Homeschool day: Usually in the fall; 2024 dates TBA
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $11.50/adults, $9.50/ages 4-12
More info: Homeschool day includes one hour tour at the Military History Museum, one round of golf at Takeoff Mini Golf, one STEM project where kids get build their own mini golf hole, and one educational session at Takeoff Mini Golf (~30 minutes) with an aviation and mini golf themed discussion.
Tickets
28 Airport Road Extension, Greenville

Climb@BlueRidge

Homeschool days: Second Monday of every month
Time: 2- 4 pm
Cost: $12/climber, which includes harness rental
Climb@Blueridge Homeschool Event
301 Bulls Road, Taylors | 864.895.1416

Upstate Zipline

Homeschool days: 2024 dates TBD
Time: During operating hours of Upstate Zipline [Kidding Around Review of Upstate Zipline]
Cost: Buy one zipline ticket, get the second one $40 off. This promo can be used repeatedly if your group is larger than two people. Use the code BOGO23 when booking online or call to book at 864-720-4318.
Upstate Zipline

Roller Sports

Homeschool days: Skate for $4/a person every third Friday from 1-3 pm September-May.
Time: 1-3 pm
Cost: $4/person
Roller Sports Website
328 W. Main Street, Taylors | 864.268.7397

Roller Time Family Skate Center – Easley

Homeschool Days: January 11th, February 8th, March 7th, April 11th, May 2nd
Time: Noon-2 pm
Cost: $6
Roller Time Family Skate Center Website
719 Ross Avenue, Easley

Roller Time Family Skate Center – Piedmont

Homeschool Days: January 25th, February 22nd, March 21st, April 18th, May 16th
Time
: Noon-2 pm
Cost: $6
Roller Time Family Skate Center Website
2310 River Road, Piedmont

Big Air Greenville

Mid-Day Madness days: Every Wednesday and Thursday when Greenville County Schools are in session
Time: 1- 3 pm
Cost: $18/person ($3 Big Air grip socks required)
Big Air Greenville Website

Upcountry History Museum

Homeschool days: January 19, February 16, March 15, April 19, May 17
Time: 1:30 pm
Cost: $12/adult, $10/elementary, middle, and high school student, $9/age 3+, free/kids 2 and under. If you are a museum member, adults are free and students are $5\6/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

Stewart Farms

Stewart Farms in Enoree offers a pumpkin patch, hayrides, a honeybee observatory, storytelling, and corn maize during their fall homeschool day. 

Homeschool day: September 2024
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Cost: Maize-only field trip is $6/person, Pumpkin patch trip is $10/person. A combo ticket is $14/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.

600 Highway 92, Enoree, SC
Stewart Farms

Thompson Family Farms

Farm tour, fall crop souvenir and access to the pumpkin patch and flower field. There is also a scavenger hunt with. No reservations required unless you have more than 10 people in your group.

Homeschool day: October 2024
Time: Tours start every hour on the hour (12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm)
Cost: $8/student

13830 SC-11, Campobello, SC
Thompson Family Farm

Hunter Farms

Come out to the farm to enjoy the corn maze, hayrides, pumpkins, and other games and activities.

Homeschool day: October 2024
Time: 9 am – 3 pm
Cost: $10/person

607 Jameson Road, Easley, SC
Hunter Farms

Eden Farms

Homeschools days: Spring and fall homeschool dates TBA
Time: 9 am – Noon
Cost: $320/session
More info: Geared for kids ages 7+ (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

Hot Wheels Skating Center

Homeschool days: Every Wednesday
Time and Cost: Noon-2 pm ($5) and 3-6 pm ($6)

Hot Wheels Skating Center
2345 S. Pine Street, Spartanburg

projectROCKEasley

Homeschool days: January 9th and 12th, 2024
Time
: Noon-2 pm
Cost: $20 per kid if climbing with projectROCK, they belay; $13 per kid climbing if their own parent/guardian belay for them. (parents must be belay certification already); $10 if American Valley only with their own parents.
More info: Register beforehand by emailing Cecil@projectrockeasley.com.
projectRockEasley
2121 Farrs Bridge Road, Easley, SC

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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

Zip ‘N Slip Snow Tubing

Homeschool day: Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Time: Two hour sessions are at 10 am, Noon and 2 pm. They limit the number of people on the hill to 100 tubers so please make reservations online.
Cost: Tickets will be $15/person for two hours of tubing (cost is usually $45). Children aged 3-5 are free with paid adult. Save time at the check-in window by printing out the waiver on the website.

10725 US-23, Mars Hill, NC 
Zip ‘N Slip Snow Tubing Park

Eudora Wildlife Safari

Homeschool days: Every Saturday & Sunday in January, homeschool families that show proof of homeschooling with their association card will get their vehicle in free up to six people per car.
Time: Monday-Saturday 9 am – 4 pm, Sundays Noon-4 pm
Cost: Free

219 Salem Lane, Salley, SC | 803.564.5358
Eudora Farms
Kidding Around Review

Riverbanks Zoo

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 8th grade. Kids will get a day of STEAM learning plus a ride around the track.

Homeschool days: TBA
Time: 9:30 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

Beech Mountain

Homeschool days: Monday-Friday non-holidays during the 2023-24 season
Time: During open hours
Cost: Tickets are $45/skier/snowboarder which includes, lift ticket and equipment rental; $20/skier/snowboarder for beginner group lesson (optional) and $30/skier/snowboarder who has their own equipment. Riders/skiers must be 8 years old+. Please plan to tip the instructor. 
More info: Must register three days ahead of time. More info here.
Distance from Greenville: 2 hours and 45 minutes

1007 Beech Mountain Pkwy, Beech Mountain, NC

Chimney Rock Park

Homeschool days: February 21, 2024
Time: The program begins at 9:45 am
Cost: $10 adult admission, no charge for adult annual pass holders, $12 youth (ages 5-15) admission and programs
More info: Register here Chimney Rock Homeschool Days.
Distance from Greenville: 1 hour

431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC
Chimney Rock Homeschool Days

Dollywood 

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: 2024 dates TBD – they are usually during August through mid-September
Cost: $41/ticket for kids in grades K-12 and $51/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 except holidays
Cost: $13/student and $22/adult
Distance from Greenville: 3.5 hours
The Lost Sea Adventure | Kidding Around Greenville Review

140 Lost Sea Road, Sweetwater, TN | 423.337.6616

Beyond the Lens

This is such a fun place to visit and explore. They have all kinds of old school games plus each room has a different theme – one is Bigfoot, another is optical illusions, another is Presidential. It’s so fun!

Homeschool days: every day
Time: During operating hours
Cost: Techno Combo (Beyond The Lens & Flyride): Child Techno-Tainment Combo : $13.99, Adult Techno-Tainment Combo: $13.99; Child Beyond The Lens ONLY: $6.99, Adult Beyond The Lens ONLY: $6.99; Child Flyride ONLY: $7.99, Adult Flyride ONLY: $7.99 (The child must be at least 32 Inches to ride on Flyride)
More info: Upon arrival, let the front desk know you are homeschoolers looking for the homeschool rate. Please bring either the Letter of Intent or Association Registration.
Distance from Greenville: 3 hours
Beyond the Lens website

Beyond the Lens fun!

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: January 17th, February 21st, March 20th, April 17th, May 15th, 2024
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; walk-up homeschool rates just to the aquarium are $10.99/student and $20/teaching parent
More info: Reservations must be made 72 hours in advance.
Distance from Greenville: 3 hours
Ripley’s Aquarium Website

88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN

The shark tank at Ripley's Aquarium in Tennessee

Alcatraz East Crime Museum

A 25,000 sq feet museum, Alcatraz has more than 100 interactive exhibits. Guests will learn about the justice system, forensic science, and lots of other interesting things about crime and criminal history.

Homeschool days: January and February 2024 weekdays when school is in session
Time: During operating hours
Cost: $12/person or $10/person in groups of 10 or more
More info: Note that this rate is just during weekdays when school is in session; not available on holidays
Distance from Greenville: 3 hours
Alcatraz website

Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort

This amazing resort outside Gatlinburg has beautiful accommodations and a huge indoor waterpark.

Homeschool days: They usually a discount of up to 20% per night for homeschoolers but as of January 2024, no dates have been released yet.
Times: TBD
More info: See the website and see our extensive review of the resort
Distance from Greenville: 3 hours

Georgia Aquarium 

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: Every second Tuesday of the month September – March
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Cost: $17/student and $32/adult; parking is $20.
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 

Wonderworks

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: January and February 2024 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

Titanic Museum

Homeschool days: Every day
Cost: $14/person
More info: Homeschool info
Distance from Greenville: 3 hours

2134 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN

Great Wolf Lodge – Atlanta

Homeschool days: May 5-10, 2024
Additional info: A flyer will be available at check-in with exclusive attractions and retail discounts.
Offerings include $4.00 Mini-golf, $4.00 Bowling, $4.00 Rockwall (per person) and much more.
Cost: Rates starting at $99/night + tax and go up to $139.99/night + tax; book by April 5, 2024; use group code “2405GHWM”. You can book online or call 866.678.9653
Website

150 Tom Hall Parkway, LaGrange GA

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: 2024 homeschool days are:

  • January 7-11
  • February 4-8
  • April 21-25
  • May 12-16
  • August 25-29

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

Biltmore

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:  Fall 2024
Times: There are two 90 minute sessions, morning and afternoon, to choose from. Fall 2023 topic is Field to Table and there are two sessions each day: Butter, Bees, and Grapes – 10:00 – 11:30 am (In this session, students will have the opportunity to participate in three learning activities. These activities will be based on the following topics: the history of the Biltmore Dairy and its impact on Western North Carolina; beekeeping and honey production in our region; and the history of the Biltmore Winery and Vineyard; the section session is Eggs, Corn, and Hydroponics – 1 – 2:30 pm. In this session, students will participate in three learning activities based on the following topics: Biltmore’s use of hydroponic growing methods, chickens and egg production; and corn production to support the goal of being a self-sustaining Estate.

Cost: You must have a ticket to do one of these programs. You can choose a Biltmore Grounds and Estate ticket with one session, which is $49/adult and $27/student. You can add the second session for $20 each. For the House tour with audio plus the Gardens & Grounds, the cost is $84/adult and $42/student. You can add the second session for $20. Children ages 4 & under are free and not participating, and adults can stay with them at the playground or barnyard nearby. 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 and the sessions are geared towards K-6th grade.

1 Lodge Street, Asheville
Biltmore Education

Biltmore event

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

About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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