{2023} 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: August 22nd, September 13th, October 4th, November 7th,
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 | [email protected]

South Carolina Botanical Gardens

Homeschool days: August 24th, August 25th, September 28th, September 29th, October 26th, October 27th, November 16th and November 17th.
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: September 21, 2023
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

Greenville Zoo

Homeschool days: Fall 2023 days have not been posted
Cost: $25/member, $30/non-member
Greenville Zoo Homeschool Events
150 Cleveland Park Drive, Greenville | 864.467.4300

Upstate Zipline

Homeschool days: Mondays-Thursdays from September 7-30, 2023
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

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: August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15; 2024: 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 26th and 27th, 2023
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 4th, 2023
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 16th, 2023
Time: 9 am – 3 pm
Cost: $10/person

607 Jameson Road, Easley, SC
Hunter Farms

Eden Farms

Homeschools days: September (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th),  October (3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th), November (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th)
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 from Noon-2 pm
Time: Noon-2 pm
Cost: $5
Hot Wheels Skating Center
2345 S. Pine Street, Spartanburg

projectROCKEasley

Homeschool days: Fall dates TBD
Time
: Noon-2 pm
Cost: $25/child; register beforehand by emailing [email protected].
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

Eudora Wildlife Safari

Homeschool days: Friday, July 28th – Thursday, August 31st – 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 – 5 pm, Sundays Noon-5 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: September 1st, October 31st, November 13th
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 2022-23 season
Time: During open hours
Cost: Tickets are $40/skier/snowboarder which includes, lift ticket and equipment rental; $15/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: September 27th
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: 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: August 7-September 18, 2023.
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
Cost: $12/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: September 20th, October 18th, November 15th; 2024: January 17th, February 21st, March 20th, April 17th, May 15th
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: Weekdays in September and October when school
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: Currently, during the Fall of of 2023, they are offering a 20% discount for nightly rates to homeschool families
Times: Fall/winter 2023
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: $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 

SeaQuest Aquarium

They have specific homeschool days that include feeding tokens for animals.

Homeschool days: First and third Mondays of each month at 10 am and 2pm
Cost: $17/ages 12+, $11/ages 2-11
More info: Each group gets their own Animal Whisperer tour guide plus animal interactions, tokens for feeding the animals, and free time to explore.
Distance from Greenville: 3 hours
SeaQuest Aquarium

 Stonecrest Mall at 8020 Mall Parkway, Ste. #1000 Stonecrest, 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: $65 Lift Ticket, Rental and Beginner Group Lesson (for ages 8+ and at the following times: 9am or 1pm).  $50 Lift ticket and rental.  Rates are for the Day Area Pass 9 am-4:30 pm. *State registration card required*; 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 

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: September and October 2023 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: Sunday, October 15 – Friday, October 20, 2023
Cost: Rates starting at $99/night + tax and go up to $139.99/night + tax; book by September 8, 2023 to receive $5 off the nightly resort fee; use group code “1023GHWO”. You can book online or call 844.473.9653
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: 2023 homeschool days are:

  • August 27-31
  • September 10-14
  • October 22-26
  • November 5-9
  • December 3-7

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:  Thursday, September 28th, Friday, September 29th, Saturday, September 30th, Thursday, October 5th, Friday, October 6th, and Saturday, October 7th (Gardens & Grounds Ticket Option ONLY)
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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