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FIELD TRIP VENUES

Learning abounds everywhere! Remember to take days off from the kitchen table to explore the community and all it has to offer. On this page, you will find ideas for educational field trips, outdoor explorations, plus indoor and outdoor play and adventure experiences!

THIS PAGE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS! NEW TRIPS WILL BE ADDED AS THEY ARE DISCOVERED!

NORTH GEORGIA FIELD TRIPS

* = Faith-based program

FAMILY ADVENTURES (EXTERNAL SITES)

ANIMALS & NATURE

Atlanta, GA

"HomeSchool Academy is a two-hour program that allows students to explore animal and science concepts in an engaging, interactive environment. Programs are grade-appropriate and include hands-on, minds-on activities and Zoo tours that hone students’ STEM skillsets in a collaborative environment. "

Atlanta, GA

"Our Tuesdays in the Field homeschool experience is offered the second Tuesday of the month, from September through February, between the hours of 9:00am-1:00pm. Participants may enter through the education entrance between 9:00am-12:00pm."

John's Creek, GA

Autrey Mill is a 46-acre preserve with 3 miles of scenic trails,  a heritage village that provides an understanding of this area’s proud rural heritage from the mid 1800s to the mid 1900s, and animal exhibits.

Roswell, GA

Offers semester-long and individual homeschool classes and events. Enjoy trails, exhibits, programs, and events on 127 acres of forest, wetland, and river habitat.

 

ART, MUSIC, & THEATER

Atlanta, GA

"On select Fridays throughout the season, Homeschool families and groups are invited to attend an action-packed morning of Shakespeare enrichment. Begin the day with theatre games and immerse yourself in a

workshop before transitioning to becoming an audience member for one of our 45- 60 minute touring performances."

Woodstock, GA

Theater, music, and visual arts. Clay and arts classes for homeschoolers.

 

HISTORY, HERITAGE, & CULTURE

Atlanta, GA

"Our educator aids and digital tools are designed to spark curiosity, support discussion, and kick start inquiry-based learning. Whether you’re planning to visit Atlanta History Center or diving into resources from home, we’re here to help!" AHC offers homeschool days.

Atlanta, GA

"The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park covers about 35 acres and includes several sites in Atlanta, Georgia related to the life and work of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr." This home is part of the National Park Service.

Kennesaw, GA

National park and Civil War historic site; offers hiking trails, guided and self-guided programs, and a small museum.

Kennesaw, GA

"The Southern Museum’s educational programs reinforce classroom learning by connecting historical information with actual artifacts. Experiences embrace thoughtful discussions, hands-on investigations, and playful explorations."

Kennesaw, GA

"The Youth Museum changes its dramatic exhibits from time to time, focusing on a new theme. The current exhibit is entitled America’s Pathways to Independence. During this two hour tour, students will participate in three different exhibit areas."

Marietta, GA

Come discover and learn the history of the Marietta Fire Department like never before at our free Fire Museum. Guided tours are available.

 

FARMS & AGRICULTURE

Apple picking, pumpkin patch, farm tours, farmers market.

Ellijay, GA

"Family owned and operated orchard in Ellijay, Georgia. Tucked in the North Georgia Mountains, we are the home to U-pick orchards, a country bakery, petting farm, pony rides and much more. We have been rated one of Georgia’s top “fun get-a-way” destinations."

Ellijay, GA

"A day at The Farm is an immersive learning experience that’s fun for both you and your students! Our vast array of unusual and unique exotic and farm animals allow students to have close encounters with animals from around the world."

Cartersville, GA

 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Cartersville, GA

"Tellus features four main galleries: The Weinman Mineral Gallery, The Fossil Gallery, Science in Motion and The Collins Family My Big Backyard. A 120-seat digital planetarium and an observatory with a state-of-the-art 20-inch telescope is also located at Tellus."

Atlanta, GA

"Fernbank Museum recognizes the unique nature of homeschool groups and is pleased to be able to offer the following options based on group size. All groups, regardless of size, are encouraged to take advantage of special field trip pricing."

 

OUTDOOR PLAY ADVENTURES: BIKES, HIKES, & MORE!

Roswell, GA

"A multi-purpose greenway that parallels the Chattahoochee River, and is part of the overall Roswell Riverwalk that runs across Bull Sluice Lake from Azalea Drive to Willeo Road." Paved and suitable for walking, bikes, & strollers.

Roswell, GA

Riverside locale offering play areas, trails, a boat launch & spray park, plus summertime concerts; accessible to the Roswell Riverwalk.

INDOOR ADVENTURES & PLAYSPACES

Atlanta, GA

"The Museum’s Homeschool Days are designed for the unique educational needs of homeschool students. Perfect for grade levels K through 4th grade, the Museum Homeschool Days program activities teach important concepts including math, science, language arts, and social studies."

Kennesaw; Peachtree City

Escalade Rock Climbing Gym Now Offering Discounted Climbing for Homeschoolers. Every third Thursday is homeschool day.

Marietta; John's Creek

Indoor play space for busy bodies! Climb, build, slide, spin, kick & ride!