Are you a homeschooler in Charlotte? You’ve come to the right place! There is so much to do in the city that homeschooling in Charlotte can be a different educational adventure everyday. Homeschoolers in Charlotte have a ton of opportunities available to them whether for educational field trips or to help you research and learn more about the area you live in.
If you’re looking to enhance your Time4Learning homeschool curriculum, give your child a different perspective on a new topic, or just get out of the house, this page is full of ideas for things to do and places to visit.
Established in 1981, this science and technology museum offers a number of educational experiences for visitors including homeschool programs, on-site classes and field trips. The museum houses an IMAX dome theatre and a number of engaging exhibits like Project Build, Cool Stuff, and KidScience. Learn more: https://science.discoveryplace.org
Charlotte Nature Museum
Operated by Discovery Place, visitors will learn about all things nature through a number of education programs, interactive exhibits, live animal displays and more. Visitors can be a part of once monthly bird walks as well as observe animals in the Creature Cavern, Butterfly Pavilion, and Insect Alley. More info: https://nature.discoveryplace.org
(Charlotte Nature Museum photo by guyblade, CC BY 2.0)
Harvey B. Gantt Center
Named after Charlotte’s first African-American mayor and the first African-American student at Clemson University, the center highlights the contributions of Africans and African-Americans in art, history and culture. Family programs are available and provide excellent learning opportunities for learning and exploring. Learn more: http://www.ganttcenter.org
Carolinas Aviation Museum
Founded in 1992, this museum houses a collection of more than 50 aircraft and a number of other aviation-related items. Homeschoolers can learn about different types of aircraft, the pilots who flew them and how aviation has shaped history. A variety of learning opportunities are available for visitors such as the Future Flyers camp and summer science sessions. Learn more: http://www.carolinasaviation.org
If this is your first time homeschooling or if you’re new to homeschooling in Charlotte, Time4Learning recommends visiting the North Carolina Department of Education website for information and specifics on the legal requirements for homeschooling in North Carolina.