Homeschooling in Miami
Are you a homeschooler in Miami? You’ve come to the right place! There is so much to do in the city that homeschooling in Miami can be a different educational adventure everyday. Homeschoolers in Miami 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.
This interactive zoological park located in Downtown Miami features animals and plants from around the world, as well as fun, educational activities. Shows like Winged Wonders and Wild Adventures educate visitors on some of the park’s animals. There is also a petting zoo and an area that recreates the ecosystem of the Florida Everglades. Homeschool groups in Miami can reserve field trips by contacting the park. Learn more: https://www.jungleisland.com
Miami Children’s Museum
Located on Watson Island in Miami, the Miami Children’s Museum is recognized as one of the 10 largest children’s museums in the U.S. with 56,500 square feet of space. The facility features 14 galleries as well as a 200-seat auditorium. Exhibits include a bank, supermarket, safety zone, a cruise ship, and a construction zone. Learn more: http://www.miamichildrensmuseum.org
Everglades National Park
Spanning 1.5-million acres of wetlands preserve, Everglades National Park is made up of mangroves, marshes, and flatwoods. The area comprises the largest subtropical wetland ecosystem in North America, and is home to endangered species like the West Indian manatee, Florida panther, and leatherback turtle. Homeschoolers in Miami can explore the area by hiking, canoeing, and camping. Groups can also schedule tram and boat tours, as well as take part in ranger-led programs. More info: http://www.nps.gov/ever
This museum specializes in the history of southeastern Florida, the Florida Keys, and the Everglades. Through a series of exhibitions (current, permanent, traveling and online), visitors can learn about the history of the South Florida region and its diverse residents. The education center at the museum offers age and grade appropriate programs for families and children. More info: http://www.historymiami.org
If this is your first time homeschooling or if you’re new to homeschooling in Miami, Time4Learning recommends visiting the Florida Department of Education website for information and specifics on the legal requirements for homeschooling in Florida.
Time4Learning recommends FPEA (Florida Parent Educators Association) as a great Florida homeschool resource. The FPEA serves thousands of homeschooling families in Florida, delivering a wealth of support, guidance and information to both new and longtime home educators. The Florida Parent-Educators Association exists solely to serve homeschooling families in Florida. It executes that mission through support for the legal right to homeschool, local school board education and interaction, support group networking, a state convention, local conferences and events, informative communications, and individual encouragement.