Are you a homeschooler in Orlando? You’ve come to the right place! There is so much to do in the city that homeschooling in Orlando can be a different educational adventure every day. Homeschoolers in Orlando 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.
Orlando Science Center
Explore exciting exhibits (NatureWorks, KidsTown), engaging live science programs, and several science stations (Electron Microscope, Weather Center 9) at the Orlando Science Center. Be sure to inquire about the center’s K-8 homeschool adventure courses that feature lab/classroom experiences. More info: http://www.osc.org
If you think the upside down building is neat, wait until you step inside. WonderWorks has over 100 hands-on exhibits that students will love interacting with. Wonder Zones include Imagination Lab, Light & Sound Zone, and Natural Disasters. In addition, families will enjoy getting physical with the indoor ropes challenge and laser tag arena. Learn more: http://www.wonderworksonline.com
Orlando Museum of Art
Founded in 1924, the museum offers tours, classes, lectures, and a number of programs including several family programs such as Art Adventures, Book and a Look, and Family Day. Collections include Art of the Ancient Americas, African Art, American Art, and Contemporary American Graphics. Learn more: http://www.omart.org
Orange County Regional History Center
Located in downtown Orlando, the History Center features both permanent and traveling exhibitions that explore thousands of years of Central Florida history. Exhibits include First People, Destination Florida, Cattle and Citrus, and African Americans in Central Florida. The museum has a program for homeschool students and families on a variety of topics. More info: http://www.thehistorycenter.org
If this is your first time homeschooling or if you’re new to homeschooling in Orlando, 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.