Are you a homeschooler in Raleigh? You’ve come to the right place! There is so much to do in the city that homeschooling in Raleigh can be a different educational adventure everyday. Homeschoolers in Raleigh 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.
Marbles Kids Museum
This non profit children’s museum offers a number of hands-on, educational exhibits as well as an IMAX theatre. The museum hosts a number of special events throughout the year, as well as a number of parent-child classes. Exhibits include TreeTunes, Sun Sprouts, Kid Grid, and STEMosphere. More info: http://www.marbleskidsmuseum.org
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Visitors can explore and learn with Interactive exhibits set throughout seven floors and across two city blocks. Exhibits include Coastal North Carolina, Living Conservatory, Researching Weather, and Arthropod Zoo. Homeschoolers can take part in a number of events and programs as well as monthly science classes. More info: http://naturalsciences.org
Clemmons Educational State Forest
Operated by the North Carolina Forest Service, this 825-acre forest offers a number of trials, interactive exhibits and other learning opportunities that focus on the ecology of the forest and geology of North Carolina. Homeschoolers can take self-guided tours of two trails (Talking Trees and Talking Rocks) that feature audio exhibit stations. Learn more: http://www.ncesf.org
Raleigh City Museum
Visitors to this local history museum can learn all about the city. The museum offers visitors a number of exhibits and education programs, a large collection of photographs and artifacts showcasing the history and heritage of North Carolina’s capital city. More info: http://www.cityofraleighmuseum.org
(Raleigh City Museum photo by -ted, CC BY 2.0)
If this is your first time homeschooling or if you’re new to homeschooling in Raleigh, Time4Learning recommends visiting the North Carolina Department of Education website for information and specifics on the legal requirements for homeschooling in North Carolina.