Are you a homeschooler in Sacramento? You’ve come to the right place! There is so much to do in the city that homeschooling in Sacramento can be a different educational adventure everyday. Homeschoolers in Sacramento 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.
California State Indian Museum
Part of the state park system, this 75-year-old museum allows homeschoolers in Sacramento to learn about the state’s first residents through exhibits, photographs, and events. A number of cultural items on display depict what life was like for the native people of California. More info: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=486
Old Sacramento State Historic Park
Visitors of this landmark can explore a number of historic buildings from the Gold Rush period such as the B.F. Hastings Building which was the western terminal of the Pony Express and the first location of the California Supreme Court; the oldest remaining firehouse in Sacramento, and the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum. Learn more: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=497
First opened in 1927 with 40 animals on just 4 acres, today the Sacramento Zoo is home to over 600 animals on more than 14 acres. Homeschoolers in Sacramento can take part in giraffe encounters, watch a number of shows as well as chat with zookeepers. The zoo offers a number of educational opportunities for visitors in the form of classes, camps, and even off site programs. More info: http://www.saczoo.org
Sacramento History Museum
Learn about Sacramento’s rich past in this one and only museum devoted to the city’s history and the California Gold Rush. Visitor can learn about Sacramento’s first inhabitants, the Gold Rush, mining, agriculture, and several native groups. A number of educational programs are available for students like The Gold Rush, A Blast from the Past: Living History, and Head West – Travel the Trail! More info: http://sachistorymuseum.org
If this is your first time homeschooling or if you’re new to homeschooling in Sacramento, Time4Learning recommends visiting the California Department of Education website for information and specifics on the legal requirements for homeschooling in California.