Are you a homeschooler in San Diego? You’ve come to the right place! There is so much to do in the city that homeschooling in San Diego can be a different educational adventure everyday. Homeschoolers in San Diego 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.
San Diego Zoo
Located in Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo is home to more than 3,700 animals including a giant panda, making it one of a few zoos in the world to own one. Other animals include orangutans, camels, cheetahs, polar bears, gorillas, and more. A number of shows, theaters, and play areas provide guests with the opportunity to learn and explore. Learn more: http://www.sandiegozoo.org
Featuring over 64,000 square feet and more than 3,000 animals, the hilltop aquarium aims to provide ocean science education and promote ocean conservation. Exhibits include Hall of Fishes, Shark Reef, and Feeling the Heat: The Climate Change. Visitor activities include animal interactions, hands-on exhibits, and interactive programming. More info: http://aquarium.ucsd.edu
San Diego Air & Space Museum
This aviation museum contains a collection of original and replica air- and spacecraft. Visitors can explore a number of galleries like the World War I and II galleries, Golden Age of Flight, and Modern Jet & Space Age. Educational tours are available for homeschoolers in San Diego, as well as classes, outreach programs, and even competitions. Learn more: http://sandiegoairandspace.org
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
One of the largest exhibits of its kind on the world, this museum features 27,000 square feet of model railroads. The museum offers several workshops, storytime, and crafts. Plus a Kids Corner gives children an opportunity to learn and play with train tables, toy trains, puzzles, and more. Learn more: http://www.sdmrm.org
If this is your first time homeschooling or if you’re new to homeschooling in San Diego, Time4Learning recommends visiting the California Department of Education website for information and specifics on the legal requirements for homeschooling in California.