Are you a homeschooler in San Francisco? You’ve come to the right place! There is so much to do in the city that homeschooling in San Francisco can be a different educational adventure everyday. Homeschoolers in San Francisco 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 Academy of SciencesFilled with all kinds of exhibits, educational programs, and fun activities, this natural history museum is a great place for homeschoolers in San Francisco to visit. The museum houses a planetarium, rainforest exhibit, and an aquarium. A number of programs for allow visitors to get hands-on, explore, and learn such as the Junior Scientist Adventure, Animal Color Encounters, and Ocean Action: The Power of pH. Learn more: http://www.calacademy.org
ExploratoriumThe mission of this museum is to change the way the world learns. With more than 600 exhibits, visitors can feed their curiosity and learn about a number of topics like chemistry, human anatomy, life science, mathematics, optical illusions, and more. More info: http://www.exploratorium.edu
Aquarium of the BayVisitors can learn about the local aquatic animals from the San Francisco Bay and neighboring waters. This aquarium houses over 50 sharks – including the local sevengill shark – and thousands of other animals like eels, sturgeons, otters, and jellyfish. Daily programs animal feedings, animal encounters, and eco-chats. More info: http://www.aquariumofthebay.org
Muir Woods National MonumentPart of the National Park Service, visitors can hike, explore, and learn about redwood trees (the tallest one in the park is 258 ft) and the fish, birds and, mammals that call the forest home. Educational programs for students include Into the Redwood Forest and Rings, Ripples & Echoes. Learn more: http://www.nps.gov/muwo
If this is your first time homeschooling or if you’re new to homeschooling in San Francisco, Time4Learning recommends visiting the California Department of Education website for information and specifics on the legal requirements for homeschooling in California.