Are you a homeschooler in West Palm Beach? You’ve come to the right place! There is so much to do in the city that homeschooling in West Palm Beach can be a different educational adventure every day. Homeschoolers in West Palm Beach 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.
Lion Country SafariThis 4-mile, drive-thru safari and walk-through amusement park was founded in 1967 and offers visitors a close up view of the animals that make their home here. Wildlife is spread throughout seven sections in the preserve and includes llamas, ostriches, buffalo, lions, wildebeest, giraffes, zebras, and more. The amusement park portion includes a petting zoo, water park with slides, and further animal encounters with opportunities to learn. More info: http://www.lioncountrysafari.com
Palm Beach ZooThe Palm Beach Zoo is home to over 700 animals within 23-acres. Exhibits and attractions include the Florida Pioneer Trail with Florida panther, river otter, and American alligator; a Koala Forest and Wallaby Station; and a Lizard House with several species to learn about. Families can even spend the night at the zoo through the overnight program. More info: http://www.palmbeachzoo.org
South Florida Science Center and AquariumFounded in 1959, the center houses over 50 interactive science exhibits, an aquarium, and the first and only planetarium in Palm Beach County. Exhibits include The Hidden World of the Everglades, Science on a Sphere, States of Matter, and Out of This World. An outdoor exhibit allows visitors to get hands-on in a fossil dig, butterfly garden, and gem panning station. Learn more: https://www.sfsciencecenter.org
Mounts Botanical GardenPalm Beach County’s oldest and largest public garden features more than 2,000 species of plants from six continents. Plants, flowers, and trees fill over a dozen gardens, some of which include Butterfly Garden, Rainbow Garden, Rose and Fragrance Garden, Tropical Forest, and Mediterranean Garden. The park offers a number of events and programs for families and children like Stories in the Garden and Garden Mice Adventures. More info: https://www.mounts.org
If this is your first time homeschooling or if you’re new to homeschooling in West Palm Beach, 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. 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.