The following is a list of events that may be of interest to homeschoolers throughout Virginia. To have an event considered for listing, please submit the following form.
Upcoming Events for Homeschoolers
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During the month of September, Berkeley will offer a special rate to homeschool students and their families. Enjoy a guided house tour and learn 18th century life on a plantation. Explore the museum of paintings and artifacts and walk the five terraces of restored gardens leading to the James River. Picnic area available or bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic by the river shore. The rate during this special offer is $8.50 for adults and $5.00 per student (k-12). Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.
Home Educators’ Day is an annual event that welcomes the homeschool community and offers special tours and activities throughout Monticello’s Visitor Center and historic grounds.
Students can explore a variety of Jeffersonian topics at indoor and outdoor hands-on activity stations, take a special guided tour of Monticello (*Last house tour of the day begins at 3:10pm), roll hoops and play games on the West Lawn, hike our trails, and more.
As You Like It
Two times each year, we offer specially priced student matinee performance dates exclusively available to homeschool families and co-ops. This full-day experience at the Blackfriars Playhouse includes a performance and actor talkback, lunch at the Stonewall Jackson, and a suite of workshops with our award-winning education team.
Triangle Rock Club loves to support the Homeschool Community and our visits include the necessary equipment, staff to belay participants, and two hours of action-packed fun. Those interested can use this link to sign up for one of these phenomenal visits. Please make sure participants wear close-toed shoes and active wear that a harness can fit over. Baggy clothing, skirts/dresses, and sandals/flip flops/Chacos are not recommended.
TRC would also love the opportunity to host your homeschool organization for a private event. We offer fantastic Group Visit options which include harnesses, staff belayers, and two hours of climbing in a reserved portion of our walls. We need at least two weeks’ notice to plan one of these awesome events. Let us know if you need an exciting back to school event or something similar and we’d be glad to send you more details! Additional questions? Contact the Program Manager, Kelsey Hoglund.
The museum is dedicating an autumn day to homeschool families. Educational activities, demonstrations, and special guests will be available for multiple ages throughout the event. Adults (18 & up):$11.00; Ages 2-17:$10; Military and Seniors:$10; Children under two: free; Members: free.
Children will have a chance to tour the farmhouse and barn to learn how technology of the day made life easier for the 19th century farmer. Hands-on activities include identifying tools a housewife would have used in her kitchen and those a farmer would have used in his barn. Enroll the child only. One adult may attend with each child. This program is for children 5 and up.
Register through the Falls Church Community Center at 703-248-5027 or online at www.fallschurchva.gov/register. Use activity code 121030.
The Virginia Living Museum offers homeschool students grades K through 12 a day of fun and engaging programs that highlight important natural and space science concepts. Programs are available for grades K-4. A lab about pond life is available for grades 5-12. All programs are curriculum and grade-level targeted and taught by the museum’s professional educators. All programs include a self-guided visit of museum exhibits and are offered at a discount to homeschool families. The natural science and planetarium programs are $10.50 member/$12.50 non-member, per child per program. The programs have a 45 minute run time and include Museum visit. Environmental lab programs are $12.50 member/$14.50 non-member, per child per program. These programs run 1.5 hours and include Museum visit.
Join us on Monday, October 1st to meet and mingle with other homeschoolers from across Virginia! Participate in activities for all ages, including guided workshops and gallery walks, as well as self-guided crafts, games, and scavenger hunts. Participation is free for homeschoolers and chaperones, but registration is required. Please contact Maggie Creech, the Group Tour Coordinator, to register.
Homeschoolers, enjoy a special homeschool rate on October 2nd, 2018.