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Florida Homeschool Programs


Below is an alphabetical list of museums, science centers and organizations offering ongoing homeschool programs in Florida.  If you would like to narrow your search to programs in your area, please enter your city in the search box. If you know of a program you would like to share with other homeschoolers, please contact us. See our curriculum providers section for schools and co-ops offering additional homeschool programs. If you are looking for upcoming homeschool events, special educational programs, and annual conventions and conferences, please see our Homeschool Events Calendar.

Old Florida Museum

Old Florida Museum offers four unique "HANDS-ON" programs designed to be entertaining as well as educational. Students experience life in St. Augustine through the struggles and successes of its people during distinct time periods of Florida’s history. All programs follow the Sunshine State Standards.  Each program runs for 1 hour and groups may choose which programs they want to participate in.  A guide in period dress greets the group upon arrival and gives an orientation with rules prior to entering as well as an interactive history of the time period. Students make a project that they will take home and then have free time to participate in a variety of activity stations.  For details on the types of programs offered, please visit their website. (St. Augustine)

Orlando Science Center

The Orlando Science Center offers K-8 Homeschool Adventure Courses to homeschoolers in and around the Orlando, Florida area.  Classes are held on the second Monday of each month. Each course provides an in-depth lab/classroom experience to add to your science learning. There is also a film for each program shown in the Dr. Phillips CineDome giant screen theater. (Orlando)

Palm Beach Zoo

The Palm Beach Zoo offers home school classes for students throughout Palm Beach, Martin and Broward Counties. Students will explore a variety of topics through up-close animal investigation experiences. These classes are designed to provide an interactive approach to animal and life sciences. Classes are offered in the spring and the fall of each year. (West Palm Beach)

Pensacola Museum of Art

The Pensacola Museum of Art offers a comprehensive curriculum that integrates art history and fundamental concepts with exciting art projects to homeschoolers in their Next Generation Homeschool classes. Designed for children ages 6-13. Classes offered on alternating Tuesdays. Please visit their website to learn more.

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse

The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association offers educational lighthouse tours for grades 2-12. These fun and instructive tours include information and activities based on the science of lighthouses, state and local history, family life at the 1887 Light Station, and an exciting climb up the second tallest lighthouse in the United States!  Visit their website for a Virtual Tour and Teacher Resources, and more information. (Ponce Inlet)

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association
4931 South Peninsula Drive - Ponc

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association

4931 South Peninsula Drive - Ponce Inlet, Florida


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South Florida Museum

The South Florida Museum offers life and environmental science courses to homeschoolers in grades 3-12.  Classes combine group discussions, hands-on activities and museum and field studies for a broad look at life and ecosystems.  These courses are not designed as stand-alone curricula, but as supplements to a larger course of study. Jeff Rodgers, the museum’s Director of Education, is happy to consult with you on an individual basis about the curriculum. Classes are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month beginning in October and ending in May. (Bradenton)

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

Home School classes at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo are interactive and hands-on. Animal based classroom lessons are followed immediately by application with an animal encounter and a Zoo hike. Participants may express their creativity with a themed craft and interact with their classmates in classroom activities. All students receive a certificate of participation. Parent involvement is optional. Home School classes take place on Mondays (Grades 6-8), Tuesdays (Grades K-2), and Wednesdays (Grades 3-5). (Tampa)

The Discovery Center

The Discovery Center is a hub of learning and adventure with fun, interactive programs. The DC offers programming for preschoolers and home schoolers on a weekly basis and has rotating, interactive exhibits in the spring and fall. The DC also hosts camps throughout the year: a spring break camp, winter break camp, as well as two summer camps. Fun-filled, hands-on homeschool adventures are offered the first three Thursdays of each month.  Ages 8- 12 (Ocala)

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