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Alabama
THE EVELYN BURROW MUSEUM, 801 Main Street NW, Hanceville, AL 35077, 256-352-8457, burrowmuseum@wallacestate.edu. The Evelyn Burrow Museum presents a unique collection of decorative arts from the Victorian era to modern times, from fine examples of delicately crafted porcelain to artful everyday wares. This extraordinary collection includes more than 5,000 objects primarily of porcelain and pottery, glass, and bronze, highlights of which are displayed thematically throughout the museum. Visitors are invited to share Mrs. Burrow’s appreciation for the decorative arts, her passion for collecting and her particular love of horses in this exhibition. The Evelyn Burrow Museum is located on the campus of Wallace State Community College in The Otis and Evelyn Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. The Burrow Museum frequently hosts traveling exhibits from other museums as well as shows by artists. For more information or a calendar of events, call 256-352-8457 or visit burrowmuseum.org.

Connecticut
CONNECTICUT RIVER MUSEUM, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426, 860-767 8269, jwhitedobbs@ctrivermuseum.org. Visit the Connecticut River Museum and discover New England's Great River! Take part in science and social studies workshops. Use art, artifacts and primary documents to dive into amazing stories like Bushnell's Turtle and the British Raid on Essex. Explore transportation history and how people use natural resources. Experiment with pollution and conservation in a wet lab or take a boat cruise up the River to explore the spectacular ecosystem of the lower tidal valley. The interactive workshops serve grades K-12 and connect to state curriculum standards in multiple subject areas. The Museum offers a monthly homeschool series October - June as well as the opportunity to schedule specific programs for your group or co-op. Museum based and outreach programs available. Summer Adventure Camps in July and August are also available for children ages 6 - 12.  For more information: ctrivermuseum.org.   www.facebook.com/ctrivermuseum.

REGINA A. QUICK CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824, 203-254-4010, boxoffice@quickcenter.com. The Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University offers a wide range of programming for audiences of all ages include, dance, music, theatre, circus, and more. Our School Matinee Series is designed to expose young people to live theatre experiences that enhance their learning, ignite creativity, and offer a new view of the world around them. The Quick also provides study guides and other educational materials to enhance the experience. www.quickcenter.fairfield.edu/education/

Delaware
DELAWARE AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM AND VILLAGE, 866 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901, 302-734-1618, assist.damv@verizon.net. For the child who believes milk comes from the grocery store instead of a cow, for the woman who remembers using a corn sheller on her grandmother's farm, for the family who takes twentieth century technological advances and the farmer for granted; the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village offers a memorable and educational experience. By preserving the quickly fading agricultural heritage of Delaware and the Delmarva Peninsula, the Museum stands as an important legacy for future generations. Vision Statement: The Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village seeks to foster a society that understands the impact of agriculture on the shaping of our nation's history and its impact on our daily lives. www.agriculturalmuseum.org.

DELAWARE HISTORY MUSEUM, 504 North Market Street, Wilmington DE 19801, 302-655-7161, deinfo@dehistory.org. The Delaware History Museum opened in October 2016 after a year-long renovation. The museum now includes Delaware: One State, Many Stories, a comprehensive exhibition presented in a complementary dual format. Discover Delaware introduces a general overview of the state’s history from the 1600s to the present. Journey to Freedom features the history of African Americans from the first known African brought to Delaware by the Swedes in the 1600s called “Black Anthony,” to Delaware Poets Laureate, brothers Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Al Mills. The exhibition explores the complexity of geography and community that has shaped Delaware over hundreds of years. For example, Delaware is northern and southern, agricultural and industrial, rural and urban—a slave state and a key stop on the Underground Railroad. Delaware is host to events as venerable as the August Quarterly and different as Point-to-Point and Punkin Chunkin’. It is indeed one state with many stories. The exhibitions’ rich collection of objects, photographs, paintings, and documents present familiar history and aspects of Delaware’s past that are less well known, but no less important or intriguing. www.dehistory.org.

HAGLEY MUSEUM AND LIBRARY, GPS address is 200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807, 302-658-2400, AskHagley@hagley.org. Hagley Museum is the site of the original black powder works of the DuPont Company, founded in Delaware in 1802 and powered by the natural resources that surrounded it. Today it is a place that inspires innovation, set on 235 acres of wooded rolling hills along the rushing Brandywine River. Here, for more than 200 years, the DuPont Company and family experimented, innovated, and pursued the American dream. For decades, Hagley has welcomed schoolchildren, from kindergarten to high school, for hands-on, experiential learning through science, technology, and history programs. Hagley is the only Smithsonian Affiliate museum in Delaware and has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1972. The site is a National Historic Landmark, a National Recreation Trail, and a Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark. www.hagley.org.

WILMINGTON BALLET ACADEMY OF THE DANCE, 1709 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806, 302-655-1004, info@wilmingtonballet.org. Does your little one twirl and whirl around the house? Does your older child want to start dancing or improve his or her dance technique over the summer? Wilmington Ballet offers five weeks of dance camp, incorporating ballet, contemporary and musical theatre, taught by professionally trained instructors with guest artists from New York City Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet. Princess Camp for ages 3-5 is 9 am – noon during the weeks of July 10, July 17 and August 7. Camp for ages 6 and up is 10 am to 3 pm during the weeks of July 10, July 17, July 24 and July 31. Before and after care is available. Call or visit our website for more information. www.wilmingtonballet.org/summer-program.

Florida
TALLAHASSEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, 515 E Park Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32301, 850-224-0461, gm@tallahasseesymphony.org. The Mission of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra is to engage, enrich, and inspire people at all stages of life through great music. The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is proud to serve the people of our region by providing engaging performances and meaningful educational programs of the highest quality. The TSO presents a five-concert subscription series, a Young People’s Concert, a Jazz concert, POPS in the Park and several other musical events. We provide a variety of educational programs for both young and old. Thanks in large part to Florida State University and its outstanding faculty, as well as very talented community musicians, the TSO brings an extremely high-level concert experience to its patrons. www.tallahasseesymphony.org.

Georgia
SACRED HEART CULTURAL CENTER, 1301 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901, 706-826-4700, sheart@knology.net. Sacred Heart Cultural Center, c. 1897, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features towering twin spires, graceful arches, 15 distinctive styles of brickwork, ninety-four stained glass windows, a barrel-vaulted ceiling and intricately carved Italian marble altars. Free tours are available as well as a gift shop show casing local artists, gifts and accessories. www.SacredHeartAugusta.org.

STORYLAND THEATRE, Grover Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta University, 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904, 706-736-3455, storylandtheatre@gmail.com. Storyland Theatre, an Augusta nonprofit, presents full-scale original plays and musicals for children, performed by adults. Our Thirtieth Anniversary Season includes 3 plays and musicals: “Beware What You Ask of a Fairy”, our original musical, 10/24-27/17 with Matinee 10/28; “The Frog Prince” a play with puppetry, 1/23-26/18 with Matinee 1/27; and “Sleeping Beauty”, our musical, 3/20-23/18 with Matinee 3/24. A Theatre Etiquette Speech opens each show. Shows are 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM & 12:15 PM Tuesday through Friday. Reservations are required. School Standards and Lesson Plan Ideas available by grade for GA/SC. Saturday Matinees are for the Community at 3 PM- no reservations. Meet the actors for autographs and photos after the Matinee. Special rates for Homeschools. Free to Military Families. www.storylandtheatre.org.

ZOO ATLANTA, 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta GA 30315 • 404-624-9453 (WILD), education@zooatlanta.org. There are over 1,000 animals from around the world that await you at Zoo Atlanta! Whether you’re looking for behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters, a View from Treetop Trail, or a Scaly Slimy Spectacular experience, Zoo Atlanta offers something for everyone. What are you waiting for? Bring yourself and your herd to Zoo Atlanta today! zooatlanta.org.

Kentucky
AVIATION HERITAGE PARK, 1825 Three Springs Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104, (270) 202-7248, aviationheritagepark@gmail.com. Visit the Newest Aviation Attraction in Kentucky! Honoring the Aviators of South Central Kentucky and their Aircraft. Call today and schedule your tour. Located at Basil Griffin Park - pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it! http://aviationheritagepark.com.

LOUISVILLE ZOO, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213, 502-459-2181, zooeducation@louisvilleky.gov. Experience a world of possibilities when you bring your students to the Louisville Zoo! With new engaging classes, amazing up-close animal encounters, and guided walking tours of our award-winning exhibits, we invite you to join us for the unique experiences that will make your Zoo visit unforgettable. https://louisvillezoo.org/education/

Maryland
ANNAPOLIS MARITIME MUSEUM, 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403, 443-214-5872, program@amaritime.org. Explore the Chesapeake Bay! Bring students to AMM for a day of discovery. The award-winning education programs of the Annapolis Maritime Museum are delivered by a dedicated team of environmental educators.  They are happy to work with interested parents or homeschooling groups to design a day of learning that will engage students and meet educational goals. AMM recently expanded its education facilities to include a 12-acre urban park located across Back Creek from the Museum. A renovated building on the site has been converted into classrooms just steps away from the water, creating the perfect environment for kids to learn and connect with the Bay. All AMM school programs are available to homeschool students year-round. For a complete list of offerings, call 443-214-5872 or visit www.amaritime.org.

NATIONAL CAPITAL RADIO AND TELEVISION MUSEUM, 2608 Mitchellville Road, Bowie, Maryland 20716, (301) 390-1020, kwhitehair@ncrtv.org. As a small museum located in Bowie, MD, the National Capital Radio and Television Museum focuses on the technological evolution that has made modern mass communication possible. Very few of us realize that our cell phones and iPads are actually highly sophisticated radios that use the same scientific principles that telegraph officers used back in the late 19th century. Through the use of hands-on activities, we discuss the fundamental scientific principles of sound and radio waves and how simple tools such as vacuum tubes (and later microchips) transform these waves into what we hear, see and comprehend through our car radios, televisions, and computer screens. ncrtv.org.

NATIONAL ELECTRONICS MUSEUM, 1745 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 21090, 410-765-2345, nem.education@gmail.com. The National Electronics Museum has existed for over 30 years. We promote and encourage the study of science and engineering using our electronic heritage to educate and inspire students and the general public. In order to promote this the National Electronics Museum offers guided tours, hands on demonstrations, and workshops for interested groups. Our workshops range from telegraphs, to electronic temperature sensors, to soldering workshops. Tours, hands-on demonstrations, or workshops should be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance. http://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org.

REGINALD F. LEWIS MUSEUM, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, tour.info@lewismuseum.org. Bring History Alive with a field trip to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. Explore over 400 years of history and culture with one of our signature tours: Heritage Tour, Paths to Freedom or Fight for Justice. For art lovers, check out our Maryland Collects: Jacob Lawrence School Tour and art experience which aids students in discovering the prints of storytelling artist Jacob Lawrence. For more details contact group reservations at  443-263-1831 or tour.info@lewismuseum.org. For more information, visit www.lewismuseum.org.

SENECA SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM, 19201 Munger Farm Road, Poolesville, MD 20837, 301-407-0777, info@historicmedley.org. Homeschool groups with students of varying ages create a very authentic one-room schoolhouse experience. Students take on the identities of students who would have attended Seneca Schoolhouse in the 1880s and learn reading, writing, and arithmetic from a costumed schoolmarm. The four-hour school day (September - May) also includes learning the history of the time, schoolhouse chores, singing old-fashioned songs, recitation, outdoor games, a spelling bee, and acting out 19th century punishments. To learn more or to schedule a field trip, call 301-407-0777, or email us at info@historicmedley.org or visit our website at www.historicmedley.org.

Michigan
KALAMAZOO NATURE CENTER, 7000 N. Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, 269-381-1574, srutgers@naturecenter.org. Join KNC for Homeschool Adventures! Second Thursday of every month, 1:00-3:00pm. Join our naturalists to explore native Michigan habitats, study and recognize seasonal changes in plants and animals, and learn data collection methods from KNC’s own researchers! Every month our educators will lead a new project based adventure, taking students on different trails to study the phenology within diverse habitats.  Students will be encouraged to continue recording their observations throughout the year! Keep an eye on our website for supplemental materials to help you continue the conversation at home. www.NatureCenter.org.

New Jersey
INSECTROPOLIS, 1761 Route 9, Toms River, NJ 08755, 732-349-7090, info@insectropolis.com. Insectropolis is an insect learning center located in Toms River, NJ.  Open year-round Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-3pm, Insectropolis is the home to thousands of pinned specimens and live bugs from around the world.  Insectropolis is unique, family-friendly, and the perfect place to learn about insects and their cousins through interactive exhibits and presentations.  Visit and explore on your own, arrange for a guided tour or touch presentation for your group, or sign up for one of our educational workshops. Whether you're a bug expert or just a curious traveler, Insectropolis is an exciting destination for everyone.    Programs available for the home schooler. For more information, call 732-349-7090 or visit www.insectropolis.com.

iPLAY AMERICA is the place to Get Inside the Fun! It’s all indoor, family-friendly themed environment provides guests nearly four acres of outstanding rides, games, and attractions making it the perfect destination for FUN year-round! iPlay America’s Event Center is home to concerts, corporate events, expos, galas, trade shows, company outings, sporting events, social gatherings, and every kind of party. iPlay America offers guests a mouth-watering selection of Boardwalk style fare, classic American cuisine at Game Time Bar & Grill, and an impressive event catering menu. ALWAYS free to enter, iPlay America’s guests can enjoy exciting attractions like 2-level Laser Tag, Indoor Go-Kart Track, Freedom Rider Spinning Coaster and the Sky Trails® High Ropes Course (the largest indoor ropes course in New Jersey). iPlay America is a 2016 winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Service. For FUN, fine food, and events of any size, the award winning iPlay America is the place to Get Inside the Fun. iPlay America is located on Route 9 at 110 Schanck Road in Freehold, New Jersey. www.iplayamerica.com.

JACOBUS VANDERVEER HOUSE, 3055 River Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921, 908-396-6053, info@jvanderveerhouse.org. School visits are appropriate for students of all ages.  Our hands-on children’s room offers toys and furnishings for older pre-school and students through Grade 3.  Older elementary students and middle school and high school students can learn more about these topics: Daily life in New Jersey in the late 1700’s; The Revolutionary War and Gen. Henry Knox, George Washington’s artillery commander (later the first
Secretary of War in President Washington’s cabinet); Architecture in the late 1700’s (Dutch colonial) and early 1800’s (Federal style addition). Group tours are available at any time, but reservations must be made in advance.  Group tours can be arranged by request.  If you'd like to plan a group tour, please contact us at (908) 396-6053 or e-mail us at info@jvanderveerhouse.org. For more information, visit www.jvanderveerhouse.org.

KIDSBRIDGE TOLERANCE CENTER, 999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08628-3228, 609-771-0300, lynne@kidsbridgecenter.org. Kidsbridge provides interactive, thought-provoking learning activities where children and teens collaborate with trained facilitators to explore tolerance, diversity appreciation and empowerment issues. Specially attuned to homeschool families, Kidsbridge will customize social emotional skill programs to be fun, interactive and engaging. Parents can be included too. For more information, call 609-771-0300 or visit www.kidsbridgecenter.org.
LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE, 354 Great Meadows Road (Rt.611), Hope, NJ 07844, 908-459-5100. Land of Make Believe is the No. 1 amusement park in North Jersey. A teacher designed and built the park specifically to excite child’s imagination and make learning fun. Our park features interactive Educational & Historical Learning activities in Safe Wholesome Environment. Lowest Group Rates, Free Parking and Free Chaperone program makes it perfect for your group trip! www.Lomb.com.

NEW JERSEY SEA GRANT CONSORTIUM, 22 Magruder Road, Fort Hancock, NJ 07732, 732-872-1300 x13, reservations@njseagrant.org. New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium is a not for profit organization dedicated to greater knowledge and conservation of New Jersey’s marine and coastal environment. Education programs are available for homeschool groups that explore coastal science and STEM learning through guided, hands-on, inquiry-based experiences. http://njseagrant.org/education/field-trips/the-coastal-experience/.

PROSKATE, 1000 Cornwall Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852, 732-940-6400, proskateprograms@gmail.com. Our Homeschool Program is directed by Monica Hale, a Master Rated PSA Professional who is also a former homeschool mom of 2! Students will have fun being taught the basics of skating through preparation for our own mini-Olympics! Skaters will also be tested under the USFSA Basic Skills Program noting their accomplishments. These papers will be a great addition to your students homeschool portfolio! On week 6 of classes, students will participate in their Mini-Olympic events followed by an awards ceremony! Your homeschool students will love this instructional and fun program during the excitement of an Olympic year! proskatenj.com.

ROXEY BALLET, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530, 609-397-7244, info@roxeyballet.org. Home of the Mill Ballet School. 2017-18 Season of Dance: Nutcracker, Dracula, Carmen, Jungle Book. The Roxey Ballet’s New Jersey season includes performances from September through June of each year. This season includes a Fall production of Bram Stokers’ Dracula, a Holiday production of the American Holiday Classic: The Nutcracker, a Winter production of Carmen, and a Spring production of The Jungle Book. The remainder of the season is spent conducting a variety of special services and concerts from educational performance, Homeschoolers activities, workshops, and residencies to master classes and touring. The Mill Ballet School is the official school of the Roxey Ballet. To attend a special Homeschoolers Educational Performance, please email us at education@roxeyballet.org. For dance class information for homeschoolers, email us at info@millballetschool.com. For more information, visit us on the web at www.roxeyballet.org.

SKYLANDS ICE WORLD – Ice Skating/Hockey, Rita Mitchell, 2765 State Hwy. 23, Stockholm, NJ 07460, 973-697-1600, rmitchell@skilandsiceworldnj.com. Skylands Ice World – Come to Play! Open Ice Skating daily. Group rates available. Hockey and Figure Skating for the beginner to the elite athlete: lessons, leagues, synchro teams! All Ages. Birthday and Corporate Parties. Private and Special Events. Something fun for everyone! www.skylandsiceworldnj.com.

New York
GREEK PEAK MOUNTAIN RESORT, Cortland, NY, 800-955-2754. Greek Peak Mountain Resort is your ultimate year-round destination in New York. We have an award-winning lodge that will make you feel as comfortable as at home. We offer the best skiing in Central New York with a special new program, Terrain Based Learning. If you want to enjoy winter without hitting the slopes, we have just want you are looking for. With our 41,000 square-foot Cascades Indoor Waterpark, we have 150,000 gallons of pure water fun that include wave pools and hot tubs. Greek Peak Mountain Resort is conveniently located just minutes from Interstate 81 in Cortland, NY. For more information, visit greekpeak.net.

LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER, 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers, NY 10710, 866-243-0770, westchester@legolanddiscoverycenter.com. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is like the world's biggest box of LEGO blocks, with tons of activities for hours of fun. Kids and their families can become stars in the 4D cinema and put their ninja skills to the test in LEGO Ninjago City Adventure, a play area that tests your balance, strength, agility and endurance. Ride the Kingdom Quest and Merlin's Apprentice rides, learn building tips and tricks from a Master Builder and marvel at Miniland, a replica city build from over 1.5 million bricks. New activities are opening all the time, so there are always great adventures to be found. Take a break to refuel in the cafe, and shop for souvenirs in the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Shop. https://westchester.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/.

THE WALTER ELWOOD MUSEUM OF THE MOHAWK VALLEY, 100 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010, 518-843-5151, director@walterelwoodmuseum.org. The Museum is open Monday-Friday from 9 am – 3 pm. We have 12 exhibit rooms ranging from Native American, local history, natural history (animals), Military Room with artifacts from American Revolution, Civil War, WWI and WWII, a research library, community/clubs/sports room, a classroom to do arts & craft projects related to lessons and a local train history/ALCO room. We cater our tours and lessons to your curriculum and educational needs. www.walterelwoodmuseum.org.

WORLD AWARENESS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801, 518-793-2773, marketing@worldchildrensmuseum.org. The World Awareness Children’s Museum invites you to enrich your curriculum at their interactive museum designed for children to explore the diverse cultures of the world in downtown Glen Falls, NY. Come enjoy a visit to a Parisian Café, learn how to farm and prepare food in Mexico, explore the Amazonian rainforest in Brazil, or have tea in our Japanese tea room! Our mission is to bring our diverse world to children. Our Fall/Winter Hours are 10 am-3 pm, Thursday-Saturday, and 12-5 pm on Sunday. www.worldchlidrensmuseum.org.

North Carolina
AIRBORNE & SPECIAL OPERATIONS MUSEUM, 100 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville, NC 29301, 910-643-2778, info@asomf.org. The U.S. Army’s Airborne & Special Operations Museum recounts the actions of heroic soldiers from the early days of the Parachute Test Platoon to the ongoing Global War on Terrorism. The museum preserves forever the extraordinary feats performed by the Army’s Airborne, and their brothers in arms, the Special Operations Forces, all who jump from the sky into battle. Walk through the streets of war-torn Normandy village and see a glider delivering a jeep into battle, hear troopers exiting a UH-1 helicopter in Vietnam, watch the rooftops as soldiers and an MH-6 “Little Bird” rescue Kurt Muse in Panama, witness troops defending freedom in Afghanistan and Iraq. For more information, call (910) 643-2778 or visit the website at www.asomf.org.

Ohio
CAMPUS MARTIUS MUSEUM, Friends of the Museum, 601 Second Street, Marietta, OH 45750, 740-373-3750, info@campusmartiusmuseum.org. For as little as $3 per student, your groups can experience what 18th century life was like. Our education programs are designed to help reinforce Academic Content Standards through a variety of hands-on, interactive programs that can be arranged to fit any schedule. These programs supplement history for grades 3-8, though programs can be adjusted to any age. Our year-round programs satisfy Ohio Academic Content Standards in social studies. Some may integrate math, science and language arts as well. We can tailor our programs to fit your State’s Academic Content Standards as well. Reservations can be made by contacting Campus Martius Museum at 1-800-860-0145 or email ghoff@campusmartiusmuseum.org. For more information about our programs and workshops, please visit mariettamuseums.org.

CEDAR BOG NATURE PRESERVE, 980 Woodburn Road, Urbana, OH 43078, (937) 484-3744, cedarbog@ctcn.net. Cedar Bog Nature Preserve is located in Southern Champaign County, Ohio, and protects 450 acres of natural, wetland habitat. The Cedar Bog Education Center is located in the nature preserve. It is the focal point for a diversity of environmental education and natural history programs and workshops. Cedar Bog has the highest plant diversity in the state of Ohio with roughly 1/3 of all of Ohio's plant species (over 650 species). Outside, visitors can stop and observe nature in action at the outdoor deck off the Education Center, rain garden that hosts butterflies and birds, a picnic area and a mile-long boardwalk loop. Call ahead for tours or program information. www.cedarbognp.org.

FAIRFIELD COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014, 513-867-5348, fcacinfo@fairfield-city.org. The Fairfield Community Arts Center offers a variety of cultural events, programs, and classes for those who call Southwest Ohio their home. We offer year-round programming for all ages: Nature Programs, Arts & Crafts, Performing Arts, and Education, Technology & Science. Adjacent to beautiful Village Green Park in the heart of Fairfield, our facility features a 237-seat theatre, art gallery, pottery studio, dance studio and a children’s area. For more information visit: http://oh-fairfield.civicplus.com/248/Community-Arts-Center.

KELTON HOUSE MUSEUM & GARDEN, a service of the Junior League of Columbus, 586 E. Town Street, Columbus, OH 43215, 614.464.2022, keltonhouse@cs.com. The Kelton House is an Underground Railroad site documented by Ohio Underground Railroad Association. One particular runaway, Martha Hartway, was sheltered by Kelton family for ten years. Our educational program provides a unique learning experience that brings to life the fearsome challenges faces by fugitive slaves and their protectors. Program includes tour, readings, academic exercises, and dramatic presentations in a recreated “secret hiding place.” Our goal is to develop understanding and empathy in today’s children so they will respect the multi-racial efforts that saved the lives of innumerable fugitive slaves at a turning-point in America’s history. www.keltonhouse.com.

THE WILDERNESS CENTER, P.O. Box 202, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot OH 44689, 330-359-5235, twc@wildernesscenter.org. Join us for our monthly Homeschool program! Our hands-on courses cover a variety of natural science and biology themes, and are specifically designed for homeschool families. $4 per child; free for TWC members. For more information, visit wildernesscenter.org.

Pennsylvania
AMERICA ON WHEELS, 5 North Front Street, Allentown, PA 18102, director@americaonwheels.org. The Museum takes great pride in fueling curiosity through Education. Let America On Wheels be your vehicle for Learning. Homeschool Groups are encouraged to visit the Museum. Programs are geared for ages 5-17 years. Explore the Museum at your pace. We always have age-appropriate activities available upon request. $5.00 per student (cost is subject to change periodically.) One Chaperone per 10 students admitted Free. Tour guides available upon request. Please schedule field trip at least 2-weeks in advance. For more information, visit www.americaonwheels.org.

BELMONT COMPLEX, 415 Butler Road, Kittanning, PA 16201, 724-548-1067, gmmontebell@co.armstrong.pa.us. For over 50 years, the Belmont Complex has been a recreational facility that draws over 40,000 residents and visitors alike to the arena, pool and banquet facilities yearly. The arena is home ice for high school and amateur hockey.  It hosts Learn to Skate, Learn to Play, Crosby's Little Penguins, and 8U and 14U In-House programs. During the off season, the arena is utilized for company expos, concerts, home & garden shows, arena yard sales, dog swims, scrapbooking events, sporting events and even circus performances, and pre-season ice hockey. The Olympic size heated, outdoor pool and waterslide attract residents from the community and surrounding areas year after year and the banquet room is a showcase for company conferences, expos and meetings. www.belmontcomplex.net.

BLOOMSBURG THEATRE ENSEMBLE, 226 Center Street, Bloomsburg, Pa 17815, 570-784-5530, combscannaday@bte.org. Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble is celebrating 40 years of bringing live professional entertainment and theatre education for all ages in our community. Our annual Project Discovery and holiday family shows feature student matinees and entertainment suitable for all ages. Year-round Theatre School for all ages gives budding actors of all ages a chance to show their stuff. Visit www.bte.org for more information on BTE's summer and year-round programs. www.bte.org.

CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. Don’t have a chemistry lab in your basement? Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh is your resource for bridging the gap between science instruction and student understanding. Our special homeschool workshops are tailored for a variety of ages and provide educational programming, and hands-on discovery. We also offer stimulating holiday camps and Science Sleepovers! Join us for hands-on, age-appropriate science lessons and exhibits to foster curiosity and discovery in support of what your kids are learning at home. Discover different forms of electricity, everyday uses of polymers, experiment with roller coasters and explore distant galaxies – just to name a few. CarnegieScienceCenter.org/programs/homeschool/.

COLUMBUS CHAPEL AND BOAL MANSION MUSEUM, 163 Boal Estate Drive, P. O. Box 174, Boalsburg, PA 16827, 814-466-9266, office@boalmuseum.org. The Boal Estate has been the Boal family home for over 200 years, and tells the story of America as seen through eight generations of one family. The Mansion has the original furnishings, artwork, and artifacts belonging to family members. The fourth generation, Colonel Theodore Davis Boal, went to Europe in the 1890's and married Mathilde, a descendent of Christopher Columbus, who inherited the Columbus Chapel and brought it to Boalsburg in 1909. www.boalmuseum.com.

FALLINGWATER, 1491 Mill Run Road, Mill Run, PA 15464, 724-329-7829, madzema@paconserve.org. Fallingwater, cared for by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, is considered by many to be influential architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s greatest work. Our education department offers many opportunities for learning about design, architecture, and nature, including guided tours, workshops, and specialized residency programs. For homeschoolers, we are running a Gnome House Design Challenge where students are tasked to work through seven steps of an architect’s process to design and ultimately build a gnome-sized house for their “gnome client,” then invited to Fallingwater for a symposium. Let us know if you are interested! https://www.fallingwater.org/.

GETTYSBURG, PA, DESTINATION GETTYSBURG, 571 W. Middle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325, 717-334-6274; 800-337-5015, info@destinationgettysburg.com. Discover the living classroom in Gettysburg. Experience interactive history, hands-on museums, engage with living historians who portray figures of the past. Walk the fields where our ancestors fought for the freedom of others. Recite the Gettysburg Address in the footsteps of President Lincoln. Explore the home and farm of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife Mamie where you can become a Junior Secret Service Agent. Take a guided tour through the streets of the historic town to learn of the 1863 civilians and those who came before and after. Take a drive out to the orchards for a tour and tasting of the fruits of our fields. In-season, take part in a pick-your-own fruit gathering. Make your own history in Gettysburg, PA. www.destinationgettysburg.com.

GO‘N BANANAS FAMILY FUN CENTER, 1170 Garfield Avenue, Lancaster, PA. 17601, 717-287-5000, info@gonbananas.com. Our facility is an indoor family fun center which hosts seven attractions; a ropes course suspended above our arcade play area; an awesome laser tag arena in the back of our building; Ballocity, a three-tier ball area with sliding boards at every turn; Spin Zone, bumper cars where no driver’s license is needed; laser frenzy where you crawl over and under lasers like 007; Mini bowling & 48 arcade games where you can win super cool prizes. Go’N Bananas is fun for every age! www.gonbananas.com.

GREEN VALLEYS WATERSHED ASSOCIATION AT WELKINWEIR, 1368 Prizer Road, Pottstown, PA 19465, 610-469-8646, dwhite@greenvalleys.org (Education Programs Coordinator) or gva@greenvalleys.org. Green Valleys Watershed Association (GVWA) is a non-profit organization located in northern Chester County, Pennsylvania, and headquartered at Welkinweir, a 197-acre sanctuary, characterized by forests, fields, ponds, streams and wetlands. GVWA’s homeschool, and other group programming, offers cross-curriculum learning for students in pre-K through 7th grades. Topics vary, and programs are designed to supplement group needs and curricula through hands-on outdoor study, plant and animal biofacts, science demonstrations, and other activities. Programs are fee-based and are offered during most seasons, by request., contact the Education Programs Coordinator at 610-469-8646 or dwhite@greenvalleys.org. For more information and a detailed flyer , please visit our website at http://www.greenvalleys.org.
ISETT HERITAGE MUSEUM, 11941 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon PA 16652, 814-643-9600, isetthmuseum@gmail.com. Located in Huntingdon, PA, Isett Heritage Museum is a non-profit foundation dedicated to preserving and sharing history. With three buildings that cover hundreds of years of history, it’s easy to find something that everyone will enjoy. Adults will enjoy a walk down memory lane while students will enjoy learning about local, American, and world history. The museum is open all year and staffed with knowledgeable guides, it’s the ideal location for a field trip that is both entertaining and educational. For more information follow us on Facebook, contact us at 814-643-9600, or visit our website at www.isettheritagemuseum.com.

KENNYWOOD PARK, 4800 Kennywood Boulevard, West Mifflin, PA 15122, 412-461-0500, info@kennywood.com. Kennywood is one of the oldest and most beloved amusement parks in America. Founded in 1898, Kennywood has thrilled and delighted both young and young-at-heart visitors for more than 110 years! From the early days of the carousel, through the development of the first roller coasters, to the technological advancements in today’s steel looping coasters. Kennywood has always been the park that puts a smile on everyone’s face. www.kennywood.com.

LANCASTERHISTORY.ORG, 230 N. President Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603, (717) 392-4633, stephanie.townrow@lancasterhistory.org. Student groups are invited to spend a few hours, or a day, on the beautiful grounds of LancasterHistory.org’s award-winning Campus of History. Take a special hands-on tour of Wheatland, the home of Pennsylvania’s only US president. Develop critical thinking skills by exploring 19th-century culture, and learning more about Lancaster’s unique contributions to American history. Explore objects from a time when there was no running water, no electricity, and the only bathroom was an outdoor privy! Visit our museum exhibitions and dig deeper with primary source workshops. All offerings are aligned with PA Standards. To learn more or schedule your students’ visit, contact Stephanie Townrow, Museum Educator, at stephanie.townrow@lancasterhistory.org or (717) 392-4633. www.lancasterhistory.org.

NATIONAL TOY TRAIN MUSEUM, 300 Paradise Lane, Ronks, PA 17572, 717-687-8976, info@nttmuseum.org. The National Toy Train Museum in Strasburg, PA is owned and operated by the Train Collectors Association. The Museum collects, preserves and exhibits toy trains and is home to what is probably the world’s largest publicly exhibited collection of toy trains and accessories. The National Toy Train Museum displays rare, unusual and specialty trains and accessories from the 1800s to the present representing over 100 different manufacturers. Exhibits, which include five interactive operating layouts, are revised and updated yearly. We also offer a Research Library with a wealth of information on toy trains and manufacturers. www.nttmuseum.org.

NATIONAL WATCH AND CLOCK MUSEUM, 514 Poplar Street, Columbia, PA 17512, 717-684-8261, education@nawcc.org. The National Watch and Clock Museum is recognized as the largest and most comprehensive horological collection in North America. The museum encompasses all aspects of timekeeping from early mechanical clocks through modern satellite methods. Hands-on activities throughout the museum exhibits are available for families to participate. An annual homeschool day program is held each fall. The National Watch & Clock Museum is conveniently located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, less than two hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, and Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre.  www.museumoftime.org.

OLD ECONOMY VILLAGE, 270 Sixteenth Street, Ambridge, Pa. 15003, 724-266-4500, davmiller@pa.gov. Home School Days at Old Economy Village are Friday, October 13 & Wednesday, October 18 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Home school families will explore the village at a special educational rate of $5 per child, parent, or guardian. Students will visit the historic buildings, experience several hands-on activities, watch demonstrations, and learn about life in the 1830s. You must preregister for this event. Please contact David Miller, museum educator, at davmiller@pa.gov or call 724-266-4500 ext.110. For regular guided tours and a list of 2017 special events, please visit our website at www.oldeconomyvillage.org

OREGON DAIRY, 2900 Oregon Pike, Lititz, PA 17543, 717-656-2856, Nancy.brown@oregondairy.com. Stop by the Oregon Dairy for some Farm Fresh Family Fun! The Market features farm fresh produce, high-quality meat, deli, and seafood. And don’t forget about our award-winning Bakery! Plus, the Restaurant at Oregon Dairy provides a family-friendly dining experience topped off with delicious ice cream from our Ice Cream Shoppe! Don’t forget to bring the kids to our farm-themed playground. Visit www.oregondairy.com for more information.

PENNSYLVANIA SKI AREAS ASSOCIATION/SKI PA, 5142 State Street. White Haven, PA 18661, 570-443-0963, linda@skipa.com. The 2017-2018 Pennsylvania 4th & 5th Grade Snowpass Program allows 4th & 5th graders (from any state!) to ski or ride for free at PA resorts. Snowpass holders receive a complimentary one-day lift ticket (Up to 3 at each resort!) at participating Pennsylvania Ski Resorts during the 2017-2018 season. In addition, the program includes a voucher for a First Time Ski/Snowboard package of a lesson, rental and a beginner lift ticket. Visit www.skipa.com to get started and order online today. Online orders are subject to a $40 processing fee. The following resorts are participating for the 2017-2018 season (subject to change): Bear Creek Mountain Resort, Big Boulder, Blue Knob Resort, Blue Mountain Resort, Camelback Resort, Elk Mountain, Hidden Valley Resort, Jack Frost Mountain, Laurel Mountain, Liberty Mountain Resort, Montage Mountain, Mystic Mountain at Nemacolin Woodlands, Roundtop Mountain Resort, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Shawnee Mountain, Ski Big Bear, Ski Sawmill Family Resort, Tussey Mountain All Seasons and Whitetail Resort. https://www.skipa.com/deals/4th5th-grade-program/getting-started.

PIONEER TUNNEL, 2001 Walnut Street, Ashland, PA 17921, 570-875-3850, info@pioneertunnel.com. Pioneer Tunnel is a really unique stop for home school groups. It offers two tours: a train ride, and a coal mine tour. Each tour takes 30/35 minutes to complete, and can accommodate any size of class. There is a spacious playground & picnic ground area for schools to pack their lunches and enjoy the park.  We have a gift shop that is loaded with educational and affordable items for purchase. Close to the Ashland Borough's Anthracite Museum, you can take a walk through that exhibit of history. Prices at the Pioneer Tunnel are extremely reasonable considering all that is included. www.pioneertunnel.com

PUNXSUTAWNEY WEATHER DISCOVERY CENTER, 201 N. Findley Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767, 814-938-1000, info@weatherdiscovery.org. Learn about the science and folklore of weather with interactive exhibits and displays. Programs and guided group visits available. For more information visit, www.weatherdiscovery.org.

QUIET VALLEY LIVING HISTORICAL FARM, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg PA 18360, 570-992-6161, farm@quietvalley.org. Step back in time and experience everyday life on a circa 1800s working farm. Guides dressed in period clothing share the life of the Pennsylvania Germans who lived at this site in the 18th and 19th centuries. See original farm house, 1850s barn, spinning cabin, farm animals, heritage crafts and more.  http://quietvalley.org/.

READING PUBLIC MUSEUM, 500 Museum Road, Reading PA, 19611, 610-371-5850 x 223, wendy.koller@readingpublicmuseum.org. Discover art, science, history, and the natural world all under one roof at the Reading Public Museum.   The Reading Public Museum welcomes homeschool groups for museum and planetarium visits, as well as, special homeschool days.  Guided group tours are offered by reservation only and can be tailored to meet your curriculum goals.  We also offer all of our special exhibitions and our Arboretum.  Groups can also request private shows in our state-of-the-art full dome Planetarium.  The Planetarium offers over 30 shows ranging on topics from basic space shows to cultural stories. Homeschool days are held throughout the year.  These special programs are themed and offer tours and a hands-on experience in a multidisciplinary approach that children and families will find fun and engaging. Please check our website at www.readingpublicmuseum.org for dates and topics. For more information about what The Reading Public Museum has to offer homeschoolers, to book a group visit, or to reserve your space at a Homeschool day please contact Wendy Koller at 610-371-5850 x 223 or via email at wendy.koller@readingpublicmuseum.org. readingpublicmuseum.org,

THE CHRISTIAN C. SANDERSON MUSEUM, 1755 Creek Road, Chadds Ford PA 19317, 610-388-6545, info@sandersonmuseum.org. Step up to the wooden porch of Chris Sanderson’s country home and tour eight rooms filled with over 200 years of American history. The Sanderson Museum has a rich collection of objects relating to life in Chadds Ford as well as an extensive collection of memorabilia representing the American experience. Visitors to the museum will uncover artifacts from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, both World Wars and learn about the Battle of Brandywine along with other local lore. Chris and the Wyeth Family shared a love of the Chadds Ford area. See original sketches and paintings from N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, Peter Hurd and other Wyeth family members. http://sandersonmuseum.org/.

THE NUTCRACKER BALLET, at Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015, 610-838-2257 (School Performance Tickets), markjen@ptd.net. SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATE FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS! 610-838-2257; markjen@ptd.net. This 49th consecutive production of “The Nutcracker,” presented by Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley, Inc. and Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, features approximately one hundred cast members composed of dancers from Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and adult community volunteer, in addition to professional guest artists. This year’s production will be enhanced by live music, The Southside Sinfonietta, conducted by Eugene Albulescu, as well as a children’s choir, composed of Lehigh Valley school students. https://www.bglv.org/
TYLER ARBORETUM, 515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063, 610-566-9134, JLandau@TylerArboretum.org. Engage and inspire curious minds with hands-on exploration at Tyler Arboretum. Connect with nature through standards-based programs. Learn about plants, wildlife, and ecology through guided studies in 650 acres of woodland, meadow, and aquatic habitats. Tyler Arboretum offers everything you need to turn your students into champions of the natural world. Learning happens rain or shine with classroom space in our historic barn. Admission to the Arboretum is included in our homeschool programs; stay for just the program or for the entire day! Each program is aligned to PA state educational standards.  http://www.tylerarboretum.org/education-2/school-programs/home-schools/

WHITAKER CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND THE ARTS, 222 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 717-214-ARTS (2787), info@whitakercenter.org. Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is Central Pennsylvania’s premier center for arts, education, entertainment, and cultural enrichment. Students will love a field trip as we offer a host of different programs. Explore stimulating, STEM-based exhibits in Harsco Science Center, view a captivating documentary on our giant, four-story screen in Select Medical Digital Cinema, get hands-on in one of our Discovery Labs, or any combination you’d like. At Whitaker Center, it is our goal to inspire students to fall in love with science, technology, and the arts. www.whitakercenter.org.

South Carolina
LIVING HISTORY PARK, Olde Towne Preservation Association, 299 W. Spring Grove Avenue in North Augusta SC 29841. Please join us as we step back in time to the 1700’s this is an educational event on October 21st and 22nd. The Living History Park is a 501-c-3 non-profit & operated by all volunteers and our major events are free. For General information (803) 979-9776, or lynn@colonialtimes.us. HISTORY lives if you tell the stories. Hope you elect to be a part of the story. For more information visit www.Colonialtimes.us.

Tennessee
CHATTANOOGA ZOO, 301 N. Holtzclaw Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404, (423)697-1322 ext. 7595, tfenu@chattzoo.org. Homeschool Family Days at the Chattanooga Zoo is a three-hour event specifically designed for homeschoolers and their families We want to help inspire our youth to further immerse themselves into the natural world as well as meet some other families with similar interests! This is a special day for the whole family to enjoy the Zoo, and also participate in different educational activities and programs. The activities and programs are divided by grade level and include two formal programs with animal meet and greets, recycling and conservation activities, snack and drink available, and special animal chats. Our theme for this spring semester is "Conserve to Preserve"! We will be learning about different endangered animals, threats facing animals in the wild, and what YOU can do to help! http://www.chattzoo.org.

COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM, 222 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 416-2001. Schools@countrymusichalloffame.org. From guided tours to interactions with professional artists and museum educators, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum offers an unparalleled interactive learning experience for homeschool students of all ages. With over 2 million artifacts in its ever-growing collection, the museum provides students with an opportunity to explore the rich history that shaped the country music we know and love today. Interactive, guided tours provide a multi-layered learning experience through exploration of the museum's one-of-a kind artifacts, archival video and audio elements, interactive touchscreens, and symbolic architecture. CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Education.

Virginia
FLOYD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, 217 North Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091, 540-745-3247(FCHS), floydhistoricalsociety@gmail.com. Ridgemont was the first hospital in Floyd. We have medical exhibits along with changing exhibits throughout the year. http://www.floydhistoricalsociety.org.

JAMES MONROE HIGHLAND, 2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902, (434) 293-8000, education@highland.org. Discover the home of the last Founding Father. Field Trip Inquiries: education@highland.org. Or visit our website at highland.org.
JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN FOUNDATION, P.O. Box 1607, Williamsburg, VA 23187-1607, 757-253-4939, group.reservations@jyf.virginia.gov. Immerse your family in hands-on history at these two museums that tell the story of America’s beginnings. Touch reproduction artifacts. Explore re-created living-history areas. Interact with costumed historical interpreters and learn all about Jamestown, America’s first permanent English settlement, and the American Revolution. Also available: age-appropriate hands-on programs for students and family guided tours at both museums. To book a program, contact Group Reservations at 757-253-4939 or group.reservations@jyf.virginia.gov. For information visit www.historyisfun.org/.

NEWPORT NEWS VISITOR CENTER, 13560 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA, 23603, 757-886-7777, tourism-mailing@nnva.gov, www.newport-news.org. Where can you walk the deck of an iconic Civil War ironclad, enjoy one of the largest municipal parks in the country, connect to Virginia’s natural heritage, and catch a touring Broadway show? In Newport News, of course! The city’s attractions, architectural and historical landmarks, and 30+ parks are exceptional enough to attract experts, but they’re available for everyone to enjoy! For a free Visitor Guide, go to www.newport-news.org.

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
   
 

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