Hickory Hill, Thomson – Homeschool groups receive free admission to this site, but if you can’t get a full group together, don’t hesitate to visit the historic home and gardens as a family outing because admission fees are still incredibly affordable. Be on the lookout for info about the next Homeschool Day, as well.
The Watson-Brown Foundation offers a myriad of grade - appropriate programs in history and environmental science tailored to Georgia's Performance Standards in Education as well as National Education Standards.
Field trips and activities are free for educational groups; this includes (but is not limited to) public schools, private schools, and home school consortiums, as well as Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups.
502 Hickory Hill Drive
Thomson, GA 30824
InterActive Neighborhood for Kids, Gainesville – Imagine, create, and explore at this museum aimed at children ages 2 to 12. The hands-on, interactive exhibits are structured in a way that lets each visitor touch and feel the “real world”.
Located just a short drive north of Atlanta, you will find a one-of-a kind unique, fun destination for the entire family. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, Inc. (INK), located in Gainesville, Georgia,
s a hands-on Children’s Museum where children can role play and learn through practical experiences. All exhibits are designed to provide a unique experience and to actively engage young minds (not to mention, it’s just plain fun!).
999 Chestnut Street, SE.
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
One Last Mountain: A Battlefield That's Much More
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a 2,965 acre National Battlefield that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign. Opposing forces maneuvered and fought here from June 19, 1864 until July 2, 1864. Although most famous as a Civil War battlefield, Kennesaw Mountain has a much richer story.
900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr
Kennesaw, GA 30152
From the field to the locker room, students and groups will have behind-the-scenes access to the world’s most spectacular venue. Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Big Thought have partnered to provide a STEAM-based curriculum for students in grades 3-12. The 90-minute tour allows participants to see all four levels and learn about art placed in partnership with SCAD, architectural and engineering elements and what makes MBS a LEED Platinum Certified Building and one of the most technologically advanced stadiums. Book your tour today at mercedesbenzstadium.com/tours or call 470-341-7500 Ext. 3.
Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon – It’s no secret that art and science are even more fun when they include hands-on learning opportunities. That’s the goal of this educational venue that offers permanent and visiting exhibits as well as programs for school groups, homeschoolers, college students, adults, and families.
A class visit to the Museum of Arts and Sciences brings a unique opportunity for a field trip. Go zooming through outer space in the Mark Smith Planetarium, discover the ecosystems that surround us, learn of far off cultures and be amazed by artistic feats all in a one-day field trip. Using the Georgia Performance Standards, the Museum provides relevant guided tours of exhibits, programs, and classrooms. Let the Museum create a memorable field trip for your group.
Museum of Aviation, Warner Robbins – If you need a field trip that will fit any budget, then you’ll definitely want to plan a visit to this museum with both free admission and free parking. This is the second largest museum in the U.S. Air Force where students can view historic U.S. Air Force aircraft, missiles, cockpits and award-winning exhibits.
For a more modern look at Native American history, you can visit the New Echota State Historic Site in Calhoun. New Echota is one of the earliest examples of tribal self-government and was also the origination point of the Trail of Tears for the Cherokee people.
Today, you can visit 12 original and reconstructed buildings including the Council House and Print Shop, which is the location of the first Indian language newspaper published.
This site was abandoned for over 100 years and only reopened to tell its story in 1962.
17,000 Years of Continuous Human Habitation
Welcome to Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park. This park is a prehistoric American Indian site. American Indians first came here during the Paleo-Indian period hunting Ice Age mammals. Many different American Indian cultures occupied this land for thousands of years. Around 900 CE, the Mississippian Period began. They constructed mounds for their elite, which remain today.
1207 Emery Hwy
Macon, GA 31217
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area, Lumpkin – Who says all field trips have to occur in the daytime? The regular astronomy events at this state park will allow homeschooling stargazers to learn about the night sky and view stars and planets via telescopes. (Oh, and there is plenty to do in the daytime here, too!)
St. Simon’s Lighthouse Museum, St. Simon’s Island – There are so many lesson tie-ins with lighthouses, aren’t there? Seafaring history, navigation, coastal tides, architecture, and, of course – – what it would be like to work as a lighthouse keeper! But, even if you aren’t studying any of those, a field trip to this site will still be a homeschool outing to remember!