2024 Homeschool Days Near Columbia, SC: Fun & Learning!

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Are you looking for a fun, homeschool-day event near Columbia, SC? Take a look at our list of places where you’ll find just that. Our list includes places like the zoo, jump park, gymnastics, and so much more!

Taking advantage of homeschool day activities, when other students are in school, is a huge perk to homeschooling. With fewer people, you can explore, learn, and just have fun without fighting the crowds. Educational fun is waiting at your fingertips!

The Midlands offers multiple options to add adventure to your normal homeschool routine. We have compiled a list for you here to make your search a bit easier. So plan a field trip and enjoy the day with your family!

Girl looking at fish at the aquarium at Riverbanks Zoo.

Midlands, SC Homeschool Days

Riverbanks Zoo

Homeschool days: Usually on Mondays each month
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (ages 5 – 12)
10:45 am – 11:45 am (ages 3-5)
Cost: Ages 5 – 12: $36 per session (If you are not a zoo member, you will also need a general admission ticket.)
Ages 3 – 5: $10 per child (If you are not a zoo member, you will also need a general admission ticket.)
Info: Ages 5 – 12: There’s a new class each month with focus on various zoo topics. Classes will meet in the Colonial Life Discovery Center. Be sure to check the website for more information on specific dates and to register online.
Ages 3 – 5: Learn about various animals. Classes meet in the Farm Classroom. Don’t forget to check their website to confirm dates and register online.

500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC 29210 | 803.779.8717

South Carolina State Museum

Homeschool days: All days they are open
Time: Regular hours of the museum
Cost: Free general admission for homeschool families, which includes one adult (the primary educator) and their children. Discounted admission to the 4D theater and planetarium is $3/person.
SC State Museum Homeschool

301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC | 803.898.4990

Shark at the SC State Museum
South Carolina State Museum

South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Homeschool days: “Homeschool Fridays” (one or two Fridays each month during the academic school year) Currently scheduled Fridays are April 5, 2024; May 10, 2024: and December 8, 2024.
Start Times: 10:00 am and 11:00 am
Cost: FREE
South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC | 803.737.8095

Revolutionary War Center

Homeschool days: May 1, 2024 (once a month)
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Info: A new topic will be covered each month. A minimum of 10 students is needed for each class to take place each month. If the minimum is not met, parents will be notified a week prior to confirm the cancellation. Coloring pages will be provided to keep younger siblings’ little hands busy. Be sure to register online to claim your free ticket!
Revolutionary War Center

212 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020

South Carolina Military Museum

Homeschool days: Most Thursdays (more info coming soon)
Time: 10:30 am
Info: Enjoy a short lesson as well as a hands-on activity.
South Carolina Military Museum

1 National Guard Road, Columbia, SC 29201 | 803.299.4440

Big Air – Lexington – “Mid-Day Madness”

Homeschool days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: $15 (with proof of homeschool status); Big Air grip socks required ($4/pair)
Info: Mid-Day Madness sessions and rates are only available when Lexington County Schools are in session. Be sure to pay at the register to get this special homeschool discount. (Regular admission is $18.)
Big Air Trampoline Park

934 North Lake Drive, Lexington, SC 29072 | 803.591.9144

Empire Gymnastics – Homeschool Hangout

Homeschool days: Select Wednesdays September through May
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Age: 5 years+
Cost: $10
Info: Homeschool Hangout is a parent-supervised time of fun that includes bounce house, foam pit, obstacle course, trapeze bar, and trampolines.
Empire Gymnastics

116 South Lake Court, Lexington, SC 29073 | 803.359.2420

Eudora Wildlife Safari

Homeschool days: Every Saturday & Sunday in January, homeschool families that show proof of homeschooling with their association card will get their vehicle in free up to six people per car.
Time: Monday-Saturday 9 am – 4 pm, Sundays Noon-4 pm
Cost: Free

219 Salem Lane, Salley, SC | 803.564.5358
Eudora Farms
Kidding Around Review of Eudora Farms

USC – Aiken (Ruth Patrick Science Education Center)

Homeschool days: Homeschool Mondays (K-8) – select Mondays each month from January through May 2024
Time: Sign-in is from 1:00 – 1:30 pm
Sign-out is at 3:30
Cost: Early registration cost is $50. Cost after the early registration deadline is $65.
Info: Homeschool Mondays consists of 2 one-hour programs with an emphasis on science, technology, or mathematics. The program is divided into two groups based on age. Parents are welcome and encouraged to stay; however, children 3 and under are not permitted. Please visit their website for more details and to register.
USC – Aiken Homeschool Mondays (K-8)

471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801 | 803.641.3313

Three Fountains Recreation

Homeschool days: Homeschool Skate; Friday, April 19, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $5 to skate and play mini golf
Info: Regular skate rental included. Don’t forget association card.
Three Fountains Recreation – Homeschool Skate

2724 Emanuel Church Road, West Columbia, SC 29170

Want More Homeschool Days?

Check out the Kidding Around Greenville List of Homeschool Days near Greenville, SC for additional regional homeschool day options. Lots of the ideas on this list would make some EPIC day trips with the kids.

Eden Farms horses

About the Author
Hannah grew up in Murfreesboro, TN but has called Columbia her home for over 5 years now. She taught elementary school for 8 years before becoming a mom. Now her 5 year old and 3 year old keep her and her husband on their toes. They love camping, movie nights, game nights, and just being together. Spare time is hard to come by in this phase of life, but when it does, Hannah enjoys reading, spending time with friends, and watching old, classic television shows.

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