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Homeschool Programs

Families with homeschooled children ages 2–13 can participate in hands-on learning experiences during Riverbanks’ Homeschool Monday programs throughout the school year. Animal enthusiasts, budding gardeners, and knee-high naturalists can find a variety of experiences to catch their interest.

Homeschool Classes

for Ages 5–9

Enjoy a new class each month for homeschool children ages 5–9. Each class focuses on a particular zoo topic and includes hands-on activities at the Colonial Life Discovery Center.

Program Details

  • Birthdate Ranges :

    Ages 5–6 (Birthdate: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2015)

    Ages 7–9 (Birthdate: 10/1/2010 – 9/30/2013)

  • Cost :

    $10 per participating student. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

  • Capacity :

    Homeschool classes are a student drop-off program with a maximum of 15 students.

  • Program Length :

    Programs take place twice a month, September through April, and run 75–90 minutes.

  • Location :

    Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

Registration Closed

Homeschool Family Workshops

Join us in Waterfall Junction to enjoy this program designed especially for Riverbanks’ Homeschool families. Families will cooperatively learn and participate in activities that explore our natural world.

Program Details

  • Cost :

    $20 per family (up to 6 people max per family). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

  • Location :

    The Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

Registration Closed

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation or date change requests must be received ten days in advance of the event. Requests must be submitted in writing at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will retain a $2 processing fee for cancellations and charge a $2 processing fee for date changes.

In the rare event that Riverbanks Zoo and Garden must cancel the scheduled event, all deposits or money received will be reimbursed or an option to reschedule will be provided. Notification of cancellation will be provided at least ten days prior to the scheduled event (unless weather-related). Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is not liable for any other expenses that the guest may have incurred in the preparation and execution of the event.

Refunds will not be provided for individuals who do not show up for the event.

Questions about Homeschool Programs?

Please call 803.602.0803 or email us.