Upcoming Events

Mar 5, 9AM
FERNBANK HOMESCHOOL DAY

Fernbank Museum Homeschool Day

Monday, March 5

 

Immerse your child in a special day of hands-on learning adventures during Fernbank’s Homeschool Day.

 

Choose from three educator-led programs, designed for different grade levels: Fascinating Food Webs, Fossil Investigations and Animal Adventures. You can also enjoy a chance to socialize with other homeschool parents, experience the new special exhibition, Wildlife Rescue, or see an IMAX® film (additional ticket).   

 

Program Options

Grades K-2: Fascinating Food Webs

2pm

From omnivores to decomposers, every animal plays a vital role in the balance of nature and cycle of nutrients. Discover the different parts of a food chain by observing real biofacts, touching a live animal, and dissecting an owl pellet.      

 

Grades 3-5: Fascinating Food Webs

1pm

From omnivores to decomposers, every animal plays a vital role in the balance of nature and cycle of nutrients. Discover the different parts of a food chain by observing real biofacts, touching a live animal, and dissecting an owl pellet.

 

Grades K-2: Fossil Investigations

1pm

How do people study extinct animals? Become a detective as you learn about dinosaurs and other animals from the past through hands-on activities using authentic models and fossils.

 

Grades 3-5: Fossil Investigations

2pm

How do people study extinct animals? Become a detective as you learn about dinosaurs and other animals from the past through hands-on activities using authentic models and fossils.

 

All grades: Animal Adventures

1pm or 2pm

Live animals from Fernbank’s own collection provide a memorable way to understand habitats, adaptations, and the important role animals play in the environment. Our animal ambassadors will inspire your students to appreciate and protect the world around them.

 

Networking Lounge

11:30am – 1pm

Enjoy lunch with other Homeschool Day guests in the Conference Rooms (located on Upper Level).  Bring your own lunch or purchase something from The Fernbank Café. This is a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other homeschool parents.

 

Wildlife Rescue

10am – 5pm

Learn how waterfowl are being saved from oil spills, become a “panda matchmaker,” and see how orphaned elephant calves and baby orangutans are being raised and released back into the wild. Learn more.

 

Films in the IMAX® Theatre

Choose from two educational and entertaining films: Born to be Wild and The Greatest Places. (Requires a separate ticket purchase.)

 

COST

·         Member Adults: Free

·         Member Children: $8 for one program or $13 for two programs

·         Non-member Adults: $7*

·         Non-member Children: $15 for one program or $20 for two programs*

·         If adding IMAX® to your visit, add $4 per person for members and $8 per person for non-members

 

Call 404.929.6400 to purchase Homeschool Day tickets. Please note: space is limited and advance registration is required.

 

If you have questions about Fernbank’s Homeschool Day, please contact us at jaquan.jackson@fernbankmuseum.org or 404.929.6306.

 

Be sure to check out our Downloadable Resources before or after your visit. A variety of educational recourses are available for free, including correlations to the Georgia Performance Standards!

 

(small print)

*Non-members must present a state letter of intent to quality for these special Homeschool Day rates.

 

 

Send upcoming events to events@ghea.org

The Association will serve and assist any home schooling family or support group in Georgia, however, GHEA is a Christian organization and the counsel and direction of the organization will be Christian.


GHEA • P.O. Box 229 • Snellville, GA 30078
Phone: (770) 461-3657
E-mail: info@ghea.org