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Top Nashville Attractions with Discounts for Homeschoolers

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For homeschool families, the world is your classroom.

Many Nashville attractions not only offer discounts, but also, make learning enjoyable and engaging.

Prior to organizing your Nashville visit, be sure to call or check each location's website to find the most recent information.

Certain attractions may require documentation of homeschooling. Have all of your information on hand to ensure that your admission process is quick and easy.

And remember to take pictures to keep them as great memories and to add to your end-of-the-year portfolio.


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800 Fort Negley Blvd Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 862-5160

Adventure Science Center offers three program options for homeschool students and groups.


A class offered by Adventure Science Center and led by an Adventure Science Center learning specialist. This engaging class for individual students meets once a month on specific Thursdays and is open to children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Students must be registered to attend, capacity is limited.


Does your homeschool group love science and exploration? Schedule a field trip to discover the exhibits, marvel at the stars in the planetarium, and get hands-on with an engaging science class! For more information on their field trip offerings and how to book your trip, click here.


Can’t go to the Science Center? Not a problem - it can come to you! Book any of the programs found in the Learning and Expedition Guide and an outreach program and learning specialist will bring programming to your homeschool group. For more information on our outreach programs and how to book them, click here.


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1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville, TN 37205 (615) 356-8000

Cheekwood introduced quarterly "Homeschool Days" in 2023.

This includes themed mornings of drop-in style activities, just for homeschool groups.

Your family can even bring a picnic lunch to enjoy out on the grounds!

Special discounts are available on memberships at each Homeschool Day so that families may return often to continue their learning journey at Cheekwood. Homeschool Days are most suited for ages 5-10 but all ages are welcome to join.

Email for questions about our new Homeschool Day experiences.


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222 Rep. John Lewis Way S Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 416-2001 Homeschool Days are offered once a month and provide interactive, engaging educational programs based on themes relevant to our one-of-a-kind collection. All programs are led by Museum staff and volunteers who facilitate unique experiences designed specifically for homeschool students. Advanced registration is required to participate. Each Homeschool Day program costs $15/family for non-museum members and $10/family for family-level museum members. A minimum number of students is required for programs to take place. Recommended for ages 8 and up, but all are welcome. Each Homeschool Day program is approximately one hour long and includes an optional one-hour tour afterwards.

Email with questions.


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919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 244-3340

Homeschool families are invited to visit the Frist anytime! Reservations are not required. Group rates are available on Homeschool Mondays or with advance reservations for groups of 10 or more.

Homeschool Mondays fall on the last Monday of the month (except May, November, and December due to holidays) and are designed to maximize the experience of homeschool-community members. These drop-in days (no pre-registration needed) offer special opportunities including multiple touring options and chances to connect with their education staff to learn more about materials tied to selected exhibitions.

All adult visitors enjoy the group rate of $12 on these special days. Youth ages 18 and younger are free.


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25 Middleton Street Nashville, TN 37210 (615) 254-9103

Bring your homeschool group to Nashville Children's Theatre on Homeschool Days for special performances and resources just for you. Enjoy in-depth Q&A sessions with the actors and production team, plus post-show activities based on the show’s themes. Homeschool Day tickets are $12 per person

Upcoming Homeschool Days

Strong Inside September 20, 2023 at 1pm Charlie & the Chocolate Factory November 29, 2023 at 1pm The Gingerbread Kid February 14, 2024 at 1pm Finding Nemo April 17, 2024 at 1pm


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615 Church Street Nashville, TN 37219 Main Library Teen Center, 3rd floor Teen Services, Main (615) 862-5774 Every Thursday at the Main Library, homeschool teens can engage in STEAM activities, explore new ideas, and hang out.

Upcoming Events

September 7, 2023 Good Things Decorative Jars September 14, 2023 StudioNPL September 21, 2023 Mini Canvas Magnets September 28, 2023 Marionette Making


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4001 Bell Road Nashville, TN 37076

(615) 889-7050 Visit Nashville Shores for a day of fun in the sun! On August 26-27, homeschool students and family can receive admission for $26.99 plus tax per person during Homeschool Days.

For more information on how to purchase tickets please contact us.

For additional information email or call 615-889-7050 x211


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3777 Nolensville Pike Nashville, TN 37211


The engaging programs at Nashville Zoo encourage home school students to learn about the importance of conservation by exploring the world of animals. These are both enjoyable and educational programs that feature live animal presentations, hands-on activities, animal artifacts and an activity out on the Zoo trail (weather permitting) that will help students make connections between the lesson content and Nashville Zoo animals.

Each class is designed to meet the needs of the specified age groups, for this reason you must register your children in their correct grade levels. Neither younger siblings or parents are allowed to sit-in on programs. Parents and other children are welcome to purchase admission or use their membership to tour the Zoo while your student is in class. Your child need only register for one class per month, we offer two days of programming simply to provide parents with flexibility in scheduling their child's class day at the Zoo.

Homeschool Class Schedule

AUGUST 21 & 22, 2023 ALL IN THE FAMILY Learn about a variety of babies in the Animal Kingdom while comparing and contrasting how they grow. REGISTER HERE

SEPTEMBER 18 & 19, 2023 THE SCOOP ON POOP Uncover the evidence that animals leave behind to help us learn about their behavior, their diet, and what they might look like. Registration opens Wednesday, August 23.

OCTOBER 9 & 10, 2023 TALL TAILS (TALES) Can frogs and toads actually give you warts? Are bats really blind? We’ve all heard at least one tall tale about animals. Set the record straight on some common (and uncommon) animal myths. Registration opens Wednesday, September 13.

NOVEMBER 6 & 7, 2023

WINTER IS COMING! How do you survive in the cold? A coat? Fuzzy boots? Hot chocolate? Learn about frozen habitats and how some animals endure the icy cold winter. Registration opens Wednesday, October 11.

Daily Class Schedule

Session 1 10 - 11 am, Grades K-1

Session 2 12 - 1:30 pm, Grades 2-4

Session 3 2 - 3:30 pm, Grades 5-8

Cost of Program: Member - $10 & Non-Member - $17


For more information about Nashville Attractions and other things to do, click HERE.



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