Hello, homeschooling mamas!
I, too, am one of you! I began homeschooling my daughter last year (continued prayers are welcome). Little by little I’ve been discovering “Homeschool Day” gems around the city, and it left me wondering what else I may be missing out on. So I set out to find all the places in and around San Antonio offering special events for the homeschooling crew, which kind of turned into me calling every single business I love and asking them to start a “Homeschool Day.” Not all heroes wear capes, my friends. Some just have unlimited call minutes and are schooling on a budget.
Some quick notes on what I learned during my many, many, many calls:
- Places that did not offer a specific homeschool event were happy to offer the same discount to homeschool groups that they do to other school tours. So quick—join a co-op, a cult, or make a a lot of friends! Things are cheaper by the tens.
- Many of these events work for preschoolers too, if your younguns haven’t started traditional school yet.
- Many of these dates change from year to year or reoccur monthly, so I could not provide exact dates and times. I listed places that offer specials, with a link to more specific details. Most of these include all the things homeschoolers love: good deals, less crowds, and some extra learning thrown in with fun. Yeehaw!
- While researching, I discovered that you can search “homeschool events in San Antonio” in Google and a list of scheduled event dates and times will pop up. I also frequently use the search bar in Facebook to find upcoming family-friendly/homeschool events. Boredom should not exist (unless by choice) in this wonderful city of ours!
I’m sure your family will find at least one event you love and maybe even start a new tradition!
McNay Art Museum—Although a 2019 date has not been released, the McNay Museum has frequently offered homeschool days in the past for $10 for members and $25 for non members. Follow them for updates and notifications of the next event!
Hang Indoor Playground—Hang offers a special rate for homeschoolers, any weekdays, excluding holidays. If you bring in 10+ kids with a homeschool group, Hang gives you access to one of its party rooms for lesson planning, extracurricular evens, or even holiday parties.
San Antonio Public Library—We often take advantage of the many classes and events scheduled by our local San Antonio Public Library. Read to a dog and LEGO Club are our favorites. Swing by and pick up a calendar to see what your library has coming up.
Discounted Group Tours
Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo—Offers discounted rate for school groups.
The DoSeum—Offers a discounted rate for groups of 15 or more. The tours are given during regular business hours, and must be booked a month in advance.
San Antonio Aquarium—Groups of 10+ are $6.95 per child; educators/group leaders are free; and tickets for additional parents are $8.95.
Sunin Clay Studio—Offers homeschool classes. Call for more information.