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Homeschool Programs

Brookgreen’s Homeschool Explorer Programs for Fall 2022

Brookgreen Gardens Homeschool Explorer Program is a themed program that is designed to offer exciting, hands-on, standard-based lessons about nature, history, and art. Most programs will include tours of exhibits, live animal presentations, S.T.E.M. challenges, and make-and-take crafts.

Our standards-based program is designed for children 4 years - 8th grade.  Parents are required to interact with their children throughout the various presentations, stations, and fun experiences!

 - Registration is only accepted one week prior to each program (Starts at 12:01 a.m. each Wednesday for the following week).
 - You may only register for one program at a time.
 - The cost is $7.00 per student. (Member status does not apply.)
 - Only one parent/teacher per family may attend the program and with free admission. 
 - No children under 4 years old may attend

Maximum: 10 Families - Preregistration is required. No unregistered families will be admitted on the day of the program. Your name will be placed on a waiting list if the program is full. Payment will be made at the Admission Plaza on the program date. The receipt must be brought to the registration table at the Lowcountry Center Complex.

Please submit one registration form per family or group.  Returning families attending subsequent homeschool programs may send an email noting students’ names and grade levels.

If you cannot attend the program, please email jcirino@brookgreen so that we can advise one of our families on the waiting list. Repeated failure to do this will result in your being red-flagged from the program.

For more information, please complete the contact form and choose “Education” from the drop-down menu information, or contact Joyce Cirino, Coordinator for Education Programs, at 843-235-6049.

Program times: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (gate opens at 9:30)

2022 Programming 


Bee and Bug Bonanza

September 14, 15             10:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m.

Come learn about bees, butterflies, and other insects by touring our Butterfly Exhibit and observing our Observational Honeybee Hive. Wrap up the day by creating a beeswax candle, a mason bee house, and playing family games.

Sliders and Slithering Things

October 12, 13                   10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Dive into the reptilian world and learn about a variety of turtles, snakes, and other slithering things, including the apex predator, the American Alligator. Get an up-close look at two of our animal ambassadors, enjoy a guided tour of our zoo, and create crafts to conclude the day.

Fall Shapes, Textures, and Natural Art

November 9, 10                10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Nature has undeniably proven itself to be one of the most treasured of muses known to man. Enjoy a guided tour of the gardens to explore the natural beauty of fall, and discuss the shapes and textures of the natural world as well as the amazing sculpture within. We will discuss textures and shapes of plants, sculptures, and create a variety of art using mixed media.

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Hours:  9:30AM - 5:00PM everyday

For their safety and the safety of our animal collection, pets are not allowed, nor can they be left in vehicles inside Brookgreen. Service animals that have received special training to assist disabled persons are welcome.


Daily General Admission Tickets for 7 consecutive days
Children 3 and under
Children 4-12
Adults 13-64
Seniors 65 & Over


1931 Brookgreen Drive

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Off US Highway 17 Bypass, between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island

on South Carolina's Hammock Coast