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Homeschool Programs

Brookgreen’s monthly Homeschool Explorer Programs will be offered the third Thursday of each month, January throughout May and September through November. 

Homeschool groups may participate in a themed program that is designed to offer lively, hands-on, standard-based lessons about nature, history, and art. Students will enjoy interactive presentations, tours of exhibits, live animal presentations, and complete a make-and-take craft. 

The Homeschool Program is for children 4 years-8th grade.  Parents are required to interact with their children throughout the various presentations, stations, and fun experiences! No children under 4 years old may attend.

Cost is $7.00 per student with one parent per family admitted free of charge.

Download the registration form and reserve a spot for your children today! 

Please review our Homeschool Program Policies.

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


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.

Homeschool Explorers 2019 

September 19, 2019 - 10: a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Animals Around the World

From the deserts of Australia to the Grasslands in Africa, animals inhabit different places all over the world. Join us for a tour o our Lowcountry Zoo and discuss 2 different ecosystems and the  animals that live there. At each native animal exhibit, we will make connections and learn about non-native species. We will meet several different live animals and explore their habitats, characteristics, adaptations, and more. We will wrap up the day with the creation of 3 different animal sculptures using a variety of mediums.

October 17, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Scientific Method and S.T.E.M.

Calling scientists of all ages to explore the Scientific Method and S.T.E.M. Students will learn how to ask questions, make observations, hypothesize, and test hypotheses through different experiments and S.T.E.M challenges. We will wrap up the day by sharing conclusions, experiences, and crafts!

November 21, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Art in Nature

Let nature be your inspiration while we explore, create, and design different kinds of nature-themed art. After a guided tour of our premier Sculpture Gardens, students will enjoy completing a scavenger hunt and nature walk. Students will learn about a variety of artists, mediums, and techniques. A fun day sure to spark your CREATIVITY!

January 16, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Touring Carolina (Discuss 6 distinct regions)

Learn about our beautiful state as we take a tour of South Carolina’s distinct 6 geographical regions: Blue Ridge, Piedmont, Sandhills, Inter Coastal Plain, Outer Coastal Plain, and Coastal Region. We will discuss and explore each region’s landforms, wildlife, history, and important industries.

February 20, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  ***CANCELLED DUE TO INCLIMATE WEATHER***


Swoop in to learn about an amazing group of birds: RAPTORS. We will compare our different native birds in our Lowcountry Zoo, meet a raptor up-close, and discuss their characteristics and adaptations. We will wrap up the day with a pellet dissection and craft.

March 19, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Spring in the Gardens

Students will enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the Greenhouse and observe a variety of plants. Students will learn about the lifecycle of plants, parts of the plant, and photosynthesis through a scavenger hunt in the Arboretum and Children’s Garden. Students will love touring Bethea’s Garden where they can taste fresh fruits and vegetables, observe a variety of seeds, and plant some seeds to take home!

April 23, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (4th Thursday of the month due to Spring Break Camp)

Mythology through Sculpture

Students will learn about Greek and Roman Mythology through a walking tour of the sculpture collection. Students of all ages will enjoy the storytelling tradition of different myths, while identifying characters and symbolism. We will wrap up the day with a fun game-show style group-game that teaches nature, historical, and cultural myths.

May 21, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Summer S.T.E.A.M.

With summer just around the corner, you won’t want to miss out on this exciting day filled with learning and fun. Students will learn through nature-based scavenger hunts, S.T.E.M challenges, and games!


Open Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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. Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.


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