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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.

REGISTRATION FORM OR EMAIL MUST BE SUBMITTED ONE WEEK PRIOR TO PROGRAM TO RECEIVE SPECIAL HOMESCHOOL RATE. PARENT WILL BE CHARGED $7 PROGRAM FEE IF REGISTRATION IS NOT RECEIVED BEFORE DEADLINE.

For more information, contact Joyce Cirino, Coordinator for Education Programs, at 843-235-6049 or by using our contact form and choosing education from the drop down menu.

Homeschool Explorers Fall 2018

September 20, 2018   10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Fur, Feathers, and Scales

Why do animals have fur, feathers, or scales? Learn about the importance of animal coverings and discover some of the differences between mammals, birds, and reptiles as we tour our Lowcountry Zoo. Get an up-close look at some of our Animal Ambassadors. Students will complete a fun experiment and craft before the program’s end.

October 18, 2018    10 a.m.-1 p.m.

In The Garden

Take a hike and tour our premier sculpture garden to learn more about the flowers, shrubs, and trees. Students will enjoy a tour of our NEW edible garden and taste a few of our heirloom vegetables. Students will begin their own container garden during a tour of the greenhouse. Students will wrap up the day with fun crafts that complement the day’s theme.

November 15, 2018    10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Nature’s Believe It or Not

Animals and plants can do some incredible things! We will investigate some of the craziest things that animals and plants can do and why they might do them. Students will enjoy watching one of our animal ambassadors paint a picture…(Do you believe it?) An animal can paint! Students will enjoy getting hands-on with different experiments and challenges that will leave one to believe it…or not!

No Class in December

Hours

Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Please note: For their safety and the safety of our animal collection, pets are not allowed in Brookgreen Gardens, nor can they be left in vehicles inside Brookgreen.
Service animals are welcome.

Tickets

Daily General Admission Tickets
Children 3 and under
Free
Children 4-12
$10
Adults 13-64
$18
Seniors 65 & Over
$16

Location

1931 Brookgreen Drive

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

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

843-235-6000