Spring is officially here, at least that is what the calendar says, and it’s time for spring break. I’m sure most of you homeschoolers will be taking time off. You may be planning vacations to warm locations, or you might be thinking about a stay-cation close to home. If you are opting for local adventures, there are plenty of opportunities that will help you get your children out and enjoying springtime in Indiana.

Homeschool Activities, Meet-ups, and Events

Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation offers programming to fit the course needs for local homeschool families. Find your favorite activity in the program guide or select from programs designed specifically for homeschool families. Homeschool Archery, Discovering Nature, Homeschool Gym and Homeschool Intro the Theatre are just a few of the offerings.

April 4: Homeschool Adventures

Franklin Road Indianapolis Public Library Branch
5550 S Franklin Road, Indianapolis, 46239
(317)275-4380
https://attend.indypl.org/event/1750632

Class Time: 1:30-2:30 pm
Recommended Ages: 6-12
Cost: Free
Description: Special activities for homeschoolers

April 9: Spring Safari

Indiana State Museum
650 W Washington Street, Indianapolis, 46204
(317)232-1637 or museumcommunication@indianamuseum.org
www.indianamuseum.org/homeschool-tuesdays

Class Times: 9:30-11:30 am
Recommended Ages: 6-13
Cost: $8/members or $10/non-members
Description: Learn about what make springtime special in Indiana.

April 10: Homeschool Tour Growing Plants in Water

Tuttle Orchards 
5717 N 300 W, Greenfield, 46140
(317)326-2278 or staff@indianapolisorchard.com
www.indianapolisorchard.com/spring-greenhouse-classes/

Class Times: 10-11 am
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $7 and includes craft, snack, and activity.
Description: Learn about the concept of growing plants in water in a hands-on environment.

April 10-May 28 (Tuesdays): Homeschool Gym & Swim

Baxter YMCA
7900 Shelby Street, Indianapolis, 46227
(317)865-6456
www.activekids.com/indianapolis-in/classes/homeschool-gym-and-swim-2019-59934461

Class Times: 12:30-1:45 pm
Ages: 6-15
Cost: $40
Description: Gym and swimming activities.

April 16: Homeschool Hikers – Great Blue Herons

Rookery Preserve
25440 Scherer Avenue, Arcadia, 46030
(317) 774-2500 or cool.naturecenter@hamiltoncounty.in.gov
https://www.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=2773&month=4&year=2019&day =24&calType=0

Class Times: 1-3 pm
Recommended Ages: school aged
Cost: Free 
Description: Learn about blue herons nesting at the rookery with other Homeschool Hikers.

April 18: Insects!

Children’s Museum
3000 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis, 46208
(317) 334-4000 or customerservice@childrensmuseum.org
www.childrensmuseum.org/

Class Times: 10-11:30 am or 1-2:30 pm
Recommended Ages: 6-10
Cost: Adults are $6.25 for a non-member and $5 for member; youths are $11.25 non- member and $9 for member.
Description: Explore the world of arthropods as you study their eating habits, movement, and roles they play in our ecosystem.

April 18: Homeschool Adventures

Franklin Road Indianapolis Public Library Branch
5550 S Franklin Road, Indianapolis, 46239
(317) 275-4380
https://attend.indypl.org/event/1750633

Class Time: 1:30-2:30 pm
Recommended Ages: 6-12
Cost: Free
Description: Special activities for homeschoolers

April 18: Homeschool Days at the Presidential Site

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
1230 N Delaware Street, Indianapolis
(317) 631-1888 or rhardig@bhpsite.org
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/homeschool-days-at-the-presidential-site-tickets-49293393868

Class Time: 1:30-3:00 pm
Cost: $4
Description: This program includes a partial tour of the presidential house and museum. The topic for April is The Signing.

April 25: Art + Nature Homeschool Day

Newfields
4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, 46208
(317)923-1331
discovernewfields.org/calendar/art-nature-homeschool-day

Class Time: 11 am-3 pm
Recommended Ages: school age
Cost: $12 per student (one free chaperone, $6 for additional chaperones)
Description: Learn about transforming nature into art.

April 30: Conner Prairie Homeschool Day

Conner Prairie
13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, 46038
(317)776-6000 or info@connerprairie.org
www.connerprairie.org/education-research/educators/home-school-programs

Time: 10 am-5 pm
Cost: $6 per student; $8 per chaperone (free for primary educator)
Description: Enjoy Conner Prairie at a discounted cost.

For more local fun, don’t forget to check out the Indy With Kids Events Calendar!