Warmer spring days will soon be upon us and the dark, cold Indiana winter will (hopefully) fade into the past. As homeschool parents, we all know what can happen to us, and our kids, in the winter…EVERYONE GOES STIR CRAZY!! We feel boxed in, having stared at the same walls and the same faces for months. What’s funny is it happens every year; it’s as if we forget the promise of brighter, warmer weather and feeling less confined. I’m here to tell you it is time for a change in scenery and maybe even in our attitude too. The kids need activities and the parents just need to get out of the house. So, let’s start planning these pre-spring adventures! I found some activities to get homeschoolers out of the home.  So take advantage of this time and maybe even burn off some pent-up energy. It’s time for us to ESCAPE and EXPLORE!

Indianapolis Homeschool Activities

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.

March 1:  Maple Syrup Field Trip

Bray Family Homestead Park located at 4528 State Road 38, Noblesville 46062
(317) 774-2500 or cool.naturecenter@hamiltoncounty.in.gov
www.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/

Times:  Each half hour beginning at 10 am and ending at 2:30 pm
Recommended Ages:  All
Cost:  Free
Description:  Learn about the history and science of maple syrup.

March 5:  Butterfly Life Cycle

Indiana State Museum located at 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:  Investigate and discover the Butterfly Life Cycle.

March 7:  Homeschool Adventures

Franklin Road IPL Branch located at 5550 S Franklin Road, Indianapolis 46239
(317) 275-4380
https://attend.indypl.org/event/1515808

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

March 13: Spring Greenhouse Planting Class

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

Class Times: 10-11 am or 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Cost: $7 and includes craft, snack and activity.
Description:  Learn about the concepts of light, soil, photosynthesis, and planting in a hands-on environment.

March 14: Star Trek

Children’s Museum located at 3000 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis 46208
(317) 334-4000 or customerservice@childrensmuseum.org
www.childrensmuseum.org/visit/calendar/view/661

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 difference between science fiction and science fact as you discover how technology has changed over time and how scientists predict what might happen in the future.

March 14: Homeschool Art

Indianapolis Art Center located at 820 E 67th Street, Indianapolis 46220
(317) 255-2464 or info@indplsartcenter.org
www.indplsartcenter.org/homeschoolart

Class Times: 10:30 am-12:30 pm (Thursdays)
Recommended Ages: 6-14
Cost: $156 for all 6 sessions; $40 per session
Description:  Session 1 of 6 designed to teach the fundamentals of art in a hands-on setting.

March 18: Spring Greenhouse Planting Class

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

Class Times: 10-11 am and 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $7 and includes craft, snack and activity.
Description:  Learn about the concepts of light, soil, photosynthesis, and planting in a hands-on environment.

March 20: Engineering for Kids: Lunar Landers

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

Class Times: 10-11:30 am or 12-1:30 pm
Recommended Grades:  3-5 grade
Cost: $15 per student, reservations required.
Description:  Students will work with staff from Engineering for Kids to complete STEM based activities.

March 21: Homeschool Art

Indianapolis Art Center located at 820 E 67th Street, Indianapolis 46220
(317) 255-2464 or info@indplsartcenter.org
www.indplsartcenter.org/homeschoolart

Class Times: 10:30 am-12:30 pm (Thursdays)
Recommended Ages: 6-14
Cost: $156 for all 6 sessions; $40 per session
Description:  Session 2 of 6 designed to teach the fundamentals of art in a hands-on setting.

March 28: Homeschool Art

Indianapolis Art Center located at 820 E 67th Street, Indianapolis 46220
(317) 255-2464 or info@indplsartcenter.org
www.indplsartcenter.org/homeschoolart

Class Times: 10:30 am-12:30 pm (Thursdays)
Recommended Ages: 6-14
Cost: $156 for all 6 sessions; $40 per session
Description:  Session 3 of 6 designed to teach the fundamentals of art in a hands-on setting.