Typically May is a busy month for most of us with the end of school, graduations, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. Looking back over the past school year makes us realize how quickly time passes. It is easy for us, as homeschool parents, to get wrapped up in everything that needs to get done, however, it is important to go out and have fun. Of course, it’s May in Indiana, so you can always plan a day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but here are some other options for homeschoolers in the month of May.

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

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.

May 2 & May 16:  Homeschool Adventures

Franklin Road Indianapolis Public Library Branch located
5550 S Franklin Road, Indianapolis 46239
(317) 275-4380
https://attend.indypl.org/events
Class Time: 1:30-2:30 pm
Recommended Ages: 6-12
Cost: Free
Description: Special activities for homeschoolers

May 3:  Homeschool Hop

Sky Zone Plainfield located
851 Columbia Road, Ste. 172, Plainfield 46168
(888) 930-7895 or plainfieldgm@skyzone.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/239103453657129/?active_tab=about
Time:  2-3 pm
Cost: $8
Description:  Come jump at our facility with other homeschoolers.

May 7:  Homeschool Tuesdays – Abstractionist Art Extravaganza

Indiana State Museum located
650 W Washington Street, Indianapolis 46204
(317) 232-1637 or museumcommunication@indianamuseum.org
https://www.indianamuseum.org/
Class Times:  9:30-11:30 am
Recommended Ages:  6-13
Cost:  $8/members or $10/non-members
Description:  Be inspired by art and make their own masterpieces.

May 7-May 28 (Tuesdays): Homeschool Gym & Swim

Baxter YMCA located
7900 Shelby Street, Indianapolis 46227
(317) 865-6456
https://www.activekids.com/indianapolis-in/classes/homeschool-gym-and-swim-2019-59934461?cmp=39-35-eventful_inc
Class Times: 12:30-1:45 pm
Recommended Ages: 6-15
Cost: $40
Description:  Gym and swimming activities.

May 8 & May 9: Homeschool Tour – Flower Dissection & Plant Biology

Tuttle Orchards located
5717 N 300 W, Greenfield 46140
(317) 326-2278 or staff@indianapolisorchard.com
https://www.indianapolisorchard.com/spring-greenhouse-classes/
Class Times: 10-11 am
Recommended Ages: 4th-12th grades
Cost: $7 and includes craft, snack and activity.
Description:  Focus on learning about the parts of plants and concepts of plant biology.

May 9: Games Around the World

Children’s Museum located
3000 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis 46208
(317) 334-4000 or customerservice@childrensmuseum.org
https://www.childrensmuseum.org/visit/family-homeschool-programs
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 games and pastimes from different countries.

May 9:  STEAMpunks Space Shuttle Mission

Hamilton East Public Library/Fishers Branch
5 Municipal Drive, Fishers 
(317) 579-0300
https://hepl.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?lib=1&et=all
Class Times:  2 pm & 3 pm
Recommended Ages:  9-13
Cost: Free (Registration Required)
Description:  Learn about the history of the space race with hands-on activities.

May 16:  Homeschool Days – Coming to America

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
1230 N Delaware Street, Indianapolis 
(317) 631-1888 or rhardig@bhpsite.org
https://bhpsite.org/learn/education/homeschool-days/
Class Time:  1:30-3 pm
Cost:  $4
Description:  Learn and experience what is was like to come through Ellis Island as an immigrant.

May 21: Homeschool Days @ The Art Lab

The Art Lab
31 E Main Street, Carmel 46032
(317) 340-3469 or information@artlabindy.com
http://www.artlabindy.com/classes/homeschool-days-with-ripple-mobile/
Class Times:  

  • Pottery Wheel Experience 12-1 pm
  • Clay Adventures 1:15-2:15 pm
  • Fused Glass Adventures 2:30-3:30 pm

Recommended Ages: 5-17
Cost: $19 per child/per class (discounts for additional children)
Description:  Create your own art using various techniques.

May 22:  Homeschool Hangout

Johnson County Public Library/Clark Pleasant Branch
530 Tracy Road, #250, Whiteland, IN
(317) 535-6206
https://in.evanced.info/jcpl/lib/eventcalendar.asp
Time: 2-3 pm
Recommended Ages:  5-13
Cost: Free
Description: Librarian led learning activity with time to socialize to follow.