Our picks for the best out-of-the-house homeschool fun this month
Chart the African Cosmos at the Carlos
Get a different perspective for your astronomy lessons with the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art's African Cosmos: Stellar Arts. featuring more than 70 works of art exploring celestial bodies and phenomena from across Africa.
Continues through June 21 at the Michael C. Carlos Museum
Get Inside Eintein's Brain at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
Sometimes, the proof is in the proof — and The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity, penned by Albert Einstein around 1920 and on display at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, is a perfect illustration of the power of the proof.
Continues through April 30 at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
Join the Triple Hike Challenge at Georgia's Monadnocks
As part of Monadnock Madness — Georgia's month-long celebration of our distinctive granite peaks — this hard-core hikers' event invites you to scale Stone, Arabia, and Panola Mountain with local tour guides who can clue you in to each monadnock's unique ecosystems. (Registration required.)
Sunday, March 1 at Arabia Mountain, Stone Mountain, and Panola Mountain
Get a Taste of Women's History at the Bartow History Museum's Homeschool Day
Just in time for Women's History Month, the Bartow History Museum's March homeschool day focuses on the women who served our country during wartime, including Clara Barton, Rosie the Riveter, and more. Recommended for ages 6-12.
Monday, March 2 at Bartow History Museum
Unleash Your Inner Archer at Panola Mountain State Park
Prep for the Hunger Games or just learn to shoot straight at this indoor archery class, which includes all the basics beginners need to know. The park provides the equipment and a certified instructor; all you need to do is register in advance and show up.
Saturday, March 7 at Panola Mountain State Park
Show Off Your Super Powers at the Georgia Aquarium's Superhero Day
Kids 12 and younger get free admission to the aquarium if they show up in their favorite superhero costume. (Somebody please be CorrectUseOfApostrophes Man!)
Saturday, March 7 at the Georgia Aquarium
See What's Happening at Zoo Atlanta on Educator Appreciation Day
Homeschool parents get free admission with a copy of your Declaration of Intent and current photo ID and $2 off general admission for their guests on Educator Appreciation Day. The Educator's Lounge is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with discount coupons for zoo vendors, and there are activities for kids. Registration recommended.
Saturday, March 14 at Zoo Atlanta
Explore Your Options at the Dunwoody Nature Center's Homeschool Open House
The Dunwoody Nature Center is teaming up with the Atlanta Audubon Society and the Discover Science Center for an afternoon of hands-on activities and information about the center's homeschool programs. Check it out from 1-3 p.m. (Advance registration required.)
Monday, March 9 at the Dunwoody Nature Center
Gear Up for Poetry Month in the Dead Poets' Lounge
Celebrate the poetry of name-check poets from Poe to Dr. Seuss with performance art pieces featuring music, circus arts, literature, and theatrical performances. (Tickets required.)
Monday, March 9 at the New American Shakespeare Tavern
Learn More about Monadnocks at Arabia Mountain's Homeschool Day
Arabia and Panola Mountain educators team up for a monadnock-themed homeschool day as part of Georgia's Monadnock Madness month.
Thursday, March 12 and Thursday, March 19 at Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Center
Get Crafty at the American Craft Council's Atlanta Show
Handmade is the name of the game at this celebration of crafters, making everything from jewelry and fashion to furniture and art. (Free for kids age 12 and younger)
March 13 at the Cobb Galleria Centre
Go Ice Skating at the Ice Forum's Homeschool Day
Chill out for PE at one of the Ice Forum's two March homeschool days. Homeschooled students skate for $2 off the regular admission price.
Friday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 17 at the Ice Forum
Practice Your Parseltongue at Reptile Day at Panola Mountain
Snakes, lizards, and other herpe-riffic reptiles are the stars at Reptile Day, which features specialists and members of the Georgia Reptile Society and Georgia Herpetological Society.
Saturday, March 14 at Panola Mountain State Park
Learn More about Georgia's Native American History at the Etowah Indian Mounds
Curious about the Creek and Cherokee cultures? Get to know them better at Native American Heritage Day, which focuses on both the history and lasting impact of these indigenous Georgia cultures.
Saturday, March 14 at Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site
Viva la France at the Atlanta Francophonie Festival
Parlez-vous some Francais at this celebration of the French language, which features film screenings, circus acts, immersion days for students, and more.
March 14-29 at various venues
Hike with Rock Stars at Sweetwater Creek State Park
Rock hounds will dig this moderate, three-mile, rock-study hike through Jack's Branch and the quarry at New Manchester, led by geologist Jack Johnson.
Sunday, March 15 at Sweetwater Creek State Park
Explore the Glover Machine Works at the Southern Museum's Homeschool Day
During the first third of the 20th century, Marietta's Glover Machine Works factory produced almost 200 steam locomotives. Learn more about the factory, its workers, and its locomotives at the Southern Museum's March homeschool day. (Reservations required.)
Tuesday, March 17 at the Southern Museum
Learn about Georgia's Role in World War II at the Museum of History and Holocaust Education's Homeschool Day
Dig into a slice of Georgia history at the MMHE's March homeschool day, focused on Georgia's role during the Second World War.
Wednesday, March 18 at the Museum of History and Holocaust Education
Do All. The. Things. at the Atlanta Science Festival
Just block off the whole week, and dig into events like a talk by Neal DeGrasse Tyson, a guided Chattahoochee River bird walk, a chance to take pictures through a telescope, workshops for STEM teachers, physics experiments, robotics demonstrations, and lots more.
March 21-28 at lots of different venues
Watch Jurassic Park with a Paleontologist at Fernbank
You haven't seen Jurassic Park until you've seen it with a paleontologist — and Fernbank has enlisted Emory's Anthony J. Martin, Ph.D., to help you do just that. (Reservations required.)
Sunday, March 22 at Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Get a Taste of Jewish History at the Breman Museum's Homeschool Day
The Breman Museum's newly launched homeschool programming includes a tour of the Maurice Sendak exhibition, a guided tour through the Holocaust exhibition, a film screening, and luncch. (Reservations for lunch required.)
Wednesday, March 25 at the Breman Museum
See Flannery O'Connor's Work Translated to Dance
The sheer, delightful weirdness of Flannery O'Connor's writing is the basis for this honors thesis dance performance.
March 26-27 at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory University
Explore European Art at the High's Homeschool Day
The High Museum's March homeschool day focuses on its European collection, including works ranging from the Italian Renaissance to French Impressionism. Be there at 1 p.m. for the docent-led tour of the galleries; drop in any time between 1 and 4 p.m. to play in the themed workshop.
Friday, March 27 at the High Museum of Art
Visit 18th Century Georgia at Fort Yargo
Living history demonstrators highlight life in 1790s Georgia, including period music, frontier camps, craftsmen at work, and Native American life.
Saturday, March 28 at Fort Yargo State Park