Homeschool Days and Weeks 2019

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Homeschool Days and Weeks 2019

Hi, this is Ranela from Filipino American Homeschooler YouTube and Facebook Page! I have 4 homeschooling kids from three years old to thirteen.

If I were to categorize myself as a homeschooler, I would put myself under the Dazed and Confused category. I never know how the year will actually be filled, but this school year, I’m attempting something different and I’m sharing my plans with you. In this blog post, I will share the homeschool weeks of several places we want to visit.

Special thanks to the Happy Homeschooler for allowing me to guest post about homeschool days and weeks 2019! 

This post idea all started when my friend Nancy tagged me in a homeschool week promo for LEGO Land Discovery Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It prompted me to ask the Happy Homeschooler if she already had a list this year, and she does not! 

HOMESCHOOL WEEKS are promotional weeks for certain establishments to encourage homeschoolers to visit and see the different activities their facilities offer. The cost of entrance is usually half the regular price. Normally, we would not be able to afford the regular price, so having the discounted prices allows us to add it into our budget. 

So without further ado, here’s my list of homeschool days and weeks 2019:


SEPTEMBER 16-20 and 23-27 (M-F excluding weekends)
LEGO Land Discovery Center
Philadelphia, PA
$10/person promo price during Homeschool Week found under “Events” in their menu
$20 online price 
$25 in person price

September 7-22, 2019
Colonial Williamsburg
Williamsburg, VA
Multi day passes $22 Adult, $15 Student, $0 under 6
Single day passes are $12.50 Adult and $10 student
Purchase tickets online. Non refundable.

September 7-22
Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Yorktown, VA
Unlimited visit during Homeschool Days
$12 per person, $0 3 and under

9-26 September (Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly) .
Tenafly Nature Center
Tenafly, NJ
$90 for members, $120 for non members for Homeschool groups: max 15 children, 25 total including parents and siblings. $120 deposit for 10 children (less than 10 still costs $120) and additional $12 per extra child (max 5) siblings count as extra children.

OCTOBER 4 Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
Pier 86, Hell’s Kitchen, NYC
$10.50 non members $6 members 

National Gallery of Art
Washington DC
FREE, Groups of 15 or more need to register 4 weeks in advance.

University of Fairbanks Alaska
Fairbanks, Alaska 
10am-2pm, FREE 
I’m putting it here as a shout-out to my friend, Jeorghette visiting NJ from Alaska! 

October 15th, Liberty Science Center
Jersey City, NJ 
9:45-11:45
Registration required, Call for reservations and pricing.
Other dates are: 11/12/19, 12/17/19, 01/14/20, 02/18/20, 03/24/20, 04/14/20, 05/12/20, 06/09/20.

October 24th,
Morris Museum
1:00pm-1:45pm ages 5-8
Morris, NJ
Registration required
$10 Members $10 Non members plus museum entrance fee $10 adult, $7 children, $0 under 3 years.

That’s all I have for 2019, but there were some that I missed this year that I want to go to next year. Coming up Homeschool Days and Weeks in 2020!

Thank you, Ranela, for making this amazing list!

Dear readers, if you know of an open house or a fun homeschool day not listed here, please feel free to let us know in the comments!

Stone Soup Gathering At Sky Top Picnic Area

Stone Soup has been a tradition for many years now. It is a wonderful get together that happens once a year in November, at the Watchung Reservation. More specifically at the Sky Top Picnic Area in Watchung Reservation (right off the Sky Top Drive by Sierra Trail). You can find it in Google Maps if you look for Watchung Reservation and then look for the Sky Top Drive. You will see the picnic area West of Glenside Avenue right on Sky Top Drive.

Stone Soup Gathering At Sky Top Picnic Area

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NJ Homeschool Co-ops And Alternative Schools

This page has a list of NJ Homeschool Co-ops and Alternative Schools.  We hope that you find it very helpful.

If you have a co-op/alternative school that you belong to, or run, that is not on this list, please feel free to fill out the form below and tell us a bit about it.  If you would like to have your co-op to have a small description page included on our website, with more info, photos and what not, please reach out and we will be happy to do so for you!  If you are an administrator of a group and would like to edit the description of your group, or would like your Co-op removed from this list, just let us know.

Alright, without further ado, here is the list of NJ Homeschool Co-ops that we are familiar with.  You can also check out the map, to find those co-ops closest to you. Continue reading “NJ Homeschool Co-ops And Alternative Schools”

NJ Homeschool Online Support Groups

This is the ultimate homeschool question, isn’t it?  Where to go to find other friends? Other people that you can hang out with, and (oh that word) socialize.  Everyone has a different way to go about it.  Some folks belong to groups in their church, some are deeply involved in sports, others like organized coops.  The most important thing is to get started somewhere.  Take that first step and reach out. Continue reading “NJ Homeschool Online Support Groups”