Hey y’all! Well, my week of rest is winding down. I’ve had to do some more school shopping (getting that morning basket ready!) and pay from some upcoming field trips. This got me to thinking about saving money with discounts available to us homeschooling folks. There are already some stores and places I know of, and have been able to, thankfully, use my homeschool ID card to get the teacher discount. But there were more places that accept our status. After doing some digging, here is what I found.
Bookmans (in Arizona)
Goodwill stores (the amount of the discount as well as days they honor the discount will vary between stores, just ask the cashier for specifics)
In addition to stores, there are attractions that offer homeschool admission discounts.
Within North Carolina
North Carolina Zoological Park
Discovery Place Charlotte (discounted membership)
Hill Ridge Farms (Homeschool Fall Festival October 2nd)
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University (there aren’t specific homeschool discounts, but everyone gets in free on Thursdays)
Aurora Fossil Museum (I can’t specific pricing info, but I had never heard of this place and wanted to share because it looks interesting)
Outside of North Carolina
Kennedy Space Center (Google returned results for homeschool days but the site itself was not working)
Busch Gardens *This is another one that is worth calling about as I can’t find anything that specifically states homeschool day.*
Florida Museum Homeschool Day: Butterfly Rainforest *There are plenty of other homeschool day events here! Looks awesome!*
Disney Youth Programs *This is in no way cheap, but if you have the means, these programs look like amazing opportunities.*
If you are here in North Carolina, or planning a visit (it’s a beautiful state! jus’ sayin’ 😉 ), I’ve compiled another list of field trip ideas over here.
While doing this research I also found a couple of other websites that offered field trip ideas:
Field Trips of North Carolina from Homeschoolbuyersco-op.org
Homeschooling in North Carolina: Field Trips from The Homeschool Mom