The Best Field Trips in Alabama

 

The state of Alabama has much to offer. Beautiful landscapes, gorgeous beaches, and many attractions. If you homeschooling in Alabama you are in luck! Alabama also has many wonderful places to visit with your family for field trips!

Here are some of the BEST field trips in Alabama!

Birmingham Zoo

Located in Birmingham, this zoo houses 700 animals and sits on over 100 acres. They also offer Homeschool classes for kids in grades 1st-12th.  

Birmingham Museum of Art

Located in Birmingham, this museum offers activities for children are free!
Imagination Place Children’s Museum at the Center for Cultural Arts

Located in Gadsden, this museum is one of a kind! Shaped like a triangle with an enormous cylinder, kids will be excited to experience the many educational opportunities Imagination Place offers!
The U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Located in Huntsville, The U.S. Space and Rocket Center boasts of having the greatest collection of rockets and space memorabilia anywhere!
Biophilia Nature Center

Located in Elberta, this Nature Center is open year round. It includes over 100 species of interesting labeled plants. Children will also learn about butterfly gardening, wetland values and much more!

Children’s Museum of the Shoals

Located in Florence, The Children’s Museum of the Shoals, Inc. offers hands-on exhibits and programs geared specifically to the developmental stages and needs of children. Their goal is to further education and encourage children to imagine, make choices and create.

Alabama River Museum

Located in Florence, this museum allows visitors to travel back in time to an early 1800s camp on the river. There they will visit with Indians, frontiersmen, traders and travelers.

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Located in Gulf Shores, this zoo is just blocks from the beach! It is home to more than 290 animals.   There’s also a petting zoo, reptile house, aviary and daily animal shows in the summer.

Huntsville Botanical Garden

Located in Huntsville, the Garden provides a variety of opportunities for individuals and groups to expand their knowledge of plants and nature. The Nature Center/Butterfly House is open May through September.

Alabama Nature Center

Located in Millbrook, he Alabama Nature Center provides fun and exciting field trip opportunities for homeschool students. Staff will choose and plan activities in regards to special topics requested by the person planning the event.

Rosa Parks Library and Museum

Located in Montgomery, this museum is the only one in the nation dedicated to the civil rights icon.

Montgomery Zoo

Located in Montgomery, this zoo offers over 500 animals from five different continents, all housed in natural, barrier-free habitats.

A. Gayle Planetarium

Located in Montgomery this planetarium is one of the largest Planetariums between Atlanta and New Orleans. Educational shows are given daily.

Pioneer Museum of Alabama

Located in Troy, this is a living classroom! Students will be able to experience life in a log cabin. Activities include cooking at the wood stove and fireplace, churning butter, fetching water, sweeping the yards with handmade straw brooms, feeding the chickens and gathering eggs. Museum tour includes a spinning and weaving demonstration that goes from making thread from raw cotton all the way to the loom.

These are just some of the BEST field trips in Alabama. So, take the time to explore our great state by experiencing one of these amazing field trips!

 

Kids Zone Program

     Optional KidsZone Program: Choose one, two or three days, April 7-9. Your children ages 4-12 can attend their own child sized homeschool conference while you attend Expo events. Alternatively, children are always welcome with their parents anywhere at the Expo.

Attend the Alabama Homeschool Expo where learning is always the main priority.

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What Is Kids Zone?

Kids Zone at the Alabama Homeschool Expo! 

While parents attend Homeschooling For Excellence 101, their children can attend a variety of workshops given by speakers who will challenge them to become active and excited learners. Our goal is to remind children that learning is rewarding and interesting and that learning can happen anywhere, at anytime.

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Homeschooling The Confrontational Highschooler

She sat across from me and said, “I’m sending him to public school next year.”  “I’m afraid our relationship will be ruined if I continue to homeschool.”

This mother of a teen is not alone with her fears, but as we continued to talk, we recognized the lack of time we had spent with our parents.  The lack of time we spent with our parents caused a gulf in communication and relationship.

When your kids are at school all day, the window to talk with your teen is shortened and you still find yourself doing homework until late at night.  Sending your child to school doesn’t eliminate problems with their obedience, it just shortens the time you are with them.

The Alabama Homeschool Expo has experienced parents to guide through the High School Years.  After my first Homeschooling the Highschooler Conference, I found myself taking a big sigh of relief.  There is help and I can construct a course that will benefit my individual child.

Don’t let your family miss World View Teen Track being held at this year’s conference.  Among the speakers is Dr. Jeff Myers, one of the world’s leading authorities on youth leadership development.

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Need Some Help And Encouragement?

So Many Workshops – So Little Time!  Choose from Educating the Gifted Child, Homeschooling Special Needs, Making Learning Fun with Hands-On Activities, Homeschooling Dads Panel Discussion, and more! The Alabama Homeschool Expo is committed to bringing you the most enjoyable and informative homeschool and parenting workshops ever – all under one roof!

And after you have attended the workshops you can visit the large exhibitor hall for a hands on look at curriculum and books.

Children Who Struggle To Learn

Learn to homeschool special needs children.  Meet Randi St. Denis at the Alabama Homeschool Expo.  Randi is recognized as an expert in the technical aspects of learning that allow every type of child, from special needs to gifted the opportunity to learn.  She shows parents how to purchase materials that fit their child’s learning needs.

Discover ways to improve learning abilities and overcome stumbling blocks while attending the Children Who Struggle to Learn workshop. Important Handouts included.

Spring Fever, Can’t Wait For Summer Break Blues!

Finishing the year strong is tough for mom and the kids!  What better motivation than a weekend at the Alabama Homeschool Expo?  Come meet like minded families, refresh your confidence, recharge your batteries!

There is no better time to start thinking about next year than when you are finishing this year.  Bring your questions and your notebook and plan on attending some of the many workshops.  Don’t forget to visit the large exhibit hall.

A good start on planning for next year means… more time for summer break!