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*UPDATED for 2020 plus a couple new places at the end of the post.

A lot of homeschool parents appreciate the opportunity to supplement their children’s homeschool studies with educational classes held at local zoos, parks and museums. I do too!

When my boys were young we use to do these at the Exploration Gateway / Sippo Library in Canton, Ohio. Now that my boys are older I’d love to have them take some classes again somewhere.

Below I’m sharing a simple round up of zoos and museums (and other places) in Ohio linking to their homeschool and educational class page for your easy perusal. I hope you find it a helpful resource that you keep coming back to!

Feel free to bookmark or Pin this post to your boards so you can come back again and again!

Find Homeschool Classes offered at Ohio Zoos and Museums Here

 Educational Classes for Homeschoolers in Ohio

*** UPDATED for 2020 ***

Under each link I’ll list some excerpted highlights from each website of what classes or offerings I found at each location so you can decide if it’s worth checking into further. NOTE: Some places actually offer special “homeschooler days”. Always keep that in mind, you may save on general admission on those days.

Homeschool Classes in Akron

Homeschool / educational programs offered at Akron Zoo.

I didn’t see any explicit homeschool classes for 2020 listed but check out the Field Trips page (link above) and other helpful links like Teachers Resources, Zoo Camp and more on that page.

Homeschool / educational programs offered at Akron Fossils.

  • Super Science Saturdays (once a month), new topic explored each month.
  • Day Camps
  • Simply Science
  • Youth Nights & MORE

Homeschool Classes in Canton

Homeschool program / educational programs at the  McKinley Museum in Canton.

  • Science and Ohio History programs offered listed by grade and topic.

Homeschool programs / educational programs at Stark Parks in Canton (not Zoo/Museum).

  • This is where we did the Little Explorers programs when my boys were young. They also offer classes up to adult that are not “homeschool labeled” so be sure to check everything!

Homeschool Classes offered at Ohio Zoos and Museums

Homeschool Classes in Cleveland

Homeschool programs / educational programs at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

  • See the monthly program topics for K-8th grade at the link above.

Homeschool / educational programs offered at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

  • Visit the website for more info about programs and virtual field trips  with the option to create your own package.

Homeschool programs offered at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.

  • Homeschool Wednesdays for K-8th grades. Watch for new classes and be ready to register.

Homeschool programs offered at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens.

  • Homeschool and other-described learning opportunities are available. The link above takes you to the basic index to start from. You can find homeschool programs under Youth & Family Programs.

Click here to read about our visit to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Homeschool Classes in Columbus

Homeschool programs offered at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.

  • They say they are working on this for 2020.

Homeschool Classes in Cincinnati

Family / educational programs offered at the Cincinnati Zoo.

  • I didn’t see any “homeschool” classes but there appear to be educational opportunities that may be a great fit for your family.

Homeschool Classes in Toledo

Homeschool programs offered at the Toledo Zoo.

  • “This is a three-season program starting in September and running through mid-May. … Program participants will be divided by age group.” Single packages not available. See the link above for details.

Am I missing an Ohio zoo or science museum that you feel should be offered in this listing? Help me out by telling me in the comments so I can consider adding it to this list. Thank you!

Looking for the best individual or family membership plan to zoos and museums? Read my posts below!


Read my tips for finding the best membership for zoos.

How to get FREE or discounted admission to Science Museums! MUST READ – how to get FREE & Discounted Science Museum admission!


The Normal Johnson Center in Dover, Ohio offers homeschool classes. Access their 2020 Calendar link found on this page.

The Wilderness Center in Wilmot, Ohio offers homeschool classes. Check their homeschool link found on their education page here.

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