Northern Ohio Home School Field Trips
We get together to take fun and educational field trips in the Cleveland area.
Tons of places to visit in Ohio from the Bureau of Tourism. Special kids section for help with Ohio-related research.
Cleveland Museum of Art
Family Programs. Throughout the year we offer free family programs that provide opportunities for fun, interactive, and educational intergenerational social experiences. 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, 216-421-7340
Toledo Museum of Art
The museum is free and very comprehensive. From Ancient Art to something an artist made yesterday! They offer classes to children and adults (kind of expensive) and even have a school of design on the premisis. They also have a classroom dedicated to children and families that is open 4 days a week… I could go on forever! Recommended by Alicia McD.
Dayton Air Show
Held in July. Dayton is the Birthplace of Aviation and home of the powered flight inventors Wilbur and Orville Wright.
International Women’s Air & Space Museum
The museum is a repository of information about Women in aviation and space. Burke Lakefront Airport, Room 165, 1501 North Marginal Road, Cleveland. (216) 623-1111.
Children’s Discovery Museums
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
We are a place where play and learning come together so that visitors of all ages can explore the wonders of the world. 2600 DeWeese Pkwy, Dayton, (937) 275-8431
Mohican Leadership Challenge Course
Low and high ropes courses using experiential learning. Special homeschool programs. 709 South Market Street, PO Box 320, Loudonville, OH 44842-0320, 419-994-4896, 800-251-4071.
Hale Farm &Village
This is a big favorite of mine. I love this farm! The people who live here, really do a wonderful job of acting the part of their character. It is a farm and village in the 1800’s. The virtual tour is just photos and a short discription, but it’s neat! ~Amy. Bath, Ohio. (800) 589-9703.
Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center
Honors Appleseed’s memory and educates through the history of this region associated with his life and times. (419) 368-1812
SunWatch Indian Village
Learn about the arts and crafts used by Native Americans, then make them! Offers special classes for homeschoolers. 2301 West River Road, Dayton , Ohio. (937) 268-8199
Wayne County Historical Society and Museum
Offers educational outreach programs to homeschooled children. 546 E. Bowman St., Wooster, Ohio 44691
Offers programs for homeschoolers at different reservations. At the CanalWay Center we offer at least one program every month with different topics where home school kids can signup and attend for free.
Toledo MetroParks (especially Oak Openings Preserve)
This place is great. It has wetlands, sand dunes, a pine forest, ponds, etc. Everywhere you look there is a learning opportunity waiting to happen. Plus the MetroParks offer classes for free or a nominal charge to all age groups. Recommended by Alicia McD.
Natural History & Science
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
The #1 attraction in Cincinnati and one of the top zoos in the nation. It has also been recognized by Child Magazine as one of “The 10 Best Zoos for Kids.” 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Whether you’ve been here before, or you’re a first-time visitor, you won’t want to miss our new planetarium. It’s simply out of this world! Sit back and relax as we shoot you to another galaxy! 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle, Cleveland. (216) 231-4600
Our interactive history and science exhibits encourage visitors of all ages to explore fossils, dinosaurs and the lives of historic people. P.O. Box 20070, Canton, (330) 455-7043
Museum of Natural History & Science
Seasonal attractions. At Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203 , (513) 287-7000.
This is the best zoo I’ve seen. A huge array of interesting animals (I’ve seen a lot of zoos that seem to have 500 types of goats – this isn’t one of them!) There is also a lot of history here,too. They have special homeschool program September through May. Recommended by Alicia McD.
Science & Industry
COSI Ohio’s Center of Science & Industry
The exhibition areas – Adventure, i|o, Gadgets, Life, little kidspace, Ocean, Progress, and Space – each provides experiences for all age levels that creatively combine science facts and learning through play. 333 West Broad Street, Columbus, (614) 228-COSI
COSI is a dynamic center of hands-on science, learning and fun where visitors enjoy extraordinary learning opportunities as they are immersed in larger-than-life experiences. 1 Discovery Way, Toledo, (419) 244-COSI
Great Lakes Science Center
Emphasis on the interdependence of scientific, environmental and technological activities in the Great Lakes region. 601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, (216) 694-2000
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Within the museum, you can spend hours wandering through worlds of innovative genius in the exhibits, and explore new worlds at the Inventors Workshop. 221 South Broadway, Akron. (330) 762-4463
The Country School
Farm experiences and wilderness adventures for children, teens and families. Spend the summer on a homeschooling family’s farm in Holmes County, Ohio.