Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Homeschool Field Trips in Utah

I don't homeschool. Some days I wish that I did.  But, I know that this home is happier because Mommy's patience just couldn't take it. But I was having a chat with a friend the other day about it, weighing the pros and cons.  And one of the pros that we got stuck on were all the fantastic field trips that we could take our kids on.  There are so many amazing free venues around the valley to take advantage of!  So, I thought I would put together a list, further the daydream, and maybe be a resource for moms who do homeschool.  Some of these are probably already on your list:

Wheeler Farm: Open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 to 5:00.  Learn about farm animals, growing vegetables, farm equipment.

Church History Museum: Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 9:00, Sat. and Sunday 10:00 to 5:00. While this is a religious museum, there are many exhibits concerning the history of Utah.

Jordan Valley Conservation Garden: Monday to Friday 8:00 to 5:00.  Great for learning about gardening, conserving water and recognizing different types of plant life.

Sweets Candy Company Factory Tours:  Tours by appt. only, Monday through Friday 8:40 to 3:30.  Tours are not available between Labor Day and Halloween.  Such a sweet glimpse into a factory setting.

Gale Center: Tuesday through Friday, 10 to 6.  Call for large groups or guided tours.  The Gale Center has information about the history of South Jordan, and is a lot of fun to visit.

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Pumpkin Point Farms: Monday through Saturday, 10:00 to 7:00.  One of the few free pumpkin patches in Utah!

Sorensen Home: Monday 6:00 to 8:00, Wednesday through Saturday 12:00 to 4:00.  Larger groups are encouraged to call ahead.  A glimpse into life in the 1800's.

Gilgal Sculpture Garden:  An introduction to sculpture in a hidden treasure of a garden.

BYU Museum of Art: Mon-Tues. 10:00 to 6:00, Wed.-Fri. 10:00 to 9:00.  This would be a fantastic lesson in fine art and the appreciation of it.

BYU Museum of Paleontology: Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 5:00.  When you're going through the dinosaur unit, this is the place to go.

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Hill Aerospace Museum: Everyday 9 to 4:30.  This place is amazing for a history of flight and will amaze your little boys.

Did I miss anything?  Looking over this list again makes me seriously reconsider this homeschooling thing.  Maybe someday. . .

1 comment:

  1. You, my dear, are wonderful. Several of these weren't already on my list! Thank you so much!


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