May 2018 Homeschool Days in DFW

I love living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  I don't think there is a more homeschool-friendly place in the world.  One of the wonderful things about it is that the local businesses recognize how large the homeschool community is here and they offer special homeschool days just for us!  There are usually special educational talks and usually discounted tickets because we go during their slow times when most kids are in school.

Here are a few of the upcoming homeschool days in the DFW area:

Monday, May 21, 2018

Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)

Come and GROW with us in our outdoor classrooms at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and BRIT! Homeschool Day is a custom experience designed to assist exploration for homeschool students and energize their quest to discover more! Learners from K—2nd and 3rd–5th will have meaningful experiences in the Backyard Vegetable Garden. Students 6th–10th will explore energy in nature at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT).
Time: 10:00—Noon
Cost: $4 per person
K-5th will meet at the Backyard Vegetable Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden (3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard Fort Worth, TX)
6th-10th will meet at BRIT (1700 University Drive Fort Worth, TX)
Children will be divided by grade levels: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-10th. We encourage you to stay with your younger child if you have children in different grade levels.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Hawaiian Falls, Mansfield location
NOTE: This event has been cancelled due to low registration numbers.  However, Melissa at Hawaiian Falls said that we can still use the discount code to get tickets and they can be used on any date over the summer.
  • Follow this link:
  • Ticket Price $18 each- Enter this code at checkout (TXHOMESCHOOL18)
  • Cooler Passes are also discounted to $10 with this code
  • 2 years old and under are FREE

  1. Go to
  2. Click the Buy Products button 
  3. Click the Daily Tickets button
  4. Click Big Kahuna to add to your cart (Quantity is chosen by how many times the button is clicked)
  5. Click Categories link at the top of the page
  6. Click Coolers button to add to cart
  7. Click Orange Checkout button on the right
  8. Enter the discount code (TXHOMESCHOOL18100) and select apply to receive your discount
  9. Click Orange Checkout button again to finish the Transaction

Time: 10:00 - 1:00
Cost: $18 each, ages 2 and under are FREE.  Cooler passes are discounted to $10
Location:  490 Heritage Pkwy S., Mansfield, TX 76063
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Hawaiian Falls, Garland location
Time: 10:00 - 2:00
Cost: $16.99 per person without meal; $20 per person to include admission, hot dog, chips, and a drink.
Location:  4550 North Garland Avenue, Garland, TX 75040

Tickets will be sold at the gate the day of the event!
Sandy Lake Amusement Park
We invite you to bring your family, enjoy the attractions and see for yourself,all at a huge discount. This exclusive home school offer allows your family to enjoy the park at a fraction of regular prices. DON’T MISS IT! 
You must bring a PRINTED COPY of their homeschool flyer:
No pets please, except service animals.
Plan a picnic! You may bring home cooked food, bring a grill for a cookout or purchase food at the park refreshment stands.  However, no outside commercially prepared food is allowed (this means no food from outside restaurants is allowed).
For questions e-mail: frank@sandylake.comVisit our website at
Activities Schedule: 
Unlimited miniature golf - 10:00 - 2:00
Unlimited amusement rides, live pony rides, and paddle boats - 11:00 - 2:00
Free hula hoop contest - age 5 and under 11:30, age 9-11 12:30, age 6-8 12:00 noon, age 12 and older 1:00
Door prizes will be given away and there will be homeschool vendor booths set up until 2:00
Falcon Flyers Jump Rope Performance: 2:00
Time: 10:00 - 4:00
Cost: With printed copy of THIS FLYER, prices are $10 per person, children 2 and under are FREE.  Without flyer, prices are $15.  Swimming is an add on for $5.  CASH ONLY. An ATM is on site.
Location: 1800 Sandy Lake Road, Carrollton, TX

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Fort Worth Zoo
All home-schooled children and their families are invited to a fun-filled educational day in the wilds of the Zoo.  Learn amazing facts from our zookeepers at more than 20 Wild Encounters and enjoy asking Zoo staff your best animal questions around the Zoo's world-class exhibits!
Education Program: Chew on This - Animal Show at the Outdoor Learning Theater
Could you please help us set the dinner table? Animal silverware looks different than ours. Join us at the Outdoor Learning Theater as we explore the adaptations different creatures use to gobble up their food. Don’t miss out on this educational program that is exclusive for our Home School Day participants. The show will be great for all ages, so bring the entire family! 
  • Come meet us at the Outdoor Learning Theater at either of the following show times: 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Adults must also purchase a ticket to this program. Tickets are $3 per person, ages 3 and up.
  • Outside organizations such as Barnes and Nobles, Texas Wildlife Association and American Heritage Girls have booths set up in Texas Wild!.
  • Wild Encounter keeper chats around the zoo.
  • Texas Nature Traders program in Texas Wild!. Bring a nature item to trade from your backyard.
Time: 10:00 - 5:00
Toddlers, 2 and younger - free
Children, age 3-12 - $4.50
Adults, age 13+ - $6.00
Education Program tickets - $3.00
Parking - $5.00
Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76110
phone: 817-759-7200
Please note:
  • Zoo members do not need to register for the event unless purchasing education program tickets.
  • Education program tickets can be purchased at the Train Depot in Texas Wild! Every person attending attending the show must purchase a ticket.
  • Tickets purchased at the gate the day of the event will be $7 for adults and $5.50 for children 3 to 12 years.
  • Add-on purchases (water bottles, backpacks) can be picked up at the registration tent the morning of the event. Please bring proof of purchase.
  • Online registration closes 10 hours before the event (12 a.m.).
  • Tickets are nonrefundable, non-exchangeable and no rain checks will be issued. 
Don't forget to visit the Texas Wild! section of our zoo! Local organizations will be placed in booths to talk to you about other home school opportunities. Texas Nature Traders will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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