The following locations are listed as a resource only and are not necessarily associated with, or endorsed by, CIRCLE Homeschool.
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center is a favorite among locals. With plenty of wildlife and natural limestone formations left over from the last ice age, nature enthusiasts will enjoy the multiple and varied trails. Check out the natural play area for children behind the nature center and the ever changing indoor exhibits, including live animals. Burr Oak Woods Nature Center always has free admission and provides free homeschool programs and group programs planned in advance. In addition, families will find many other family-friendly free and affordable programs.
The Children’s Peace Pavilion in Independence, MO is a nonsectarian DO TOUCH museum. Exhibits are meant to teach peace through creative, fun, child-centered learning activities. Admission is free but donations are accepted.
The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art has collection sof Mid-West art from the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. With rotating and travelling exhibits, you can generally find something new to explore. Admission to the museum is FREE, and guided tours for groups can be set up in advance.
The American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of the history of jazz in America. Whether you want to catch some live jazz in the Blue Room or tour the museum, lovers of music will appreciate the quality of displays. Discounts are available for group tours.
The Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center is a unique urban nature center dedicated to helping families learn about nature in their lives and the world around them. Admission to the nature center is FREE. The center has has a couple of homeschool days during the year and is happy to set up programs for groups, including homeschoolers.
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