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Unfortunately due to Hurricane Ian's impact we have had to cancel our fall date. Look for a date in the Spring! 

This school year we will have dedicated Homeschool Days for homeschool families and groups to join us for a unique, new homeschool program. Families will be able to explore education stations throughout the Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum grounds at their own pace. Stations will include butter making, planting, laundry washing, a scavenger hunt and more.

Please sign up each member of your party (including adults) for a ticket who will be participating in the activities. Programming is Pre-K and up, but younger children are invited to also do activities with a ticket. Babies in strollers or carriers who will not be participating do not need a ticket.

Morning Session 10AM – 12PM

Afternoon Session 1PM – 3PM

Student Program (ages 11-18) at 11AM & 2PM

We are also offering a new program for older students ages 11 to 18 during each session. To participate pre-registration is required and the programs will start promptly at the time stated. If you have an older students who is interested in one of the programs they will need both a ticket for the regular session as well as the student program.

11 AM – Carnegie Library

Students will explore Palmetto’s Historic Carnegie Library through guided lessons and learn about its connection to Andrew Carnegie through primary source documents and maps. They will also learn how libraries use the Dewey Decimal system to organize books and how the National Register of Historic Places functions.

*Students will also need a Morning Session ticket

2 PM – Agricultural Museum

Students will discover technological changes and advances in agricultural operations through equipment and artifacts in the Ag Museum. Mathematics with local fruits and vegetables will lead into a hands-on culinary project.

*Students will also need an Afternoon Session ticket.