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October Roundup! Nashville’s Best Homeschool Activities

Hello Fall!

 

This season is one of my favorites to find activities around Nashville.  I can’t get enough of All the hayrides, pumpkin spice, beautiful leaves, and {hopefully} cooler weather.  There are so many opportunities for fun fall festivals along with several historical sites that open for unique, more educational Halloween events.

A big event to check out going on between Oct 12 to 21 is the Tennessee STEAM Festival .  It’s put on by the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring and brings science, technology, engineering, art, and math to life at events across the state. A few activities are listed below, but check their website for a more extensive list.

 

 

So here it is!  A great list to give you some ideas for October field trips:

 

National Geographic Live: On the Trail of Big Cats with Wildlife Photographer Steve Winter  |  Oct 1  |  Tickets starting at $22

 

Daytime Open House at Dyer Observatory   | Oct 2  |  FREE Reservations Required

 

Nashville Zoo Homeschool Days  |  Oct 3 & 4   |  $6 + fees for members

 

Into the Wilderness Homeschool Day @ The Travelers Rest  |  Oct 4  |  $7 per student |  Reservations Required

 

TN State Museum Special Opening Weekend  |  Oct 4-8  |  FREE

 

Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival  |  Oct 6  |  FREE

 

Nashville Mini Maker’s Faire  |  Oct 6 & 7  |  FREE with Registration

 

Homeschool Program – Pumpkin Math & Science @ Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center  |  Oct 9 & 10  |  $5 Register HERE

 

Homeschool Friends @ The Nashville Library : Jackson Pollock with Turnip Green  |  Oct 11  |  FREE

 

Dino Day/TN Steam Fest @ Middle TN Museum of Natural History  |  Oct 12 – 13  |  FREE

 

Southern Festival of Books  |  Oct 12-14  |  FREE

 

Farm Day at Bells Bend   |  Oct 13  |  FREE

 

Girls In Aviation Day @ The Nashville Flight Training Facility  |  Oct 13  |  FREE with Reservations Required

 

Fort Negley Fossil Finders  |  Oct 13  | FREE

 

STEAM Day at Breedan’s Orchard  |  Oct 13-14  |  FREE

 

Bowie Nature Park Homeschool Programs   |  Oct 15 for ages 5-7 , Oct 16 for ages 13-18 , Oct 22 for ages 8-12  |  Call to Register

 

Owl’s Hill Homeschool Day : What Do Bees Make?  |  Oct 16  |  $5 per person

 

Making Waves at Historic RCA Studio B: Country Music Hall of Fame Homeschool Program  |  Oct 17  |  Various price, call for availability

 

National Fossil Day Kids & Culture – Hawaii @ Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center  |  Oct 17  |  FREE suggested registration HERE

 

Smyrna Strokes Homeschool Painting Lesson | Oct 18  |  $10  Register HERE

 

River Talks at the Cumberland River Compact:  Emerland Ash Borer  |  Oct 18  |  FREE with Registration

 

TN Timeline: DeSoto to Desert Storm  |  Oct 19-20  |  FREE Call for reservations

 

3rd Annual Creative’s Day @ the Main Library  |  Oct 20  |  FREE

 

Nashville Symphony Free Day of Music  |  Oct 21  |  FREE

 

37th Annual Indian Education & PowWow 7 Fall Fest  |  Oct 19-21  |  FREE

 

Homeschool Program – What’s in a book @ Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center |  Oct 23 & 24  |  $ 5 Register HERE

 

Belle Meade Plantation Homeschool Day – Civil War Experience  |  Oct 24  |  $10 per student

 

Homeschool Tweens @ The Nashville Library  |  Oct 25  |  FREE

 

Halloween at Two Rivers Mansion   |  Oct 27  |  FREE

 

Grave Matters Cemetery Tour  in Franklin  |  Every Thurs & also Oct 27  |  $15 Adults, $5 Kids

 

Historic Mansker’s Station Lantern Tour  |  Oct 27  |  $ 5 for anyone over the age of 5  |  Tickets HERE

 

Homeschool Family Monday @ The Frist  |  Oct 29  |  Included with membership or pay for the entire family with 1 adult admission (under 18 is free)

 

Adventure Science Center Science Spooktakular  |  Oct 31  |  Prices vary, tickets HERE

If you are looking for a group to go on field trips with, check out The Nashville Homeschool Calendar’s Events for the month

 

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