Homeschool Half Days 2024

Join the Butterfly House & Aquarium (BHA) and Great Plains Zoo (GPZ) for spring Homeschool Half days on March 20 and April 12!

Register for one or both half days!

About Homeschool Day

The topic for this year will be Animal Behavior! Learn about why animals do what they do. From basic movement to super defenses, discover unique animal traits that help them to survive and thrive!

These educational adventures will include a variety of animal encounters, activities, crafts, learning stations, and keeper talks. Participants will also receive take-home materials to continue learning at home!

Homeschool Half Days will take place from 10 am - 1 pm.

The program at BHA is appropriate for grades Pre-K - 5. The program at GPZ is appropriate for grades K - 12.

Cuban Tree Frog


Wednesday, March 20 at Butterfly House & Aquarium
  • This program is appropriate for grades Pre-K - 5
  • Activity station, craft station, two animal encounters, two aquarist/biologist talks

Friday, April 12 at Great Plains Zoo

  • This program is appropriate for grades K - 12
  • Activity stations, discovery carts, two animal encounters, two keeper talks
Twins Day


Family of 2: $20
Family of 4: $40
Additional family members: $5 each

BHA, GPZ, & Monarch Members:
Family of 2: $10
Family of 4: $20
Additional family members: $5 each

*BHA Members will need to register over the phone to receive your member rate. Call the GPZ Education Department at 605.367.8313 x233 to register.

Registration Information

Advance registration is required for Homeschool Half Days.

Registration includes admission and activities at BHA/GPZ. Participants will receive wristbands at check-in that will give special access to the event's activities. Each participant will also receive a take-home activity packet.

*Children must be accompanied by an adult. One adult may supervise up to 5 children.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made more than 7 days before the event will receive a full refund. Cancellations made within 7 days of the event will not be refunded.