From now until Sept. 21, Dollywood will be hosting its annual Homeschool Days. With more and more parents opting for in-home education because of the pandemic, Dollywood offers an educational experience that extends outside of the typical laptop or tablet.
By Kayleen Padron
Students from Kindergarten through their senior year can purchase a ticket to the park for $37 plus tax, with accompanying adults at $47 plus tax.
Homeschool tickets are not available at the front gate, but can be purchased by calling (888) 428-6789 Monday through Friday. Guests must purchase the tickets at least 72 hours in advance of their planned visit.
Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa also offers Homeschool Days specials. Guests can call about special rates when purchasing tickets. The rate of $129/night is available for homeschoolers from now until Sept. 24, but the rates are only valid for nights Sunday through Thursday.
Guests can download workbooks or worksheets online before their visit, so homeschoolers can absorb all the educational facets that Dollywood has to offer. You can find them here.
Dollywood’s official education partner, TVA, has created STEM-based (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) experiences that correlate with attractions and can be found here. TVA also has “Did You Know?” signs throughout the park that connect educational facts to guest’s Dollywood experience.
From history to physics, Dollywood provides the ultimate educational field trip for students of all ages. For more information about Dollywood’s Homeschool Days, visit Dollywood.com/Groups/Homeschool-Days.