Homeschool Weekend

Join homeschool families from across the nation during Silver Dollar City's 21st Annual Homeschool Weekend, October 5 & 6, 2019! Provide exciting educational opportunities for your children during this 2-day event. Our Lesson Plans will help you create unique interactive experiences in a variety of topics. School has never been this much fun!


Event Details


  • Registration at Guest Relations Horseshoe from 8:30am-Noon on Saturday, plus pick up FREE goodies!
  • Reserve your space, in advance, for Exclusive Homeschool Weekend Classes featuring Silver Dollar City attractions and craftsmen!

For reservations, meal tickets or questions about a class contact:

Silver Dollar City Groups Department 


Harvest Festival

Homeschool Weekend 2-Day Ticket

Reserve a special 2-day ticket for Homeschool Weekend by calling the Silver Dollar City groups department at 800.417.7770!

ADD A MEAL: Separate meal vouchers are available for purchase. Click "More Details" for pricing information!

More Details

Valid Oct. 5-6, 2019

Ages 12+ Ages 4-11
$56 $46


Homeschool Weekend Class Schedule

Baked goods are shown at Silver Dollar City.

Bakery Lesson

Learn the art of making one of our delicious treats from our amazing bakery staff. Measuring, weighing and other baking skills are all covered.

Location: Eva & Delilah's Bakery
Time: 12pm & 4pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Length: About 35 Minutes
Take-Home: Baked Good
Cost: $3.00 plus tax; Limit 10 per class

The Wilderness Church stands in Homestead Ridge.

Homeschooler's Childrens Church

The City's Pastor, Kevin Day, will deliver an energetic and interactive Children’s World of Worship (WOW) Service geared for ages 2-12. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Location: Wilderness Church
Time: 2pm & 3pm (Sat Only) & 3pm (Sunday)
Length: About 30 Minutes
Cost: Free

Guests explore Marvel Cave at Silver Dollar City.

Marvel Cave Educational Tour

Be a cave explorer! Learn the history and science behind one of Missouri's deepest treasures.

Location: Marvel Cave
Time: Any Cave Tour (Saturday & Sunday)
Length: About 60 Minutes
Take-Home: Activity Sheet
Cost: Free

Note: Marvel Cave may close in inclement weather.

A craftsman demonstrates candle making at Silver Dollar City.

Classic Candles

Can you imagine what life would be like without electricity? Back in pioneer days, candles were the primary form of household light. Now it's your turn to learn some fun facts about this beautiful and once-crucial skill. Learn the rainbow technique and take home your own hand-dipped candles!

Location: Carrie's Candles
Time: 1pm & 3pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Length: About 45 Minutes
Take-Home: Self-dipped rainbow technique candles
Cost: $5.00 plus tax; Limit 20 per class

Lye Soap

Lye Soap

At any 1880s homestead, lye soap was primarily used to clean. Whether it was people, clothes or anything else that needed a good wash, lye soap was the tool of the time period.

Location: Granny's Lye Soap
Time: 2:30pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Length: 15 Minutes
Take-Home: Bar of Granny's Unscented Lye Soap
Cost: $5.00 plus tax; Limit 10 per class

Gem Mining

Gem Mining

Pan for hidden treasure and sparkling gems and jewels. You never know what you'll find!

Location: Huck's Hidden Treasure Sluice
Time: 4pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Length: At your own pace
Take-Home: Gems
Cost: $5.00 plus tax; Limit 10 per class

The Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train navigates the tracks at Silver Dollar City.

Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train

Take the first ride of the day on the Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train. Learn a little about the history of the tracks and the train itself.

Location: Frisco Silver Dollar Line Train Depot
Time: 10am (Saturday) & 10:30am (Sunday)
Length: About 30 Minutes
Cost: Free

A craftsman stamps leather at Silver Dollar City.

Leather Stamping

Learn how to personalize a keychain as a Silver Dollar City master craftsman demonstrate the art of stamping on leather.

Location: Mountain Leather
Time: 1pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Length: About 20 Minutes
Take-Home: Custom Keychains
Cost: $6.00 plus tax; limit 25 per class

The Homestead Pickers pose for a photo at Silver Dollar City.

History Of Folk Songs

The Homestead Pickers took on the task of compiling some of the most cherished folk songs of the world. The Pickers hope that learning can be made fun through studying and singing these selected folk songs.

Location: Pickin' Shed
Time: 1:30pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Length: About 40 Minutes
Take-Home: Songbook & CD available for optional purchase
Class Cost: Free

A family watches a pottery demonstration at Silver Dollar City.

The Potter's Wheel

Did you know that pottery is considered one of the tools that changed the course of history? Whether it's for artistic or practical purposes, this craft makes for a fun challenge. You'll learn how to make a basic custom coaster. Take it home to decorate it!

Location: Hillcreek Pottery
Time: 10:30am & 3pm (Sat Only); 2:30pm (Sunday)
Length: About 45 Minutes
Take-Home: Customized Coaster
Cost: $5.00 plus tax; Limit 15 per class

A craftsman displays taffy at Silver Dollar City.

Wacky Taffy

This tasty confection appeared in the Midwest in 1880. Today, Silver Dollar City taffy makers create over 75,000 lbs. each year. Now you get the chance to pick your favorite flavors while watching taffy making in action.

Location: Phoebe Snapp Taffy
Time: 2pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Length: About 45 Minutes
Take-Home: 1/2 lb. bag of hand-picked taffy
Cost: $6.00 plus tax; Limit 15 per class

Homeschool Students Save Every Day

Can't make Homeschool Weekend? Silver Dollar City has another exclusive Homeschool Ticket offer.

On any day of the operating season, homeschool students can purchase a special one-day ticket that includes theme park admission.

One-Day Admission Ticket
All Ages: $43.50 plus tax  

You can also add a meal voucher good for an entree, side and drink at select restaurants!

Add A Meal: $9.99 plus tax (ages 12+) & $5.37 plus tax (ages 4-11)  

Call 800.417.7770 to purchase your Homeschool Ticket today!

Offer only available with advance purchase through the Silver Dollar City groups department; not available at the front gate. Not valid with any other offer, discount or on previously purchased tickets.

Silver Dollar City group rides WildFire roller coaster upside down