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Homeschool Animal Encounter Program

Your homeschooler’s senses are ignited as they are lead on a guided exploration of the grounds by one of our naturalists. During this program, students will explore the various ecosystems around the center and make several stops to meet and learn about a few of our live educational animals.

Length: 1 hour

Ages: K-12th

Price: $6.50 per participant

Min: 9 participants – We can certainly teach a program to less than 9 students, just know that will still need to charge for a minimum of 9.

Max: 20 participants – Larger groups can often be accommodated with advanced notice.

Charge for Adults: No charge for 2 accompany adults. Any additional adults will be charged $6.50 each to join the program.

Payment: A single transaction payment must be made on the day of your scheduled program. Credit cards and checks are acceptable forms of payment. Charter funding will not be accepted for this program.  A credit card number is required to make a reservation. The credit card will not be charged automatically, however, if there is a no show or a cancellation/reschedule within two weeks of your scheduled program date, the minimum fee of $58.50 will be automatically charged to your card on file.


  • Scheduling for this program is based on available afternoon openings.
  • Please contact the Education Director with a few preferred date options.
  • Check your calendar and the calendars of everyone else who will be coming BEFORE scheduling.
  • Please have only ONE person from the homeschool group call (949) 645-8489,  email us, or complete the online form below (scroll to the end of the page). When multiple people contact us on behalf of a homeschool group it can often lead to miscommunications.
  • Your program reservation is not official until you receive your reservation confirmation e-mail.

Cancellation Policy:

If cancellations occur at least two weeks before the program, no fees apply. If cancellations occur within two weeks before the date of the program, the minimum fee of $58.50 for the scheduled program will be charged. Fees do not apply if cancellations occur due to inclement weather, as determined by ENC staff.

Did you enjoy of Homeschool Animal Encounter Program?

Thank you for selecting ENC for your homeschool nature adventure! If you are interested in another program for your homeschool group we offer a wide range of set school programs. Please contact our Education Director for more information about booking an afternoon school program.

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Homeschool Animal Encounter Program REQUEST Form

Please complete this form if you are intersted in scheduling a program. If a date you choose is available you WILL be added to the calendar and then receive an email confirming this. If none of your dates is available we will contact you with comperable dates. Do NOT complete this form if you are just inquiring about scheduling a program. If you have questions that are not answered in the text above, feel free to call 949-645-8489 or email mindy@encenter.org with your questions prior to scheduling. Thank you!
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