el pasoEl Paso home education resources is a listing  homeschool support group, homeschool classes, homeschool sports, homeschool clubs and tutors to great ideas for local field trip in the El Paso area of Texas.

Giving your child a well rounded education is a common goal for most families. With these resources your child can enjoy sports, arts, fun and other social interactions.

Whether you are new to home education or a veteran, we hope this is a blessing to your research for homeschool resources in El Paso, Texas.

Support Groups and Co-Ops:

 

El Paso Homeschool Educators

El Paso Homeschool Educators(ELPHE) mission is to share information, aid in education growth opportunity and reinforcement for homeschool families and all interested parties. We work collectively to plan and integrate activities for homeschooled children. ELPHE is a not-for-profit made up of volunteers and does not employ anyone. ELPHE does not discriminate against race creed, color, nationality, or religious beliefs.

El Paso Homeschool Association

To reach families in El Paso and the surrounding areas in order to educate and encourage the option of home education. We do this by connecting families to local, state and national organizations that advocate for education rights as well as hosting the only homeschool conference in El Paso Texas. 

El Paso Liberty Home School Network

We are a child-centered group dedicated to providing support and information for all homeschool families regardless of race, religion, teaching methods or learning styles through planned social, academic, and extracurricular activities.

Fort Bliss Homeschool Association

Our group offers a support system for military families who homeschool. We service the Fort Bliss and El Paso communities. We offer monthly field trips, seasonal parties, play dates, home school 101, curriculum swaps/fairs, science fairs, mom’s night out, and co-op. This group is for military i. d. card holders and families who home school only.

Secular Homeschoolers of El Paso

Secular Homeschoolers of El Paso group is open to all homeschoolers, regardless of race, creed, core belief system, basic motivation for home/unschooling, hair color, marital status, gender, favorite color, etc., who share an interest in home/unschooling children in the El Paso and the surrounding area. Its purpose is to share homeschooling experiences, suggestions, and encouragement.

Vista Hills Homeschool Ministry

is basically “two fat women on a mission from God.  A group of Christian (and even some non-Christian) women who love and support one another, pool resources and pray in earnest for one another.

 FB Groups

Far East El Paso Homeschoolers

West El Paso Homeschoolers

El Paso Wild and Free Group

Special Needs Homeschooling

Homeschool Sports Groups:

El Paso Christian Panther Athletics

 

Clubs, Scouts, Speech & Debate, Etc.:

EPCC Dual Credit Program Contact: dualcredit@epcc.edu

El Paso Homeschool Science Fair

El Paso Science Fair

Academies, Classes, Tutors & Stores:

El Paso Public Library

El Paso Homeschool Library

Barracuda Aquatics Team

Local Field Trip Ideas:

For Current Activities in El Paso, check out Visit El Paso

Nature Field Trips 

Chuck Heinrich Park  in the NE has several trails easily accessible right behind the playground area.
 
Tin Mines is one (we have never gone even close to the whole way)
 
Franklin Mountains State Park has several trails right off of Transmountain on westside.  There is a short nature loop,
*Aztec Caves Trail is pretty easy except for a short piece into the cave where short legs have a bit more trouble but can definitly do it,
*Sunset Trail isn’t very hard, and there are several other trailheads right there I just haven’t been on then.
*There is a short Nature Loop w chihuahuas desert plants behind the museum of archaeology on Transmountain  Highway at 54.
 
Rio Bosque Wetlands Park in Lower valley has a very easy flat trail w lots of opportunities for seeing birds and a variety of plants
 
Valley Creek Park in the upper valley has a great bike path and area good for exploring in the upper valley.
 
There is a trail or two off of McKelligan Canyon but they are a bit harder.  My husband has taken some kids up a short distance to a small cave you can see from the end of the parking area.
 
There is also the Chihuahua Desert Museum at Utep that has a short trail with an awesome variety of desert plants to see.

Museums

Border Patrol Museum
4315 Transmountain Dr
El Paso, TX 79924
915-759-6060
Admission Charged
Learn the history of the U.S. Border Patrol from the old west to the present. Static displays of aircraft and vehicles used by the patrol, surveillance equipment, confiscated items and more. This 10,000 square foot museum is a good stop along with the Wilderness Park Museum next door.
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center
715 N. Oregon St., El Paso, Texas 79902
915-351-0048
FREE ADMISSION
El Paso Museum of Art
1 Arts Festival Plaza
El Paso, TX 79901
915-532-1707
Admission Charged
Located in downtown, the museum offers a celebrated permanent collection and a regular calendar of featured exhibits.

El Paso Museum of History
12901 Gateway Blvd W
El Paso, TX 79928
915-858-1928
This museum displays the colorful history of Indians, conquistadors, vaqueros, cowboys and Cavalrymen who played a role in settling the Southwest.
Museum of Archeology at Wilderness Park Museum
4301 Transmountain Dr
El Paso, TX 79924
915- 755-4332
Located on Transmountain Road near Highway 54 in Northeast El Paso, this museum tells of man’s adaptation to the desert environment. There is a mile long nature trail and great views of the mountains and valleys.
Natural History Museum
9348 Dyer St.
El Paso, TX 79924
915-759-8585
The Natural History Museum of El Paso fills 30,000 sq. ft. with more than 300 exhibits spanning the wonders of the universe, from the progression of life on earth to the dawn of civilization to today’s marvels. Paleomania features the great international fossil collection, Tutankhamun displays treasures from one of the most famous and richest tombs ever discovered, and Starscape illustrates the cosmos with spectacular photography.
NCO Museum
Biggs Army Air Field, Bldg 11331
El Paso, TX 79901
915-568-8646
Hours: 9am – 4pm, weekdays, and noon – 4pm Saturday and Sunday
Admission Free
Here’s one place where the Non-Commissioned Officer gets due credit. Equipment and uniforms used by sergeants and other NCOs through the years are displayed.
Tiqua Cultural Center
305 Yaya Ln
El Paso, TX 79907
915-859-5287
Hour: Open from 8:30am – 5pm, Tuesday – Sunday
Admission Charged
The center features a Tigua tribe museum, including its relationship to the Tiwas of Northern New Mexico, and their arts and crafts.
U.S. Army Air Defense Museum
Bldg 5000th Fort Bliss
El Paso, TX 79916
915-568-5412
Hours: 9am – 4:30pm daily
Admission Charged
The museum includes an outdoor weapons park, with weaponry ranging from early anti-aircraft guns to the Hawk missile.
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Rd.
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Located 45 miles north of El Paso
505-522-4100
Hours: 9am – 5pm, Wednesday – Sunday
Admission Charged
The museum has several exhibits on farming and ranching, plus Southwestern art exhibits. The museum offers an insect zoo and wildflower and native plant garden. Domestic animals on site include burros, churro sheep, Longhorn cattle and dairy cows. Milking demonstrations are at 11am and 3pm.
War Eagles Museum
8012 Airport Rd.
Santa Teresa, NM 88008
505-589-2000
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission Charged
Located at the Santa Teresa, New Mexico Airport, this unique museum is only 20 minutes from downtown El Paso. The warbirds of World War II and Korea, and other historic military aircraft, are displayed in a 54,000-square-foot building and the surrounding area. The collection includes the P-51 Mustang, P-38 Lightning, A26 Invader, and the German Fieseler-Storch. Among later era aircraft are the F-86 Sabre and MIG-15s.

Family Fun

251 W Redd Rd
El Paso, TX 79932
915-585-9663
Game Zone is one of  El Paso’s largest and finest arcade experiences. Game Zone offers cutting edge virtual reality, full motion simulator games, a western themed 8 player shooting gallery and some of the best redemption games and prizes in town. Speed Zone with over 800 feet of twists and turns spread out on over one acre, making it El Paso’s premier go-kart destination. Bumper Zone is set in 100,000 gallons of water with a small tropical island. Food Zone delivers top quality food for everyone and take out orders are welcome.

El Paso Zoo
4001 E. Paisano
El Paso, TX 79905
915-544-1928
Hours: Open daily from 9:30am to late afternoon
Admission Charged
The zoo focuses on animals of the Americas and Asia and is home to over 175 species, including many endangered species, in 18 acres of natural habitat exhibits.  Located in central El Paso near the intersection of Highway 54 and Paisano.

Western Playland Amusement Park
1249 Futurity Drive Sunland Park, NM 88063
(575) 589-3410
Hours: Open weekends in the spring and fall and Wednesday through Sunday in the summer Admission Charged
Located in Ascarate Park in El Paso, Western Playland has rides for kids of all ages. Roller coasters, water slides, trains, rides, go-carts and more in a well maintained and exceptionally clean park. This is a great place to let the kids unwind after too much time in the car!

Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park
1700 McKinley
El Paso, TX 79930
915-566-6622
Hours: Fri, Sat–12-8; Sun–10-6
Admission Charged–$7 adults; $4 ages 4-12; 3 and under free
Seven thousand miles of Southwestern natural beauty and culture present an eagle-eye’s view atop Ranger Peak in El Paso’s Franklin Mountains. A four-minute climb treats visitors to a 946-foot vertical rise. Upon reaching the Wyler Observatory at 5,632 feet, sky-travelers spot the Hueco Mountains, New Mexico’s White Sands and Mexico.

El Paso Hockey–Rhinos

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