Home School Day at the Capitol

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Online registration is open!

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
Programs and activities will be available from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 

Cost: $5 per family
Includes Home School Day at the Capitol ebook with a complete unit study on seventeen notable Hoosiers! Your downloadable ebook also includes:

  • Schedule of Events
  • Parking Information
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Living Statue Hunt
  • and much more!

Did you know?

Every legislative session, new threats to your homeschool freedom emerge. Are homeschool rights important to you? Make sure your legislators know. How do you show them? Attend IAHE’s annual Home School Day at the Capitol!

Education. Advocacy. Civics.

Events will be offered to help your family learn more about our state government. In the morning, the Live Statue Hunt is a fun way for your student to learn more about the interesting historical figures featured in the statehouse. Jeanette Goben from the Indiana Statehouse will be speaking on the history of the Statehouse.  IAHE Action and the IAHE Legislative Team will provide an update about various bills that we are tracking, followed by the IAHE Rally at noon. During the rally, the Hancock County Children’s Choir will perform followed by Senator Dennis Kruse, former chair of the Education & Career Development Committee and supporter of homeschooling, and Representative Timothy Wesco who serves as Vice Chair on the Public Policy Committee as well as serving on the Education committee.

It’s our desire that EVERY legislator meets a homeschool family from their district during our event. It sends a powerful message to know that homeschool rights are important enough to take time out of your very busy schedule to come to the Statehouse. Contact your legislator prior to the event to schedule a time to meet with them.

Locate your legislator here.

  • Senate Office, 800-382-9467
  • House of Representatives Office, 800-382-9842


The least expensive parking is at the Circle Centre Mall garage. Here are directions to get from the mall garage to the Statehouse via a tunnel. Allow at least 15 minutes walk time.

Homeschool Day at the Capitol Schedule

Available: 9 to 2

  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Prayer Walk
  • Letterboxing
  • Indiana Statehouse Tours*
  • Indiana State Library Tours**

Available: 10 to 12

  • Living Statue Hunt

*Indiana Statehouse (Limited space available – register onsite) tour is an in-depth tour covering the history of the building and the state, architectural information about the building and the workings of state government. The group will visit an example of an office, chamber or courtroom representing each branch of government, depending on availability.

**Indiana State Library (Pre-registration required) tour introduces a variety of aspects of the Indiana State Library and the various divisions as well as what they do to preserve Indiana history. Families will experience the Indiana Young Readers Center including our interactive displays, a video addressing Indiana history and the Indiana State Library’s murals. Families will also visit the Statehouse Education Center exploring the space with a scavenger hunt.

Schedule of Events

8:30 a.m.

  • Registration/Check-in

9:00 a.m.

  • Statehouse Tour (Limited space available – register onsite)
  • State Library Tour (Pre-registration required)

10:00 a.m.

  • History of the Statehouse with Jeanette Goben (South Atrium)
  • Statehouse Tour (Pre-registration required)

11:00 a.m.

  • IAHE Action Bills of Concern (South Atrium)
  • Statehouse Tour (Limited space available – register onsite)

12:00 p.m.

  • IAHE Rally (South Atrium) with Senator Dennis Kruse and Representative Timothy Wesco

1:00 p.m.

  • Statehouse Tour (Limited space available – register onsite)

1:15 p.m.

  • State Library Tour (Pre-registration required)

State House tours have limited space available and will be filled on a first come basis. Families may sign up for tours at check-in. The family must be present to reserve a tour space and you may not reserve spots for others. Thank you for your cooperation!

*To participate in the letter-boxing event, you will need to bring a rubber stamp, ink pad, pen, and log book. A complete explanation of letterboxing may be found on this site.

Additional Activites

Page for A Day Program

Families with a student ages 13 and older may like to be a Page that day. The Page for the Day program is an excellent way for your student to gain a first-hand glimpse of how the legislative process works at the Indiana Statehouse. During IAHE’s Home School Day, the rest of the family will have other events in which to participate while your child serves. This program fills up quickly, so check the IN.gov website for details and deadlines.

Register for the page program and learn more at these links:

Senate Democrats | House Democrats | Senate Republicans | House Republicans

Dining for a Cause

Support the IAHE when you dine at Panera or Spaghetti Warehouse (details coming soon) on January 17, 2019.

Eat at Panera (110 West Washington Street) between 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm and they’ll make a donation to the IAHE.

Download your flyer and show it to the Panera cashier.