Oh definitely. I think homeschooling naturally lends itself to creating at least three varieties of those special moments and memories.
I know parents whose kids go to public school, though, who experience something similar because of some deliberate choices they’ve made. I’ll explain.
The first type of memorable moment is when you and your child experience delightful learning together. For us, this doesn’t ever look like a Pinterest-worthy craft. It’s much more likely to look like an event in our community that we have a deeper appreciation for because of what we’ve been learning.
The eclipse was a great example because I knew about it long in advance and I decided to study astronomy in preparation. We all got curious together reading astronomy books like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Childs-Introduction-Night-Sky-Constellations/dp/157912366X , attending the eclipse event at the local library, listening to a NASA scientist present at a homeschool friend’s house, star gazing late at night (what a treat for kids!) with high powered telescopes and a guide from the local enthusiast club, etc. Aside from buying the book, I mainly just kept my eyes open for opportunities and jumped on them.
I was genuinely interested, which led to my kids’ being interested. Of course it can go the other direction when you jump into what your kids’ are interested in as well.
We’ve followed a similar pattern to study a composer and then see the orchestra perform their works, study one of Shakespeare’s plays then watch a performance, study rocks and then go to a local rock show, etc.