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North Carolina Field Trips with Kids

North Carolina field trips: plenty of places to take kids to learn hands-on!
Arts & Crafts
Astronomy
Children’s Museums
Health
History
Industry & Technology
Natural Science
Science

Homeschool Field Trips By City

Field Trips in Charlotte
Field Trips in Raleigh
Field Trips in Durham
Field Trips in Fayetteville

Arts & Crafts

Iredell Arts Council
The umbrella organization for arts groups in Iredell County, North Carolina and the conduit for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Funding. We offer information, referrals, event coordination and general support for art activities in Iredell County.

Astronomy

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
We are currently planning some incentives and possible one-day events during the upcoming school year to encourage homeschooler participation.
UNC-CH, CB #3480
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 962-1236

Children’s Museums

Iredell Museums, Inc
Imagine a place of wonder where children can touch, explore and play … Imagine a place for children where learning is fun each day …
134 Court St.
Statesville, NC 28687
(704) 872-4773

Discovery Place
Our Discovery Halls and The Charlotte Observer IMAX® Dome Theatre offer something fun and educational for everyone in the family!
301 North Tryon Pl.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(800) 935-0553

Greensboro Children’s Museum
Adults go to work every day in a town, and at the Greensboro Children’s Museum, children go to their work in “Our Town”, the realistic theme for the Museum.
220 North Church Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 574-2898

Rocky Mount Children’s Museum and Science Center
Explore science, math and technology.
1610 Gay Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
(919) 972-1167

Health

The Health Adventure
Lesson plans available online before or after trips to this North Carolina museum.
2 South Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28802-0180
(704) 254-6373


Poe Center for Health Education
We provide programs for home school groups, among other groups. We deliver fun, interactive health education programs for preschool-twelfth grade aged children.
224 Sunnybrook Road
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 231-4006

History

Camp Flintlock
Summer camp, field trips, overnight encampments, and fife & drum music as well as partnerships with Colonial North Carolina American historic sites.
1580 King Mill Road
Four Oaks NC, 27524
(919) 938-1776

Fort Dobbs
The only North Carolina state historic site associated with the French and Indian War and the only one located along the official colonial frontier.
438 Fort Dobbs Road
Statesville, NC 28625
(704) 873-5866

Historic Rosedale Plantation
A unique way to discover the history of Charlotte, North Carolina, while learning in a beautiful, historic setting.
3427 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
(704) 335-0325

International Civil Rights Center & Museum
Explore the history of the American civil rights movement with a guided tour of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum’s permanent exhibition, The Battlegrounds. Join us every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. to hear Guilford County School teachers narrate stories highlighting influential figures that contributed to the rich history of African Americans.
134 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 274-9199

Körner’s Folly
A home chock-full of contrasts and comparisons. It has welcoming public spaces, and hidden nooks and crannies. The top floor of the house has a wonderful little theater (seats about 60) where local plays can be performed. For the younger children, we even have a professional puppet show which explains the history of the house.
413 South Main Street
Kernersville, N.C. 27284
(336) 996-7922

Old Salem Museums and Gardens
Each year Old Salem hosts several events just for home educated families. Each event has a different theme and activities so that you learn something new each time you visit.
900 Old Salem Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Call 1-800-441-5305 for reservations.


Rural Hill Farm
Center of Scottish Heritage, the historic homestead of Major John and Violet (Wilson) Davidson. Check the Educational section for learning experiences.
4431 Neck Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 875-3113

Industry & Technology

Factory Tours in North Carolina
Learn about race cars to chocolate making.

SweetFrog Asheboro, NC
Facebook page to find out about arranging a tour behind the scenes of this frozen yogurt shop. Ideal for kindergarten-aged children. If you want to book a Field Trip for your group or class, come in to schedule a date or call us at (336) 521-9630.

Natural Science

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by Charles O. Pilkey (Author), Orrin H. Pilkey (Author)
Read Inside

Ever wonder where sand comes from? Or why shells are colored differently? Or how to estimate the size of a wave? Featuring more than forty fun hands-on activities for families with children, Lessons from the Sand reveals the science behind the amazing natural wonders found on the beaches of North Carolina and South Carolina. Easy-to-do experiments will help parents and kids discover the ways water, wind, sand, plants, animals, and people interact to shape the constantly changing beaches we love to visit.

Featuring colorful illustrations and clear instructions, most activities require nothing more than an observant eye and simple tools found at local stores. You will learn about geology, weather, waves and currents, the critters that live on our beaches, and the environmental issues that threaten them. Chapters also include indoor activities for rainy days and activities for nighttime discovery. This book will become an indispensable companion for families, teachers, and students heading to the Carolina coast for years to come. Kindle Edition

Greensboro Science Center
Entertain your child with educational workshops, science club, homeschool classes, nature tots, mini museum studies, etc.
4301 Lawndale Drive
Greensboro, NC 27455
(336) 288-3769

Lazy 5 Ranch
A privately owned exotic animal drive thru park that offers a 3.5 mile safari through the gently sloping pasturelands of Piedmont, North Carolina.
15100 Highway 150 East
Mooresville, NC 28115
(704) 663-5100

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Science education is an essential part of the Museum’s mission. Facebook page.
102 North Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27626
(919) 733-7450

Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Exceptional opportunities for families and visitors of all ages to see the region’s rocks and minerals, hills and rivers, plants and animals with fresh wonder.
1500 East Garrison Boulevard
Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 866-6900

Science

Catawba Science Center
CSC also provides a variety of educational and fun programming for school groups, children, families, adults, homeschoolers, preschoolers, scouts and other community groups.
243 3rd Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28603
(828) 322-8169

Imagination Station Science & History Museum
Our interactive programs are designed to promote student investigation into various science concepts.
224 East Nash Street
Wilson, NC 27894
(252) 291-5113

North Carolina Museum of Life and Science
Experience how inquiry-based teaching energizes your students and encourages science discovery.
433 West Murray Avenue
Durham, NC 27704
(919) 220-5429


SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County
Enjoy interactive, hands-on special exhibits and programs in spacious exhibit halls.
400 West Hanes Mill Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
(336) 767-6730

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