The big list of field trip ideas for NC

I with the help of the great ladies in the Facebook group N.C. Homeschooling  have come up with tons of field trip ideas and tips. I decided to compile them and make the readily available for everyone! This list has its own page and will continually be updated! Be sure to PIN and save for future reference! 

In The Mountains:
Looking glass waterfalls in Pisgah national forest
The Biltmore House in Asheville also has Homeschoolers days.
Lucky Country Licorice Factory in Lincolnton
Grandfather Mountain
Daniel Boone park
Korners Folly in Kernersville
NASCAR hall of fame
The Blue Ridge Parkway
 Docs rocks in boone
Tweetsie Railroad
App ski mountain

Catawba Science Center In hickory

In The Piedmont
Homeland Creamery in Julian. Enjoy a hay ride, milk cow, bottle feed newborn calves, tour the milking parlor and of course eat ice cream!
NC Museum of History (Raleigh)
Mint Museum In Charlotte
NC Zoo Homeschoolers can go to the NC zoo one time per year for free, you call 2 weeks ahead and schedule a date, the same for the NC Aquarium.
Lazy 5 Ranch in Mooresville an animal park where you get up close to wild animals with a horse drawn wagon ride. Feed our exotic and farm animals, giraffes, and more.
Mrs. Hanes Moravian Cookies in Clemmons
Bennett Place (Civil War Related)
Duke Homestead
Tobacco Farm Life Museum in Kenly
Carolina Aviation Museum in Charlotte
Stag Ville Plantation and Duke Gardens in Durham
Tiger World in Rockwell
Morehead planetarium & Science Center. Also UNC campus in Chapel Hill
The James K. Polk museum in Pineville be sure to check out the teacher packet too!
Museum of the Waxhaw’s & The Andrew Jackson Museum
Sci-Works in Winston-Salem
The Transportation Museum in Salisbury
Reed's Gold Mine in Concord
Schiele museum of natural history in Gastonia
Daniel Stowe botanical gardens
Carolina Tiger rescue in Pittsboro
Agape environmental center in Fuquay Carina. Agape has a camp also so you could go camping and sign up for classes beforehand.
Aloha Safari zoo in Cameron
Duke lemur center
NC museum of art and the cloud chamber
Clemmons Educational State Forest (talking trees) Listen as the “Talking Trees and Rocks” weave tales about the Forest.
NC Arboretum in Raleigh
Sea Life Aquarium at concord mills mall

On The Coast:
Tryon Palace in New Bern Tryon Palace is known for being North Carolina's first permanent state capitol, but ... History is More Than a Story It's an Experience!
Special Ops Museum in Fayetteville
 Wild horses on the beach in Corolla
Wright Brothers Memorial in Kitty Hawk
Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington
Schoolhouse of Wonder in Durham creates kind, curious, and
confident kids through nature-based outdoor adventures.
Roanoke Island & Cape Hatteras both have loads of historical facts!
Sylvan Height Bird Park in Scotland Neck.
Estuarium in Washington. (Bath was home to Blackbeard)
Loggerhead turtle hospital on Topsail Island.
Moore's Creek Bridge

Here are some other sites that have so many other places to visit plus info on what to teach! <This site is AMAZING! You can add the county where you are going a see what’s there to do!

As for all of these areas search for seasonal local places to go look at Christmas lights, pumpkin patches, apple orchards and more! If you know of a place let me know & I will add them!


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