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. http://www.biltmore.com/groups-weddings/groups/educational-groups
Lucky Country Licorice Factory in Lincolnton http://www.lucky-country.com/
Grandfather Mountain http://www.grandfather.com/
Daniel Boone park   http://www.danielboonepark.com/
Korners Folly in Kernersville http://www.kornersfolly.org/
NASCAR hall of fame http://www.nascarhall.com/
The Blue Ridge Parkway http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/
 Docs rocks in boone http://www.docsrocks.net/
Tweetsie Railroad http://tweetsie.com/
App ski mountain http://www.appskimtn.com/

Catawba Science Center In hickory http://www.catawbascience.org/

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! http://www.homelandcreamery.com/
NC Museum of History (Raleigh)   http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/
Mint Museum In Charlotte   http://www.mintmuseum.org/
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. https://tickets.nczoo.org/Info.aspx?EventID=11
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.   http://www.lazy5ranch.com/
Mrs. Hanes Moravian Cookies in Clemmons http://www.hanescookies.com/hanes_cs/default.asp
Bennett Place (Civil War Related) http://www.bennettplacehistoricsite.com/
Duke Homestead http://dukehomestead.org/
Tobacco Farm Life Museum in Kenly http://www.tobaccofarmlifemuseum.org/
Carolina Aviation Museum in Charlotte http://www.carolinasaviation.org/
Stag Ville Plantation and Duke Gardens in Durham http://www.stagville.org/
Tiger World in Rockwell http://www.tigerworld.us/
Morehead planetarium & Science Center. Also UNC campus in Chapel Hill http://www.moreheadplanetarium.org/
The James K. Polk museum in Pineville be sure to check out the teacher packet too! http://www.presjkpolk.com/
Museum of the Waxhaw’s & The Andrew Jackson Museum   http://www.museumofthewaxhaws.com/
Sci-Works in Winston-Salem http://www.sciworks.org/
The Transportation Museum in Salisbury http://www.nctrans.org/
Reed's Gold Mine in Concord http://www.reedmine.com/
Schiele museum of natural history in Gastonia http://www.schielemuseum.org/
Daniel Stowe botanical gardens http://www.dsbg.org/
Carolina Tiger rescue in Pittsboro   http://www.carolinatigerrescue.org/
Agape environmental center in Fuquay Carina. Agape has a camp also so you could go camping and sign up for classes beforehand. http://www.agapecenterforee.org/
Aloha Safari zoo in Cameron http://www.alohasafarizoo.org/
Duke lemur center http://lemur.duke.edu/
NC museum of art and the cloud chamber http://www.ncartmuseum.org/museum_park/art_in_the_park/
Clemmons Educational State Forest (talking trees) Listen as the “Talking Trees and Rocks” weave tales about the Forest. http://www.visitnc.com/listing/clemmons-educational-state-forest-1
NC Arboretum in Raleigh http://jcra.ncsu.edu/
Sea Life Aquarium at concord mills mall http://www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord/

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! http://www.tryonpalace.org/
Special Ops Museum in Fayetteville http://www.asomf.org/
 Wild horses on the beach in Corolla http://www.outerbanks.com/corolla-wild-horses.html
Wright Brothers Memorial in Kitty Hawk http://www.nps.gov/wrbr/index.htm
Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington http://www.battleshipnc.com/
Schoolhouse of Wonder in Durham creates kind, curious, and
confident kids through nature-based outdoor adventures.
http://schoolhouseofwonder.org/
Roanoke Island & Cape Hatteras both have loads of historical facts!
Sylvan Height Bird Park in Scotland Neck. http://shwpark.com/plan-a-visit/get-directions.html http://shwpark.com/
Estuarium in Washington. (Bath was home to Blackbeard)
Loggerhead turtle hospital on Topsail Island. http://www.seaturtlehospital.org/
Moore's Creek Bridge http://www.nps.gov/mocr/index.htm



Here are some other sites that have so many other places to visit plus info on what to teach!
http://www.learnnc.org/discover/ <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!

2 comments:

  1. In the Piedmont-the Greensboro Science Center and Sciquarium is an awesome place to go. They have a small aquarium with penguins, otters, fish, sharks,and sting rays. They also have tigers, wolves, red panda, wallabees, a petting zoo, various snakes, spiders and lizards, other small animals, meerkats, and also a dinosaur section, weather section, rock section, and a play area for little kids.

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  2. The Nature Center in Asheville is also a great place to go.

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