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Schoolhouse Classes


LEGO Engineers (ages 5 – 10)
Wednesdays, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Let’s build! We’ll tackle engineering challenges in this LEGO-based course. Using the engineering design process, we’ll refine our engineering skills as we work in teams to develop, prototype, program, and test LEGO creations!

Register for LEGO Engineers


Nature Explorers (ages 5 – 9)
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and Fridays, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Ready for an outdoor adventure? Get up-close and personal with the Museum’s many natural environments! From our wetlands to our greenhouses to the Ellerbe creek, this class taps into curiosity through observation, discussion, and unique projects. Even if you have taken this class before, topics vary with the seasons. This Spring we will focus on the plant and animal life growing in and around Ellerbe Creek. We’ll become experts in foraging, natural materials, shelter building, and more!

*Note: This class takes place entirely outdoors, barring severe weather.
Register for Wednesday Nature Explorers
Register for Friday Nature Explorers

Ellerbe Expeditions (ages 10 – 13)
Wednesdays, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for this outdoor, learner-led adventure! While exploring, we will build on student discoveries that elicit curiosity and interest through observation, discussion, projects, and teamwork. Even if you have joined this class before, topics vary with the seasons – this spring we will be focusing on the growing environments around and within the Museum. Each class will also offer the opportunity to learn skills such as data collection, gardening, shelter building, conservation, and more!

*Note: This class takes place entirely outdoors, barring severe weather.
Register for Ellerbe Expeditions

Please email with any questions or concerns, and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

Prices and Booking

Museum Members receive 10% off the class price of $12 per hour of instruction.

A non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration. Payment in full is due five weeks prior to the first day of class.

If you have questions, please call 919.220.5429, x316 or Email us at

Changes and Cancellations

The Museum can grant refunds and perform session changes only when received five weeks before the class begins. There is a $50 cancellation fee for each class and a $30 fee for session changes.

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