Two kids in creek
Learn :: Museum Schoolhouse :: Schoolhouse Classes

Schoolhouse Classes

Fall 2022: 10 Weeks, September 13 – November 18

Fall Outdoor Artists (ages 5 – 9)
Tuesdays, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

You are an artist! Join us as we bring a variety of artistic styles outdoors. In this project-based class we’ll learn about artists who have brought art and nature together. While the season is changing, we will be making and using natural pigments, harvesting and refining clay, and exploring new uses for the plants in our own backyard. Find inspiration from nature as we discover the outdoor artist in each of us!
Register for Fall Outdoor Artists

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

Join us in this outdoor, learner-directed adventure! Students will deepen their understanding of the natural world while making connections with the Ellerbe creek, the natural environment in and around the Museum of Life and Science, and with one another! While exploring, we will build on student discoveries that elicit curiosity and interest by using observation, discussion, and project work. Through observing the change of seasons, we will investigate topics that include wildlife biology, botany, horticulture, earth science, and engineering and design. Each class will also offer the opportunity to learn skills such as foraging, gardening, refining natural materials, shelter building, conservation and more!

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

Fall Nature Explorers (ages 5 – 9)
Fridays, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Ready for an outdoor adventure? Get up-close and personal with the Museum’s many natural environments! From our wetlands to our greenhouses to Ellerbe creek, this class taps into curiosity through observation, discussion, and unique projects. Topics will focus on the fall season and can include wildlife biology, botany, earth science, engineering, and design. We’ll become experts in foraging, refining natural materials, shelter building, and more!

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

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.

Kids playing on wooden pathway