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Schoolhouse Classes

Fall Classes

Fall 2021 Schedule


Nature Explorers (5-9)
Tuesdays or Fridays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ready for an outdoor adventure? Get up-close and personal with the natural environment connecting the Museum to the Ellerbe Creek! This class taps into curiosity through the use of observation, discussion, and unique projects. Topics include wildlife biology, botany, earth science or engineering and design! You’ll become an expert in foraging, refining natural materials, shelter building, and more!
Register for Tuesday
Register for Friday

Ellerbe Expedition (ages 10-13)
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Take your learning outside! In this all-outdoor class, you guide the discussion and the experiments. Topics can range from wildlife biology and botany to earth science and stream conservation. Not only will your curiosity grow, but you will be empowered to find the answers. Each day brings a new adventure and a new opportunity to discover the answers in nature.

Project Imagine: Design in Motion (ages 5-9)
Fridays, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Calling those with big imaginations! This class helps future designers practice problem-solving skills while they tackle motion challenges. Learners will use their imagination to explore the science behind amusement parks! Each session is packed with opportunities to explore science and spark imagination.

Investigate: Dino Discoveries (ages 5-9)
Tuesdays, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Is your budding paleontologist a fan of Dinosaurs? Peek into prehistory using real archaeological methods! Students will dig into the process of fossilization, explore the world that dinosaurs inhabited, and experiment to find the ways in which dinosaurs may have sounded. No dino discovery is complete without trips to our on-site Dinosaur Trail and Fossil Dig Pit. Your prehistoric prodigies will have a blast in this exciting class!

Museum Adventures (ages 5-10)
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Can’t decide on just one topic? This class may be right for you! Each week we spend the day diving into a different exhibit. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Butterfly House, learn about animal enrichment in Carolina Wildlife, and get a closer look at how our planet changes at Earth Moves. Your child will feel like they know all the nooks and crannies of the Museum!

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

Prices and Booking

Class prices are generally $10 per hour of instruction for Museum members. Prices for non-members are slightly higher.

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, x352 or Email

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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