Kids on a field trip

Groups & School Visits

A day of discovery for any group

A trip to the Museum launches visitors into a universe of nature exploration and science learning. With 84 acres of open-ended science and nature experiences designed to spark imagination, creativity, and new ways of thinking about our world, the Museum is the perfect destination for classes and groups of any size.

 

Field trips

A field trip group

School groups

The best option if you’re an in-session school (preK – 12th grade), or you’re a homeschool with a state-issued ID

A DPS field trip group

Durham Public Schools

We offer special prices for groups from the Durham Public School District.

Homeschool group

Non-school groups

If you’re a non-school group with at least 10 attendees, planning to visit from September through May, this is the option for you.

Kids having fun

Summer groups

If you’re a group with at least 10 attendees, planning to visit from June through August, we’ve got great options for you.

Field Trip & Group Visit Admission Pricing

Durham Public Schools

Students: Free
Parents/Educators: 1 teacher FREE per 15 students. Additional teachers: $11 in advance with group, $13.98 individually.*
Chaperones: $11 in advance with group, $13.98 individually.*

Other schools

Students: $11
Parents/Educators: 1 teacher FREE per 15 students. Additional teachers: $11 in advance with group, $13.98 individually.*
Chaperones: $11 in advance with group, $13.98 individually.*

Non-school groups/Summer groups

Individual guests: $13 +tax

Train rides

Train rides for all group visitors are $5.50 per person

* Note the start of your field trip may be delayed 30 minutes or more if chaperones pay separately. Collect in advance and enjoy rapid check-in by including chaperone admission in your single group payment.

Group Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance. Submitting a Group Request Form does not guarantee your reservation. Someone from our team will contact you regarding your request as soon as possible.

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Field trip FAQs

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How field trips align with NC essential standards

Essential Standards Alignment

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