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

September – May
The best option if you’re an in-session school (PreK – 12th grade)

A DPS field trip group

Durham Public Schools

Students free: Tues – Thurs: September – May
We offer special prices for groups from the Durham Public School District.

Homeschool group

Non-school groups

September – May
If you’re a non-school group with at least 10 attendees.

Kids having fun

Summer groups

June – August
If you’re a group with at least 10 attendees.

Group Programs

Coming to the Museum for a field trip? Or need a special program at your location? We’ve got you covered.

Group programs
A Museum educator teaching students

STEM Adventures

STEM Adventures is designed to incorporate NC state standards from multiple curricula into fun, interactive activities.

STEM Adventures

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 individually.*
Chaperones: $11 in advance with group, $13 individually.*

Other schools

Students: $11
Parents/Educators: 1 teacher FREE per 15 students. Additional teachers: $11 in advance with group, $13 individually.*
Chaperones: $11 in advance with group, $13 individually.*

Non-school groups/Summer groups/Homeschool 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. Reservations office hours are Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm

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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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