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Tweetsie Christmas A Brand New Holiday Event at Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Christmas is a new brand new holiday event that begins this year at Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock where the Park is transformed into a winter wonderland. The Park will be open Friday and Saturday evenings in December. Read more about all the features of this brand new holiday event.

NC Museum of History A Must See Field Trip For All Classrooms in NC

NC Museum of History A Must See Field Trip For All Classrooms in NC

Traditionally one of the most popular field trip destinations in the State, The North Carolina Museum of History signature exhibit is The Story of North Carolina,. It tells the story of more than 14,000 years of the State’s history from its earliest residents. 

Discover  NC's First State Capitol The Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC

Discover NC's First State Capitol The Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC

More than 300 years of history comes alive for your students at Tryon Palace in New Bern. Tryon Palace is well-known as North Carolina’s first permanent state capitol as well as home to the first sessions of the North Carolina General Assembly and home to the State’s governors.

Relive WWII History Aboard the Battleship North Carolina

Relive WWII History Aboard the Battleship North Carolina

In 1958, Navy officials announced that the Battleship North Carolina, considered during World War II as the world’s greatest sea weapon, would be scrapped. State leaders launched a campaign to save the ship and bring it home. School students played a huge role in the effort. Each of the State’s students were asked to contribute ten cents to save the Battleship.

Discover Historic Bath, NC Where Blackbeard Roamed 300 Years Ago

Discover Historic Bath, NC Where Blackbeard Roamed 300 Years Ago

Blackbeard will be the subject of major historical focus this year as the State observes Blackbeard 300: Commemorating North Carolina’s Rich Maritime History. Attitudes about piracy in Blackbeard’s day were vastly different than the way we view them today. Piracy was considered a “fashionable vice” and all the English colonies encouraged those who robbed sea vessels.

Discover Trains and More at the NC Transportation Museum

Discover Trains and More at the NC Transportation Museum

To give your students a glimpse of the way people and goods were moved in the 20th century plan a field trip visit to the North Carolina Museum of Transportation in Spencer. The Museum site was once home to one of the largest steam locomotive repair facilities on the East coast operated by Southern Railway. Called Spencer Shops, the massive facility employed 3,000 workers. When diesel engines came along the demand for steam service declined and the facility closed in 1960.

Discover History, Science & More Capital City Lake Murray County

Discover History, Science & More Capital City Lake Murray County

This region is home to over 21 museums where all ages can find something special to explore. Choose from a history filled experience to a hand’s on educational programs.

The South Carolina State Museum – Reaching For The Stars!

The South Carolina State Museum – Reaching For The Stars!

Since 2014, when the SCSM added a 55 foot-digital dome planetarium, 4D theater, public observatory and telescope gallery, thousands of school children have been dazzled by the stars for the first time in the new and amazing spaces. With extensive educational programming that reaches beyond the walls of the building itself, the SCSM has charted a new path of necessary STEM, robotics and astronomy education that is available to all children in South Carolina and beyond. All of this is in addition to the history, art and natural history programs that keep schools coming back year after year.

NC Science Festival Expands Throughout April

NC Science Festival Expands Throughout April

The North Carolina Science Festival has expanded its annual celebration to span the entire month of April. The Festival, produced by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, was previously a two-week program. Last year the Festival had events in all 100 North Carolina counties.

Greensboro Science Center  Welcomes New Carousel

Greensboro Science Center Welcomes New Carousel

Young Piedmont Triad students will be delighted to learn that a colorful Carousel will be 
coming to Greensboro this spring.

Lumberton’s Exploration Station Offers STEM Learning Experiences

Lumberton’s Exploration Station Offers STEM Learning Experiences

Exploration Station in Lumberton is a unique hands-on learning center for your students. The varied activities not only entertain and educate your students, but help Exploration Station fulfill its mission of offering diverse experiences, exhibits and programs focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 

Greensboro Science Center Opens Prehistoric Passages Exhibit

Greensboro Science Center Opens Prehistoric Passages Exhibit

Students are fascinated with dinosaurs, and there’s no better place to learn about them than the Greensboro Science Center’s new Prehistoric Passages: Realm of Dragons exhibit.

Discover Dinosaurs and So Much More at Brookgreen Gardens

Discover Dinosaurs and So Much More at Brookgreen Gardens

Younger students today are fascinated with prehistoric dinosaurs, and they now have an opportunity to experience 17 lifelike dinosaur animatronics on display in the Butterfly Exhibit and adjacent field at Brookgreen Gardens. 

York County Is the Gateway to History

York County Is the Gateway to History

When the first Scotch-Irish settlers arrived in today’s York County, SC area in the 1750s they found an area populated primarily by Catawba Indians. They established an agrarian lifestyle and played a major role in two Revolutionary War battles.

Discover and Relive America's Past in Historic Beaufort, SC

Discover and Relive America's Past in Historic Beaufort, SC

In 1566, long before the founding of Jamestown, Santa Elena on Paris Island in Beaufort County, SC became the first European settlement in North America. Three centuries later this same area saw the birth of Reconstruction, as former slaves learned to enjoy life in a free society. 

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