Let Rural Hill provide you with the best field trip options available! Currently serving the greater Charlotte community and its surrounding schools, we continue to enjoy a greater recognition for our educational services.
Conveniently located next to Mystery Hill in Blowing Rock, Doc’s Rocks Gem Mine is a western North Carolina based gemstone and mining operation specializing in local gemstones. Doc’s Rocks is also recognized by the State Board of Education as a Premier Geology Education Center which teaches the geology of the Appalachian Mountains.
Our interactive programs are designed to promote student investigation and critical thinking. Led by a museum educator, programs include age-appropriate activities and encourage student participation. All museum programs meet learning standards outlined in North Carolina's Standard Course of Study.
Mystifying students visiting the High Country since the 1948, Mystery Hill features North Carolina’s only known Gravitational Anomaly where objects suspended in midair take more force to move in one direction than the other, along with a fascinating collection of hands-on science activities.
Have a passion but not sure how to explore it? Want to do more than visit just one site or attend one program? We've looked across the state and put together packages that make the Tar Heel State easy to explore.