Things To Do

North Carolina Museum of History

History

Capital Area Visitor Services provides scheduling for groups of 10 or more who plan to visit government and cultural attractions in the capital city.

Museum of Life and Science

Museum of Life and Science

NC Piedmont, Science

84-Acre hands-on science center and home of Magic Wings Butterfly House in Durham, NC.

North Carolina Museum of Art

Located in Raleigh, North Carolina which opened in 1956 as the first major museum collection in the country to be formed by State legislation and funding.

NC Arboretum

NC Arboretum

NC Mountains, Garden

The North Carolina Arboretum is an arboretum and botanical garden located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, southwest of Asheville, North Carolina near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

NC Aquarium-Fort Fisher

NC Aquarium-Fort Fisher

NC Coast, Zoos and Aquariums

Welcome to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, located in Kure Beach, NC at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Visitors journey along “The Waters of the Cape Fear” – from freshwater streams and swamps, to coastline habitats, reefs and the open ocean.

Greensboro Science Center

NC Piedmont, Science

The Greensboro Science Center is the Triad’s premier family destination offering three great attractions: an Aquarium, Museum and Zoo.

Wright Brothers National Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial

NC Coast, History

The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who were credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight....

NC Aquarium Pine Knoll Shores

NC Aquarium Pine Knoll Shores

NC Coast, Zoos and Aquariums

Thousands of marine animals will take your students on a journey from North Carolina’s highest mountains to the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. Your students will enjoy touching stingrays, staring sharks in the eye and watching river otters play in this unique seaside setting.

NC Aquarium Roanoke Island

NC Aquarium Roanoke Island

NC Coast, Zoos and Aquariums

North Carolina Aquariums is a system of 3 public aquariums located in Kure Beach, Roanoke Island and Pine Knoll Shores.

Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain

NC Mountains, Action and Adventure

The most awesome classroom nature can provide. Everyone has something to learn on Grandfather Mountain, and there’s no better teacher than the mountain itself.

Battleship USS North Carolina

NC Coast, History

USS North Carolina (BB-55) was the lead ship of North Carolina-class battleships and the fourth warship in the U.S. Navy to be named in honor of the State of North Carolina.

NC Maritime Museums

NC Maritime Museums

NC Coast, History

The North Carolina Maritime Museum is a divisional museum of the North Carolina Museum of History. There are several branches of the Maritime Museum located in Beaufort, Southport and Roanoke Island.

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

NC Piedmont, Action and Adventure, History

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site is a great place for students to explore a variety of subjects, from the history of the Lost Colony to the role this area played in the Civil War.

Chimney Rock State Park

NC Mountains, Action and Adventure

Chimney Rock Park is a 1000-acre scenic attraction with spectacular North Carolina hiking trails. It is located 25 miles southeast of Asheville NC.

Tryon Palace

NC Piedmont, Arts and Culture, Garden, History

Visiting with your family or are you coming with a group? Whatever your needs, we can help you make the most of your visit to Tryon Palace and the North Carolina History Center.

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