Top Museums/Historic Attractions NC

NC Museum of Natural Sciences

NC Museum of Natural Sciences

NC Piedmont, History, Science

The Southeast's newest and largest natural history museum features live animals, dinosaurs, whales, walk-through dioramas, science education and research.

Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher

NC Coast, Action and Adventure

Fort Fisher was a Confederate fort during the American Civil War. It protected the vital trading routes of the port at Wilmington, North Carolina, from 1861 until its capture by the Union in 1865.

Fort Macon State Park

Fort Macon State Park

NC Coast, History

Fort Macon State Park is a North Carolina state park in Carteret County, North Carolina, in the United States. Located on Bogue Banks near Atlantic Beach, the park opened in 1936.

NC Zoo

NC Zoo

NC Piedmont, Zoos and Aquariums

The North Carolina Zoological Park is located in Asheboro, North Carolina in the Uwharrie Mountains

Discovery Place

Discovery Place

NC Piedmont, Science

Charlotte's Science Museum, is a family-friendly attraction with fun educational events, shows, IMAX, 3D films and live animals.

Marbles Kids Museum

Marbles Kids Museum

NC Piedmont, Science

A field trip to Marbles gives students the opportunity to develop vital skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, innovation and collaboration.

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 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.

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.

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....

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.

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 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.

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