for school groups
9:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Check here for current visitation information.
Groups save over 55% of the
general admission price
The school group rate is $6 per person for students, teachers,
Two teachers per class admitted
Receive an additional $2 off admission per person when you sign up for a
50-, 90-, or 180-minute Focused Field Trip at the time of your
Payment options and information
- We accept: school purchase orders, MasterCard/Visa/Discover/AmericanExpress, personal checks, cash
- Groups will be invoiced upon request
- Individuals checking in and paying separately will be charged the full admission price, not the group rate
- Members with membership cards should check in separately
Before calling, be
sure you have:
Specific date and time of arrival (alternate dates may be required)
Full name, address, telephone number of the school, name of your
school district, and names and email addresses of teachers in charge on
the day of the visit
Grade level and number of students and adults
Name of the Focused Field Trip(s) for which you wish to register
Specific arrangements for groups with special needs or interests
Adult chaperones are required for all groups
- We thank you for encouraging your students’ respect for all Museum
staff, property, and visitors. Groups who exhibit overly disruptive or
destructive behavior will not be tolerated
- A minimum of one adult for every eight (8) students visiting the Museum for Grades 3 through 8
A minimum of one adult for every five (5) students for Pre-K through Grade 2
Participation in the 180-Minute Focused Field Trip requires six adult chaperones/class
For the safety and comfort of all Museum visitors, all students must be with a chaperone at all times
Groups are welcome to use the covered picnic dome and outdoor picnic
tables next to the bus arrival parking lot on a first-come,
first-served basis. Box lunches can be purchased in advance through Sprout Café by calling 919-220-5429 x358, view the menu here.
The Museum grounds (including train) are accessible to those with special needs.
Ride the train
All aboard! Ride through the
Museum’s nature park on our beloved
Ellerbe Creek Railway, $3 per person (students, teachers, chaperones).
No reserved seats. Students must be accompanied by chaperone. Purchase tickets at the group check-in window or at
the Admissions desk day of visit.
Subject to availability.