The Museum offers curriculum-correlated programs for students, and a wide variety of professional development opportunities for educators. Use the Museum’s learning resources and online adventures to expand your natural science knowledge during a Museum visit, at home, in the field and in the classroom. Read about the happenings in Education on the Education Blog!

Plan Your Field Trip

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Explore North Carolina’s diverse habitats, meet live animals and discover your connections to the natural world — all during a field trip to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.


Educator Treks

Get in the field and explore remarkable natural places across North Carolina and beyond, or join us for a workshop onsite. Return to your classroom with a sense of renewal and with practical ways to integrate the natural sciences into your teaching.

Educators of Excellence Institutes

Join the Museum on the adventure of a lifetime! Applications for summer 2015 Institutes will be available in January, 2015.

Educators of Excellence | Educators of Excellence Application 2015 (PDF)

Virtual Education

Want to visit the Museum without a long bus trip? Experience a live, interactive Museum “field trip” over the Internet.

Outreach Programs

The Museum brings natural science presentations to you that include live animals and natural objects. Programs can be scheduled for school-wide science days, after-school programs, summer camps, scouting groups, clubs, preschools, libraries and community festivals.