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Lifelong Adventure: Blue Ridge Outdoor Adventure at Wildacres

  • 10:00am Friday, May 05, 2017 - 6:00pm Sunday, May 07, 2017

View from porch at Wildacres

Enjoy a long weekend exploration of the birds, wildflowers, wildlife, streams, geology, folklore and plants of this spectacularly beautiful area on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Stream exploration, salamander hikes, wildflower walks, speakers, entertainment, late-night stargazing, and much more highlight this laid-back learning adventure scheduled for the peak of the spring wildflower season in the mountains. The Wildacres Retreat Center, on its’ own heavily wooded peak and adjoining the Pisgah National Forest, is the base for all activities, and features first-class meals, rooms, and meeting spaces.  This is a program of Discovery Place, a science museum in Charlotte, NC.

Registration information: Registration is closed.
Registration deadline is two weeks prior to trip start date. Trips failing to reach the minimum registration numbers by the deadline date may be canceled. Please call to check on trip status if interested in registering after the deadline.

For more information please contact Jerry Reynolds at 919.707.9884.


  • Fee: $300, ($280 for Friends of Museum) ages 13 to adult; $150 ($140 for Friends of Museum) for children under 13
  • Requirements: Minimum age 8 (minors must be accompanied by a registered adult)
  • Cancellation Notice: Refunds for trip cancellations less $25 processing will be given if cancelled one week or more in advance. No refunds for cancellations less than one week unless cancelled by Museum.
  • Trip Leader: Jerry Reynolds, Museum Educator
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May 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am
May 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
$300, ($280 for Friends of Museum) ages 13 to adult; $150 ($140 for Friends of Museum) for children under 13


In the Field

Wildacres Retreat Center


Missy Chernick