Programs & Events

Blue Ridge Discovery Weekend at Wildacres

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Program Type: 
Workshop or Trip
May. 2, 2013 | Thursday, 9:00am
Multiple Times: 
Friday, May 2 (9:00am) - Sunday, May 4, 2013 (6:00pm)
Minimum age 8 (minors must be accompanied by a registered adult)
Location: In the Field - Wildacres Retreat Center
$300 / ages 13 & older ($280 for Friends of the Museum); $180/ children under 13 ($160 for Friends of the Museum)

Enjoy a weekend-long 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, wild flower 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.  Patrick McMillan, PBS host and naturalist, and other expert naturalists from the region will guide your discovery of the beauty and wonder of the Blue Ridge 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, meeting spaces.  Blue Ridge Discovery Weekend is a program of Discovery Place, a science museum in Charlotte, NC.

Activity Level: Easy to Strenuous depending on choice of activities
Leader(s): Jerry Reynolds, Museum educator
Registration information: Registration required. Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form and Health Form with payment. 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.

Please register before March 31st for these rates.  Rates increase after March 31st
Fee includes lodging, five meals, instruction and transportation from Raleigh.

For more information contact Debbie Huston at 919.707.9840 or