To Schedule your Field Trip to the Nature Exploration Center:
  • Step 1: Choose a student program. Search for student programs offered at the Museum
  • Step 2: Scheduling for the 2016-2017 school year begins Thursday, August 18, 2016.
    • Teachers of elementary students must register for programs at least four weeks in advance of your group’s visit. To schedule a program at the Museum, for grades Preschool – Grade 5 with either our Curiosity Classes or our Discovery Room, please contact Missy Chernick, scheduling assistant, at 919.707.8860 or submit an online Scheduling Request Form (available 8/18/16).
    • Teachers of Middle and High School students must register for programs at least six weeks in advance of your group’s visit. To schedule a program at the Museum, for grades 5 – 12, with our Living Conservatory, please contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840 or submit an online Scheduling Request Form (available 8/18/16).
    • Invoices will be emailed within five days of your program confirmation with the scheduling coordinator.
    • Once you have scheduled, you are also scheduled to explore the Museum before or after your group participates in their fee-based, curriculum-correlated student program, and you do not need to contact Capital Area Visitors Services.
  • Step 3: If your group would like to visit a Featured Exhibition or 3D Movie before or after you participate in a student program, first confirm the date and time of your scheduled student program with the scheduling coordinator; then contact the Museum Box Office at 919.707.9950 to make reservations.
  • Step 4: Review the list of Additional Scheduling Information for important details about the scheduling process.
Nature Exploration Center