Member Exclusive: The Trip of a Lifetime is Waiting
Travel with expert Museum guides to spectacular locations, explore wild parks and world heritage sites, tour behind the scenes at great museums, mingle with the locals and feast your senses on the wonders of nature.
Journey with us from Yellowstone National Park to the Galapagos Islands and learn from our educators and scientists as they learn from you.
Our Adventures are open to all Museum members. Join today!
In light of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s state of emergency declaration and recommendations regarding social distancing, both the Waterfall Adventure and Secrets of the Arizona Deserts trips are postponed. While we are disappointed to miss these opportunities to engage with you, we must prioritize your health and safety. If you are registered for one of the impacted trips, we will contact you directly regarding potential rescheduling or refunds. Thank you for your understanding regarding these changes and for your ongoing support of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.
April 15–17, 2020
$120 per person
North Carolina is rich in beautiful waterfalls – some with a subtle beauty and inviting pools to swim in during the warmer months and others that spectacularly plunge off a rock face, showing the sheer power of water. Join Head of Outreach Jerry Reynolds for a journey through the heart of waterfall country. Visit waterfalls in Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Forest and Gorges State Park. Look for early spring wildflowers and keep your eyes out for wildlife that might cross your path or fly overhead.
August 8–15, 2020
$2,416 double occupancy, $2,916 single occupancy
Explore the ecology of southern Arizona including the Sonoran Desert and the Chiricahua Mountains. Blacklight for bugs, search for lizards and other “herps,” view iconic desert plants and visit star attractions, including Saguaro National Park and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
November 14–15, 2020
$120 per person
Explore North Carolina’s bottomland hardwood forest and experience a night in a remote swamp. Camp with Museum Educator Melissa Dowland on the Roanoke River Partner’s platforms in the homes of beaver, barred owls, and migratory songbirds. Go to bed to the hootin’ and hollerin’ of barred owls and wake to sunrise through the cypress trees. Experience a true North Carolina wilderness on this special women’s trip.
January 13–20, 2021
$2,990 double occupancy, $3,990 single occupancy
Immerse yourself in the beauty and majesty of America’s first national park in winter – the snow-covered landscape, the incredible wildlife and the magnificent thermal features. Yellowstone National Park was set aside as our first national park in 1872 because of its spectacular geological features, including the world’s largest concentration of geysers. Yellowstone remains a refuge for the full complement of large mammals that once roamed the west, including gray wolves, which were reintroduced in 1995. Learn about Yellowstone’s rich history, leading role in conservation, and exceptional ecosystem as we travel through its magical winter landscape.
May 2–15, 2021
$11,400 per person
This 13-day adventure will immerse you in the spectacular landscape, wildlife and geology of the Galapagos Islands! Experience the unique flora and fauna of the archipelago that influenced Darwin’s development of the theory of evolution. Connect the history and impact of Darwin’s Beagle voyage to our current scientific understanding of evolution, extinction, and biological conservation.