Lifelong Adventure: Blue Ridge Adventure at Wildacres

  • 10:00am Friday, May 01, 2020 - 6:00pm Sunday, May 03, 2020

Enjoy a weekend exploration of 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 and late-night stargazing highlight this laid-back learning adventure based at the Wildacres Retreat Center during the spring wildflower peak in the mountains.  Coordinated by Discovery Place, sessions are led by expert naturalists and educators from the region.

Trip leaves on Friday, May 1, at 10am and returns on Sunday, May 3, at 6pm.

Registration for Lifelong Hikes and Adventures just got easier. With our new online ticketing system, we can process credit card payments, easily issue refunds, and collect all of your information in one place.

Member Pre-Sale
Registration opens on Thursday, January 16 exclusively for Museum members. Members must login to their account to access the pre-sale. Not a member yet? Join today!

Registration opens to the public on Wednesday, January 22.

Please note: You will be required to enter the following information for each registrant before you can complete your registration: emergency contact, physician contact and health information (allergies, conditions, medications relevant to this field experience). Take a moment to gather this information before beginning your registration.


If the trip is full, please contact Missy Chernick to be added to the waitlist.

For additional information about this trip and other Lifelong Hikes & Adventures, contact Jerry Reynolds at 919.707.9884.

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  • Fee: $280 per participant; $224 per member participant. (Fee includes travel, lodging, most meals, and instruction.)
  • Requirements: Minimum age 13 (minors must be accompanied by a registered adult).
  • Cancellation Notice: Refunds only issued if the Museum cancels the trip, or if cancellation is made in one of the following ways at least two weeks prior to the trip date: Either in writing via email to, or through the Museum box office (919.707.9950). We cannot issue credits, rain checks, or transfers for these trips.
  • Trip Leader: Jerry Reynolds, Museum Educator
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May 1 @ 10:00 am
May 3 @ 6:00 pm
$280 per participant; $224 per member participant. (Fee includes travel, lodging, most meals, and instruction.)


In the Field


Missy Chernick