Open to all North Carolina middle schoolers

ExperiMentors is a brand new program for North Carolina middle school students and their families! Through eight weeks of virtual afterschool programming, you’ll meet engaging scientists from near and far as we explore their careers, their pathways into science and the challenges they’ve overcome. Get your hands dirty through fun hands-on science experiments using simple supplies that you can gather right at home!

Our mentors will include scientists of all genders, races and identities who will break down stereotypes in their fields and challenge your idea of what a scientist looks like. At the end of the program, join us at NCMNS in downtown Raleigh to go behind the scenes, meet Museum curators and live animals and camp out overnight in the Museum with your family!

Fee: $275 for full program including campout (space is limited); $150 for virtual meetings only.

Scholarships and travel assistance to the family campout are available to families with financial need. All are welcome to apply!

Applications for our Fall 2022 program will open in Summer 2022. Please check back for more information and online application links.

Please note that we have limited space available and we anticipate receiving more applications than we can accept. For questions about the program and the application process, please contact Erin Apple at