Rock Stories

  • Times Available: Tuesday - Friday, 10:15am, 11:15am, 12:15pm
  • Date Range: October 2023 - May 2024
  • Grade Levels: 1st Grade
  • Class Size: minimum 8, maximum 28 students/per program
  • Months: January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December
  • Requirements: Must register for program at least four weeks in advance of your group's visit.
    Minimum age 5 years.
  • Fee: $120 per program
  • Contact: Missy Chernick at melissa.chernick@naturalsciences.org
Share a journey through time with the three rock types: metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary. Learn how rocks are formed and discover some of their physical properties through stimulating activities. Students will also meet a live animal whose ancestors can be found in the fossil record.
Program length is 45 minutes.

This program is held onsite at our Downtown Raleigh location.

Curriculum Correlation(s):   1.E.2

Scheduling Instructions: Scheduling is now closed for the 2023/2024 school year. Scheduling for the upcoming school year will begin on Tuesday, July 30 for programs in October–January, and Tuesday, August 27 for programs in February–May. A link to the scheduling request form will be added once scheduling begins.

Please note that only 30 people total will be allowed in the program classroom. Two of those people must be adults, and at least one of them must be a teacher. All remaining chaperones, siblings, etc. are welcome to explore the Museum during the program.

Scholarship Opportunities: Funding may be available to cover all or part of program fees for qualifying schools. Please indicate your interest in the Additional Information section of the Scheduling Request Form.