ABOUT OUR FIELD TRIPS

 

THE EXPERIENCE

Students work in small groups to make observations, collect data, compare and classify organisms, and draw conclusions. Each field trip to NCMNS Contentnea Creek includes an outdoor and indoor experience. During the outdoor experience students will explore several distinct habitats including streams, forests, swamps and ponds. The indoor experience will take your students into the planetarium where they will learn about the daily/annual motion, the lunar cycle, the solar system, or how we experience weather.

ON ARRIVAL

Upon arrival you will be greeted by a staff member and given the itinerary for the day. Payment will be collected from the field trip organizer and any additional partners/chaperones at this time. Students will be broken up into their groups and then formally greeted by staff before breaking out into their first activity. Lunches will be collected and transported to and from the picnic area by NCMNS staff.

THE WEATHER

Students and all accompanying adults should dress according to the weather. While we may shorten outdoor portions of a program according to the weather, we will be outside unless the weather is severe. Please pay close attention to the forecast in the days before your trip and encourage everyone to dress appropriately for those conditions.

TO BRING OR NOT TO BRING

It is recommended that all participants wear comfortable, closed toe shoes (no sandals or heels). Sunscreen and bug repellent are recommended especially for spring and summer trips. It is recommended for participants who are kayaking to bring a towel and a change of clothes. 

Student backpacks are not allowed on the field trips. Adult chaperones may carry backpacks as necessary. Student cell phones and electronics are not allowed on field trips.

BEHAVIOR

Encouraging your students’ respect for all park staff, property, and visitors. Groups who exhibit overly disruptive or destructive behavior will not be tolerated. Teachers and chaperones are responsible for the conduct of their groups. Students must be under direct adult supervision at all times.

LUNCH

If you are planning to have a picnic lunch with us, prior to leaving school please place all lunches in large cardboard boxes or coolers in order for our personnel to transport them to the picnic area for you.

Greenville:                           Closed for Renovations

Contentnea Creek:     Monday—Sunday,   9am—5pm

Downtown Raleigh:    Monday—Saturday, 9am—5pm                                                                           Sunday, 12pm—5pm

Prairie Ridge:               Monday—Saturday, 9am—4:30pm                                                                       Sunday, 12pm—4:30pm

Whiteville:                    Tuesday—Saturday, 9am—5pm

FREE GENERAL ADMISSION

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The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

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