Category Archives: Field Trips

Scare-olina Skies 2013: Family Edition

Morehead Planetarium
250 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC562658_39390331
919-962-1236

Scare-olina Skies 2013:  Family Edition
Saturday, October 26th @ 2:30pm
Sunday, October 27th @ 3:30pm
Regular Ticket Prices Apply
Appropriate for Ages 5+

There’s a chill wind swirling down Franklin Street. On the UNC campus, a cascade of gold and red leaves hides the sidewalk. A murmur of voices whispers through the trees. And near the planetarium, excitement reaches a fever peak.  It must be Halloween!  Celebrate the season with a special fulldome star show at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

Back by popular demand, Morehead’s milder version of its annual “Scare-olina Skies” planetarium show is a perfect choice for families with elementary school-age children.

Colonial Living Week

Alamance Battleground
5803 N.C. 62 S
Burlington, N.C. 27215Colonial Dinner
336-227-4785

Colonial Living Week
Monday, October 14th –  Friday, October 18th
9:00am – 2:00pm
All Ages
Free


Colonial life comes alive as costumed interpreters demonstrate such skills as open-hearth cooking, candlemaking, spinning, weaving, cider making, blacksmithing, and quill pen writing. Militiamen will perform musket and once-a-day cannon demonstrations. Visit with a staff surgeon and see his surgical instruments on display. This five-day educational program offers social studies teachers an excellent field trip opportunity. Group reservations are required. Admission is free, and open to the public. Donations are welcomed.

Please confirm all events with the venue before attending.

Arts Discovery Series at The Carolina Theatre

curtainThe Carolina Theatre
309 W Morgan St
Durham, NC 27701
919-560-3030

Arts Discovery Series
9:50am & 11:20am
Various Dates & Shows – See List Below
$8/Person (Reserve Tickets Online Here)
All Ages

The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle
Monday, September 30th

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites
Thursday, October 24th

Skippyjon Jones
Friday, November 1st

Johnny Appleseed
Tuesday, November 12th

Kid Power Operation Lunch-Line
Monday, November 18th

Hispanic Flamenco Ballet
Friday, December 6th

A Christmas Carol
Tuesday, December 10th

February One
Monday, February 3rd

Jackie Robinson:  A Game Apart
Thursday, February 6th

Charlotte’s Web
Thursday, February 13th

African American Dance Ensemble
Wednesday, February 19th

Beauty and the Beast
Friday, March 21st

African Storytelling and Workshop
Tuesday, May 6th

 

 

PBS’s Slim Goodbody Live Show in October

Garner Performing Arts Center
742 W Garner Rd
Garner, NC 27529

Monday, October 28th, 2013
Bodyology at 9:55am
Lighten Up! at 11:40am
$7/Person for 1 Show
$10/Person for Both Shows
Purchase Tickets Online Here

Bodyology is a 1 hour theatrical show that explores the inner workings of the human body along with the health practices required to care for it. The National Bodyology Tour is an exciting new Musical Show starring PBS’s Slim Goodbody.

The main objectives of “Bodyology” include:

  • Teaching students how their amazing body works
  • Encouraging students to make better health choices
  • To help students attain competencies related to national education standards

Lighten Up! addresses the problem of childhood obesity. It is a highly interactive, 50-minute musical show designed to help children, in grades K-6, learn the value of exercise and good nutrition. The show deals with the serious problems of excess weight and obesity in an entertaining and totally non-threatening way. Children are encouraged to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors needed to make health-enhancing choices. In every musical number, the kids participate, by answering questions, volunteering, and moving along with Slim.

Lighten Up is designed to help students:

  • Understand the benefits of good nutrition
  • How to make better food choices
  • Understand the body’s need for physical activity
  • Become smarter consumers
  • Attain competencies related to national education standards

 

 

Videri Chocolate Factory Tour

We went on a sweet field trip with our homeschool group a few weeks ago…literally!

About a year ago we read a Curious George book about a chocolate factory and my kids have been asking to go to one ever since. I thought it would make a great indoor summertime field trip so I started my google searching.

Lucky me, I found the perfect place in downtown Raleigh called Videri Chocolate Factory, Have you heard of it? Definitely worth checking out. Their delicious treats are organic and made from the bean!

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They offer tours to groups or you can just stop by and get a great view of the process. Their factory is set-up with viewing windows and the process is explained with step-by-step signs.

We decided to set up a tour for our group. The staff was welcoming and very patient with the excitement of our little ones. I will never forget the delicious smell that came wafting out as soon as they opened the doors for us! And the inside was so cool. I could have hung out their all afternoon eating chocolate and having delicious coffee drinks from their bar.

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The tour was fairly short, but informative. It was actually just long enough for our crowds attention span. At the end they gave all of us samples and some extras to take home! How awesome is that?

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Wondering what our homeschoolers thought?
Homeschool Dude Says: “That was neat. There was a lot of chocolate there!”
Homeschool Dudette Says: “That was so yummy!! The samples were the best part!”

The Details
Videri Chocolate Factory
327 W Davie St
Sweet 100
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-755-5053
$5/Child (They waived the fee for parents and kids under 2 for our group.)
Max Group Size 25