Category Archives: Field Trips

American Indian Heritage Celebration

North Carolina Museum of Historyimage
5 East Edenton St
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-807-7900

18th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration

Friday, November 22, 2013 (School Groups Only)
9:00am – 2:00pm
$6/Person (Adults and Children 5+)
Note:  Children under 5 must also pay if they are participating.
Preregistration Required

Saturday, November 23, 2013
11:00am – 4:00pm
Free

Mark your calendars and join us in celebrating national American Indian history month!  Watch artists, dancers, and performers; participate in hands-on workshops and craft activities; listen to historians and scholars; and learn more about North Carolina’s American Indian population—the largest of any state east of the Mississippi River.

For more information or to register, call 919-807-7993.

Fall Tours of the North Carolina Executive Mansion

1024px-North-Carolina-Executive-Mansion-20080321North Carolina Executive Mansion

200 N Blount St
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-807-7950

Mansion Tours 
Wednesdays and Thursdays
September 18, 2013 – November 14, 2013
10:00am, 10:30am, 2:00pm, 2:30pm and 3:00pm
Free

Garden Tours
Wednesdays (Children) and Thursdays (Adults)
September 25, 2013 – October 23, 2013
9:30am or 10:30am
Free

Bring you students to tour North Carolina’s Executive Mansion and the beautiful gardens this fall! The Capital Area Visitor’s Center is taking reservations now. Reservations for groups of 10 or more can be made by visiting www.nccapvisit.org or calling 919-807-7950 at least two weeks ahead of your intended visit.  Groups must submit a list of names of participants in advance for admittance.

Wake County Solid Waste Facility Tours

trashWake County Environmental Services
337 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC United States 27601
919-856-2602

Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Tour Times:
9:30am – 10:30am
10:30am – 11:30am
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Ages 5+
Free (Preregistration Required)

Land-fill or Land-hill? A look at trash (and recycling!)
Take a tour of the Wake County South Wake Municipal Solid Waste Facility and learn about how landfills are built and designed to protect human health and minimize environmental impacts on soil, water, and air.

This is a family-friendly public tour for any adult and children age 5 and up. Tours will last approximately 1-hour.
All Participants will will ride in a 14-passenger van and view the many facilities and services on the site:
- Citizen Recycling Convenience Center
- Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Site
- Multi-Material Recycling Facility (MMRF)
- The active, working section of the South Wake Landfill
- The new landfill gas-to-energy facility

Please pre-register online here and reserve your seat for the tour time of your choice or call (919)856 – 2602.  (Note that tour reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis)

This event is sponsored by the Wake County Solid Waste Management Division and Waste Industries.

Free Friday at Mordecai Historic Park

Historic_Mordecai_House-Raleigh-NC-13_Sept_2010Mordecai Historic Park
1 Mimosa St
Raleigh, NC 27604
919-857-4364

Free Friday
Friday, August 16, 2013
10:00am – 3:00pm
All Ages
Free

Take a free tour of the Mordecai House and other historic outbuildings. Free tours are only offered twice a year so don’t miss out. Tours will begin on the hour and 1/2 hour. First come first serve. The first tour will begin at 10am, the last tour will begin at 3pm. 

Mordecai Historic Park is located in the heart of downtown Raleigh and is home to some of North Carolina’s most extraordinary treasures, including the Mordecai House and the Birthplace of Andrew Johnson – 17th president of the United States. Mordecai Historic Park offers a unique glimpse into early Raleigh life. Trolley tours depart from Mordecai on Saturdays in March through December.

 

12th Annual Fall Homeschool Festival at Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate1024px-Biltmore_Estate_14
One Lodge Street
Asheville, NC 28803
866-851-4661

12th Annual Fall Homeschool Festival
Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Friday, September 20th, 2013
Ages 5+
$22/Person

Think Green – Sustainability at Biltmore
Activities and Programs about Forestry, Renewable Energy and Sustainability

  • Meet a Tree
  • Goods from the Woods Bingo
  • What’s a Tree Cookie?
  • The Biltmore Stick
  • Solar Field
  • Brooder House
  • Erosion
  • Your Carbon Footprint
  • Chicken Tractor

Also includes a self-guided visit in Biltmore House as well as Gardens, Conservatory, Winery and Antler Hill Village.  Lunch and accomodation options available.