Imagine, invent and experiment in our hands-on, minds-on exhibits that align with NC Standards. Ready, set, PLAY!
Students take on the role of citizens as firefighters, journalists, farmers, paramedics and teachers. They cooperate and problem solve to provide services and explore how people live and work together. Presented by ElectriCities.
Dive into the physical properties of water and solids. Students test what sinks and floats at the water tables, conduct experiments on the USS Science Sub and set sail for adventure on the pirate ship.
Investigate what makes a garden grow and help care for plants. Students work together to identify roots, leaves, flowers and seeds that make up healthy food choices. Presented by BASF.
Students play around with sound and whimsical vibrations to compose their own melodies on giant outdoor percussion instruments. Presented by The Jandy Ammons Foundation.
From seed to sprout to garden oasis! Students pretend to plant fruits, vegetables and colorful flowers and mulch, water and care for their greenhouse treasures. Presented by BlueCross NC.
Traveling between the first and second floors of the museum? Take the stairs! Students will love our playful piano stairs with authentic key and colorful lights. Presented by the MetLife Foundation.
Students experience outdoor adventure indoors, pretending to camp, kayak, and care for woodland creatures. Presented by Johnson Subaru.
Students explore how people earn and use money for goods and services in the pizzeria and pet shop. Money flows through the bank as students aim to save, make deposits and withdrawals. In partnership with your North Carolina banks.
Create, innovate, design and construct! Students experiment with design as they build cars, use a variety of scrap materials to design inventions and build super structures with giant Legos.
Students put their skeletal and muscular systems to the test! Shoot, skate, climb, dribble and balance. Pretending to cook from the My Plate table reinforces healthy nutrition. Presented by Carolina Hurricanes.
Using cranks, levers and pulleys, students work together to keep the electricity flowing through a pretend power grid. Students learn where energy comes from and how to use it wisely. Presented by ABB.
Charge up hands-on play at STEM challenge stations! Make and test flyers that soar up wind towers, build and rebuild circuits, and engineer solutions to a variety of brain teasers. Presented by Duke Energy.
Artists at work! Imagination and self-expression unfold as students use high-quality materials to create artistic masterpieces. It’s all about the process!
Step into the sights and sounds of the Neuse River Basin. Playfully explore the Neuse River’s ecosystem and role play as Riverkeeper in the Ranger Station. Presented by Duke Energy.
RequesT A Field Trip
Get the most out of Marbles with an IMAX educational movie that will have students reaching out to try and touch the images jumping off NC's biggest screen. Movies are approximately 45 minutes and align with NC Standards.
Explore the incredible story of two endangered species - orangutans and elephants - and the trailblazing heroes saving them from extinction in Kenya and Borneo.
Investigate the longest insect migration on Earth, and soar alongside half a billion butterflies heading south on a perilous 3,000 mile journey across North America. Watch butterflies unite countries and cultures and turn scientists into detectives uncovering the amazing journey of these tiny creatures.
Journey alongside scientists working to protect the giant panda species, and meet Qian Qian, a baby panda born in captivity and destined for life in the wild.
Discover the world's most exotic undersea locations, and experience face-to-face encounters with mysterious and stunning creatures of the ocean. Learn about the ocean ecosystem and how we can preserve it.
Journey to Space 3D - Science Curriculum Match: 3.E.1
Backyard Wilderness - Science Curriculum Match: K.E.1, K.L.1, 1.L.1, 1.L.2, 2.E.1, 2.L.1 & Social Studies Curriculum Match: K.H.1, K.G.2, 1.G.2, 2.G.2, 3.G.1
Hubble 3D - Science Curriculum Match: 3.E.1