50+ Field Trips Around Raleigh, NC

Field trips are something that every family can enjoy doing together, and are a wonderful and I would even say essential part of a vibrant and robust home education program. Look at parks, museums, businesses, and events in your community and region as an opportunity for experiential, hands-on learning. All ages benefit from getting out of the “classroom” and into the world, so take advantage of opportunities for all the ages in your family.

Field trips can be just your family, or a whole group of families exploring a place together. Sometimes discounts and special educational opportunities are offered for groups, so check with the destination to see what they offer.

Check the location’s website for information or instructions regarding hours, pricing, age requirements, group visits or field trips, special events, planning a visit, and other important information to know before you go. Check also for virtual tours and online presentations during time of emergency closure.

Parks, Wildlife & Nature Centers

History Museums & Historic Sites

Government. Military & Community Helpers

Health, Medicine & Wellness

Science & Technology

The Arts – Art, Music, Dance, Theater

Agriculture / Agritainment / Food

Imagination & Discovery

Marbles Kids’ Museum & IMAX Theater (Raleigh)

Fairs & Festivals

NC State Fair (Raleigh) – more than just rides and food, the State Fair has agricultural and horticultural exhibits, artists and craftspeople, live performances and competitions, arts & crafts and 4H displays, and more

The Viking Experience (Stem) -this weekend festival provides in interactive Viking experience in Granville County, with performers, vendors, food, and interactive activities, including a special kids’ area; the founders of this festival are a homeschool family


Durham Bulls Education Days (Durham) baseball game and activities

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  1. The best kept secret in Raleigh is the JCRaulston Arboretum at NC State! 😉 Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 we’re closed right now…but hope to reopen soon!

    1. Thanks, Joy! I’ll add it to the list!

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