Raleigh Museum Options for Capital Fest 2017

16 Feb 2017


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Tuesday, March 7, will be an exciting day for Homeschool families in North Carolina.  In addition to the great line-up of activities at Capital Fest, here are some other educational opportunities in the downtown Raleigh area.  All are within walking distance of Capital Fest sessions and legislative visits. 

1.  North Carolina Legislative Building:  Opened in 1963, the Legislative Building is the current meeting place of the North Carolina General Assembly.  In addition to housing senate and house chambers and offices, the building features a 28 foot mosaic of the Great Seal of the State of North Carolina and other architectural features. Self-guided tours are available, but NCHE has also arranged for a FREE, 30-minute docent led tour of the building at 2 pm.  Free; Space limited; advance registration required.  To be added to the list, please send an email to NCHE Activities Director Evelyn Bickley at evelyn.bickley@nche.com.

2.  North Carolina Museum of History (also houses the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame):  Free admission; open until 5 pm.  In addition to the Story of North Carolina exhibits and a reproduction of the Wright Brothers 1903 Flyer, special traveling exhibits are "Selma to Montgomery: A March for the Right to Vote" and "The Photographs of Hugh Morton."  Click here for a link to activities to do with the kids before and during your visit:  http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/learning/kids

3.  North Carolina Museum of Natural Science:  Free admission to exhibit halls; open until 5 pm.  Admission to traveling exhibit of "The Secret World Inside You" discounted 50%, now only $5 for homeschoolers on March 7. Admission to 3D movies available for $3. Advance reservations NOT necessary.  Simply ask for the NCHE Capital Fest Homeschool Discount at the admission desk. 

The Old Capital Building and the Governor's Mansion will not be open for tours on March 7. 

Click here to register for Capital Fest.