Cape Fear Museum

Unique exhibits at New Hanover County Cape Fear Museum in Downtown Wilmington collect and interpret the history, science, and cultures of Lower Cape Fear. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can immerse themselves in various aspects of Cape Fear’s history on guided or self-guided tour of the museum’s exhibits. Exhibits feature photography, multimedia, informative displays, and even a replica of a giant ground sloth. Past exhibits have focused on music, communication technology, nautical history, and space travel. Ongoing exhibits include the Michael Jordan Discovery Gallery, which details the natural environment of Lower Cape Fear through displays, a beaver lodge that groups can crawl into, and more. Be sure to visit the Museum Park, which is complete with a park-like landscape and outdoor exhibits.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.

School

Students can learn about the Cape Fear region with the help of hands-on exhibits and activities at the museum. Students will journey back in time to learn about dinosaur fossils, explore the ecology of Lower Cape Fear, play Native American games, experiment with magnets and circuits, see a show in the planetarium, and solve problems with simple machines. The museum’s newest programs allow students to investigate celestial bodies and the functions of the human body. School groups can bring bagged lunches for a picnic in the Museum Park. Discounted rates are available for student groups, with special discounts for schools in New Hanover County. Reservations are required for all field trips.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, Science.

topics covered:
STEM, environmental studies, history, paleontology, earth science, geology, ecology, physics, solar system, geography, Native Americans, Newton’s Laws of Motion, health, nutrition, culture.

contact info
Name: Programs
Phone: 910-798-4362
Email: cfmprograms@nhcgov.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Free

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

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Cape Fear Museum

Unique exhibits at New Hanover County Cape Fear Museum in Downtown Wilmington collect and interpret the history, science, and cultures of Lower Cape Fear. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can immerse themselves in various aspects of Cape Fear’s history on guided or self-guided tour of the museum’s exhibits. Exhibits feature photography, multimedia, informative displays, and even a replica of a giant ground sloth. Past exhibits have focused on music, communication technology, nautical history, and space travel. Ongoing exhibits include the Michael Jordan Discovery Gallery, which details the natural environment of Lower Cape Fear through displays, a beaver lodge that groups can crawl into, and more. Be sure to visit the Museum Park, which is complete with a park-like landscape and outdoor exhibits.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.

Scouts

Scout groups can work on a variety of badges on field trip visits to Cape Fear Museum. Troops can work on Indian Lore badges as they hear journal entries about Native Americans written by European explorers, play American Indian games, and more. For Space Exploration badges, scout groups can view planetarium shows and witness the way sunlight differs throughout the day. Scouts can begin working on badge requirements for science-related badges with activities such as role-playing the flow of blood in the body, experimenting with magnets, investigating Venus flytraps, and many others.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies, Science.

topics covered:
Native Americans, space exploration, technology, engineering, math, environmental studies, history, paleontology, earth science, geology, ecology, physics, solar system, geography, Newton’s Laws of Motion, health, nutrition, culture.

contact info
Name: Programs
Phone: 910-798-4362
Email: cfmprograms@nhcgov.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Free

Science Museum Lesson Plan

There are a wide variety of science museums out there. From archaeological artifacts to galactic adventures in museum planetarium domes, there’s something for just about everyone!

Many science museums offer interactive experiences for youth groups such as labs and simulated space missions. Find a science museum with offerings that align with your curriculum goals for a field trip that’ll be worth while.

Put on those lab coats and goggles! Students step into the shoes of scientists. Gear up for an exploration of science and all it has to offer.

View Lesson Plan>>

Cape Fear Museum

Unique exhibits at New Hanover County Cape Fear Museum in Downtown Wilmington collect and interpret the history, science, and cultures of Lower Cape Fear. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can immerse themselves in various aspects of Cape Fear’s history on guided or self-guided tour of the museum’s exhibits. Exhibits feature photography, multimedia, informative displays, and even a replica of a giant ground sloth. Past exhibits have focused on music, communication technology, nautical history, and space travel. Ongoing exhibits include the Michael Jordan Discovery Gallery, which details the natural environment of Lower Cape Fear through displays, a beaver lodge that groups can crawl into, and more. Be sure to visit the Museum Park, which is complete with a park-like landscape and outdoor exhibits.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.

Camp

Summer camp groups can enjoy a self-guided tour of the museum’s exhibits or a field trip experience filled with fun programs. Ongoing exhibits contain various items for campers to see, including a robotic arm, a skeleton, a Venus flytrap, and others. Educational programs at Cape Fear Museum allow campers to learn while playing Native American games, experimenting with magnets and circuits, watching planetarium shows, and more. Bring bagged lunches for a camp group picnic in the Museum Park! Reservations are required.

contact info
Name: Programs
Phone: 910-798-4362
Email: cfmprograms@nhcgov.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Free

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

Cape Fear Museum

Unique exhibits at New Hanover County Cape Fear Museum in Downtown Wilmington collect and interpret the history, science, and cultures of Lower Cape Fear. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can immerse themselves in various aspects of Cape Fear’s history on guided or self-guided tour of the museum’s exhibits. Exhibits feature photography, multimedia, informative displays, and even a replica of a giant ground sloth. Past exhibits have focused on music, communication technology, nautical history, and space travel. Ongoing exhibits include the Michael Jordan Discovery Gallery, which details the natural environment of Lower Cape Fear through displays, a beaver lodge that groups can crawl into, and more. Be sure to visit the Museum Park, which is complete with a park-like landscape and outdoor exhibits.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.

Homeschool

Homeschools that meet the group minimum can book any of Cape Fear Museum’s school programs. Homeschoolers will enjoy learning about Native American history, outer space, simple machines, health, and more while visiting the museum for field trips. Activities include playing Native American games, watching planetarium shows, testing pulley systems, using heart-rate monitors to measure pulses, and others. Homeschool groups are welcome to enjoy a picnic in the Museum Park after their visit. Reservations for field trips must be made in advance.

topics covered:
Social studies, STEM, environmental science, history, paleontology, earth science, geology, ecology, physics, solar system, geography, Native Americans, Newton’s Laws of Motion, health, nutrition.

contact info
Name: Programs
Phone: 910-798-4362
Email: cfmprograms@nhcgov.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Free

Science Museum Lesson Plan

There are a wide variety of science museums out there. From archaeological artifacts to galactic adventures in museum planetarium domes, there’s something for just about everyone!

Many science museums offer interactive experiences for youth groups such as labs and simulated space missions. Find a science museum with offerings that align with your curriculum goals for a field trip that’ll be worth while.

Put on those lab coats and goggles! Students step into the shoes of scientists. Gear up for an exploration of science and all it has to offer.

View Lesson Plan>>

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