Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Enhance your visit to the Museum, learn exciting facts about nature and discover new natural science websites.


Ask a Naturalist

Ask a Naturalist

Have a question about the Natural World? Ask one of our Naturalists, tell us where and when, provide us any additional information that might be useful, then attach a photo of the finding and/or observation.


Take a Child Outside Week

Take a Child Outside Week

Take A Child Outside is a program designed to encourage children and adults to spend time together outdoors. By giving parents, grandparents and teachers information on outdoor activities and places to go, our goal is to help children develop a better understanding and appreciation of the environment and an enthusiasm for exploring the natural world.


Online Adventures

Online Adventures

You're just a click away from adventures to fascinating places. Your class can explore the wonders of the deep sea or the marvels of Belize by submitting questions to Museum staff and North Carolina educators in the field. The travelers’ responses will be posted on our blogs along with daily reports and data you can use for projects in the classroom or at home.


Educator/Homeschool Mailing List

Educator/Homeschool Mailing List

Join the Museum’s Educator Mailing List to receive notices about upcoming workshops, special exhibits previews and other offerings for educators. Already on the list? Use the link to update your information.


Shad in the Classroom

Shad in the Classroom

Let your classroom join efforts restoring American shad, an important and once-abundant species, to the Roanoke and Neuse Rivers. Apply to participate in this hands-on program and receive materials, training, and financial support to bring science to life through this exciting project.