Project Description

Raleigh

DAY TRIP INCLUDES:

  • Tour of the North Carolina Capitol
  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • North Carolina Museum of Art

Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, is a growing Southern city blending history and art with cutting edge technology and science. Founded in 1792, it was named after Sir Walter Raleigh and chosen as the site of the capital for its central location. Today the city is a vibrant metropolis celebrating North Carolina’s past and future and bursting with museums, historical sites, restaurants, parks, and nature. The beautifully preserved North Carolina State Capitol building has been hosting the state government since 1840. Colleges and universities in Raleigh and surrounding areas contribute to a diverse art scene in Raleigh, as well as Research Triangle Park, a unique region of businesses encouraging innovation. There’s a lot to explore in Raleigh!

North Carolina Museum of Art

The North Carolina Museum of Art challenges visitors to open up their imaginations and define their own creative experience at this special collection on 165 acres. One of the leading art museums in the South, the museum recently completed a three-year expansion, increasing room for exhibits and adding classroom and education spaces. Students admire the museum’s wide variety of art and specifically enjoy the expansive grounds with outdoor installations.

North Carolina State Capitol

The NC State Capitol offers a fascinating lesson in history, architecture and government! Originally built in 1840, the building is considered one of the best-preserved examples of Greek Revival architecture and classified as a National Historic Landmark. A visit to the North Carolina State Capitol helps students understand the history of Raleigh and North Carolina, become familiar with functions of state government, and learn to identify features of Greek Revival architecture.

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The North Carolina Museum of Art challenges visitors to open up their imaginations and define their own creative experience at this special collection on 165 acres. One of the leading art museums in the South, the museum recently completed a three-year expansion, increasing room for exhibits and adding classroom and education spaces. Students admire the museum’s wide variety of art and specifically enjoy the expansive grounds with outdoor installations.