Field Trips


The Schiele Museum of Natural History brings to life the wonders of nature.  From beautiful natural science exhibits to exciting educational programs and the immersive James H. Lynn Planetarium and Science Theater, your students will enjoy a learning experience that fascinates and inspires while supporting the important lessons from your classroom.  Our mission is education, and we invite your students to enjoy a back-to-reality learning experience that is real, live and engaging.

Museum Attractions

The Schiele Museum Exhibits
Enjoy exhibits highlighting wildlife, habitats, habitats, American Indians, minerals, fossils, and more.  A visit to all our indoor exhibits is included with every field trip.

James H. Lynn Planetarium & Science Theater
Immerse your students in a larger than life experience in the second largest planetarium in NC. This 50-foot digital dome allows students to travel deep under the oceans, through the solar system, and beyond.  Requires the purchase of planetarium tickets.

The Farm
This outdoor exhibit explores farming from the early settlers to modern day practices, featuring gardens, live farm animals and open-air displays.  Admission to this attraction is included with every field trip.

Nature Trail
Let your students explore the brilliance of nature by following a winding trail through the woods. The trail offers opportunities to visit a pond, creek, and a natural play area. Other destinations include the Catawba Indian Village, Gemstone Mine, and Stone Age Heritage Site are located on the trail, some of which require program reservations.

Available Programs
Please note that some photos included with programs are pre-pandemic.

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Schedule Your Field Trip

There are a variety of ways you can schedule your field trip!

Call: 704.854.6676

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Online: submit a request form

Not sure which options are the best fit for your group? We can help you select programs to meet your curriculum goals.

Group Admission Rates

Exhibits and The Farm for Students & Parents $5.00 + tax per person

Most Educational Programs $3.00 per person (special pricing on select programs)

Planetarium & Science Theater $5.00 + tax per person

Teachers & Staff Free

  View our FAQ page  

Please note: advance booking and a minimum group of 15 students is required for field trip rates. ASTC member benefits do not extend to museum field trips. If attending programs at The Schiele as part of a field trip, the group admission and program fees apply. 

Group rate: Your fee is based on the number of participants registered in advance.You will have up until three business days before your visit to alter your guest count keeping in mind minimum and maximum requirements. After that time, you will be responsible for paying for at least the amount of guests in your reservation.

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