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964RE: Home School Day at the N.C. Transportation Museum

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  • Stacey Roberts
    Oct 9, 2013
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      Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2013 17:11:32 -0400
      Subject: Home School Day at the N.C. Transportation Museum

      Join the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer next Friday, October 11, for Home School Day. The day is a special opportunity for home school groups to explore the museum through workshops, guided tours and more.



      A Typical Schedule

      8 a.m. to 9 a.m. -- Welcome (check-in and site orientation)

      9:30 a.m. to noon -- Workshops and turntable ride. Some of the workrshops offered in the past are: 

      • How Do We Get From Here to There? Mapping a route from Pennsylvania to Salisbury on the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road
      • How Do I Read a Map? Located in Bumper to Bumper
      • How Does This Work? Steam, Diesel, and Electric locomotives
      • Learning to Fly : Located in the Green Room with the Piedmont Airlines exhibit and Wright Brothers Flyer
      • Orientation Video/Turntable Ride
      • Time Zones in the RH Classroom
      12 p.m. to 1 p.m. -- Lunch (Please bring a picnic lunch.)

      1 p.m. -- Train ride

      1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. -- Free time to visit areas of the museum that you didn't get to see before and visit the gift shop.

      5 p.m.-- Museum and exhibits close




      Admission is $12 for all attendees ages 3 and older. The price of admission includes all the activities associated with Home School Day.



      Get In Touch

      For more information or to register, please contact LeAnne Johnson by email or by phone at (704) 636.2889 ext. 258. 

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