Although an hour drive from Greenville to the Aurora Fossil Museum you will travel 28 million years back in time. George Powell is a local amateur paleontologist, and will be leading this trip. On this trip, you will see fossil remains of creatures that lived in Eastern North Carolina including: whales, walrus, seals, sharks, stingrays, and fish.
Step back in time as we visit Tryon Palace, North Carolina's first State Capital. through costumed guides living history demonstrations complete with both guided and self-guided tours, we will experience the Governor's Palace, the Kitchen Office, John Wright Stanley House, George W. Dixon House and the gardens and grounds. We will dine for lunch at Lawson's Landing on Tryon Palace premises and will enjoy special holiday offerings and activities that kick off at 4:30 pm. Note: There will be a considerable amount of walking and the cost of lunch is on your own.

Join us for an educational and engaging visit to the UNC Coastal Studies Institute located on Roanoke Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Learn about the research, projects and educational programs of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute through in depth tours, hands-on activities and on the water experiences at the Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified state of the art research facility. For more information on the UNC Coastal Studies Institute, please visit:
This interactive multimedia exhibit will commemorate the centennial of US entry into World War I and focus on North Carolina's role in the War to End All Wars on the western front in France and Belgium.
Founded in 1934, Duke Gardens is now considered one of the top 10 public gardens in the United States. It features four distinct gardens, the Historic Gardens, including the popular Terrace Gardens, the H.L. Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, a representation of the flora of the southeastern United States; the W.L. Culberson Asiatic Arboretum, devoted to plants of eastern Asia; and the Doris Duke Center Gardens, including the new Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden.
This demonstration style cooking class offers techniques on how to prepare quick, easy, inexpensive and healthy meals using Spice Bouquet rubs and seasonings. After the cooking demonstration, participants will enjoy a delicious meal.