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----- NC - Duke Energy Homeschool Expo
By EnergyExplorium

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The EnergyExplorium at McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville, NC is hosting a free, outdoor homeschool expo for homeschool children and their families. This event will bring over 20 exhibitors from Mecklenburg County and beyond all under one roof as a way to showcase their educational opportunities, events and activities available to homeschoolers. This event is free and open to homeschoolers of all ages.

Exhibitors include: EnergyExplorium, Discovery Place, The Homeschool Junction, Fort Dobbs, History’s Kids, Rural Hill, Carolina Raptor Center, YMCA, Young Writer’s Academy, Cedarwood Academy, Woodland Discovery, Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics, Mel’s Mini Whinnie’s, Crowders Mountain State Park, Classical Conversations, Catawba Science Center, Grow Your Mind and Brain Balance of Cornelius.

Registration is not required. This is a rain or shine event. Don’t forget to pack a lunch and enjoy great views of Lake Norman under our picnic shelter.

If you have any questions, please contact the EnergyExplorium, 980-875-5600, or visit our website to view our flyer.


----- NC Transportation Museum Homeschool Day
By Nctm Spencer Shops

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N.C. Transportation Museum

Home School Day


Home School Day is a special day for home school groups to explore the museum through workshops and guided tours. Reservations are required. Please contact LeAnne Johnson at 704.636.2889 ext. 258 or email kathryn.l.johnson@ncdcr.gov.
A typical Home School Day schedule:
8 a.m. to 9 a.m. – Welcome (check-in and site orientation)
9:30 a.m. to noon – Workshops and turntable ride
  • 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




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Admission and Home School Day Activities:
$12 for ages 3+
(Prices include train and turntable ride)



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