Bring your family to the North Carolina Museum of History for a fun-filled day of adventure! We have activities, programs, and exhibits for young and old—something for everyone to see and do.
Gallery-themed backpacks are available for parents with children ages 3 to 5. The backpacks are filled with activities to help you explore the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, The Story of North Carolina, and the history of our state's American Indians. Look for the backpack kiosk in the museum lobby or ask at the information desk, and join in the fun with your little ones!
Time for Tots
On the first Tuesday of every month kids ages 3 to 5 years old learn about North Carolina history through a hands on project and a story. Look at our events to learn more about the next Time for Tots class and sign up.
From September to June, kids ages 6-9 years old can learn about North Carolina history through discussion, exhibit visits, and a hands on project or story. These classes generally take place on the first Wednesday and Saturday of the month. Visit our calendar for more on our next History Corner class.
From September to June, kids ages 10-13 years old can learn about North Carolina history through discussion, exhibit visits, and a hands on project. These classes generally take place on the first Wednesday and Saturday of the month. Visit our calendar for more on our next History Hunters class.
Just for kids! This page is filled with activities for kids.
Videos on Demand
Learn about North Carolina history without ever having to open a textbook! Our on-demand streaming videos offer a fun and informative way to become an expert on the state's history.
Explore some of our exhibit galleries with Colonel Fred Olds, founder of the museum. Print out forms from the links below or pick up copies at the information desk. They’ll help you find some of the colonel’s favorite artifacts and get you thinking together.