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exceptional children
Designation for students who have different educational needs than the average child. Many children in exceptional children's (EC) programs have physical, mental, or social disabilities, but in North Carolina academically gifted children are also classified as EC.

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Greensboro Children's Museum
Students will enjoy the hands-on learning activities that will teach them about their community, transportation, money, and more at the Greensboro Children's Museum.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Fascinate-U Children's Museum
Through touch and play young students learn about health and science topics at this children's museum.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Carolinas Aviation Museum
Learn about the history of modern aviation in North and South Carolina at this museum which is dedicated to the preservation of aviation heritage.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
KidSenses Children's InterACTIVE Museum
The interactive exhibits at this children’s museum spark the imagination and kids have fun as they play and learn.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Wilmington's Children's Museum
Younger students will enjoy exploring the Wilmington's Children's Museum with its many hands-on exhibits.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Rocky Mount Children's Museum and Science Center
Students will love visiting the Rocky Mount Children's Museum and Science Center. The exhibits are fun, hands-on, and engaging.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Vessels in Greek art: Museum visit
This lesson focuses on the uses, shapes, importance, and historical storytelling on Greek vessels in art.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–2 Visual Arts Education)
By Katie O'Connor.
Museum of the Waxhaws and Andrew Jackson Memorial
The museum has numerous artifacts as well as a film that details the Waxhaws area's history.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Marbles Kids Museum
Marbles Kids Museum is a hands-on, interactive destination that inspires children to be creative thinkers, active learners and confident individuals in today's world. With five galleries and two outdoor escapes, there is no shortage of activity for kids birth to 12 and their families.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The Iredell Museums: The Iredell Museum of Arts and Heritage
Visit the museum to explore exhibits with scientific and historic interest.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Avery County Historical Museum
Come see how life has changed over the years in Avery County at the Avery County Historical Museum in Newland.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Bladenboro Historical Society Museum
Step back into the past at the old Bladenboro Farm Life School and discover the history of Bladenboro, North Carolina.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The Iredell Museums: Kids@Play
From hands-on learning experiences in the arts, culture and sciences to exhibits, programs, classes, and performances there is so much to do at the Kids@Play Museum.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Vessels in Greek art: Museum pre-visit
This lesson will focus on what vessels are, where we can find them in our everyday world, and the concept that vessels are containers that hold something. This lesson is the first lesson of two.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2 English Language Arts)
By Katie O'Connor.
Rutherford County Farm Museum
This museum offers something for everyone - from a large collection of farm equipment, to household items and many other artifacts.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Old Salem
Find yourself in another place and time at Old Salem.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Levine Museum of the New South
This museum shows the diverse history of the South since the Civil War, with a focus on Charlotte and the surrounding Carolina Piedmont.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North Carolina Maritime Museum
Students will learn about the rich maritime history of the North Carolina coast as well as the coastal environment and barrier island ecology.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Discovery Place KIDS—Huntersville
This innovative children’s museum in the Lake Norman area of North Carolina sparks imagination and learning through play for children from birth—age seven.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Brevard Station Museum
This museum provides a collection of interesting stories, facts, recollections, pictures and tidbits relating to the history of Stanley, Gaston County, North Carolina.
Format: article/field trip opportunity