Education at Grandfather Mountain


Take advantage of many ways to learn from Grandfather with educational opportunities presented by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation – both on and off the mountain. In addition, the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery offers more than a dozen state-of-the-art interactive exhibits, classrooms and auditorium. Outside the center, find Wildlife Habitats and outdoor learning spaces, including an amphitheater with terraced seating, a pavilion and botanical gardens.

Whether you are visiting with friends and family, thinking of bringing a group or looking for fascinating programs brought to your location, find many resources.

School Groups Grandfather Mountain

Child / Youth Education

School group visits, outreach mobile classrooms and more. Get details.

Adult Education Grandfather Mountain

Adult Education

Adult field courses, group programs, teacher workshops. Read more.

Lutherock Camp


Extended group programs that include lodging. Read more.

Guided Experiences Grandfather Mountain


Get a close-up view with animals, take field courses and more. See options.

Grandfather Mtn Daily Programs

Daily Programs

Discover fascinating facts from our naturalists. Read more.


Special Events

Check upcoming events and programs. Go to calendar.

Grandfather Mountain | Home to the Swinging Bridge, Animal Habitats and Nature Museum

GPS: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
Mailing: PO Box 129, Linville, NC 28646

Owned & operated by Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.
Go here for Grandfather Mountain State Park information.
Member of Southern Highlands Attractions