School Groups at Grandfather Mountain

School Groups

Interested in setting up a group visit? Please fill out our Group Inquiry Form and our staff will be in touch to book your visit.

If you have questions, contact our Group Tour Coordinator at 828-733-2013 or nature@grandfather.com. Groups must book in advance to receive the group rate.

Grandfather’s outdoor wonders provide real-world lessons to children and youth about concepts learned in a classroom. We offer citizen science experiences beyond what students find on Google – either during field trips to the mountain or mobile programs brought to your classroom.

  • One hour programs tailored to state curriculum standards for your grade level.
  • Shuttles available to Swinging Bridge upon request at time of booking.
  • Grandfather Mountain’s vehicle fleet includes a 12-seat shuttle that has a 1,000 lb. Braun Lift and accommodates an additional two people in wheelchairs. When booking your group visit with the group tour coordinator, please specify if your group has any accessibility needs so the proper transportation can be arranged.
  • If all or part of your program is not able to be held inside during inclement weather, we can offer a different program to better suit the weather.
  • Habitat Tours are offered for all ages and are tailored to be grade-level appropriate.
  • Read much more at: Planning a Group Visit
Field Trips Grandfather Mountain

Field Trip Programs

Classroom in the Clouds science teaching on Grandfather. See options.

Outreach Schools

Mobile Outreach Programs

Hands-on learning experiences brought to your classroom. Read more.

Field Trip Scholarship

Benefits school groups in need of financial assistance. Read more.

Eco Watch

Eco Watch

Educational outreach for fifth grade classrooms. Read more.

Wild Watch

Wild Watch

Hands-on educational outreach programs for first graders. Read more.

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
1-800-468-7325

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