Gallery Visit Plus

Our galleries are filled with interactive, multi-sensory components that ignite curiosity.  Learners can use headphones to listen to oral histories, instruments or radio shows, or engage with our state-of-the-art Common Threads touch screen table.  Our programs can easily be customized by educators based on your time, budget and students.

Music & Stories Gallery Visit

See and do everything that the Earl Scruggs Center has to offer with visits to our galleries and our banjo petting zoo.  Educators and learners will be warmly welcomed by our staff and oriented to our exhibit galleries as well as our banjo petting zoo where all can try their hand at picking.  Everyone will receive a set of earbuds that they can use in the interactive exhibits, allowing them to enjoy the music and oral histories of our area.  Educators are able to choose from an assortment of activity sheets, available on our website, designed with a variety of grade levels and learning styles in mind.

  • Grade level: 2nd and up
  • Time: 1.5 hours
  • Min/Max learners: 10/80
  • Price per learner: $3.00 (with a minimum fee of $45)
  • Educators may use any activity sheets on our website, simply print out and copy the number of sheets needed.  ESC will provide the pencils and clipboards.   Activity sheets are recommended. 
  • For elementary grades, 1 chaperone for every 5-8 students is required.  For older students, 1 chaperone for every 5-10 chaperones is required.  Additional chaperones are welcome but will need to pay a reduced admission fee of $5 each. 
  • As a supplement to this program, reserve one of our On Tour Trunks to use in your classroom before and/or after your ESC program. 
  • This program addresses these NC State Curriculum Standards.

 

Music & Stories Gallery Visit PLUS Bluegrass Sounds

This program includes everything in our Music and Stories Gallery Visit above as well as an educational musical program presented just for your group.  The program introduces your group to the banjo, the history of bluegrass and Earl’s role in creating this genre.

  • Grade level: 2nd and up
  • Time: 2.5 hours
  • Min/Max learners: 20/100
  • Price per learner: $5.00 (with a minimum fee of $75)
  • Educators may use any activity sheets on our website, simply print out and copy the number of sheets needed.  ESC will provide the pencils and clipboards.  
  • For elementary grades, 1 chaperone for every 5-8 students is required.  For older students, 1 chaperone for every 5-10 chaperones is required.  Additional chaperones are welcome but will need to pay a reduced admission fee of $5 each. 
  • As a supplement to this program, reserve one of our On Tour Trunks to use in your classroom before and/or after your ESC program.