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620 N. Main St.

Belmont, NC 28012

Phone: 704-825-4044

Toll free: 1-800-849-9994

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Gaston County’s outdoor amenities make us home to an amazing variety of educational field trips. With places like Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium and Crowders Mountain State Park, we have abundant options for exploring nature’s classroom and much more.  Whether elementary school, middle school or high school, administrators and teachers will find compelling programs throughout Gaston County to excite and enlighten students.

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Gaston County encourages educational exploration whether that means hiking to the top of a mountain, learning about nature at a nationally recognized botanical garden or meeting the farmer who grows your food. The county’s natural resources, including Crowders Mountain State Park, make getting outdoors accessible to most everyone. Cultural museums found here tell the story of early civilizations, the evolution of the state’s textile industry, the depth of the stars and the universe, and the importance of local agriculture.

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