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Explore NC App

Introducing the Explore NC App for Young Learners and Families

The augmented reality app celebrates North Carolina's rich cultural and natural heritage. Each experience offers educational and entertainment enrichment for children and families looking to learn more about important sites in North Carolina.

Experiences in the app include: 

  • An exhilarating flight simulation at the Wright Brothers National Memorial
  • A 360-degree encounter with endangered red wolves in their den at the North Carolina Zoo
  • An augmented reality concert featuring a string quartet from the North Carolina Symphony
  • An interactive game with an indigenous carnivorous Venus flytrap
  • A 3D look at a life-size bronze statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It also features an audio excerpt from the Civil Rights leader’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, which he first delivered at a high school gymnasium in Rocky Mount, NC.  

Additional experiences will be added regularly by the team at PBS North Carolina. 

How to Download the Explore NC App

Explore NC is available for iOS and Android devices at Apple and Google app stores. Download with the QR code below or click the link for your device's app store.

 Available for iPhone, iPad & iTouch devices with iOS 14.0 or later and Android devices with Android 12+.
Explore NC App QR code
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Our Partners

Developed with support from and in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) as part of their NCLearn initiative, Explore NC is a free app offering young learners and their families a fun and immersive way to explore the state’s natural, cultural and historical attractions from wherever they are.

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Thank you to our partners across the state who helped to make the experiences within this app unique. We are grateful to our friends at the North Carolina Symphony and the North Carolina Zoo

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