Jerry Blackwelder

Lumberton’s Exploration Station Offers STEM Learning Experiences

Exploration Station in Lumberton is a unique hands-on learning center for your students. 

Here they can learn to use an ATM, take vital signs and even produce a play. 

The varied activities not only entertain and educate your students, but help Exploration Station fulfill its mission of offering diverse experiences, exhibits and programs focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 

Advanced manufacturing is also a focal point of the Museum. Your students can learn about how an assembly line works along with shipping procedures to help prepare students for tomorrow’s jobs. 

They can operate a touch screen ATM, play math and money games and learn to write checks. The Southeastern Health Suite has a fitness center, a dental office and a pediatric office where students can take vital signs and learn about dental hygiene, body weight and mass, and ways they can stay healthy.

The Ronald McDonald House Stage is equipped with professional lighting for student productions along with a child-appropriate dressing room and a collection of fun costumes for students to wear. 

In the Block Room students will find magnetic blocks to build towers along with Legos and oversized Tinker Toy blocks. 

There is also a child-sized home with appliances and living space and a grocery store where students can pretend to weigh and purchase food.

Exploration Station is open Wednesday through Sunday and by appointment for field trips on Tuesday. Also in the building is the Robeson County Planetarium, which was relocated because of Hurricane Matthew. Nearby is the Robeson County Library and History Museums.

For more information log on to or call (910) 738-6767. 



Carolina Publishing

PO Box 1155
Matthews, NC 28106

(704) 708-6270