Exploring North Carolina

Exploring NC

Join host Tom Earnhardt for this weekly series highlighting the state’s diverse local landscapes & unique natural features—from the Black Mountains trails atop Mount Mitchell, and the gold and gemstone mines lining the piedmont to the endless fossil digs in the clay beds of the coast.

For the latest up close and personal look at natural wonders that abound around our state, catch every minute of the all-new, seventh anniversary season of Exploring North Carolina. Join host Tom Earnhardt as he captures the state’s diverse local landscapes and unique natural features in stunning high definition. Each exciting episode of Exploring North Carolina reveals something special about our state—from natural treasures found in the Great Smoky Mountains, to malleable minerals lining the Piedmont and the endless biodiversity of our ever-changing coastline.

NC Museum of Natural ScienceExploring North Carolina is made possible by a partnership between UNC-TV, Natural World Productions, LLC, WRAL-TV and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

State Employees' Credit UnionState Employees Credit Union and Friends of The NC Museum of Natural Sciences are proud sponsors of Exploring North Carolina.