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Schedule A Visit

Scheduling a Poe Center program is easy!

To schedule a visit, call 919-231-4006 or submit our online form below.

We will review your request and do our best to schedule your first choice preferences. You may also fill out the form below and fax a printed copy to 919-231-4315.

Submit your request today or call to schedule a visit!

Reservations are required for all visitors to the Poe Center.

PlayWell Park is open to the public, weather permitting.

Program Cost:

The standard fee for a trip to the Poe Center or for Poe to come to you is outlined below. Programming delivered outside of the Poe Center will incur additional fees. Please note: Poe Center program fees have been updated effective August 1, 2016.

  • $7.00 total per participant with a minimum group of 25 participants (or minimum fee of $175.00) for one program; or
  • $11.00 total per participant with a minimum group of 25 participants (or minimum fee of $275.00) for two programs (delivered on the same day, to the same group of participants).

*Discounts for Nutrition/Physical Activity programming may be available (based on eligibility). 

Offsite Fees:

  • A $25.00 Offsite Processing Fee will apply to all offsite programming.
  • For programming delivered outside of Wake County, a small travel charge will apply and is based upon the Standard Mileage Rate issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Preschool Groups – 30 minute preschool program fees are as follows:

  • $6.00 total per participant with a minimum group of 25 participants (or minimum fee of $150.00) for one program; or
  • $8.00 total per participant with a minimum group of 25 participants (or minimum fee of $200.00) for two programs (delivered on the same day, to the same group of participants).

Parents, chaperones and staff can accompany groups at no charge (within the limits established at the time of scheduling). And groups visiting the Poe Center can have a fun adventure in the Cranium Connection and play at Wake Med’s PlayWELL Park playground at no additional charge!

If you have a small group of 10 or less, call 919-231-4006 or contact Amanda Bodenheimer to discuss joining a currently scheduled group and the rates associated with joining a group.

Cancellation Policy:

A cancellation fee may apply. Program fees are non-refundable but may be applied toward sessions that are rescheduled within a 12-month period. There is no additional fee for rescheduling, but sessions must be completed within 12 months of their originally scheduled date.

Attention Parents:

As the safety and quality of our programs is our first priority, parent/chaperone limits are based upon group size. Recommended limits will be provided when scheduling your programming.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

The Poe Center is following best practices and public health guidance to keep visitors and staff safe during COVID-19. Updates will be made as information becomes available.

General Information

Please provide all information. An incomplete form will delay the processing time.


Visiting the Poe CenterHaving the Poe Center visit our siteOnline - ZoomOnline - Google MeetI'm not sure

Please Note: Some programs may not be available as an online option. The Scheduling Coordinator will notify you of any conflicts and assist in selecting online programs to meet your needs.

Program Choices

Please select the program(s) you would like to schedule. For groups of 25 or more participants, one program is $7.00 per participant and two programs are $11.00 per participant.


Bully Free Friends: Everyone's A Star - Bullying PreventionMy Body, My Buddy - General HealthSunbeatables - General HealthHappy Teeth - Dental HealthSheriff Tuffy Tooth - Dental HealthFood Friends - Nutrition and Physical Activity

Call 919-231-4006 or contact Amanda Bodenheimer to schedule our "Grow it, Try It, Like It" series.


Safety Smart - General HealthSunbeatables - General HealthBully Free Friends: Everyone's A Star - Bullying PreventionSheriff Tuffy Tooth - Dental HealthSuper Smiles! - Dental HealthHealthy Habits - Nutrition and Physical ActivityBug Safari - GrowWELL GardenExploring the Garden Seasons - GrowWELL GardenPlant Parts Detective - GrowWELL Garden

Call 919-231-4006 or contact Amanda Bodenheimer to schedule our "Grow it, Try It, Like It" or "Growing Healthy Kids" series.


Bones, Muscles and Joints - General HealthGermBusters - General HealthClean and Chompin'! - Dental HealthFantastic Foods - Nutrition and Physical ActivityPlay Hard, Stay Fit - Nutrition and Physical ActivityFriend Power - Bullying PreventionIt's Up 2 U! - Substance Use Prevention (3rd Grade)Bug Safari - GrowWELL GardenEat the Rainbow - GrowWELL GardenExploring the Garden Seasons - GrowWELL GardenPlant Parts Detective - GrowWELL Garden (2nd Grade)Plant Parts Detective - GrowWELL Garden (Online Only - 3rd Grade)Produce and Parts - GrowWELL Garden (3rd Grade)

Call 919-231-4006 or contact Amanda Bodenheimer to schedule our "Growing Healthy Kids" or "Wholesome Routines" series.


Mission POE-ssible - General HealthDecisions... Decisions... - General HealthDecisions... Decisions... Teen Talk - General Health (Online Only - 5th Grade)Food for Thought - Nutrition and Physical ActivityFITT for Life - Nutrition and Physical ActivityDon't Stand By: Be a H.E.R.O. - Bullying PreventionDon't Stand By: Be a H.E.R.O. Family Edition - Bullying Prevention (Online Only)It's Up 2 U! - Substance Use Prevention (4th Grade)Choices and Consequences - Substance Use Prevention (5th Grade)Choices and Consequences: Family Edition - Substance Use Prevention (Online Only - 5th Grade and Parents)Puberty Detectives - Family Life (4th Grade)Puzzled by Puberty - Family Life (5th Grade)Bug Safari - GrowWELL GardenEat the Rainbow - GrowWELL GardenExploring the Garden Seasons - GrowWELL GardenPlant Parts Detective - GrowWELL Garden (Online Only)Produce and Parts - GrowWELL Garden

Call 919-231-4006 or contact Amanda Bodenheimer to schedule our "Wholesome Routines" series.


Body Machine - General HealthDecisions... Decisions... Teen Talk - General Health (Online Only)Mission Nutrition - Nutrition and Physical ActivityMiddle School H.E.R.O. - Bullying PreventionFor the Health of It! - Substance Use PreventionVaping 101 - Substance Use PreventionChanging Lanes - Family Life (6th Grade)Facts of Life - Family Life (7th)Myth Busters - Family Life (8th Grade)Healthy Relationships 101 - Family Life (8th Grade)Eat the Rainbow - GrowWELL GardenPlant Parts Detective - GrowWELL Garden (Online Only - 6th Grade)Produce and Parts - GrowWELL Garden

Call 919-231-4006 or contact Amanda Bodenheimer to schedule our Middle School Anti-Bullying Series: "The Alphabet of Anti-Bullying".


Body Machine - General HealthWellness Works - Nutrition and Physical ActivityStrong and Balanced - Nutrition and Physical Activity (Online Only)In the Know - Substance Use PreventionThe Science of Addiction - Substance Use Prevention (10th-12th Grade)Understanding Opioids - Substance Use Prevention (10th-12th Grade)Vaping 101 - Substance Use PreventionHealthy Relationships 101 - Family LifeMountain Climbing - Family LifeReproduction: Healthy Responsibility - Family Life

CookWELL Kitchen and GrowWELL Garden

Summer Programs


Summertime Safety - General HealthTeeth Are Goofy - Dental HealthFitness Is Fun - Nutrition and Physical Activity

Summertime Safety - General HealthMenus, Muscles and More - Nutrition and Physical Activity

For Adults

  • Drugs Uncovered: What Parents and Adults Need to Know
  • #YouthCulture
  • #YouthCulture 90-minute modules
  • Bullying Uncovered
  • Parents Matter!
  • Healthy POEtential
  • Health Wise

Dates

We will do our best to give you your first choice date, but we will not always be able to do so. Please have alternative dates ready. If you are trying to schedule multiple trips, please let us know in the comment box below.


Cranium ConnectionPlayWell Park Playground

PlayWell Park Playground (Appropriate for elementary only)
(Picnic facilities are available, if you would like to bring lunch)



If you do not receive a response to your scheduling request within (7) business days please call 919-231-4006 or contact Amanda Bodenheimer. Some firewalls will block your request and it may not reach the Poe Center. We apologize for any inconvenience if this occurs with your scheduling request.




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