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Horizons Unlimited


Mission - Empowering our communities to explore science and the natural world.

Vision - To mobilize our communities by bridging the gap between the opportunities of today and the possibilities of tomorrow.

2020 Summer Camp Registration is Open

Horizons Unlimited 2020 Summer Camps by amy.pruitt@rss.k12.nc.us

Become a Camp Champion!

Camp Champions 2020 Flyer by amy.pruitt@rss.k12.nc.us

Explore & Engage May 2020

Home Gardening by amy.pruitt@rss.k12.nc.us


Spanish Copy of Home Gardening by amy.pruitt@rss.k12.nc.us
Welcome to our new monthly digital magazine, Explore & Engage!



2020 Summer Camps/Events at Horizons and Beyond!

Our Public Opening events are cancelled, but we are still making plans for summer camps.

Stay safe and we will keep you posted!


2020 Summer Camp Brochure by amy.pruitt

Registration Information

50+ Years of #HU4YOU

Horizons Unlimited has served the citizens of Salisbury and Rowan County for over 50 years with educational programing for all ages. Our family friendly public events provide a space where exploration, creativity and innovation are fostered.

During the year, services include K-12 academic school programming, support to community groups seeking educational entertainment and summer camps focused on our mission of exploring science and the natural world.

The staff of Horizons Unlimited looks forward to serving your education and entertainment needs in the upcoming year. For more information or to join our Friends of Horizons email listing, call 704-639-3004.

Take a moment to browse our K-12 services in the 2019-2020 RSS Experience Guide below.


Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium

Our 30-foot dome ceiling, theater seating for 72, and original star projector continue to amaze audiences of all ages and backgrounds. We have recently added a homemade mirror-dome like system that allows us to present multiple formats and amaze audiences in a whole new immersive environment!

Native American Artifact Collection

The exhibit showcases a wide variety of North Carolina Indian tools, baskets and weaponry. Also included is part of the Peter Cooper collection of arrowheads, spear points and other remnants of area tribes.


Experience a two-story, moist, tropical environment with colorful vegetation such as banana trees, palms, ferns and orchids. Discover a wide variety of aquatic life forms, such as zooplankton, aquatic insects, mollusks, crustaceans and freshwater fish species 

Setzer School

This is a 19th century one-room log schoolhouse originally used in southern Rowan County. It is furnished to show a typical school of that time period. Visitors recreate a school day by studying reading, writing, and arithmetic.

Smith Exploratorium-Nature Trail

Hike along nature trails and boardwalks to see a wetland forest rarely found in the inner Piedmont of North Carolina. This 34-acre study area is recognized in the NC Registry of Natural Heritage areas for outstanding natural value.



Rowan-Salisbury Schools Pilots State Renewal Program

The State of North Carolina passed HB 986 enabling qualifying school districts to become a renewal district. Currently only Rowan-Salisbury Schools district qualifies. On June 28th the RSS Board of Education elected to participate in this program. Click for details.