Calendar

  • Summer Camp 2016

    Start: Jan 25, 2016
    End: Aug 19, 2016
    Members: $285 per session | General Public: $310 per session

    Registration Dates

     January 26, 2016, 9:00am Supporting Member Presale 
     January 27, 2016, 9:00am Explorer Member Presale 
     February 10, 2016, 9:00am Open Registration

    About Camp

    June 13–August 26

    Two Locations

    Museum of Life and Science
    433 W Murray Avenue
    Durham, NC 27704

    Montessori Day School of Chapel Hill
    1702 Legion Road
    Chapel Hill, NC 27517

    Age 4–Grade 8

    Camp Hours: 9am–3pm 

    Morning Care (8am-9am): $20/week | Pre-Registration Required
    Afternoon Care (3pm-5:30pm): $40/week | Pre-Registration Required 
    Box Lunch Options: $30 per week

    Full Summer Camp 2016 Details + FAQs


    Available Camps

    Conduct experiments. Meet live animals. Make new friends. Summer Camp at the Museum of Life and Science has options for all interests and age levels.

    View 2016 Camps for all ages


    Cancellation Policy/Schedule Changes: The Museum can grant refunds only when a cancellation is received before May 27, 2016. Cancellations received after May 27, 2016 will not be eligible for a refund. Changes cannot be made after May 27, 2016. A $30.00 processing fee per camp is required for all refunds or changes.

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  • The Lab

    May 29th, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

    Monday–Saturday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Shifting States, May 30–June 5
    Extended Hours, Monday, May 30: 10:30am–4:30pm!
    Come join us as we study the strange behavior of matter as it changes from state to state and back again! Experiment with dry ice and then make your very own oobleck to take home!

    Sunny Days, June 6–12
    Cool off and learn how to best protect yourself from the Sun! Experiment with UV light and put sunscreen, clothing, and sunglasses to the test; then make a UV detecting bracelet to take home!

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  • The Lab

    May 29th, 2016
    12:30pm - 4:30pm
    Free with admission

    Monday–Saturday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Seed Science, May 2–8
    Come explore the science of seeds with a scientist from Duke! Peer into the inner working of seeds and discover how plants provide food for humans, animals and even themselves. Design and build your own seed to test at Launch Lab and then take home!

    Glowing Oceans, May 9–15
    Dive into a week of ocean experiments! Play and learn with scientists from Duke as we discover the science behind bioluminescence.

    Sparkling Species, May 16–22
    Join us as we discover how animals use iridescence to show off or hide their presence. Look closely at colorful wings, and make your own buggy bookmark that shimmers in the light!

    Surface Tension Science, May 23–29
    Break into this week’s lab that is all about surface tension! Discover how some animals can walk across water, and test to see if you can help water defy gravity.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 29th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 29th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 29th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    May 29th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    May 30th, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

    Monday–Saturday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Shifting States, May 30–June 5
    Extended Hours, Monday, May 30: 10:30am–4:30pm!
    Come join us as we study the strange behavior of matter as it changes from state to state and back again! Experiment with dry ice and then make your very own oobleck to take home!

    Sunny Days, June 6–12
    Cool off and learn how to best protect yourself from the Sun! Experiment with UV light and put sunscreen, clothing, and sunglasses to the test; then make a UV detecting bracelet to take home!

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 30th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    May 30th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 30th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 30th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    May 30th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 30th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    May 30th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Science Together

    May 31st, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    At the Museum, families learn together. Visit our daily Science Together programs for a new spin on your favorite exhibits! Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the whole time. 

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. See schedule below for locations.  

    Day  Location*  Description 
     Tuesday  Launch Lab  Build your design skills in Launch Lab as you test original designs using new materials and our wind tube test stations. 
     Wednesday Hideaway Woods Step outside and support your child's sense of wonder about the natural world. 
     Thursday Kid Lab Tinker and design in Kid Lab with materials and activities intended for children ages 3–6 and their families. 
     Friday The Garden Dig deeper in The Garden and cultivate your child's interest in sustainable gardening practices. 

    *Location subject to change. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    May 31st, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

    Monday–Saturday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Shifting States, May 30–June 5
    Extended Hours, Monday, May 30: 10:30am–4:30pm!
    Come join us as we study the strange behavior of matter as it changes from state to state and back again! Experiment with dry ice and then make your very own oobleck to take home!

    Sunny Days, June 6–12
    Cool off and learn how to best protect yourself from the Sun! Experiment with UV light and put sunscreen, clothing, and sunglasses to the test; then make a UV detecting bracelet to take home!

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 31st, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    May 31st, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 31st, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 31st, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    May 31st, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 31st, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    May 31st, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Science Together

    Jun 1st, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    At the Museum, families learn together. Visit our daily Science Together programs for a new spin on your favorite exhibits! Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the whole time. 

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. See schedule below for locations.  

    Day  Location*  Description 
     Tuesday  Launch Lab  Build your design skills in Launch Lab as you test original designs using new materials and our wind tube test stations. 
     Wednesday Hideaway Woods Step outside and support your child's sense of wonder about the natural world. 
     Thursday Kid Lab Tinker and design in Kid Lab with materials and activities intended for children ages 3–6 and their families. 
     Friday The Garden Dig deeper in The Garden and cultivate your child's interest in sustainable gardening practices. 

    *Location subject to change. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Jun 1st, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

    Monday–Saturday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Shifting States, May 30–June 5
    Extended Hours, Monday, May 30: 10:30am–4:30pm!
    Come join us as we study the strange behavior of matter as it changes from state to state and back again! Experiment with dry ice and then make your very own oobleck to take home!

    Sunny Days, June 6–12
    Cool off and learn how to best protect yourself from the Sun! Experiment with UV light and put sunscreen, clothing, and sunglasses to the test; then make a UV detecting bracelet to take home!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 1st, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 1st, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 1st, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 1st, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 1st, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 1st, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 1st, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Science Together

    Jun 2nd, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    At the Museum, families learn together. Visit our daily Science Together programs for a new spin on your favorite exhibits! Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the whole time. 

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. See schedule below for locations.  

    Day  Location*  Description 
     Tuesday  Launch Lab  Build your design skills in Launch Lab as you test original designs using new materials and our wind tube test stations. 
     Wednesday Hideaway Woods Step outside and support your child's sense of wonder about the natural world. 
     Thursday Kid Lab Tinker and design in Kid Lab with materials and activities intended for children ages 3–6 and their families. 
     Friday The Garden Dig deeper in The Garden and cultivate your child's interest in sustainable gardening practices. 

    *Location subject to change. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Jun 2nd, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

    Monday–Saturday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Shifting States, May 30–June 5
    Extended Hours, Monday, May 30: 10:30am–4:30pm!
    Come join us as we study the strange behavior of matter as it changes from state to state and back again! Experiment with dry ice and then make your very own oobleck to take home!

    Sunny Days, June 6–12
    Cool off and learn how to best protect yourself from the Sun! Experiment with UV light and put sunscreen, clothing, and sunglasses to the test; then make a UV detecting bracelet to take home!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 2nd, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 2nd, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 2nd, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 2nd, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 2nd, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 2nd, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Jun 2nd, 2016
    4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Free

    Stop by Carolina Wildlife and learn more about our reptiles while our Animal Keepers feed them their weekly meal.

    Snake and Alligator Feedings occur every Thursday at 4:00pm. 

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  • Meet the Chef: Vivian Howard at Science of Eats

    Jun 2nd, 2016
    5:00pm - 6:30pm
    $150 per person

    Leave the kids at home - this one's for the adults. 21+ only.

    Buy Tickets

    Session: 5:00–6:30pm (and enjoy science of eats afterwards until 10:00pm!)
    Tickets – Before May 5th - $135 per person | After May 5th - $150 per person 

    Join us for a special reception and Q&A with James Beard Award nominee Vivian Howard, owner and head chef of Chef and the Farmer in Kinston, NC and star of PBS’s A Chef’s Life. Your ticket includes: 

    • wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and a conversation with this champion of southern cuisine moderated by local food writer Jill Warren Lucas; 
    • a signed copy of Chef Howard’s forthcoming cookbook – Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South – that will be shipped directly to ticket holders upon its release in October; 
    • admission to the Science of Eats event immediately following the reception, see event details at Science of Eats

    For more information about chef Vivian Howard at A Chef’s Life.

    All money raised from this event benefits the Museum’s conservation and education initiatives. 


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  • Science of Eats

    Jun 2nd, 2016
    6:30pm - 10:00pm
    SOLD OUT! But you can still get in with tickets to Meet the Chef...
    Don't miss out on all the fun. You can still attend Science of Eats with a Meet the Chef: Vivian Howard combo ticket! Learn more here.

    Leave the kids at home - this one's for the adults. 21+ only.

    We are bringing sweet, sour, and science together for one grand night of eating and exploration. All of your favorite local food vendors will be on hand with samples while our friends from Duke, UNC, and NC State share the latest in food science research. Chat with local chefs and explore demonstrations and experiments on everything from what happens to your brain on sugar to how your genes affect your perception of flavor.

    Want to take this experience to the next level? Join us for Meet the Chef: Vivian Howard of A Chef's Life for a special Q&A and reception from 5:00–6:30pm. Learn more and buy tickets here (Meet the Chef ticket includes admission to Science of Eats)

    Still feel hungry after all those food samples? Hit the food trucks out front then burn off a few calories playing in two floors of interactive science exhibits.

    To top it off, money raised from this event helps fund our education programs for students and families. Supporting science education was never so much fun!

    *All tastings included with admission


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  • Science Together

    Jun 3rd, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    At the Museum, families learn together. Visit our daily Science Together programs for a new spin on your favorite exhibits! Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the whole time. 

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. See schedule below for locations.  

    Day  Location*  Description 
     Tuesday  Launch Lab  Build your design skills in Launch Lab as you test original designs using new materials and our wind tube test stations. 
     Wednesday Hideaway Woods Step outside and support your child's sense of wonder about the natural world. 
     Thursday Kid Lab Tinker and design in Kid Lab with materials and activities intended for children ages 3–6 and their families. 
     Friday The Garden Dig deeper in The Garden and cultivate your child's interest in sustainable gardening practices. 

    *Location subject to change. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Jun 3rd, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

    Monday–Saturday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Shifting States, May 30–June 5
    Extended Hours, Monday, May 30: 10:30am–4:30pm!
    Come join us as we study the strange behavior of matter as it changes from state to state and back again! Experiment with dry ice and then make your very own oobleck to take home!

    Sunny Days, June 6–12
    Cool off and learn how to best protect yourself from the Sun! Experiment with UV light and put sunscreen, clothing, and sunglasses to the test; then make a UV detecting bracelet to take home!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 3rd, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 3rd, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 3rd, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 3rd, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 3rd, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 3rd, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 3rd, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Jun 4th, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

    Monday–Saturday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Shifting States, May 30–June 5
    Extended Hours, Monday, May 30: 10:30am–4:30pm!
    Come join us as we study the strange behavior of matter as it changes from state to state and back again! Experiment with dry ice and then make your very own oobleck to take home!

    Sunny Days, June 6–12
    Cool off and learn how to best protect yourself from the Sun! Experiment with UV light and put sunscreen, clothing, and sunglasses to the test; then make a UV detecting bracelet to take home!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 4th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 4th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 4th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 4th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 4th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 4th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 4th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Jun 5th, 2016
    12:30pm - 4:30pm
    Free with admission

    Monday–Saturday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Shifting States, May 30–June 5
    Extended Hours, Monday, May 30: 10:30am–4:30pm!
    Come join us as we study the strange behavior of matter as it changes from state to state and back again! Experiment with dry ice and then make your very own oobleck to take home!

    Sunny Days, June 6–12
    Cool off and learn how to best protect yourself from the Sun! Experiment with UV light and put sunscreen, clothing, and sunglasses to the test; then make a UV detecting bracelet to take home!

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 5th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 5th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 5th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 5th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Jun 6th, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

    Monday–Saturday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Shifting States, May 30–June 5
    Extended Hours, Monday, May 30: 10:30am–4:30pm!
    Come join us as we study the strange behavior of matter as it changes from state to state and back again! Experiment with dry ice and then make your very own oobleck to take home!

    Sunny Days, June 6–12
    Cool off and learn how to best protect yourself from the Sun! Experiment with UV light and put sunscreen, clothing, and sunglasses to the test; then make a UV detecting bracelet to take home!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 6th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 6th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 6th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 6th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 6th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 6th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 6th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Science Together

    Jun 7th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    At the Museum, families learn together. Visit our daily Science Together programs for a new spin on your favorite exhibits! Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the whole time. 

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. See schedule below for locations.  

    Day  Location*  Description 
     Tuesday  Launch Lab  Build your design skills in Launch Lab as you test original designs using new materials and our wind tube test stations. 
     Wednesday Hideaway Woods Step outside and support your child's sense of wonder about the natural world. 
     Thursday Kid Lab Tinker and design in Kid Lab with materials and activities intended for children ages 3–6 and their families. 
     Friday The Garden Dig deeper in The Garden and cultivate your child's interest in sustainable gardening practices. 

    *Location subject to change. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Jun 7th, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

    Monday–Saturday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Shifting States, May 30–June 5
    Extended Hours, Monday, May 30: 10:30am–4:30pm!
    Come join us as we study the strange behavior of matter as it changes from state to state and back again! Experiment with dry ice and then make your very own oobleck to take home!

    Sunny Days, June 6–12
    Cool off and learn how to best protect yourself from the Sun! Experiment with UV light and put sunscreen, clothing, and sunglasses to the test; then make a UV detecting bracelet to take home!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 7th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 7th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 7th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 7th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 7th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 7th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 7th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Science Together

    Jun 8th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    At the Museum, families learn together. Visit our daily Science Together programs for a new spin on your favorite exhibits! Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the whole time. 

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. See schedule below for locations.  

    Day  Location*  Description 
     Tuesday  Launch Lab  Build your design skills in Launch Lab as you test original designs using new materials and our wind tube test stations. 
     Wednesday Hideaway Woods Step outside and support your child's sense of wonder about the natural world. 
     Thursday Kid Lab Tinker and design in Kid Lab with materials and activities intended for children ages 3–6 and their families. 
     Friday The Garden Dig deeper in The Garden and cultivate your child's interest in sustainable gardening practices. 

    *Location subject to change. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Jun 8th, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

    Monday–Saturday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Shifting States, May 30–June 5
    Extended Hours, Monday, May 30: 10:30am–4:30pm!
    Come join us as we study the strange behavior of matter as it changes from state to state and back again! Experiment with dry ice and then make your very own oobleck to take home!

    Sunny Days, June 6–12
    Cool off and learn how to best protect yourself from the Sun! Experiment with UV light and put sunscreen, clothing, and sunglasses to the test; then make a UV detecting bracelet to take home!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 8th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Durham Community Day

    Jun 8th, 2016
    All-day Event
    Free to Durham County residents w/ID

    Thanks to generous supporters, Durham Community Days offers opportunities for families-in-need to visit the Museum throughout the year. Dias de la Comunidad de Durham ofrecerán oportunidades a familias en necesidad para visitar al museo. 

    *Durham County residents with ID are free. Proper identification (preferable NC driver's license) showing proof of residence for each adult is required to receive free admission. *Identificación (debe tener un foto y ser provenido por el estado u otro servicio del gobierno que muestra residencia) tiene que ser mostrado por recibir el beneficio de entrar. 

    Limit 5 children per adult resident.  Límite 5 niños por adulto residente.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 8th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 8th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 8th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 8th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 8th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 8th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Science Together

    Jun 9th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    At the Museum, families learn together. Visit our daily Science Together programs for a new spin on your favorite exhibits! Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the whole time. 

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. See schedule below for locations.  

    Day  Location*  Description 
     Tuesday  Launch Lab  Build your design skills in Launch Lab as you test original designs using new materials and our wind tube test stations. 
     Wednesday Hideaway Woods Step outside and support your child's sense of wonder about the natural world. 
     Thursday Kid Lab Tinker and design in Kid Lab with materials and activities intended for children ages 3–6 and their families. 
     Friday The Garden Dig deeper in The Garden and cultivate your child's interest in sustainable gardening practices. 

    *Location subject to change. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Jun 9th, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

    Monday–Saturday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Shifting States, May 30–June 5
    Extended Hours, Monday, May 30: 10:30am–4:30pm!
    Come join us as we study the strange behavior of matter as it changes from state to state and back again! Experiment with dry ice and then make your very own oobleck to take home!

    Sunny Days, June 6–12
    Cool off and learn how to best protect yourself from the Sun! Experiment with UV light and put sunscreen, clothing, and sunglasses to the test; then make a UV detecting bracelet to take home!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 9th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 9th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 9th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 9th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 9th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 9th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Jun 9th, 2016
    4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Free

    Stop by Carolina Wildlife and learn more about our reptiles while our Animal Keepers feed them their weekly meal.

    Snake and Alligator Feedings occur every Thursday at 4:00pm. 

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  • Science Together

    Jun 10th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    At the Museum, families learn together. Visit our daily Science Together programs for a new spin on your favorite exhibits! Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the whole time. 

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. See schedule below for locations.  

    Day  Location*  Description 
     Tuesday  Launch Lab  Build your design skills in Launch Lab as you test original designs using new materials and our wind tube test stations. 
     Wednesday Hideaway Woods Step outside and support your child's sense of wonder about the natural world. 
     Thursday Kid Lab Tinker and design in Kid Lab with materials and activities intended for children ages 3–6 and their families. 
     Friday The Garden Dig deeper in The Garden and cultivate your child's interest in sustainable gardening practices. 

    *Location subject to change. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

    More Details
  • The Lab

    Jun 10th, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

    Monday–Saturday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Shifting States, May 30–June 5
    Extended Hours, Monday, May 30: 10:30am–4:30pm!
    Come join us as we study the strange behavior of matter as it changes from state to state and back again! Experiment with dry ice and then make your very own oobleck to take home!

    Sunny Days, June 6–12
    Cool off and learn how to best protect yourself from the Sun! Experiment with UV light and put sunscreen, clothing, and sunglasses to the test; then make a UV detecting bracelet to take home!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 10th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 10th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 10th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 10th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 10th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 10th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 10th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Jun 11th, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

    Monday–Saturday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Shifting States, May 30–June 5
    Extended Hours, Monday, May 30: 10:30am–4:30pm!
    Come join us as we study the strange behavior of matter as it changes from state to state and back again! Experiment with dry ice and then make your very own oobleck to take home!

    Sunny Days, June 6–12
    Cool off and learn how to best protect yourself from the Sun! Experiment with UV light and put sunscreen, clothing, and sunglasses to the test; then make a UV detecting bracelet to take home!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 11th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 11th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 11th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 11th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Go Behind the Scenes with...

    Jun 12th, 2016
    11:00am - 12:30pm
    MEMBERS: Call (919) 220-5429 ext. 313 to register!

    Enjoy these special members-only behind-the-scenes tours with:

    The Bears

    Want to find out more about our bear care? Here's your chance to get up close and personal with a visit behind-the-scenes to the Bear House with our Animal Keepers!

    Go Behind the Scenes with The Bears - Available Dates (Tours are from 5–6:30pm)
    • Sunday, March 13
    • Thursday, March 24
    • Sunday, April 10
    • Thursday, April 28
    • Sunday, May 8
    • Thursday, May 26

    An Animal Keeper

    Ever wonder what our veterinary room looks like or why we feed our animals frozen mice instead of live ones? Join an Animal Keeper for a behind-the-scenes peek into the Animal Department Support Hall to find out!

    Go Behind the Scenes with an Animal Keeper - Available Dates
    • Sunday, June 12: 11am
    • Thursday, June 23: 4pm

    The Insects

    Does a pupa move inside it's cocoon? Why do tarantulas spin webs on the ground? Ask an entomologist while getting a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to care for our smallest animals!

    Go Behind the Scenes with The Insects - Available Dates (Tours are from 11am–12:30pm)
    • Sunday, April 17
    • Sunday, June 19

    Tours are for attendees ages 5 and up.

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  • The Lab

    Jun 12th, 2016
    12:30pm - 4:30pm
    Free with admission

    Monday–Saturday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Shifting States, May 30–June 5
    Extended Hours, Monday, May 30: 10:30am–4:30pm!
    Come join us as we study the strange behavior of matter as it changes from state to state and back again! Experiment with dry ice and then make your very own oobleck to take home!

    Sunny Days, June 6–12
    Cool off and learn how to best protect yourself from the Sun! Experiment with UV light and put sunscreen, clothing, and sunglasses to the test; then make a UV detecting bracelet to take home!

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 12th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 12th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 12th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 12th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Super Science in The Lab

    Start: Jun 13, 2016
    End: Aug 21, 2016
    Free with admission
    Monday–Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm

    Complete 5 or more experiments for a prize! Get your stamp card in The Lab on your next visit.

    Different Experiments Daily. 
    New Themes Weekly. 

    Here's your chance to watch your kids have messy fun - without having to clean up after them! With 10 weeks of topics, we're pretty sure your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long! 

    See full topic list here

    Super Science Show Wednesdays

    Join us every Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 and 3:30pm in The Lab as we steal the show with special science demonstrations revealing all the reasons why liquid nitrogen is so cool. (Ice cream, anyone?)


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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 13th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 13th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 13th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 13th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 13th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 13th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 13th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Science Together

    Jun 14th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    At the Museum, families learn together. Visit our daily Science Together programs for a new spin on your favorite exhibits! Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the whole time. 

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. See schedule below for locations.  

    Day  Location*  Description 
     Tuesday  Launch Lab  Build your design skills in Launch Lab as you test original designs using new materials and our wind tube test stations. 
     Wednesday Hideaway Woods Step outside and support your child's sense of wonder about the natural world. 
     Thursday Kid Lab Tinker and design in Kid Lab with materials and activities intended for children ages 3–6 and their families. 
     Friday The Garden Dig deeper in The Garden and cultivate your child's interest in sustainable gardening practices. 

    *Location subject to change. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 14th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 14th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 14th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 14th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 14th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 14th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 14th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Science Together

    Jun 15th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    At the Museum, families learn together. Visit our daily Science Together programs for a new spin on your favorite exhibits! Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the whole time. 

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. See schedule below for locations.  

    Day  Location*  Description 
     Tuesday  Launch Lab  Build your design skills in Launch Lab as you test original designs using new materials and our wind tube test stations. 
     Wednesday Hideaway Woods Step outside and support your child's sense of wonder about the natural world. 
     Thursday Kid Lab Tinker and design in Kid Lab with materials and activities intended for children ages 3–6 and their families. 
     Friday The Garden Dig deeper in The Garden and cultivate your child's interest in sustainable gardening practices. 

    *Location subject to change. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 15th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 15th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 15th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 15th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 15th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 15th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 15th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Science Together

    Jun 16th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    At the Museum, families learn together. Visit our daily Science Together programs for a new spin on your favorite exhibits! Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the whole time. 

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. See schedule below for locations.  

    Day  Location*  Description 
     Tuesday  Launch Lab  Build your design skills in Launch Lab as you test original designs using new materials and our wind tube test stations. 
     Wednesday Hideaway Woods Step outside and support your child's sense of wonder about the natural world. 
     Thursday Kid Lab Tinker and design in Kid Lab with materials and activities intended for children ages 3–6 and their families. 
     Friday The Garden Dig deeper in The Garden and cultivate your child's interest in sustainable gardening practices. 

    *Location subject to change. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 16th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 16th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 16th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 16th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 16th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 16th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Jun 16th, 2016
    4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Free

    Stop by Carolina Wildlife and learn more about our reptiles while our Animal Keepers feed them their weekly meal.

    Snake and Alligator Feedings occur every Thursday at 4:00pm. 

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  • Science Together

    Jun 17th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    At the Museum, families learn together. Visit our daily Science Together programs for a new spin on your favorite exhibits! Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the whole time. 

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. See schedule below for locations.  

    Day  Location*  Description 
     Tuesday  Launch Lab  Build your design skills in Launch Lab as you test original designs using new materials and our wind tube test stations. 
     Wednesday Hideaway Woods Step outside and support your child's sense of wonder about the natural world. 
     Thursday Kid Lab Tinker and design in Kid Lab with materials and activities intended for children ages 3–6 and their families. 
     Friday The Garden Dig deeper in The Garden and cultivate your child's interest in sustainable gardening practices. 

    *Location subject to change. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 17th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 17th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 17th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 17th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 17th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 17th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 17th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 18th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 18th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 18th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 18th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 18th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 18th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 18th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Go Behind the Scenes with...

    Jun 19th, 2016
    11:00am - 12:30pm
    MEMBERS: Call (919) 220-5429 ext. 313 to register!

    Enjoy these special members-only behind-the-scenes tours with:

    The Bears

    Want to find out more about our bear care? Here's your chance to get up close and personal with a visit behind-the-scenes to the Bear House with our Animal Keepers!

    Go Behind the Scenes with The Bears - Available Dates (Tours are from 5–6:30pm)
    • Sunday, March 13
    • Thursday, March 24
    • Sunday, April 10
    • Thursday, April 28
    • Sunday, May 8
    • Thursday, May 26

    An Animal Keeper

    Ever wonder what our veterinary room looks like or why we feed our animals frozen mice instead of live ones? Join an Animal Keeper for a behind-the-scenes peek into the Animal Department Support Hall to find out!

    Go Behind the Scenes with an Animal Keeper - Available Dates
    • Sunday, June 12: 11am
    • Thursday, June 23: 4pm

    The Insects

    Does a pupa move inside it's cocoon? Why do tarantulas spin webs on the ground? Ask an entomologist while getting a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to care for our smallest animals!

    Go Behind the Scenes with The Insects - Available Dates (Tours are from 11am–12:30pm)
    • Sunday, April 17
    • Sunday, June 19

    Tours are for attendees ages 5 and up.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 19th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 19th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 19th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 19th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 20th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 20th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 20th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 20th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 20th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 20th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 20th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Science Together

    Jun 21st, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    At the Museum, families learn together. Visit our daily Science Together programs for a new spin on your favorite exhibits! Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the whole time. 

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. See schedule below for locations.  

    Day  Location*  Description 
     Tuesday  Launch Lab  Build your design skills in Launch Lab as you test original designs using new materials and our wind tube test stations. 
     Wednesday Hideaway Woods Step outside and support your child's sense of wonder about the natural world. 
     Thursday Kid Lab Tinker and design in Kid Lab with materials and activities intended for children ages 3–6 and their families. 
     Friday The Garden Dig deeper in The Garden and cultivate your child's interest in sustainable gardening practices. 

    *Location subject to change. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 21st, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 21st, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 21st, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 21st, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 21st, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 21st, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 21st, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Science Together

    Jun 22nd, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    At the Museum, families learn together. Visit our daily Science Together programs for a new spin on your favorite exhibits! Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the whole time. 

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. See schedule below for locations.  

    Day  Location*  Description 
     Tuesday  Launch Lab  Build your design skills in Launch Lab as you test original designs using new materials and our wind tube test stations. 
     Wednesday Hideaway Woods Step outside and support your child's sense of wonder about the natural world. 
     Thursday Kid Lab Tinker and design in Kid Lab with materials and activities intended for children ages 3–6 and their families. 
     Friday The Garden Dig deeper in The Garden and cultivate your child's interest in sustainable gardening practices. 

    *Location subject to change. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 22nd, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 22nd, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 22nd, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 22nd, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 22nd, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 22nd, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 22nd, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Science Together

    Jun 23rd, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    At the Museum, families learn together. Visit our daily Science Together programs for a new spin on your favorite exhibits! Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the whole time. 

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. See schedule below for locations.  

    Day  Location*  Description 
     Tuesday  Launch Lab  Build your design skills in Launch Lab as you test original designs using new materials and our wind tube test stations. 
     Wednesday Hideaway Woods Step outside and support your child's sense of wonder about the natural world. 
     Thursday Kid Lab Tinker and design in Kid Lab with materials and activities intended for children ages 3–6 and their families. 
     Friday The Garden Dig deeper in The Garden and cultivate your child's interest in sustainable gardening practices. 

    *Location subject to change. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 23rd, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 23rd, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 23rd, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 23rd, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 23rd, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 23rd, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Go Behind the Scenes with...

    Jun 23rd, 2016
    4:00pm - 5:30pm
    MEMBERS: Call (919) 220-5429 ext. 313 to register!

    Enjoy these special members-only behind-the-scenes tours with:

    The Bears

    Want to find out more about our bear care? Here's your chance to get up close and personal with a visit behind-the-scenes to the Bear House with our Animal Keepers!

    Go Behind the Scenes with The Bears - Available Dates (Tours are from 5–6:30pm)
    • Sunday, March 13
    • Thursday, March 24
    • Sunday, April 10
    • Thursday, April 28
    • Sunday, May 8
    • Thursday, May 26

    An Animal Keeper

    Ever wonder what our veterinary room looks like or why we feed our animals frozen mice instead of live ones? Join an Animal Keeper for a behind-the-scenes peek into the Animal Department Support Hall to find out!

    Go Behind the Scenes with an Animal Keeper - Available Dates
    • Sunday, June 12: 11am
    • Thursday, June 23: 4pm

    The Insects

    Does a pupa move inside it's cocoon? Why do tarantulas spin webs on the ground? Ask an entomologist while getting a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to care for our smallest animals!

    Go Behind the Scenes with The Insects - Available Dates (Tours are from 11am–12:30pm)
    • Sunday, April 17
    • Sunday, June 19

    Tours are for attendees ages 5 and up.

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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Jun 23rd, 2016
    4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Free

    Stop by Carolina Wildlife and learn more about our reptiles while our Animal Keepers feed them their weekly meal.

    Snake and Alligator Feedings occur every Thursday at 4:00pm. 

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  • Science Together

    Jun 24th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    At the Museum, families learn together. Visit our daily Science Together programs for a new spin on your favorite exhibits! Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the whole time. 

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. See schedule below for locations.  

    Day  Location*  Description 
     Tuesday  Launch Lab  Build your design skills in Launch Lab as you test original designs using new materials and our wind tube test stations. 
     Wednesday Hideaway Woods Step outside and support your child's sense of wonder about the natural world. 
     Thursday Kid Lab Tinker and design in Kid Lab with materials and activities intended for children ages 3–6 and their families. 
     Friday The Garden Dig deeper in The Garden and cultivate your child's interest in sustainable gardening practices. 

    *Location subject to change. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 24th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 24th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 24th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 24th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 24th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 24th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 24th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 25th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 25th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 25th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 25th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 25th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 25th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 25th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 26th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 26th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 26th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 26th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 27th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Durham Community Day

    Jun 27th, 2016
    All-day Event
    Free to Durham County residents w/ID

    Thanks to generous supporters, Durham Community Days offers opportunities for families-in-need to visit the Museum throughout the year. Dias de la Comunidad de Durham ofrecerán oportunidades a familias en necesidad para visitar al museo. 

    *Durham County residents with ID are free. Proper identification (preferable NC driver's license) showing proof of residence for each adult is required to receive free admission. *Identificación (debe tener un foto y ser provenido por el estado u otro servicio del gobierno que muestra residencia) tiene que ser mostrado por recibir el beneficio de entrar. 

    Limit 5 children per adult resident.  Límite 5 niños por adulto residente.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 27th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 27th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 27th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 27th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 27th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 27th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Science Together

    Jun 28th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    At the Museum, families learn together. Visit our daily Science Together programs for a new spin on your favorite exhibits! Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the whole time. 

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. See schedule below for locations.  

    Day  Location*  Description 
     Tuesday  Launch Lab  Build your design skills in Launch Lab as you test original designs using new materials and our wind tube test stations. 
     Wednesday Hideaway Woods Step outside and support your child's sense of wonder about the natural world. 
     Thursday Kid Lab Tinker and design in Kid Lab with materials and activities intended for children ages 3–6 and their families. 
     Friday The Garden Dig deeper in The Garden and cultivate your child's interest in sustainable gardening practices. 

    *Location subject to change. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 28th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 28th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety in our Investigate Health! exhibit. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 28th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Join Animal Keepers at our Explore the Wild animal exhibits and learn what it is like to care for black bears, red wolves, and lemurs.

    Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 28th, 2016
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 28th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 28th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 28th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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Members receive UNLIMITED admission all year long!