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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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  • The Lab

    Jul 24th, 2016
    12:30pm - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 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.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jul 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 24th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Jul 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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  • The Lab

    Jul 25th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 25th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Jul 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

    Jul 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.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jul 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 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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  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 25th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Jul 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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  • Science Together

    Jul 26th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Jul 26th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 26th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Jul 26th, 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

    Jul 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 26th, 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

    Jul 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 26th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Jul 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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  • Science Together

    Jul 27th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Jul 27th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 27th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Jul 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

    Jul 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

    Jul 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

    Jul 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 27th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Jul 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

    Jul 28th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Jul 28th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 28th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Jul 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.

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  • Science Together

    Jul 28th, 2016
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 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.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jul 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
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 28th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Jul 28th, 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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  • Go Behind the Scenes with...

    Jul 28th, 2016
    4:00pm - 5:30pm
    MEMBERS: Call (919) 220-5429 ext. 313 to register!
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  • Science Together

    Jul 29th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Jul 29th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 29th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Jul 29th, 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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  • Science Together

    Jul 29th, 2016
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 29th, 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

    Jul 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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 29th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Jul 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

    Jul 30th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 30th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Jul 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jul 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 30th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Jul 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. 

    More Details
  • The Lab

    Jul 31st, 2016
    12:30pm - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jul 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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 31st, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Jul 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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  • The Lab

    Aug 1st, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 1st, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Aug 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

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 1st, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Aug 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

    Aug 2nd, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

    More Details
  • The Lab

    Aug 2nd, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 2nd, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 2nd, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Aug 2nd, 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

    Aug 3rd, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

    More Details
  • The Lab

    Aug 3rd, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 3rd, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Aug 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

    Aug 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

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 3rd, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Aug 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. 

    More Details
  • Science Together

    Aug 4th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

    More Details
  • The Lab

    Aug 4th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 4th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Science Together

    Aug 4th, 2016
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 4th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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
  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Aug 4th, 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

    Aug 5th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

    More Details
  • The Lab

    Aug 5th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 5th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Aug 5th, 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
  • Science Together

    Aug 5th, 2016
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Aug 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
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Aug 5th, 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

    Aug 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

    Aug 5th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Aug 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. 

    More Details
  • The Lab

    Aug 6th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 6th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Aug 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

    Aug 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

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 6th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Aug 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. 

    More Details
  • The Lab

    Aug 7th, 2016
    12:30pm - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Aug 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
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Aug 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

    Aug 7th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Aug 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. 

    More Details
  • The Lab

    Aug 8th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 8th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Aug 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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  • Watermelon Day

    Aug 8th, 2016
    All-day Event
    Free with admission

    We're celebrating National Watermelon Day and YOU can get in on the fun! Bring a melon for our Keepers to share with your favorite animals and enjoy a day full of special melon-themed programming! 

    Activity Schedule:
    10am | Pigs, The Farmyard
    11am | Bears, Main Bear Overlook
    1pm | The Farmyard
    2pm | Lemurs, Lemur Overlook
    3pm | Carolina Wildlife, 1st Floor
    4pm | Bears, Main Bear Overlook
    All Day | Melon Science, The Lab
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Aug 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Aug 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

    Aug 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

    Aug 8th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Aug 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

    Aug 9th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Aug 9th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 9th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Aug 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.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Aug 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.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Aug 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Aug 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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  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 9th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Aug 9th, 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

    Aug 10th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Aug 10th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 10th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Aug 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.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Aug 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
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Aug 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.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Aug 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
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 10th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Aug 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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  • Science Together

    Aug 11th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Aug 11th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 11th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Aug 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.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Aug 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.

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  • Science Together

    Aug 11th, 2016
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Aug 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
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Aug 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
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 11th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Aug 11th, 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

    Aug 12th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Aug 12th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 12th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Aug 12th, 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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  • Science Together

    Aug 12th, 2016
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Aug 12th, 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

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 12th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Aug 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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  • Science at Sunset: Birthday Celebration

    Aug 12th, 2016
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
    $7 per person • Tickets available day of event only
    The Museum is turning 70!

    Celebrate with us as the sun goes down, the food truck windows come up and the exhibits stay open late. Science at Sunset: Birthday Celebration will feature fun and hands-on access to Magic Wings Butterfly House, Dinosaur Trail, fossil dig and more. The main building will be closed, but we know you'll enjoy a little bit of fresh air and outdoor live music at the end of the work week.

    Tickets only available day of the event • As always kids 2 and under are free

    LIVE MUSIC • BEER TENT • FOOD TRUCKS • OUTDOOR PLAY • KIDS CRAFTS
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  • The Lab

    Aug 13th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 13th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Aug 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

    Aug 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

    Aug 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

    Aug 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

    Aug 13th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Aug 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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  • Go Behind the Scenes with...

    Aug 14th, 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

    Aug 14th, 2016
    12:30pm - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Aug 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
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 14th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Aug 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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  • The Lab

    Aug 15th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 15th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Aug 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

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Aug 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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Aug 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
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 15th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Aug 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

    Aug 16th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Aug 16th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 16th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Aug 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

    Aug 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

    Aug 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

    Aug 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

    Aug 16th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Aug 16th, 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

    Aug 17th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Aug 17th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 17th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Aug 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

    Aug 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
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Aug 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.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Aug 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
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 17th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Aug 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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  • Science Together

    Aug 18th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Aug 18th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 18th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Aug 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.

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  • Science Together

    Aug 18th, 2016
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Aug 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

    Aug 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.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Aug 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

    Aug 18th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Aug 18th, 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

    Aug 19th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Aug 19th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 19th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Aug 19th, 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

    Aug 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
  • Science Together

    Aug 19th, 2016
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Aug 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
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Aug 19th, 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

    Aug 19th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Aug 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. 

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  • The Lab

    Aug 20th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 20th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Aug 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

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Aug 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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  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 20th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Aug 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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  • Go Behind the Scenes with...

    Aug 21st, 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

    Aug 21st, 2016
    12:30pm - 4:30pm
    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?)

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Aug 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
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 21st, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Aug 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. 

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 22nd, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Aug 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

    Aug 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Aug 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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Aug 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 22nd, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Aug 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

    Aug 23rd, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

    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. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 23rd, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Aug 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

    Aug 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Aug 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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Aug 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 23rd, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    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

    Aug 23rd, 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!