Calendar

  • The Lab

    Apr 26th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Apr 26th, 2017
    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

    Apr 26th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Apr 26th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Apr 26th, 2017
    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

    Apr 26th, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Apr 26th, 2017
    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

    Apr 26th, 2017
    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

    Apr 27th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Apr 27th, 2017
    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

    Apr 27th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Apr 27th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Apr 27th, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Apr 27th, 2017
    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

    Apr 27th, 2017
    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

    Apr 27th, 2017
    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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  • The Lab

    Apr 28th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Apr 28th, 2017
    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

    Apr 28th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Apr 28th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Apr 28th, 2017
    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

    Apr 28th, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Apr 28th, 2017
    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

    Apr 28th, 2017
    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

    Apr 29th, 2017
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Apr 29th, 2017
    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

    Apr 29th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Apr 29th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Apr 29th, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Apr 29th, 2017
    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

    Apr 29th, 2017
    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

    Apr 29th, 2017
    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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  • Behind the Scenes with the Butterfly House

    Apr 30th, 2017
    11:00am - Noon
    Members: $25 | General Public: $45

    Enjoy these special behind-the-scenes tours with:

    Butterfly House

    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 Butterfly House - Available Dates (Tours are from 11am–12:30pm)
    • Sunday, April 30th @ 11am
    • Sunday, May 14th (Mother’s Day) @ 11am
    • Sunday, July 9th @ 11am
    • Sunday, August 13th @ 11am
    • Sunday, September 10th @11am
    • Sunday, October 8th @ 11am
    • Sunday, November 12th @ 11am
    • Sunday, December 10th @ 11am
    Buy Tickets Now

    Tours are for attendees ages 5 and up.

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  • The Lab

    Apr 30th, 2017
    12:30pm - 4:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Apr 30th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Apr 30th, 2017
    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

    Apr 30th, 2017
    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

    Apr 30th, 2017
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    May 1st, 2017
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 1-7 - Tree Science
    Enter the forest and discover what trees have to offer. Count the rings of a tree, determine the strength of a piece of wood, and make some paper to take home!

    May 8-14 - Bubbles
    Experiment with soapy science in The Lab and discover what makes a strong bubble!

    May 15-21 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Day to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 1st, 2017
    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

    May 1st, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 1st, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    May 1st, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 1st, 2017
    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

    May 1st, 2017
    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

    May 1st, 2017
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    May 2nd, 2017
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 1-7 - Tree Science
    Enter the forest and discover what trees have to offer. Count the rings of a tree, determine the strength of a piece of wood, and make some paper to take home!

    May 8-14 - Bubbles
    Experiment with soapy science in The Lab and discover what makes a strong bubble!

    May 15-21 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Day to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 2nd, 2017
    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

    May 2nd, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 2nd, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    May 2nd, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 2nd, 2017
    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

    May 2nd, 2017
    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

    May 2nd, 2017
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    May 3rd, 2017
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 1-7 - Tree Science
    Enter the forest and discover what trees have to offer. Count the rings of a tree, determine the strength of a piece of wood, and make some paper to take home!

    May 8-14 - Bubbles
    Experiment with soapy science in The Lab and discover what makes a strong bubble!

    May 15-21 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Day to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    May 3rd, 2017
    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

    May 3rd, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 3rd, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    May 3rd, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 3rd, 2017
    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

    May 3rd, 2017
    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

    May 3rd, 2017
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    May 4th, 2017
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 1-7 - Tree Science
    Enter the forest and discover what trees have to offer. Count the rings of a tree, determine the strength of a piece of wood, and make some paper to take home!

    May 8-14 - Bubbles
    Experiment with soapy science in The Lab and discover what makes a strong bubble!

    May 15-21 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Day to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    May 4th, 2017
    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

    May 4th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 4th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 4th, 2017
    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

    May 4th, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    May 4th, 2017
    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

    May 4th, 2017
    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. 

    More Details
  • The Lab

    May 5th, 2017
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 1-7 - Tree Science
    Enter the forest and discover what trees have to offer. Count the rings of a tree, determine the strength of a piece of wood, and make some paper to take home!

    May 8-14 - Bubbles
    Experiment with soapy science in The Lab and discover what makes a strong bubble!

    May 15-21 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Day to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    May 5th, 2017
    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

    May 5th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 5th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    May 5th, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 5th, 2017
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 5th, 2017
    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

    May 5th, 2017
    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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  • Girl Scout Activity Camp: LEGO® Robotics

    May 6th, 2017
    9:30am - 1:30pm
    Children: $16 | Adults: $15

    Imaginations will soar with this program as you learn new robotics skills! Daisies will love creating, tinkering, and building as we construct robots of all shapes and sizes. We'll take our creations to the next level as we use kid-friendly computer programming tools to bring our robots to life. Daisies will earn a LEGO Robotics fun patch by attending the program.

    Before or after your 1-hour workshop, your troop can explore the Museum’s exhibits. Your workshop time will be given to your troop 1 week before the program.

    Register your Troop here!

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  • The Lab

    May 6th, 2017
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 1-7 - Tree Science
    Enter the forest and discover what trees have to offer. Count the rings of a tree, determine the strength of a piece of wood, and make some paper to take home!

    May 8-14 - Bubbles
    Experiment with soapy science in The Lab and discover what makes a strong bubble!

    May 15-21 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Day to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 6th, 2017
    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

    May 6th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 6th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 6th, 2017
    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

    May 6th, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 6th, 2017
    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

    May 6th, 2017
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    May 7th, 2017
    12:30pm - 4:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 1-7 - Tree Science
    Enter the forest and discover what trees have to offer. Count the rings of a tree, determine the strength of a piece of wood, and make some paper to take home!

    May 8-14 - Bubbles
    Experiment with soapy science in The Lab and discover what makes a strong bubble!

    May 15-21 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Day to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    May 7th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 7th, 2017
    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

    May 7th, 2017
    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

    May 7th, 2017
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    May 8th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 8-14 - Bubbles
    Experiment with soapy science in The Lab and discover what makes a strong bubble!

    May 15-21 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Day to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    May 8th, 2017
    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

    May 8th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 8th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 8th, 2017
    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

    May 8th, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    May 8th, 2017
    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

    May 8th, 2017
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    May 9th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 8-14 - Bubbles
    Experiment with soapy science in The Lab and discover what makes a strong bubble!

    May 15-21 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Day to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    May 9th, 2017
    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

    May 9th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 9th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 9th, 2017
    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

    May 9th, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 9th, 2017
    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

    May 9th, 2017
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    May 10th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 8-14 - Bubbles
    Experiment with soapy science in The Lab and discover what makes a strong bubble!

    May 15-21 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Day to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    May 10th, 2017
    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

    May 10th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 10th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    May 10th, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 10th, 2017
    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

    May 10th, 2017
    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

    May 10th, 2017
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    May 11th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 8-14 - Bubbles
    Experiment with soapy science in The Lab and discover what makes a strong bubble!

    May 15-21 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Day to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    May 11th, 2017
    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

    May 11th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 11th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 11th, 2017
    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

    May 11th, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 11th, 2017
    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

    May 11th, 2017
    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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  • The Lab

    May 12th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 8-14 - Bubbles
    Experiment with soapy science in The Lab and discover what makes a strong bubble!

    May 15-21 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Day to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    May 12th, 2017
    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

    May 12th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 12th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    May 12th, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 12th, 2017
    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

    May 12th, 2017
    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

    May 12th, 2017
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    May 13th, 2017
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 8-14 - Bubbles
    Experiment with soapy science in The Lab and discover what makes a strong bubble!

    May 15-21 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Day to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    May 13th, 2017
    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

    May 13th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 13th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 13th, 2017
    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

    May 13th, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    May 13th, 2017
    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

    May 13th, 2017
    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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  • Behind the Scenes with the Butterfly House

    May 14th, 2017
    11:00am - Noon
    Members: $25 | General Public: $45

    Enjoy these special behind-the-scenes tours with:

    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!

    Tickets are available up to 72 hours prior to the tour start time. To check availability within 72 hours, please call 919-220-5429 x 313 Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm

    Go Behind the Scenes with an Animal Keeper - Available Dates
    • Sunday, January 15th @ 11am
    • Sunday, February 12th @ 11am
    • Sunday, June 25th @ 11am
    • Sunday, July 16th @ 11am
    • Sunday, August 20th @ 11am
    • Sunday, December 17th @ 11am
    Buy Tickets Now!
     
    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
    • Sunday, March 12th @ 5pm
    • Sunday, April 23rd @ 5pm
    • Sunday, May 21st @ 5pm
    • Sunday, September 17th @ 5pm
    • Sunday, October 15th @ 5pm
    • Sunday, November 19th @ 11am
    Buy Tickets Now!
     
    Butterfly House

    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 Butterfly House - Available Dates (Tours are from 11am–12:30pm)
    • Sunday, January 22nd @ 11am
    • Sunday, February 19th @ 11am
    • Sunday, March 19th @ 11am
    • Sunday, April 30th @ 11am
    • Sunday, May 14th (Mother’s Day) @ 11am
    • Sunday, July 9th @ 11am
    • Sunday, August 13th @ 11am
    • Sunday, September 10th @11am
    • Sunday, October 8th @ 11am
    • Sunday, November 12th @ 11am
    • Sunday, December 10th @ 11am
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    Tours are for attendees ages 5 and up.

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  • Bear Awareness Week

    Start: May 14, 2017
    End: May 20, 2017
    Free with admission

    2pm each day at Explore the Wild: Black Bears

    Join the Museum for a bear-y special Meet the Keeper program as we celebrate National Bear Awareness Week. Meet our animal keeping team and learn more about the care, training, and behavior of the Museum’s four rescued Black Bears. Learn how to identify our different bears, discover the important role these animals play in our ecosystems, and explore how enrichment enhances the quality of animal care. You’ll even receive your very own bear-themed tattoo! 

     

    Learn more about our black bears and their unique exhibit at: http://www.lifeandscience.org/bears 

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  • The Lab

    May 14th, 2017
    12:30pm - 4:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 8-14 - Bubbles
    Experiment with soapy science in The Lab and discover what makes a strong bubble!

    May 15-21 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Day to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 14th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 14th, 2017
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 14th, 2017
    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

    May 14th, 2017
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    May 15th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 15-21 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Day to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 15th, 2017
    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

    May 15th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 15th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    May 15th, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 15th, 2017
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 15th, 2017
    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

    May 15th, 2017
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    May 16th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 15-21 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Day to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 16th, 2017
    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

    May 16th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 16th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    May 16th, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 16th, 2017
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 16th, 2017
    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

    May 16th, 2017
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    May 17th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 15-21 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Day to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 17th, 2017
    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

    May 17th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 17th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 17th, 2017
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    May 17th, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 17th, 2017
    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

    May 17th, 2017
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    May 18th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 15-21 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Day to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 18th, 2017
    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

    May 18th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 18th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    May 18th, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 18th, 2017
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 18th, 2017
    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

    May 18th, 2017
    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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  • The Lab

    May 19th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 15-21 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Day to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 19th, 2017
    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

    May 19th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 19th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 19th, 2017
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    May 19th, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 19th, 2017
    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

    May 19th, 2017
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    May 20th, 2017
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 15-21 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Day to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 20th, 2017
    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

    May 20th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 20th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    May 20th, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 20th, 2017
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 20th, 2017
    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

    May 20th, 2017
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    May 21st, 2017
    12:30pm - 4:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 15-21 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Day to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 21st, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 21st, 2017
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 21st, 2017
    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

    May 21st, 2017
    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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  • Behind the Scenes with the Bears

    May 21st, 2017
    5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Members: $25 | General Public: $45

    Enjoy these special behind-the-scenes tours with:

    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!

    Tickets are available up to 72 hours prior to the tour start time. To check availability within 72 hours, please call 919-220-5429 x 313 Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm

    Go Behind the Scenes with an Animal Keeper - Available Dates
    • Sunday, January 15th @ 11am
    • Sunday, February 12th @ 11am
    • Sunday, June 25th @ 11am
    • Sunday, July 16th @ 11am
    • Sunday, August 20th @ 11am
    • Sunday, December 17th @ 11am
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    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
    • Sunday, March 12th @ 5pm
    • Sunday, April 23rd @ 5pm
    • Sunday, May 21st @ 5pm
    • Sunday, September 17th @ 5pm
    • Sunday, October 15th @ 5pm
    • Sunday, November 19th @ 11am
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    Butterfly House

    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 Butterfly House - Available Dates (Tours are from 11am–12:30pm)
    • Sunday, January 22nd @ 11am
    • Sunday, February 19th @ 11am
    • Sunday, March 19th @ 11am
    • Sunday, April 30th @ 11am
    • Sunday, May 14th (Mother’s Day) @ 11am
    • Sunday, July 9th @ 11am
    • Sunday, August 13th @ 11am
    • Sunday, September 10th @11am
    • Sunday, October 8th @ 11am
    • Sunday, November 12th @ 11am
    • Sunday, December 10th @ 11am
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    Tours are for attendees ages 5 and up.

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  • The Lab

    May 22nd, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 22nd, 2017
    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

    May 22nd, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 22nd, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    May 22nd, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 22nd, 2017
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 22nd, 2017
    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

    May 22nd, 2017
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    May 23rd, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 23rd, 2017
    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

    May 23rd, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 23rd, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    May 23rd, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 23rd, 2017
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 23rd, 2017
    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

    May 23rd, 2017
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    May 24th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 24th, 2017
    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

    May 24th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 24th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 24th, 2017
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    May 24th, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 24th, 2017
    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

    May 24th, 2017
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    May 25th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 25th, 2017
    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

    May 25th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 25th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    May 25th, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 25th, 2017
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 25th, 2017
    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

    May 25th, 2017
    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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  • The Lab

    May 26th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    May 22-28 - Backyard Bugs
    Come investigate the critters that live in your own backyard! We will explore what makes an insect a true insect, take an up-close look at these critters under our microscopes, and race to see which of our backyard bugs can get the most food the fastest.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    May 26th, 2017
    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

    May 26th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    May 26th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    May 26th, 2017
    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

    May 26th, 2017
    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 Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    May 26th, 2017
    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

    May 26th, 2017
    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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