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  • Frozen Over

    Start: Jan 4, 2017
    End: Jan 29, 2017
    Free with admission

    Back by popular demand, the Museum of Life and Science is bringing winter fun inside with Frozen Over. Weave through an icicle forest, build an icy shelter, and even skate on a synthetic ice rink in your socks! 

    "Icicle" Forest
    Composed of 800 suspended foam pool noodles, the Icicle Forest offers an immersive, sensory-rich winter experience where early childhood learners can work on developing their spatial awareness and observation skills.

    Skate in Your Socks
    A 400 sq. ft. synthetic ice rink surrounded by a soft bumper border encourages guests to kick off their shoes and practice their slides, twirls, and pirouettes.

    Igloo Building Area 
    Create a custom “icy” shelter with foam blocks that are reminiscent of ice blocks. Your imagination is this igloo's only limit.

    Snowball Fights
    Use giant pom-pom "snowballs" for a creative game of catch or a soft sneak attack. Scheduled "snowball fights" occur daily at 11am and 4:00pm Tues - Sun.

    Frozen Over also includes an area for focused, fine motor activity that is ideal for guests five and under. Young children can stack "ice" cube blocks, use colored tiles to imitate snowflake geometry, or construct a story on an over-sized felt winter scene.

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  • Science Together

    Jan 19th, 2017
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am

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

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Jan 19th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Jan 16- Jan 22 Clouds
    Join us in The Lab to create your very own cloud in a bottle and then make a cloudscape to continue the investigation at home! Learn how you can be a citizen scientist and participate in real data collection to contribute to the understanding of our home planet.


    Jan 23 - Jan 29 Salty Science Where does salt come from? Learn all about this amazing crystal by peering through microscopes and creating a painting to take home!

    Jan 30 - Feb 5 Eat like a Bird Why are bird beaks so different? Investigate how birds catch and eat their food in The Lab!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 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

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

    Jan 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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jan 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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  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 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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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Jan 19th, 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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  • Science Together

    Jan 20th, 2017
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am

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

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Jan 20th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Jan 16- Jan 22 Clouds
    Join us in The Lab to create your very own cloud in a bottle and then make a cloudscape to continue the investigation at home! Learn how you can be a citizen scientist and participate in real data collection to contribute to the understanding of our home planet.


    Jan 23 - Jan 29 Salty Science Where does salt come from? Learn all about this amazing crystal by peering through microscopes and creating a painting to take home!

    Jan 30 - Feb 5 Eat like a Bird Why are bird beaks so different? Investigate how birds catch and eat their food in The Lab!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 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

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

    Jan 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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jan 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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 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

    Jan 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

    Jan 21st, 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.

    Jan 16- Jan 22 Clouds
    Join us in The Lab to create your very own cloud in a bottle and then make a cloudscape to continue the investigation at home! Learn how you can be a citizen scientist and participate in real data collection to contribute to the understanding of our home planet.


    Jan 23 - Jan 29 Salty Science Where does salt come from? Learn all about this amazing crystal by peering through microscopes and creating a painting to take home!

    Jan 30 - Feb 5 Eat like a Bird Why are bird beaks so different? Investigate how birds catch and eat their food in The Lab!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 21st, 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

    Jan 21st, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jan 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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 21st, 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jan 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

    Jan 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

    Jan 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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  • Go Behind the Scenes with The Insects

    Jan 22nd, 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
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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

    Jan 22nd, 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.

    Jan 16- Jan 22 Clouds
    Join us in The Lab to create your very own cloud in a bottle and then make a cloudscape to continue the investigation at home! Learn how you can be a citizen scientist and participate in real data collection to contribute to the understanding of our home planet.


    Jan 23 - Jan 29 Salty Science Where does salt come from? Learn all about this amazing crystal by peering through microscopes and creating a painting to take home!

    Jan 30 - Feb 5 Eat like a Bird Why are bird beaks so different? Investigate how birds catch and eat their food in The Lab!

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jan 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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jan 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

    Jan 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

    Jan 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

    Jan 23rd, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Jan 23 - Jan 29 Salty Science Where does salt come from? Learn all about this amazing crystal by peering through microscopes and creating a painting to take home!


    Jan 30 - Feb 5 Eat like a Bird Why are bird beaks so different? Investigate how birds catch and eat their food in The Lab!

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  • Science Together

    Jan 24th, 2017
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am

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

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Jan 24th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Jan 23 - Jan 29 Salty Science Where does salt come from? Learn all about this amazing crystal by peering through microscopes and creating a painting to take home!


    Jan 30 - Feb 5 Eat like a Bird Why are bird beaks so different? Investigate how birds catch and eat their food in The Lab!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 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

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

    Jan 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. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jan 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 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

    Jan 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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  • Science Together

    Jan 25th, 2017
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am

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

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Jan 25th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Jan 23 - Jan 29 Salty Science Where does salt come from? Learn all about this amazing crystal by peering through microscopes and creating a painting to take home!


    Jan 30 - Feb 5 Eat like a Bird Why are bird beaks so different? Investigate how birds catch and eat their food in The Lab!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 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

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

    Jan 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
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jan 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 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.

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jan 25th, 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. 

    More Details
  • Science Together

    Jan 26th, 2017
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am

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

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

    More Details
  • The Lab

    Jan 26th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Jan 23 - Jan 29 Salty Science Where does salt come from? Learn all about this amazing crystal by peering through microscopes and creating a painting to take home!


    Jan 30 - Feb 5 Eat like a Bird Why are bird beaks so different? Investigate how birds catch and eat their food in The Lab!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

    Jan 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
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jan 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
  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 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.

    More Details
  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Jan 26th, 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
  • Science Together

    Jan 27th, 2017
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am

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

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

    More Details
  • The Lab

    Jan 27th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Jan 23 - Jan 29 Salty Science Where does salt come from? Learn all about this amazing crystal by peering through microscopes and creating a painting to take home!


    Jan 30 - Feb 5 Eat like a Bird Why are bird beaks so different? Investigate how birds catch and eat their food in The Lab!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

    Jan 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

    Jan 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jan 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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 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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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jan 27th, 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

    Jan 28th, 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.

    Jan 23 - Jan 29 Salty Science Where does salt come from? Learn all about this amazing crystal by peering through microscopes and creating a painting to take home!


    Jan 30 - Feb 5 Eat like a Bird Why are bird beaks so different? Investigate how birds catch and eat their food in The Lab!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 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

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

    Jan 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. 

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jan 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 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

    Jan 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

    Jan 29th, 2017
    12:30pm - 6:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Jan 23 - Jan 29 Salty Science Where does salt come from? Learn all about this amazing crystal by peering through microscopes and creating a painting to take home!


    Jan 30 - Feb 5 Eat like a Bird Why are bird beaks so different? Investigate how birds catch and eat their food in The Lab!

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jan 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
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jan 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 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.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jan 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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  • The Lab

    Jan 30th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Jan 30 - Feb 5 Eat like a Bird Why are bird beaks so different? Investigate how birds catch and eat their food in The Lab!

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  • Science Together

    Jan 31st, 2017
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am

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

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Jan 31st, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Jan 30 - Feb 5 Eat like a Bird Why are bird beaks so different? Investigate how birds catch and eat their food in The Lab!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 31st, 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

    Jan 31st, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jan 31st, 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

    Jan 31st, 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

    Jan 31st, 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 31st, 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

    Jan 31st, 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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  • Science Together

    Feb 1st, 2017
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am

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

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Feb 1st, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Jan 30 - Feb 5 Eat like a Bird Why are bird beaks so different? Investigate how birds catch and eat their food in The Lab!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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

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

    Feb 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

    Feb 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Feb 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Feb 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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  • Science Together

    Feb 2nd, 2017
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am

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

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Feb 2nd, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Jan 30 - Feb 5 Eat like a Bird Why are bird beaks so different? Investigate how birds catch and eat their food in The Lab!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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

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

    Feb 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

    Feb 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Feb 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Feb 2nd, 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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  • Science Together

    Feb 3rd, 2017
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am

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

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • The Lab

    Feb 3rd, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Jan 30 - Feb 5 Eat like a Bird Why are bird beaks so different? Investigate how birds catch and eat their food in The Lab!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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

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

    Feb 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

    Feb 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Feb 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Feb 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

    Feb 4th, 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.

    Jan 30 - Feb 5 Eat like a Bird Why are bird beaks so different? Investigate how birds catch and eat their food in The Lab!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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

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

    Feb 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

    Feb 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

    Feb 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Feb 4th, 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

    Feb 5th, 2017
    12:30pm - 6:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Jan 30 - Feb 5 Eat like a Bird Why are bird beaks so different? Investigate how birds catch and eat their food in The Lab!

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Feb 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
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Feb 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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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

    Feb 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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  • Science Together

    Feb 7th, 2017
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am

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

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 7th, 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

    Feb 7th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Feb 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
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Feb 7th, 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Feb 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

    Feb 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

    Feb 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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  • Science Together

    Feb 8th, 2017
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am

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

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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

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

    Feb 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
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Feb 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Feb 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
  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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

    Feb 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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  • Science Together

    Feb 9th, 2017
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am

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

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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

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

    Feb 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. 

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Feb 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Feb 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Feb 9th, 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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  • Science Together

    Feb 10th, 2017
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am

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

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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

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

    Feb 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. 

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Feb 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Feb 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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

    Feb 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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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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

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

    Feb 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

    Feb 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Feb 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Feb 11th, 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 Animal Department

    Feb 12th, 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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  • Meet the Keeper

    Feb 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
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Feb 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

    Feb 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

    Feb 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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  • Science Together

    Feb 14th, 2017
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am

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

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 14th, 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

    Feb 14th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Feb 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. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Feb 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Feb 14th, 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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

    Feb 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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  • Science Together

    Feb 15th, 2017
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am

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

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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

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

    Feb 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. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Feb 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Feb 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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

    Feb 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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  • Science Together

    Feb 16th, 2017
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am

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

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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

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

    Feb 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. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Feb 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Feb 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Feb 16th, 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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  • Science Together

    Feb 17th, 2017
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am

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

    Science Together programs will be in a different exhibit each day, Tuesday through Friday. Check with the front desk on the day of your visit to verify program location.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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

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

    Feb 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. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Feb 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Feb 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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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

    Feb 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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  • Vendor Showcase

    Feb 17th, 2017
    6:30pm - 9:30pm
    $10 per person | $15 at the door

    Recently Engaged? We're Your One-stop Shop for a Geek Chic Wedding!

    Grab your plus one and join us for a night of Love + Science. Meet and greet with our favorite vendors, see the Museum transformed into the venue of your dreams, and enter for your chance to win jewelry from Diamonds Direct!

    Buy Tickets

    Your ticket includes:

    • Entrance into the Love + Science showcase
    • Entry into the Diamonds Direct jewelry raffle
    • Appetizers provided by our approved caterers
    • Dance lessons followed by an open dance floor
    • The opportunity to meet and experience the services of Photographers, Florists, Hair and Makeup Artists, DJs & Musicians, Lighting Companies, Rental and Décor Companies, Wedding Planners and more!
    • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream and Drink creations Science Experiments

    Everyone is invited – whether you’re planning a wedding, birthday, anniversary party, corporate party, or meeting, this event is for you!

    Tickets will be on sale at the door on the day of the event.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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

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

    Feb 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. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Feb 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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Feb 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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Feb 18th, 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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Members receive UNLIMITED admission all year long!