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  • 39th Annual Santa Train

    Start: Nov 1, 2016
    End: Dec 21, 2016
    December 1-4, $15 | December 8-11, $20 | December 15-21, $22

    all aboard!

    presale dates:

    Supporting Members: November 1, 9:00am 
    Explorer Members: November 3, 9:00am
    Business Members: November 7, 9:00am
    General Public: November 8, 9:00am

    Buy Tickets

    *All ticket changes will result in a $10.00 processing fee per transaction

    Event dates: DEC 1-4; 8-11; 15-21

    Nightly: Gates open at 5:00pm and close at 9:00pm
    Trains leave every twenty minutes from 5:20pm through 8:20pm.

    *For questions about your order, call 919-220-5429 x 313


    Celebrate the season with a ride on the Santa Train!

    Climb aboard the Ellerbe Creek Railway for a journey to the North Pole. Enjoy a ride through thousands of twinkling lights as we make our way to meet Santa and his elves. Back at the station explore festive activites including:

    • Face painting by Paint Savvy

    • Holiday crafts

    • "Science of Santa" activities including hands-on snow polymer, simple circuits, and more

    • Holiday music and light displays


    • "Skate in your socks" synthetic ice rink

    • Complimentary hot chocolate

    • Pop-up Museum gift shop  

    • Sprout Cafe open for coffee and light snacks (food requiring the grill or fryers is not available)

    Pre-registration required. Children 2 and under free.

    *Santa Train is an after hours event. General admission to the Museum is not included in your ticket cost.

    *Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the Admission Desk or event check-in location.

    *All ticket changes will result in a $10.00 processing fee per transaction

    Santa Train is the Museum’s largest fundraising event and a beloved holiday tradition for hundreds of Triangle families. Proceeds from this event support the Museum’s mission to create a place of lifelong learning where people from young child to senior citizen embrace science as a way of knowing about themselves, their community, and their world. 

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  • Science Together

    Dec 7th, 2016
    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

    Dec 7th, 2016
    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.

    Nanoscience Art, Dec 6 - 11
    Peer into the small world of nanoscience and its colorful connection to art! Play with paints and make a stained glass window to take home.

     

    Circuits, Dec 13 - 18 Explore electricity as you play with different conductive materials and build your own circuit out of holiday lights!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 7th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 7th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 7th, 2016
    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

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 7th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

    Dec 8th, 2016
    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

    Dec 8th, 2016
    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.

    Nanoscience Art, Dec 6 - 11
    Peer into the small world of nanoscience and its colorful connection to art! Play with paints and make a stained glass window to take home.

     

    Circuits, Dec 13 - 18 Explore electricity as you play with different conductive materials and build your own circuit out of holiday lights!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 8th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 8th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 8th, 2016
    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

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 8th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Dec 8th, 2016
    4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Science Together

    Dec 9th, 2016
    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

    Dec 9th, 2016
    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.

    Nanoscience Art, Dec 6 - 11
    Peer into the small world of nanoscience and its colorful connection to art! Play with paints and make a stained glass window to take home.

     

    Circuits, Dec 13 - 18 Explore electricity as you play with different conductive materials and build your own circuit out of holiday lights!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 9th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 9th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 9th, 2016
    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

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 9th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 9th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Dec 10th, 2016
    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.

    Nanoscience Art, Dec 6 - 11
    Peer into the small world of nanoscience and its colorful connection to art! Play with paints and make a stained glass window to take home.

    Circuits, Dec 13 - 18 Explore electricity as you play with different conductive materials and build your own circuit out of holiday lights!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 10th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 10th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 10th, 2016
    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

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 10th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Dec 11th, 2016
    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.

    Nanoscience Art, Dec 6 - 11
    Peer into the small world of nanoscience and its colorful connection to art! Play with paints and make a stained glass window to take home.

    Circuits, Dec 13 - 18 Explore electricity as you play with different conductive materials and build your own circuit out of holiday lights!

    More Details
  • Go Behind the Scenes with an Animal Keeper

    Dec 11th, 2016
    11:00am - 12:30pm
    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!

    Go Behind the Scenes with an Animal Keeper - Available Dates
    • Sunday, December 11: 11am
    Buy Tickets Now!
     
    The Insects

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

    Go Behind the Scenes with The Insects - Available Dates (Tours are from 11am–12:30pm)
    • Sunday, December 18
    Buy Tickets Now!

    Tours are for attendees ages 5 and up.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 11th, 2016
    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

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 11th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

    Dec 13th, 2016
    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

    Dec 13th, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admissioln

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

    Circuits, Dec 13 - 18
    Explore electricity as you play with different conductive materials and build your own circuit out of holiday lights!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 13th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 13th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 13th, 2016
    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

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 13th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Science Together

    Dec 14th, 2016
    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

    Dec 14th, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admissioln

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

    Circuits, Dec 13 - 18
    Explore electricity as you play with different conductive materials and build your own circuit out of holiday lights!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 14th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 14th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 14th, 2016
    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

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 14th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Science Together

    Dec 15th, 2016
    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

    Dec 15th, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admissioln

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

    Circuits, Dec 13 - 18
    Explore electricity as you play with different conductive materials and build your own circuit out of holiday lights!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 15th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 15th, 2016
    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

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 15th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

    More Details
  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Dec 15th, 2016
    4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Free

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

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

    More Details
  • Science Together

    Dec 16th, 2016
    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

    Dec 16th, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admissioln

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

    Circuits, Dec 13 - 18
    Explore electricity as you play with different conductive materials and build your own circuit out of holiday lights!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 16th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 16th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 16th, 2016
    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

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 16th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 16th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Dec 17th, 2016
    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.

    Circuits, Dec 13 - 18
    Explore electricity as you play with different conductive materials and build your own circuit out of holiday lights!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 17th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 17th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 17th, 2016
    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

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 17th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • Go Behind the Scenes with the Butterfly House

    Dec 18th, 2016
    11:00am - 12:30pm
    Members: $25 | General Public: $45

    Enjoy these special behind-the-scenes tours with:

     
    The Bears

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

    Go Behind the Scenes with The Bears - Available Dates
    • Sunday, September 11: 11am
    • Sunday, October 9: 5pm
    • Sunday, November 13: 11am
     
     
    An Animal Keeper

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

    Go Behind the Scenes with an Animal Keeper - Available Dates
    • Thursday, July 28: 4pm
    • Thursday, August 25: 4pm
    • Sunday, December 11: 11am
    Buy Tickets Now!
     
    The Insects

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

    Go Behind the Scenes with The Insects - Available Dates (Tours are from 11am–12:30pm)
    • Sunday, August 21
    • Sunday, October 16
    • Sunday, November 20
    • Sunday, December 18
    Buy Tickets Now!

    Tours are for attendees ages 5 and up.

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  • The Lab

    Dec 18th, 2016
    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.

    Circuits, Dec 13 - 18
    Explore electricity as you play with different conductive materials and build your own circuit out of holiday lights!

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 18th, 2016
    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

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

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 18th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

    Dec 20th, 2016
    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

    Dec 20th, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free Admission

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

    Warm in Winter, Dec 20,24,29
    How do you keep warm in the winter? What about different animals? In this lab, we’ll use a calorimeter and a cold environment to investigate the ways that we stay nice and toasty. Build an experimental coat out of different fabrics, and then look at real animal coats under the microscopes!

    Two week holiday schedule:

     

    Dec 20,24,29 Warm in Winter - How do you keep warm in the winter? What about different animals? In this lab, we’ll use a calorimeter and a cold environment to investigate the ways that we stay nice and toasty. Build an experimental coat out of different fabrics, and then look at real animal coats under the microscopes!

     

    Dec 21,26,30 Cookie Chemistry - Discover the science behind baking as we mix things up in The Lab! Let’s figure out how cakes and cookies can be so fluffy by brewing up a bubbling batch of chemical concoctions.

     

    Dec 22,27, 31 Let it Snow - Let’s explore what makes snowflakes so unique! Get an up-close look at different crystals using our microscopes and then learn the chemistry behind real and fake snow!

     

    Dec 23,28 Ice Skating Physics - How do ice skaters spin so quickly? In this lab, we’ll learn about the forces and motion behind ice skating. Build a spinner that turns super fast, then investigate how to slow things down by changing its shape!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 20th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 20th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 20th, 2016
    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

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 20th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

    Dec 21st, 2016
    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

    Dec 21st, 2016
    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.

    Cookie Chemistry, Dec 21,26,30
    Discover the science behind baking as we mix things up in The Lab! Let’s figure out how cakes and cookies can be so fluffy by brewing up a bubbling batch of chemical concoctions.

    Two week holiday schedule:

     

    Dec 20,24,29 Warm in Winter - How do you keep warm in the winter? What about different animals? In this lab, we’ll use a calorimeter and a cold environment to investigate the ways that we stay nice and toasty. Build an experimental coat out of different fabrics, and then look at real animal coats under the microscopes!

     

    Dec 21,26,30 Cookie Chemistry - Discover the science behind baking as we mix things up in The Lab! Let’s figure out how cakes and cookies can be so fluffy by brewing up a bubbling batch of chemical concoctions.

     

    Dec 22,27, 31 Let it Snow - Let’s explore what makes snowflakes so unique! Get an up-close look at different crystals using our microscopes and then learn the chemistry behind real and fake snow!

     

    Dec 23,28 Ice Skating Physics - How do ice skaters spin so quickly? In this lab, we’ll learn about the forces and motion behind ice skating. Build a spinner that turns super fast, then investigate how to slow things down by changing its shape!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 21st, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 21st, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 21st, 2016
    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

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 21st, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

    Dec 22nd, 2016
    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

    Dec 22nd, 2016
    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.

    Let it Snow, Dec 22,27, 31
    Let’s explore what makes snowflakes so unique! Get an up-close look at different crystals using our microscopes and then learn the chemistry behind real and fake snow!

    Two week holiday schedule:

     

    Dec 20,24,29 Warm in Winter - How do you keep warm in the winter? What about different animals? In this lab, we’ll use a calorimeter and a cold environment to investigate the ways that we stay nice and toasty. Build an experimental coat out of different fabrics, and then look at real animal coats under the microscopes!

     

    Dec 21,26,30 Cookie Chemistry - Discover the science behind baking as we mix things up in The Lab! Let’s figure out how cakes and cookies can be so fluffy by brewing up a bubbling batch of chemical concoctions.

     

    Dec 22,27, 31 Let it Snow - Let’s explore what makes snowflakes so unique! Get an up-close look at different crystals using our microscopes and then learn the chemistry behind real and fake snow!

     

    Dec 23,28 Ice Skating Physics - How do ice skaters spin so quickly? In this lab, we’ll learn about the forces and motion behind ice skating. Build a spinner that turns super fast, then investigate how to slow things down by changing its shape!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 22nd, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 22nd, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 22nd, 2016
    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

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 22nd, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Dec 22nd, 2016
    4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Science Together

    Dec 23rd, 2016
    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
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 23rd, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 23rd, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • The Lab

    Dec 23rd, 2016
    12:45pm - 1:45pm
    Free admission

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

    Ice Skating Physics  Dec 23,28
    How do ice skaters spin so quickly? In this lab, we’ll learn about the forces and motion behind ice skating. Build a spinner that turns super fast, then investigate how to slow things down by changing its shape!

    Two week holiday schedule:

     

    Dec 20,24,29 Warm in Winter - How do you keep warm in the winter? What about different animals? In this lab, we’ll use a calorimeter and a cold environment to investigate the ways that we stay nice and toasty. Build an experimental coat out of different fabrics, and then look at real animal coats under the microscopes!

     

    Dec 21,26,30 Cookie Chemistry - Discover the science behind baking as we mix things up in The Lab! Let’s figure out how cakes and cookies can be so fluffy by brewing up a bubbling batch of chemical concoctions.

     

    Dec 22,27, 31 Let it Snow - Let’s explore what makes snowflakes so unique! Get an up-close look at different crystals using our microscopes and then learn the chemistry behind real and fake snow!

     

    Dec 23,28 Ice Skating Physics - How do ice skaters spin so quickly? In this lab, we’ll learn about the forces and motion behind ice skating. Build a spinner that turns super fast, then investigate how to slow things down by changing its shape!

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 23rd, 2016
    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

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 23rd, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 23rd, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Dec 24th, 2016
    10:30am - 3:00pm
    Free with admission

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

    Warm in Winter, Dec 20,24,29
    How do you keep warm in the winter? What about different animals? In this lab, we’ll use a calorimeter and a cold environment to investigate the ways that we stay nice and toasty. Build an experimental coat out of different fabrics, and then look at real animal coats under the microscopes!

    Two week holiday schedule:

     

    Dec 20,24,29 Warm in Winter - How do you keep warm in the winter? What about different animals? In this lab, we’ll use a calorimeter and a cold environment to investigate the ways that we stay nice and toasty. Build an experimental coat out of different fabrics, and then look at real animal coats under the microscopes!

     

    Dec 21,26,30 Cookie Chemistry - Discover the science behind baking as we mix things up in The Lab! Let’s figure out how cakes and cookies can be so fluffy by brewing up a bubbling batch of chemical concoctions.

     

    Dec 22,27, 31 Let it Snow - Let’s explore what makes snowflakes so unique! Get an up-close look at different crystals using our microscopes and then learn the chemistry behind real and fake snow!

     

    Dec 23,28 Ice Skating Physics - How do ice skaters spin so quickly? In this lab, we’ll learn about the forces and motion behind ice skating. Build a spinner that turns super fast, then investigate how to slow things down by changing its shape!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 24th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 24th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 24th, 2016
    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

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 24th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 25th, 2016
    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

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

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 25th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Dec 26th, 2016
    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.

    Cookie Chemistry, Dec 21,26,30
    Discover the science behind baking as we mix things up in The Lab! Let’s figure out how cakes and cookies can be so fluffy by brewing up a bubbling batch of chemical concoctions.

    Two week holiday schedule:

     

    Dec 20,24,29 Warm in Winter - How do you keep warm in the winter? What about different animals? In this lab, we’ll use a calorimeter and a cold environment to investigate the ways that we stay nice and toasty. Build an experimental coat out of different fabrics, and then look at real animal coats under the microscopes!

     

    Dec 21,26,30 Cookie Chemistry - Discover the science behind baking as we mix things up in The Lab! Let’s figure out how cakes and cookies can be so fluffy by brewing up a bubbling batch of chemical concoctions.

     

    Dec 22,27, 31 Let it Snow - Let’s explore what makes snowflakes so unique! Get an up-close look at different crystals using our microscopes and then learn the chemistry behind real and fake snow!

     

    Dec 23,28 Ice Skating Physics - How do ice skaters spin so quickly? In this lab, we’ll learn about the forces and motion behind ice skating. Build a spinner that turns super fast, then investigate how to slow things down by changing its shape!

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  • Science Together

    Dec 27th, 2016
    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

    Dec 27th, 2016
    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.

    Let it Snow, Dec 22,27, 31
    Let’s explore what makes snowflakes so unique! Get an up-close look at different crystals using our microscopes and then learn the chemistry behind real and fake snow!

    Two week holiday schedule:

     

    Dec 20,24,29 Warm in Winter - How do you keep warm in the winter? What about different animals? In this lab, we’ll use a calorimeter and a cold environment to investigate the ways that we stay nice and toasty. Build an experimental coat out of different fabrics, and then look at real animal coats under the microscopes!

     

    Dec 21,26,30 Cookie Chemistry - Discover the science behind baking as we mix things up in The Lab! Let’s figure out how cakes and cookies can be so fluffy by brewing up a bubbling batch of chemical concoctions.

     

    Dec 22,27, 31 Let it Snow - Let’s explore what makes snowflakes so unique! Get an up-close look at different crystals using our microscopes and then learn the chemistry behind real and fake snow!

     

    Dec 23,28 Ice Skating Physics - How do ice skaters spin so quickly? In this lab, we’ll learn about the forces and motion behind ice skating. Build a spinner that turns super fast, then investigate how to slow things down by changing its shape!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 27th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 27th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 27th, 2016
    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

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 27th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

    Dec 28th, 2016
    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

    Dec 28th, 2016
    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.

    Ice Skating Physics  Dec 23,28
    How do ice skaters spin so quickly? In this lab, we’ll learn about the forces and motion behind ice skating. Build a spinner that turns super fast, then investigate how to slow things down by changing its shape!

    Two week holiday schedule:

     

    Dec 20,24,29 Warm in Winter - How do you keep warm in the winter? What about different animals? In this lab, we’ll use a calorimeter and a cold environment to investigate the ways that we stay nice and toasty. Build an experimental coat out of different fabrics, and then look at real animal coats under the microscopes!

     

    Dec 21,26,30 Cookie Chemistry - Discover the science behind baking as we mix things up in The Lab! Let’s figure out how cakes and cookies can be so fluffy by brewing up a bubbling batch of chemical concoctions.

     

    Dec 22,27, 31 Let it Snow - Let’s explore what makes snowflakes so unique! Get an up-close look at different crystals using our microscopes and then learn the chemistry behind real and fake snow!

     

    Dec 23,28 Ice Skating Physics - How do ice skaters spin so quickly? In this lab, we’ll learn about the forces and motion behind ice skating. Build a spinner that turns super fast, then investigate how to slow things down by changing its shape!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 28th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 28th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 28th, 2016
    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

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 28th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

    Dec 29th, 2016
    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

    Dec 29th, 2016
    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.

    Warm in Winter, Dec 20,24,29
    How do you keep warm in the winter? What about different animals? In this lab, we’ll use a calorimeter and a cold environment to investigate the ways that we stay nice and toasty. Build an experimental coat out of different fabrics, and then look at real animal coats under the microscopes!

    Two week holiday schedule:

     

    Dec 20,24,29 Warm in Winter - How do you keep warm in the winter? What about different animals? In this lab, we’ll use a calorimeter and a cold environment to investigate the ways that we stay nice and toasty. Build an experimental coat out of different fabrics, and then look at real animal coats under the microscopes!

     

    Dec 21,26,30 Cookie Chemistry - Discover the science behind baking as we mix things up in The Lab! Let’s figure out how cakes and cookies can be so fluffy by brewing up a bubbling batch of chemical concoctions.

     

    Dec 22,27, 31 Let it Snow - Let’s explore what makes snowflakes so unique! Get an up-close look at different crystals using our microscopes and then learn the chemistry behind real and fake snow!

     

    Dec 23,28 Ice Skating Physics - How do ice skaters spin so quickly? In this lab, we’ll learn about the forces and motion behind ice skating. Build a spinner that turns super fast, then investigate how to slow things down by changing its shape!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 29th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 29th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 29th, 2016
    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

    Dec 29th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 29th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Dec 29th, 2016
    4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Science Together

    Dec 30th, 2016
    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

    Dec 30th, 2016
    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.

    Cookie Chemistry, Dec 21,26,30
    Discover the science behind baking as we mix things up in The Lab! Let’s figure out how cakes and cookies can be so fluffy by brewing up a bubbling batch of chemical concoctions.

    Two week holiday schedule:

     

    Dec 20,24,29 Warm in Winter - How do you keep warm in the winter? What about different animals? In this lab, we’ll use a calorimeter and a cold environment to investigate the ways that we stay nice and toasty. Build an experimental coat out of different fabrics, and then look at real animal coats under the microscopes!

     

    Dec 21,26,30 Cookie Chemistry - Discover the science behind baking as we mix things up in The Lab! Let’s figure out how cakes and cookies can be so fluffy by brewing up a bubbling batch of chemical concoctions.

     

    Dec 22,27, 31 Let it Snow - Let’s explore what makes snowflakes so unique! Get an up-close look at different crystals using our microscopes and then learn the chemistry behind real and fake snow!

     

    Dec 23,28 Ice Skating Physics - How do ice skaters spin so quickly? In this lab, we’ll learn about the forces and motion behind ice skating. Build a spinner that turns super fast, then investigate how to slow things down by changing its shape!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 30th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 30th, 2016
    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

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Dec 31st, 2016
    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.

    Let it Snow, Dec 22,27, 31
    Let’s explore what makes snowflakes so unique! Get an up-close look at different crystals using our microscopes and then learn the chemistry behind real and fake snow!

    Two week holiday schedule:

     

    Dec 20,24,29 Warm in Winter - How do you keep warm in the winter? What about different animals? In this lab, we’ll use a calorimeter and a cold environment to investigate the ways that we stay nice and toasty. Build an experimental coat out of different fabrics, and then look at real animal coats under the microscopes!

     

    Dec 21,26,30 Cookie Chemistry - Discover the science behind baking as we mix things up in The Lab! Let’s figure out how cakes and cookies can be so fluffy by brewing up a bubbling batch of chemical concoctions.

     

    Dec 22,27, 31 Let it Snow - Let’s explore what makes snowflakes so unique! Get an up-close look at different crystals using our microscopes and then learn the chemistry behind real and fake snow!

     

    Dec 23,28 Ice Skating Physics - How do ice skaters spin so quickly? In this lab, we’ll learn about the forces and motion behind ice skating. Build a spinner that turns super fast, then investigate how to slow things down by changing its shape!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 31st, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 31st, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 31st, 2016
    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

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 31st, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jan 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
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jan 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

    Jan 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

    Jan 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

    Jan 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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  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 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

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

    Jan 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

    Jan 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

    Jan 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

    Jan 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

    Jan 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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  • Science Together

    Jan 4th, 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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  • Frozen Over

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

    Back by popular demand, we're bringing winter fun inside with Frozen Over! Bring your sense of adventure and explore a special winter landscape, completely indoors. Weave through an icicle forest, build an icy shelter, and skate on a synthetic ice rink in your socks!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 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

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

    Jan 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. 

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jan 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 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

    Jan 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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  • Science Together

    Jan 5th, 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

    Jan 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

    Jan 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

    Jan 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
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 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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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Jan 5th, 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 6th, 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

    Jan 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

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

    Jan 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
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jan 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
  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 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

    Jan 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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