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  • Pumpkin Patch Express

    Start: Aug 24, 2016
    End: Oct 30, 2016
    $12 per person*

    all aboard!

    presale dates:

    Supporting Members: August 24, 9:00am
    Explorer Members: August 25, 9:00am
    General Public: August 30, 9:00am

    Event dates: Oct 8-9; 15-16; 22-23; 29-30

    Saturdays: 10:00am–4:00pm | Sundays: 12:30pm–4:00pm 
    Trains leave every half hour.


    Celebrate fall with a ride on the Pumpkin Patch Express!

    Climb aboard the Ellerbe Creek Railway for a journey to the Museum's pumpkin patch. Pick the perfect pumpkin to decorate and take home, then enjoy crafts and a variety of carnival games before returning to the station.

    *Pre-registration required. Children 2 and under free.

    *General admission to the Museum is not included in your ticket cost. Please be prepared to purchase admission (or have your membership card checked) upon arrival to the Museum.

    Tickets purchased in advance will be available at the Admission Desk. Tickets available for sale online until 2 hours before train time. Any remaining tickets will be available for sale at the door. See FAQ for more information.

    Pumpkin Patch Express FAQ

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  • Science Together

    Aug 25th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Aug 25th, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Space Adventures, August 22–28
    Come travel the universe and explore the many exciting mysteries of the cosmos!

    Astronauts in Training, August 29–September 4
    Calling all astronauts! Grab your spacesuit and get ready to blast off this week as we explore outer space in The Lab.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 25th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

    Aug 25th, 2016
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

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

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

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  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Aug 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

    Aug 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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  • Go Behind the Scenes with...

    Aug 25th, 2016
    4:00pm - 5:30pm
    MEMBERS: Call (919) 220-5429 ext. 313 to register!

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

     
    The Bears

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

    Go Behind the Scenes with The Bears - Available Dates
    • Sunday, September 11: 11am
    • Thursday, September 22: 5pm
    • 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
     
    The Insects

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

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

    Tours are for attendees ages 5 and up.

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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Aug 25th, 2016
    4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Science Together

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

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Aug 26th, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Space Adventures, August 22–28
    Come travel the universe and explore the many exciting mysteries of the cosmos!

    Astronauts in Training, August 29–September 4
    Calling all astronauts! Grab your spacesuit and get ready to blast off this week as we explore outer space in The Lab.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 26th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Aug 26th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Science Together

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

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Aug 26th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 26th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Aug 27th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Space Adventures, August 22–28
    Come travel the universe and explore the many exciting mysteries of the cosmos!

    Astronauts in Training, August 29–September 4
    Calling all astronauts! Grab your spacesuit and get ready to blast off this week as we explore outer space in The Lab.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 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

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Aug 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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Aug 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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  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 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

    Aug 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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  • The Lab

    Aug 28th, 2016
    12:30pm - 4:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Space Adventures, August 22–28
    Come travel the universe and explore the many exciting mysteries of the cosmos!

    Astronauts in Training, August 29–September 4
    Calling all astronauts! Grab your spacesuit and get ready to blast off this week as we explore outer space in The Lab.

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  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Aug 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 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

    Aug 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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  • The Lab

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

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

    Space Adventures, August 22–28
    Come travel the universe and explore the many exciting mysteries of the cosmos!

    Astronauts in Training, August 29–September 4
    Calling all astronauts! Grab your spacesuit and get ready to blast off this week as we explore outer space in The Lab.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 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

    Aug 29th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Aug 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

    Aug 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

    Aug 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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  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

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

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

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

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  • The Lab

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

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

    Space Adventures, August 22–28
    Come travel the universe and explore the many exciting mysteries of the cosmos!

    Astronauts in Training, August 29–September 4
    Calling all astronauts! Grab your spacesuit and get ready to blast off this week as we explore outer space in The Lab.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 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

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Aug 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

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

    Aug 31st, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

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

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

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  • The Lab

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

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

    Space Adventures, August 22–28
    Come travel the universe and explore the many exciting mysteries of the cosmos!

    Astronauts in Training, August 29–September 4
    Calling all astronauts! Grab your spacesuit and get ready to blast off this week as we explore outer space in The Lab.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Aug 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

    Aug 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

    Aug 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.

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Aug 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. 

    More Details
  • Science Together

    Sep 1st, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

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

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

    More Details
  • The Lab

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

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

    Space Adventures, August 22–28
    Come travel the universe and explore the many exciting mysteries of the cosmos!

    Astronauts in Training, August 29–September 4
    Calling all astronauts! Grab your spacesuit and get ready to blast off this week as we explore outer space in The Lab.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 1st, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Science Together

    Sep 1st, 2016
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

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

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

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 1st, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Sep 1st, 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

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

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

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

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  • The Lab

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

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

    Space Adventures, August 22–28
    Come travel the universe and explore the many exciting mysteries of the cosmos!

    Astronauts in Training, August 29–September 4
    Calling all astronauts! Grab your spacesuit and get ready to blast off this week as we explore outer space in The Lab.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 2nd, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Science Together

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 2nd, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Sep 2nd, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Sep 3rd, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Space Adventures, August 22–28
    Come travel the universe and explore the many exciting mysteries of the cosmos!

    Astronauts in Training, August 29–September 4
    Calling all astronauts! Grab your spacesuit and get ready to blast off this week as we explore outer space in The Lab.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 3rd, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 3rd, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • The Lab

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

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

    Space Adventures, August 22–28
    Come travel the universe and explore the many exciting mysteries of the cosmos!

    Astronauts in Training, August 29–September 4
    Calling all astronauts! Grab your spacesuit and get ready to blast off this week as we explore outer space in The Lab.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 4th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Sep 5th, 2016
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Demystifying DNA, September 5–11
    Come investigate what happens inside the small world of cells. Extract DNA from strawberries and make your own DNA bracelet to take home.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 5th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Sep 5th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

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

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

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Sep 5th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

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

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

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 5th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

    Sep 6th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

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

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

    More Details
  • The Lab

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

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

    Demystifying DNA, September 5–11
    Come investigate what happens inside the small world of cells. Extract DNA from strawberries and make your own DNA bracelet to take home.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 6th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 6th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

    Sep 7th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

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

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

    More Details
  • The Lab

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

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

    Demystifying DNA, September 5–11
    Come investigate what happens inside the small world of cells. Extract DNA from strawberries and make your own DNA bracelet to take home.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Sep 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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Sep 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

    Sep 8th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

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

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

    More Details
  • The Lab

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

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

    Demystifying DNA, September 5–11
    Come investigate what happens inside the small world of cells. Extract DNA from strawberries and make your own DNA bracelet to take home.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Science Together

    Sep 8th, 2016
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

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

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

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Sep 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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 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

    Sep 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

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

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

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

    More Details
  • The Lab

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

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

    Demystifying DNA, September 5–11
    Come investigate what happens inside the small world of cells. Extract DNA from strawberries and make your own DNA bracelet to take home.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Science Together

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

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 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

    Sep 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

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

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

    Demystifying DNA, September 5–11
    Come investigate what happens inside the small world of cells. Extract DNA from strawberries and make your own DNA bracelet to take home.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 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

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Sep 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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  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 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

    Sep 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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  • Go Behind the Scenes with...

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

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

     
    The Bears

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

    Go Behind the Scenes with The Bears - Available Dates
    • Sunday, September 11: 11am
    • Thursday, September 22: 5pm
    • 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
     
    The Insects

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

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

    Tours are for attendees ages 5 and up.

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  • The Lab

    Sep 11th, 2016
    12:30pm - 4:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Demystifying DNA, September 5–11
    Come investigate what happens inside the small world of cells. Extract DNA from strawberries and make your own DNA bracelet to take home.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Sep 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Sep 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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  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 12th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Sep 12th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Sep 12th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 12th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

    Sep 13th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Sep 13th, 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.

    Seed Science, September 13–18
    Peer into the inner workings of seeds and discover how plants provide food for humans, animals, and even themselves!

    Science of Circuits, September 20–25
    Explore the electrifying field of energy science by creating circuits and testing conductivity.

    Thirst Quenching Science, September 27–October 2
    Junior Lab Techs can join us as we test our favorite beverages for sugar content, pH, and Vitamin C.

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  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Sep 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
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Sep 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
  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

    Sep 14th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Sep 14th, 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.

    Seed Science, September 13–18
    Peer into the inner workings of seeds and discover how plants provide food for humans, animals, and even themselves!

    Science of Circuits, September 20–25
    Explore the electrifying field of energy science by creating circuits and testing conductivity.

    Thirst Quenching Science, September 27–October 2
    Junior Lab Techs can join us as we test our favorite beverages for sugar content, pH, and Vitamin C.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 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

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Sep 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

    Sep 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.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

    Sep 15th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Sep 15th, 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.

    Seed Science, September 13–18
    Peer into the inner workings of seeds and discover how plants provide food for humans, animals, and even themselves!

    Science of Circuits, September 20–25
    Explore the electrifying field of energy science by creating circuits and testing conductivity.

    Thirst Quenching Science, September 27–October 2
    Junior Lab Techs can join us as we test our favorite beverages for sugar content, pH, and Vitamin C.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 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

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

    Sep 15th, 2016
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

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

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

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  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Sep 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. 

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  • Science of Beer

    Sep 15th, 2016
    6:30pm - 10:00pm
    Members $35 • General Public $40 • VIP w/Wicked Weed $100

    This one's for the adults - leave the kids at home! 21+ Only

     

    Buy Tickets

     

    Beer is back - bigger and better than ever!
    Your favorite North Carolina brewers will serve up samples while scientists school you on the hows and whys of beer making and drinking. And we are taking the fun outside! In addition to exploring our 65,000 sq. feet of indoor hands-on exhibits, you’ll get to enjoy Gateway Park, Magic Wings Butterfly House, and the Dinosaur Trail. To top it off, all money raised from this event will benefit our conservation and education initiatives that help inspire lifelong learning. Food trucks, live music, and beer served with a dash of altruism. What could be better?

    VIP Meet & Drink with Wicked Weed Owner and Head Blender, Walt Dickinson.
    Wicked Weed Brewing opened up its doors in December of 2012 and has been on a path of rapid growth ever since, earning many medals for their beer (two gold medals and one silver at GABF and three bronzes at WBC). In addition to the original location, Wicked Weed has opened the Funkatorium, a sour beer tasting venue and barrel aging facility, as well as a 'clean' beer production facility. A separate facility for sour beer production is opening soon! Within the next few years, Wicked Weed has plans to produce more wild ale than anyone else in the country. Come meet Walt Dickinson, Owner and Head Blender, to learn about Wicked Weed's Sour Program and sample some award-winning beer! VIP experience will run from 5:00-6:30pm and then you will be able to join the main event which runs 6:30-10pm.

    Event price includes all drink, food samples, and a commemorative glass.

    Food Trucks will be parked on grounds inside the campus fencing for you to enjoy during the event. Food truck offerings are an additional purchase.

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  • Science Together

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

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Sep 16th, 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.

    Seed Science, September 13–18
    Peer into the inner workings of seeds and discover how plants provide food for humans, animals, and even themselves!

    Science of Circuits, September 20–25
    Explore the electrifying field of energy science by creating circuits and testing conductivity.

    Thirst Quenching Science, September 27–October 2
    Junior Lab Techs can join us as we test our favorite beverages for sugar content, pH, and Vitamin C.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 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

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Science Together

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Sep 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

    Sep 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

    Sep 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

    Sep 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

    Sep 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.

    Seed Science, September 13–18
    Peer into the inner workings of seeds and discover how plants provide food for humans, animals, and even themselves!

    Science of Circuits, September 20–25
    Explore the electrifying field of energy science by creating circuits and testing conductivity.

    Thirst Quenching Science, September 27–October 2
    Junior Lab Techs can join us as we test our favorite beverages for sugar content, pH, and Vitamin C.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 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

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 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

    Sep 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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  • The Lab

    Sep 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.

    Seed Science, September 13–18
    Peer into the inner workings of seeds and discover how plants provide food for humans, animals, and even themselves!

    Science of Circuits, September 20–25
    Explore the electrifying field of energy science by creating circuits and testing conductivity.

    Thirst Quenching Science, September 27–October 2
    Junior Lab Techs can join us as we test our favorite beverages for sugar content, pH, and Vitamin C.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 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

    Sep 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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  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 19th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Sep 19th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Sep 19th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 19th, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

    Sep 20th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Sep 20th, 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.

    Seed Science, September 13–18
    Peer into the inner workings of seeds and discover how plants provide food for humans, animals, and even themselves!

    Science of Circuits, September 20–25
    Explore the electrifying field of energy science by creating circuits and testing conductivity.

    Thirst Quenching Science, September 27–October 2
    Junior Lab Techs can join us as we test our favorite beverages for sugar content, pH, and Vitamin C.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Sep 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Sep 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
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 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.

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Sep 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

    Sep 21st, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Sep 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.

    Seed Science, September 13–18
    Peer into the inner workings of seeds and discover how plants provide food for humans, animals, and even themselves!

    Science of Circuits, September 20–25
    Explore the electrifying field of energy science by creating circuits and testing conductivity.

    Thirst Quenching Science, September 27–October 2
    Junior Lab Techs can join us as we test our favorite beverages for sugar content, pH, and Vitamin C.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Sep 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

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 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

    Sep 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

    Sep 22nd, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Sep 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.

    Seed Science, September 13–18
    Peer into the inner workings of seeds and discover how plants provide food for humans, animals, and even themselves!

    Science of Circuits, September 20–25
    Explore the electrifying field of energy science by creating circuits and testing conductivity.

    Thirst Quenching Science, September 27–October 2
    Junior Lab Techs can join us as we test our favorite beverages for sugar content, pH, and Vitamin C.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Science Together

    Sep 22nd, 2016
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free with admission
    Tuesday–Friday: 9:30–11:30am • Thursday & Friday: 2:00–4:00pm

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Sep 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

    Sep 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

    Sep 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

    Sep 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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  • Go Behind the Scenes with...

    Sep 22nd, 2016
    5:00pm - 6:30pm
    MEMBERS: Call (919) 220-5429 ext. 313 to register!

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

     
    The Bears

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

    Go Behind the Scenes with The Bears - Available Dates
    • Sunday, September 11: 11am
    • Thursday, September 22: 5pm
    • 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
     
    The Insects

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

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

    Tours are for attendees ages 5 and up.

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  • Science Together

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

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Sep 23rd, 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.

    Seed Science, September 13–18
    Peer into the inner workings of seeds and discover how plants provide food for humans, animals, and even themselves!

    Science of Circuits, September 20–25
    Explore the electrifying field of energy science by creating circuits and testing conductivity.

    Thirst Quenching Science, September 27–October 2
    Junior Lab Techs can join us as we test our favorite beverages for sugar content, pH, and Vitamin C.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Sep 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

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

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Sep 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

    Sep 24th, 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.

    Seed Science, September 13–18
    Peer into the inner workings of seeds and discover how plants provide food for humans, animals, and even themselves!

    Science of Circuits, September 20–25
    Explore the electrifying field of energy science by creating circuits and testing conductivity.

    Thirst Quenching Science, September 27–October 2
    Junior Lab Techs can join us as we test our favorite beverages for sugar content, pH, and Vitamin C.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Sep 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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