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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.

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    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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  • Curiosity Trail

    Start: Sep 6, 2016
    End: Sep 30, 2016
    Free with admission

    Get Curious!

    Together with Carolina Parent magazine, the Museum of Life and Science is pleased to announce the launch of our newest family-friendly event … “Curiosity Trail.” What will you discover as you explore the Museum’s 84-acre campus? Bring your family and friends and get ready to polish your problem solving skills as you search for clues, solve puzzles and discover the Museum in a whole new light.

    To participate, all you have to do is explore the Museum of Life and Science! The day you arrive, pick up your Curiosity Trail participant card in the lobby and begin your quest by following the clues from one exhibit to the next. When you’re done, turn in your card to be entered into a drawing to win one of the great prizes listed on our Curiosity Trail event page!

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  • School's Out Track Out Camp: Hideaway Adventures

    Start: Sep 26, 2016
    End: Sep 30, 2016
    Members: $290 | General Public: $320

    Ages 4–Grade 5
    Camp Day
    | 9:00am–3:00pm
    Extended Care Options* | AM Care (8:00–9:00am) and PM Care (3:00–5:00pm)
    Bagged Lunches Available*

    Register

    Spend the week exploring our 84-acre science park and investigating the amazing changes nature experiences as the seasons shift. Meet live animals, learn about adaptations for colder temperatures, and discover the amazing colors of fall foliage! Campers will spend time exploring and conducting hands-on activities in our Hideaway Woods exhibit, along with in-depth investigations in our classrooms and throughout the Museum.

    *Additional fee applies.

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  • Atomic Resolution

    Start: Sep 27, 2016
    End: Nov 20, 2016
    Free with Admission

    View familiar objects at the atomic scale! To explore the atomic scale, scientists use very large and powerful microscopes that can capture pictures of atoms. Like looking through a telescope to see the stars, these electron microscopes make it possible to see how atoms arrange themselves to form a material.

    The images in this exhibit were made at the Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) at North Carolina State University, which is supported by the State of North Carolina and the National Science Foundation. Above, an image of silicon nitride at the atomic scale.

    On view in the Terrace Gallery, Second Floor

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  • Science Together

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

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

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

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  • The Lab

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

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

    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 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

    Sep 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

    Sep 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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  • Science Together

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

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Sep 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

    Sep 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

    Sep 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

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

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

    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 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

    Sep 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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  • Science Together

    Sep 30th, 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 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.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Sep 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Sep 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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  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Oct 1st, 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

    Oct 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

    Oct 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

    Oct 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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 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.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Oct 1st, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Oct 2nd, 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.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Oct 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.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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

    Oct 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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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 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.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Oct 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.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Oct 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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  • Science Together

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

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Oct 4th, 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.

    Playing with Polymers, October 4–9
    Join us as we investigate polymers and the amazing ways they behave. Get gooey with Gak and play with kinetic sand.

    Glowing Oceans, October 12–16
    Dive into a week of ocean experiments. Play and learn with the glowing creatures of the deep sea.

    Forensic Science, October 19–23
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope, and perform chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 4th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 4th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Oct 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 4th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 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

    Oct 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.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Oct 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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  • Science Together

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

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Oct 5th, 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.

    Playing with Polymers, October 4–9
    Join us as we investigate polymers and the amazing ways they behave. Get gooey with Gak and play with kinetic sand.

    Glowing Oceans, October 12–16
    Dive into a week of ocean experiments. Play and learn with the glowing creatures of the deep sea.

    Forensic Science, October 19–23
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope, and perform chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 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.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Oct 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
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 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
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Oct 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

    Oct 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.

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  • The Lab

    Oct 6th, 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.

    Playing with Polymers, October 4–9
    Join us as we investigate polymers and the amazing ways they behave. Get gooey with Gak and play with kinetic sand.

    Glowing Oceans, October 12–16
    Dive into a week of ocean experiments. Play and learn with the glowing creatures of the deep sea.

    Forensic Science, October 19–23
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope, and perform chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 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.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Oct 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.

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  • Science Together

    Oct 6th, 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

    Oct 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.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 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
  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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.

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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Oct 6th, 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

    Oct 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.

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  • The Lab

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

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

    Playing with Polymers, October 4–9
    Join us as we investigate polymers and the amazing ways they behave. Get gooey with Gak and play with kinetic sand.

    Glowing Oceans, October 12–16
    Dive into a week of ocean experiments. Play and learn with the glowing creatures of the deep sea.

    Forensic Science, October 19–23
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope, and perform chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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

    Oct 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.

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  • Science Together

    Oct 7th, 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

    Oct 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
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Oct 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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  • The Lab

    Oct 8th, 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.

    Playing with Polymers, October 4–9
    Join us as we investigate polymers and the amazing ways they behave. Get gooey with Gak and play with kinetic sand.

    Glowing Oceans, October 12–16
    Dive into a week of ocean experiments. Play and learn with the glowing creatures of the deep sea.

    Forensic Science, October 19–23
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope, and perform chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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

    Oct 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

    Oct 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
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Oct 8th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Oct 9th, 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.

    Playing with Polymers, October 4–9
    Join us as we investigate polymers and the amazing ways they behave. Get gooey with Gak and play with kinetic sand.

    Glowing Oceans, October 12–16
    Dive into a week of ocean experiments. Play and learn with the glowing creatures of the deep sea.

    Forensic Science, October 19–23
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope, and perform chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Oct 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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.

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Oct 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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  • Go Behind the Scenes with...

    Oct 9th, 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
    • 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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  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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.

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

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

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Oct 11th, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Playing with Polymers, October 4–9
    Join us as we investigate polymers and the amazing ways they behave. Get gooey with Gak and play with kinetic sand.

    Glowing Oceans, October 12–16
    Dive into a week of ocean experiments. Play and learn with the glowing creatures of the deep sea.

    Forensic Science, October 19–23
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope, and perform chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Oct 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

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

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

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

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

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Oct 12th, 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.

    Playing with Polymers, October 4–9
    Join us as we investigate polymers and the amazing ways they behave. Get gooey with Gak and play with kinetic sand.

    Glowing Oceans, October 12–16
    Dive into a week of ocean experiments. Play and learn with the glowing creatures of the deep sea.

    Forensic Science, October 19–23
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope, and perform chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Oct 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

    Oct 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 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

    Oct 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.

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Oct 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

    Oct 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

    Oct 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.

    Playing with Polymers, October 4–9
    Join us as we investigate polymers and the amazing ways they behave. Get gooey with Gak and play with kinetic sand.

    Glowing Oceans, October 12–16
    Dive into a week of ocean experiments. Play and learn with the glowing creatures of the deep sea.

    Forensic Science, October 19–23
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope, and perform chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

    Oct 13th, 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

    Oct 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Oct 13th, 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

    Oct 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

    Oct 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.

    Playing with Polymers, October 4–9
    Join us as we investigate polymers and the amazing ways they behave. Get gooey with Gak and play with kinetic sand.

    Glowing Oceans, October 12–16
    Dive into a week of ocean experiments. Play and learn with the glowing creatures of the deep sea.

    Forensic Science, October 19–23
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope, and perform chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 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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  • Science Together

    Oct 14th, 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

    Oct 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.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 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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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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

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

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Oct 15th, 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.

    Playing with Polymers, October 4–9
    Join us as we investigate polymers and the amazing ways they behave. Get gooey with Gak and play with kinetic sand.

    Glowing Oceans, October 12–16
    Dive into a week of ocean experiments. Play and learn with the glowing creatures of the deep sea.

    Forensic Science, October 19–23
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope, and perform chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Oct 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Oct 15th, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • Go Behind the Scenes with...

    Oct 16th, 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
    • 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

    Oct 16th, 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.

    Playing with Polymers, October 4–9
    Join us as we investigate polymers and the amazing ways they behave. Get gooey with Gak and play with kinetic sand.

    Glowing Oceans, October 12–16
    Dive into a week of ocean experiments. Play and learn with the glowing creatures of the deep sea.

    Forensic Science, October 19–23
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope, and perform chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Oct 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.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 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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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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

    Oct 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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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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

    Oct 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

    Oct 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

    Oct 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

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

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

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

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

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Oct 18th, 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.

    Playing with Polymers, October 4–9
    Join us as we investigate polymers and the amazing ways they behave. Get gooey with Gak and play with kinetic sand.

    Glowing Oceans, October 12–16
    Dive into a week of ocean experiments. Play and learn with the glowing creatures of the deep sea.

    Forensic Science, October 19–23
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope, and perform chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 18th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 18th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Oct 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.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 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
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 18th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

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

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

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

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Oct 19th, 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.

    Playing with Polymers, October 4–9
    Join us as we investigate polymers and the amazing ways they behave. Get gooey with Gak and play with kinetic sand.

    Glowing Oceans, October 12–16
    Dive into a week of ocean experiments. Play and learn with the glowing creatures of the deep sea.

    Forensic Science, October 19–23
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope, and perform chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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

    Oct 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

    Oct 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
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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

    Oct 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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  • Tinkering & Drinkering at Motorco

    Oct 19th, 2016
    6:30pm - 8:30pm
    $10 Suggested Donation

    This one's for the adults - 21+ only! 

    This event is at Motorco, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701 and is free; no Museum admission is required to attend.

    Bring a friend, grab a beer, and start making stuff at the Museum of Life and Science’s tinkering happy hour! Whether you’re an amateur engineer or a master maker, we’ll have tools and technology for you to tinker with, from circuit building to fiber arts. 

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  • Science Together

    Oct 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

    Oct 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.

    Playing with Polymers, October 4–9
    Join us as we investigate polymers and the amazing ways they behave. Get gooey with Gak and play with kinetic sand.

    Glowing Oceans, October 12–16
    Dive into a week of ocean experiments. Play and learn with the glowing creatures of the deep sea.

    Forensic Science, October 19–23
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope, and perform chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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

    Oct 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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  • Science Together

    Oct 20th, 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

    Oct 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.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Oct 20th, 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

    Oct 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

    Oct 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.

    Playing with Polymers, October 4–9
    Join us as we investigate polymers and the amazing ways they behave. Get gooey with Gak and play with kinetic sand.

    Glowing Oceans, October 12–16
    Dive into a week of ocean experiments. Play and learn with the glowing creatures of the deep sea.

    Forensic Science, October 19–23
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope, and perform chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar.

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  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 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.

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  • Science Together

    Oct 21st, 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

    Oct 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.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 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

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

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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

    Oct 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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  • The Lab

    Oct 22nd, 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.

    Playing with Polymers, October 4–9
    Join us as we investigate polymers and the amazing ways they behave. Get gooey with Gak and play with kinetic sand.

    Glowing Oceans, October 12–16
    Dive into a week of ocean experiments. Play and learn with the glowing creatures of the deep sea.

    Forensic Science, October 19–23
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope, and perform chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar.

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  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 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

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 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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  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Oct 22nd, 2016
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Oct 23rd, 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.

    Playing with Polymers, October 4–9
    Join us as we investigate polymers and the amazing ways they behave. Get gooey with Gak and play with kinetic sand.

    Glowing Oceans, October 12–16
    Dive into a week of ocean experiments. Play and learn with the glowing creatures of the deep sea.

    Forensic Science, October 19–23
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope, and perform chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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

    Oct 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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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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

    Oct 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

    Oct 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 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

    Oct 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

    Oct 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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  • Science Together

    Oct 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

    Oct 25th, 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.

    Spooky Science, October 25–31
    It's time to try out your skills as a mad scientist! Make foggy bubbles with dry ice and stir up a gooey, glow-in-thedark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides of snakeskin and spider fangs under the microscope.

    Extended hours Monday, October 31 - 10:30am–4:30pm!
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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Oct 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

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  • Farmyard Up Close

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

    Oct 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

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

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

    Spooky Science, October 25–31
    It's time to try out your skills as a mad scientist! Make foggy bubbles with dry ice and stir up a gooey, glow-in-thedark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides of snakeskin and spider fangs under the microscope.

    Extended hours Monday, October 31 - 10:30am–4:30pm!
    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 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

    Oct 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 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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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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

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

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

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

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  • Science Together

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

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Oct 27th, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Spooky Science, October 25–31
    It's time to try out your skills as a mad scientist! Make foggy bubbles with dry ice and stir up a gooey, glow-in-thedark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides of snakeskin and spider fangs under the microscope.

    Extended hours Monday, October 31 - 10:30am–4:30pm!
    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

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

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

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

    Meet the Keeper programs occur daily at 2pm.

    More Details
  • Science Together

    Oct 27th, 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

    Oct 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

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

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

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Oct 27th, 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

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

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Oct 28th, 2016
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with admission

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

    Spooky Science, October 25–31
    It's time to try out your skills as a mad scientist! Make foggy bubbles with dry ice and stir up a gooey, glow-in-thedark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides of snakeskin and spider fangs under the microscope.

    Extended hours Monday, October 31 - 10:30am–4:30pm!
    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

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

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

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

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 28th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission

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

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

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Oct 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.

    More Details
  • Science Together

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

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

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

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

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

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

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

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 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

    Oct 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

    Oct 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

    Oct 29th, 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.

    Spooky Science, October 25–31
    It's time to try out your skills as a mad scientist! Make foggy bubbles with dry ice and stir up a gooey, glow-in-thedark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides of snakeskin and spider fangs under the microscope.

    Extended hours Monday, October 31 - 10:30am–4:30pm!
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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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

    Oct 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

    Oct 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

    Oct 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

    Oct 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.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 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

    Oct 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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Members receive UNLIMITED admission all year long!