Calendar

  • The Lab

    Jun 25th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 25th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 

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  • The Lab

    Jun 25th, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 25th, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 25th, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 25th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:35pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

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

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 25th, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:05pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 

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  • Farmyard Up-Close

    Jun 25th, 2018
    4:30pm - 4:50pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

    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

    Jun 26th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 26th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 26th, 2018
    11:30am - 11:35am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


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  • The Lab

    Jun 26th, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 26th, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 26th, 2018
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 26th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:35pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 26th, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


     

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 26th, 2018
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    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

    Jun 27th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 27th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 27th, 2018
    11:30am - 11:35am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


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  • The Lab

    Jun 27th, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 27th, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 27th, 2018
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 27th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:35pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 27th, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


     

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 27th, 2018
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    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

    Jun 28th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 28th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 28th, 2018
    11:30am - 11:35am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


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  • The Lab

    Jun 28th, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 28th, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 28th, 2018
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 28th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:35pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


     

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 28th, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


     

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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Jun 28th, 2018
    4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Jun 29th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 29th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 29th, 2018
    11:30am - 11:35am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


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  • The Lab

    Jun 29th, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 29th, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 29th, 2018
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 29th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:35pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 29th, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


     

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 29th, 2018
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    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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  • A Big Bang Machine on the Moon

    Jun 29th, 2018
    6:00pm - 7:30pm
    10 per person

    When: Friday, June 29, 2018 | 6PM–7:30PM
    Where: Mercury Meeting Room

    The Large Hadron Collider at CERN switched on in 2015, colliding protons at the highest energy ever used for such a purpose and re-creating the conditions of the universe as they were just a fraction of a second after the Big Bang. What physicists have learned so far is that our universe seems to be extremely odd.

    To know exactly how odd it is we need to build a bigger collider to get even closer to the moment of the Big Bang. But how big is big enough? Join particle physicist James Beacham as he explores what we would likely learn from a hadron collider around the moon, dark matter, the Higgs boson, and whether we live in a multiverse — and what all of this means for society.

    What to Expect:

    • The Museum of Life and Science presents James Beacham in a 50-minute,TED-style talk with a Q&A session afterwards.
    • Beer, wine, and light refreshments will be available. 

    Join us for this unique chance to dig deep into work that lies on the bleeding edge of scientific discovery and technology

    Buy Your Tickets Today!

     


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  • Summer Science Club

    Jun 30th, 2018
    10:00am - 1:00pm
    Free With Admission - The Lab

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • The Lab

    Jun 30th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 30th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 30th, 2018
    11:30am - 11:35am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


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  • The Lab

    Jun 30th, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jun 30th, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

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  • Beauty of Science

    Jun 30th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Free With Admission - South Gallery

    When: Showing through August 2018.

    This award-winning web project was founded with a simple goal — to share the beauty of chemistry with the public. Originally a collaboration between the University of Science and Technology of China and Tsinghua University Press, Beauty of Science takes chemistry into the realm of art. The Beauty of Science team, led by Dr. Yan Liang, have captured chemical reactions in astonishing detail, without the distraction of beakers or test tubes. This exhibit features large-scale videos and several still images.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jun 30th, 2018
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jun 30th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:35pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jun 30th, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


     

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jun 30th, 2018
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    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

    Jul 1st, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 1st, 2018
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 1st, 2018
    11:30am - 11:35am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


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  • The Lab

    Jul 1st, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 1st, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jul 1st, 2018
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 1st, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:35pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 1st, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


     

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jul 1st, 2018
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    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

    Jul 2nd, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 2nd, 2018
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 

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  • The Lab

    Jul 2nd, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 2nd, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 2nd, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jul 2nd, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:35pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

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

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 2nd, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:05pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 

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  • Farmyard Up-Close

    Jul 2nd, 2018
    4:30pm - 4:50pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

    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

    Jul 3rd, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 3rd, 2018
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 3rd, 2018
    11:30am - 11:35am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


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  • The Lab

    Jul 3rd, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 3rd, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jul 3rd, 2018
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 3rd, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:35pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 3rd, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


     

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jul 3rd, 2018
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    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

    Jul 4th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 4th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 4th, 2018
    11:30am - 11:35am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


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  • The Lab

    Jul 4th, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 4th, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jul 4th, 2018
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 4th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:35pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 4th, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


     

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jul 4th, 2018
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    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

    Jul 5th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 5th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 5th, 2018
    11:30am - 11:35am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


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  • The Lab

    Jul 5th, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 5th, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jul 5th, 2018
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 5th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:35pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


     

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 5th, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


     

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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Jul 5th, 2018
    4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Jul 6th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 6th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 6th, 2018
    11:30am - 11:35am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


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  • The Lab

    Jul 6th, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 6th, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jul 6th, 2018
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 6th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:35pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


     

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 6th, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


     

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jul 6th, 2018
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    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

    Jul 7th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 7th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 7th, 2018
    11:30am - 11:35am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


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  • The Lab

    Jul 7th, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 7th, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jul 7th, 2018
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 7th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:35pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


     

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 7th, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


     

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jul 7th, 2018
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    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

    Jul 8th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 8th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 8th, 2018
    11:30am - 11:35am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


    More Details
  • The Lab

    Jul 8th, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 8th, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jul 8th, 2018
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 8th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:35pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


     

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 8th, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


     

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jul 8th, 2018
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    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

    Jul 9th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


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  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 9th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 

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  • The Lab

    Jul 9th, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 9th, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 9th, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jul 9th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:35pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

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

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 9th, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:05pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 

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  • Farmyard Up-Close

    Jul 9th, 2018
    4:30pm - 4:50pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

    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

    Jul 10th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


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  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 10th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 10th, 2018
    11:30am - 11:35am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


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  • The Lab

    Jul 10th, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 10th, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jul 10th, 2018
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 10th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:35pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 10th, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


     

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jul 10th, 2018
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    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

    Jul 11th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 11th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 11th, 2018
    11:30am - 11:35am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


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  • The Lab

    Jul 11th, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 11th, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jul 11th, 2018
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 11th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:35pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 11th, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


     

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jul 11th, 2018
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    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

    Jul 12th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 12th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 12th, 2018
    11:30am - 11:35am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


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  • The Lab

    Jul 12th, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 12th, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jul 12th, 2018
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 12th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:35pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 12th, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


     

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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Jul 12th, 2018
    4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Free

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

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

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  • The Lab

    Jul 13th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 13th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 13th, 2018
    11:30am - 11:35am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


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  • The Lab

    Jul 13th, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 13th, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jul 13th, 2018
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 13th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:35pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 13th, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


     

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jul 13th, 2018
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    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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  • Sensory Friendly Science: Friday Family Night

    Jul 13th, 2018
    5:30pm - 8:00pm
    Members: Free | General Public (all ages): $8

    Sensory Friendly Science: Friday Family Night

    A special evening event for families with sensory processing challenges

    Friday, July 13, 2018 from 5:30pm to 8pm

    Enjoy an evening of science discovery together at the Museum of Life and Science. Starting at 5:30pm, the Museum will open exclusively for visitors with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other related sensory challenges and their families.

    Activities include:

    • Access to all indoor exhibits
    • Our most popular outdoor experiences: Butterfly House, Dinosaur Trail, Farmyard, and Hideaway Woods
    • Climb aboard the Ellerbe Creek Railway for a sensory-friendly train ride.
    • Food for purchase from  Sprout Café
    • Staff and volunteers from UNC TEACCH Autism Program will be on-hand to welcome and assist guests. 

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    What is Friday Family Night? 
    A special evening event for families with children and adults on the autism spectrum that includes access to our indoor as well as most outdoor exhibits.

    When and where is it happening? 
    Friday, July 13th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the Museum of Life and Science.

    Is there an admission fee? Do I need to purchase tickets in advance? 
    Museum members are admitted for free; non-members pay a significantly discounted rate of $8 per person for both children and adults. Tickets will be sold at the Admissions Desk during the time of the event. No advance ticket purchase is available.

    What types of resources are available to support my child's enjoyment of this event? 
    Our guests may use our social narratives, activity systems, cool down kits, and noise cancelling headphones. Feel free to ask staff wearing a blue “Helper” button where to find these resources or if you have other needs. UNC TEACCH Autism Program staff and volunteers, our event partners, will have a resource table in the lobby.

    Other helpful hints:

    • Tickets for sensory-friendly train rides available for purchase during the event and based upon availability. Train tickets are offered at a reduced rate of $3 per person.
    • Cool-down areas and visual supports will be available throughout the evening.
    • The outdoor exhibits, Explore the Wild and Catch the Wind, will be closed for the evening so that our animals can get some rest.
    • Both Museum stores will be open.
    • Our café food truck, Southern Harvest, will offer tasty eats for purchase.
    • Friday Family Night is a rain or shine event. However, the train is weather dependent and will not run in the rain.
    • No advance registration required, but feel free to let us know you’re coming through our Facebook page. And be sure to share with your friends!
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  • The Lab

    Jul 14th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


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  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 14th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 14th, 2018
    11:30am - 11:35am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


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  • The Lab

    Jul 14th, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 14th, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jul 14th, 2018
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 14th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:35pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 14th, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


     

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jul 14th, 2018
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    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

    Jul 15th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 15th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 15th, 2018
    11:30am - 11:35am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


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  • The Lab

    Jul 15th, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 15th, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jul 15th, 2018
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jul 15th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:35pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the 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 at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 15th, 2018
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


     

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Jul 15th, 2018
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    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

    Jul 16th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


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  • Butterfly Release

    Jul 16th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 

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  • The Lab

    Jul 16th, 2018
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Monday–Sunday
    10:00am–12:00pm
    1:00pm–4:00pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Summer Science in The Lab!

    Different Experiments Daily, New Themes Weekly!

    Here’s your chance to watch your kids have messy fun — without having to clean up after them! With 11 weeks of topics, your young scientist will be screaming to return all summer long!

    Download The Summer Weekly Themes Here!


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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 16th, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jul 16th, 2018
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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


     

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Jul 16th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:35pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, a