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Saturday, January 20
Name Time Location
The Lab 10:30am - 4:30pm Free With Admission
Butterfly Release 11:00am - 11:15am Free With Admission
Crash Test Demonstrations 11:30am - 11:35am Free With Admission
TinkerTech Family Workshop 1:00pm - 3:00pm $25 per person*
Meet the Keeper 2:00pm - 2:30pm Free With Admission
Meet the Insect Keeper 2:30pm - 3:00pm Free With Admission
Crash Test Demonstrations 2:30pm - 2:35pm Free With Admission
Butterfly Release 3:00pm - 3:15pm Free with Admission
Farmyard Up Close 4:30pm - 5:00pm Free With Admission
Sunday, January 21
Name Time Location
The Lab 10:30am - 4:30pm Free With Admission
Butterfly Release 11:00am - 11:15am Free With Admission
Crash Test Demonstrations 11:30am - 11:35am Free With Admission
Meet the Keeper 2:00pm - 2:30pm Free With Admission
Meet the Insect Keeper 2:30pm - 3:00pm Free With Admission
Crash Test Demonstrations 2:30pm - 2:35pm Free With Admission
Butterfly Release 3:00pm - 3:15pm Free with Admission
Farmyard Up Close 4:30pm - 5:00pm Free With Admission
  • The Lab

    Jan 20th, 2018
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    November 1-5 - Biomedical
    Come into The Lab and help us engineer improvements to medicine. We are looking at medicines from antacids to pill coatings. Can you find the best design?

    November 7-12 - Carnivorous Plants
    Explore the meat eaters of the plant world. Find out how they trap their prey and help us find out what makes the best digestive juices.

    November 14-19 - Sandy Shores
    Although we don’t always notice it, water has a major impact on the earth around us. Join us to learn about how water erosion shapes the world and use NC State’s Sand Box AR to virtually create your own waterways.

    November 20-26 - Salty Science
    Where does salt come from? Learn all about this amazing crystal by peering through microscopes and creating a painting to take home!

    November 27 - December 3 - Cranberry Chemistry
    Investigate the properties of this tart Thanksgiving treat by revealing secret messages and peering through microscopes!

    December 4-10 - Holiday Lights
    The holidays are here and that means lights! Create your own circuit of holiday lights and explore the combinations of ornaments you can make.

    December 11-17 - Cookie Chemistry
    Discover the science behind baking as we mix things up in the Lab! Let’s figure out how cakes and cookies can be so fluffy by brewing up a bubbling batch of chemical concoctions.

    December 18-31 - Holiday Labs [alternating]

    Holiday Tinkering
    Play and tinker in The Lab, holiday style! See they many ways you can create your own ornaments.

    Snow Science
    Let’s explore what makes snowflakes so unique! How do ice crystals compare to the crystals of other minerals? Get an up-close look at different crystals using our microscopes, then learn the chemistry behind real and fake snow!

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

    Arctic Architecture
    We will be building in the Lab today! Rise to the challenge and build igloos and gingerbread houses that will stand up to our tests.


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 20th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Jan 20th, 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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  • TinkerTech Family Workshop

    Jan 20th, 2018
    1:00pm - 3:00pm
    $25 per person*

    Thermal Reactions–Explore the Science of Thermodynamics!

    Dates: January 19, 2018 from 1–3 pm | January 20, 2018 from 10 am–12 pm | January 20, 2018 from 1–3 pm

    Cost: $25 per person*
    * Price does not include cost of admission.

    Best for ages 6 and older*
    * All participating children must be accompanied by an adult. We kindly request that one adult accompany every two children if the participants are under the age of 12.

    Tinkerers of all ages and abilities will love these hands-on workshops! Once a month join our team of expert educators as you explore the latest technologies such as 3D printing pens and wearable electronics, while developing skills that create real-world connections to science, technology, and engineering.

    Get ready to see thermodynamics in action as we use infrared cameras to observe our temperature-changing reactions. Experience liquid nitrogen demonstrations as we cool things down to less than −320 F° and feel the heat as we test thermal conductors and insulators. Use liquid crystal sheets to create - and take home! - your own color changing device to investigate temperature wherever you are!

    NEW THIS YEAR

    • Share your creation with your friends! Each workshop participant will leave with a take home creation.
    • Extended workshop sessions - Enjoy an extra 30min of creative building time.
    • Questions? Check out our FAQ.

    Tickets available here!

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jan 20th, 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

    Jan 20th, 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

    Jan 20th, 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

    Jan 20th, 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

    Jan 20th, 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

    Jan 21st, 2018
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    November 1-5 - Biomedical
    Come into The Lab and help us engineer improvements to medicine. We are looking at medicines from antacids to pill coatings. Can you find the best design?

    November 7-12 - Carnivorous Plants
    Explore the meat eaters of the plant world. Find out how they trap their prey and help us find out what makes the best digestive juices.

    November 14-19 - Sandy Shores
    Although we don’t always notice it, water has a major impact on the earth around us. Join us to learn about how water erosion shapes the world and use NC State’s Sand Box AR to virtually create your own waterways.

    November 20-26 - Salty Science
    Where does salt come from? Learn all about this amazing crystal by peering through microscopes and creating a painting to take home!

    November 27 - December 3 - Cranberry Chemistry
    Investigate the properties of this tart Thanksgiving treat by revealing secret messages and peering through microscopes!

    December 4-10 - Holiday Lights
    The holidays are here and that means lights! Create your own circuit of holiday lights and explore the combinations of ornaments you can make.

    December 11-17 - Cookie Chemistry
    Discover the science behind baking as we mix things up in the Lab! Let’s figure out how cakes and cookies can be so fluffy by brewing up a bubbling batch of chemical concoctions.

    December 18-31 - Holiday Labs [alternating]

    Holiday Tinkering
    Play and tinker in The Lab, holiday style! See they many ways you can create your own ornaments.

    Snow Science
    Let’s explore what makes snowflakes so unique! How do ice crystals compare to the crystals of other minerals? Get an up-close look at different crystals using our microscopes, then learn the chemistry behind real and fake snow!

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

    Arctic Architecture
    We will be building in the Lab today! Rise to the challenge and build igloos and gingerbread houses that will stand up to our tests.


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Jan 21st, 2018
    11:00am - 11:15am
    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

    Jan 21st, 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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  • Meet the Keeper

    Jan 21st, 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

    Jan 21st, 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

    Jan 21st, 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

    Jan 21st, 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

    Jan 21st, 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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