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Saturday, December 16 to Sunday, December 17
Saturday, December 16
Name Time Location
Butterfly Release 11:00am - 11:05am Free With Admission
Crash Test Demonstrations Noon - 12:10pm Free With Admission
Meet the Keeper 2:00pm - 2:30pm Free With Admission
Crash Test Demonstrations 2:00pm - 2:10pm Free With Admission
Meet the Insect Keeper 2:30pm - 3:00pm Free With Admission
Butterfly Release 3:00pm - 3:15pm Free with Admission
Farmyard Up Close 4:30pm - 5:00pm Free With Admission
Sunday, December 17
Name Time Location
Behind the Scenes with an Animal Keeper 9:00am - 10:00am Members: $25 | General Public: $45
Butterfly Release 11:00am - 11:05am Free With Admission
Crash Test Demonstrations Noon - 12:10pm Free With Admission
Meet the Keeper 2:00pm - 2:30pm Free With Admission
Crash Test Demonstrations 2:00pm - 2:10pm Free With Admission
Meet the Insect Keeper 2:30pm - 3:00pm Free With Admission
Butterfly Release 3:00pm - 3:15pm Free with Admission
Farmyard Up Close 4:30pm - 5:00pm Free With Admission
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 16th, 2017
    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

    Dec 16th, 2017
    Noon - 12:10pm
    Free With Admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 16th, 2017
    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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 16th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:10pm
    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 Insect Keeper

    Dec 16th, 2017
    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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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 16th, 2017
    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

    Dec 16th, 2017
    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. 

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


     

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  • Behind the Scenes with an Animal Keeper

    Dec 17th, 2017
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Members: $25 | General Public: $45

    Enjoy these special behind-the-scenes tours with:

    An Animal Keeper

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

    Tickets are available up to 72 hours prior to the tour start time. To check availability within 72 hours, please call 919-220-5429 x 313 Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm

    Go Behind the Scenes with an Animal Keeper - Available Dates
    • Sunday, December 17th @ 11am
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    2018 dates coming soon! 

    Tours are for attendees ages 5 and up.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 17th, 2017
    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

    Dec 17th, 2017
    Noon - 12:10pm
    Free With Admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 17th, 2017
    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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 17th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:10pm
    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 Insect Keeper

    Dec 17th, 2017
    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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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 17th, 2017
    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

    Dec 17th, 2017
    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. 

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


     

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 18th, 2017
    Noon - 12:10pm
    Free With Admission
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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 18th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:10pm
    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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Members receive UNLIMITED admission all year long!