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Friday, February 2
Name Time Location
The Lab 10:30am - 2:30pm Free With Admission
Butterfly Release 11:00am - 11:05am 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
Sensory Friendly Science: Frozen Over Friday 5:30pm - 8:00pm Tickets will be sold at the Admissions Desk during the time of the event. No advance ticket purchase is available.
Saturday, February 3
Name Time Location
The Lab 10:30am - 4:30pm Free With Admission
Butterfly Release 11:00am - 11:05am 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
Adult Workshops: Beer & Bread 301- Beginner Sourdough 5:00pm - 7:00pm $75 per person
  • The Lab

    Feb 2nd, 2018
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

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

    April 30–May 6 — Fossils 
    Rocks are all around us, but they are not always what they seem. Join us in The Lab and discover ancient objects left behind by animals and plants.

    May 7–May 13 — Nature Play
    Nature is all around us, so it is easy to forget about the benefits. The air, the plants, and the animals all have benefits to our health! Play with nature and discover how getting a little bit of dirt under your nails can make a big difference. May 12th we will be joined by Raquel Silva, a scientist who studies the health benefits of time spent in nature.

    May 14–May 20 — Geology Rocks
    Dig deep into geology! Identify different rocks by their surprising behaviors and discover what everyday objects are made out of rocks and minerals

    May 21–May 27 — Ocean's Motions
    Dive into a day of ocean experiments to learn how land and water interact on Earth. Explore the properties of density and discover the difference between salty and fresh water.

    May 28–June 3 — Navigating the Wild
    Get wild in The Lab as we test our navigational skills and practice our balance by making cairns!

    June 4–June 10 — Unstable Ground
    Natural disasters devastate both natural habitats and man-made structures every year. Join us to learn about earthquakes, then design and build yoru own earthquake-proof marshmallow building!


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Feb 2nd, 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

    Feb 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

    Feb 2nd, 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

    Feb 2nd, 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

    Feb 2nd, 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

    Feb 2nd, 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: Frozen Over Friday

    Feb 2nd, 2018
    5:30pm - 8:00pm
    Tickets will be sold at the Admissions Desk during the time of the event. No advance ticket purchase is available.

    Sensory Friendly Science: Frozen Over Friday

    A special evening event for families with sensory processing challenges
    Friday, February 2 from 5:30pm to 8pm

    Enjoy an evening out — inside the Main Building at the Museum of Life and Science! Starting at 5:30pm, the Museum’s main exhibition building will be open exclusively for visitors with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other related sensory challenges and their families.

    The Museum will feature two floors of our indoor exhibits in a relaxed, sensory friendly atmosphere, including the popular Frozen Over Pop-up exhibit with an "ice" rink for skate-in-your-socks fun. The Lab will be open with a hands-on activity. Cool-down areas and visual supports will be available throughout the evening.  Staff and volunteers from the University of North Carolina TEACCH Autism Program will also be on-hand to assist guests. 


    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is Frozen Over Friday? 
    A special evening event, offering two floors of our Main Building exhibits for families with children and adults on the autism spectrum.

    When and where is it happening? 
    Friday, February 2nd from 5:30pm to 8:00pm inside the Museum of Life and Science's Main Building

    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 $5 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 will have a resource table in the lobby; they are our partners in this event.

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  • The Lab

    Feb 3rd, 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.

    April 30–May 6 — Fossils 
    Rocks are all around us, but they are not always what they seem. Join us in The Lab and discover ancient objects left behind by animals and plants.

    May 7–May 13 — Nature Play
    Nature is all around us, so it is easy to forget about the benefits. The air, the plants, and the animals all have benefits to our health! Play with nature and discover how getting a little bit of dirt under your nails can make a big difference. May 12th we will be joined by Raquel Silva, a scientist who studies the health benefits of time spent in nature.

    May 14–May 20 — Geology Rocks
    Dig deep into geology! Identify different rocks by their surprising behaviors and discover what everyday objects are made out of rocks and minerals

    May 21–May 27 — Ocean's Motions
    Dive into a day of ocean experiments to learn how land and water interact on Earth. Explore the properties of density and discover the difference between salty and fresh water.

    May 28–June 3 — Navigating the Wild
    Get wild in The Lab as we test our navigational skills and practice our balance by making cairns!

    June 4–June 10 — Unstable Ground
    Natural disasters devastate both natural habitats and man-made structures every year. Join us to learn about earthquakes, then design and build yoru own earthquake-proof marshmallow building!


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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

    Feb 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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  • Meet the Keeper

    Feb 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

    Feb 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

    Feb 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

    Feb 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

    Feb 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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  • Adult Workshops: Beer & Bread 301- Beginner Sourdough

    Feb 3rd, 2018
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
    $75 per person

    Adult Workshops is a curated series of workshops for adults, for which the Museum of Life and Science pairs up with our favorite Triangle-area experts. Dive in deep and explore the science behind some of your favorite things, and come away with tips from the pros for ways to build your skill on your own. Enroll in individual workshops or sign up for the full series. **Participants must be 21+.

    In our first series, explore what goes into brewing beer and making bread, with the help of brewers from Raleigh Brewing and bakers from Ninth Street Bakery. Details:

    Beer & Bread 301: Beginner Sourdough Saturday, February 3 5:00-7:00pm @ Ninth Street Bakery

    Designed for those looking to take their bread to the next level, curious about the process, or just interested in trying something new, this workshop will cover the basics of building, maintaining, and using a live yeast culture (a preferment usually called levain or sourdough). You will learn how to create and feed a starter, and work through the basic steps to bake pain au levain, a simple, naturally leavened bread that you can use as a template for other breads at home. We’ll explore some of the science behind the process, but the focus of this workshop is on using that knowledge to create tasty bread from simple ingredients. Go home with a loaf and the wisdom to craft more on your own!

    Ninth Street Bakery location: 136 East Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC, 27701

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  • The Lab

    Feb 4th, 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.

    April 30–May 6 — Fossils 
    Rocks are all around us, but they are not always what they seem. Join us in The Lab and discover ancient objects left behind by animals and plants.

    May 7–May 13 — Nature Play
    Nature is all around us, so it is easy to forget about the benefits. The air, the plants, and the animals all have benefits to our health! Play with nature and discover how getting a little bit of dirt under your nails can make a big difference. May 12th we will be joined by Raquel Silva, a scientist who studies the health benefits of time spent in nature.

    May 14–May 20 — Geology Rocks
    Dig deep into geology! Identify different rocks by their surprising behaviors and discover what everyday objects are made out of rocks and minerals

    May 21–May 27 — Ocean's Motions
    Dive into a day of ocean experiments to learn how land and water interact on Earth. Explore the properties of density and discover the difference between salty and fresh water.

    May 28–June 3 — Navigating the Wild
    Get wild in The Lab as we test our navigational skills and practice our balance by making cairns!

    June 4–June 10 — Unstable Ground
    Natural disasters devastate both natural habitats and man-made structures every year. Join us to learn about earthquakes, then design and build yoru own earthquake-proof marshmallow building!


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 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! 


    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Feb 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


    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Feb 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

    Feb 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! 


     

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Feb 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

    Feb 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! 


     

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Feb 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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