Calendar

Saturday, March 24 to Sunday, March 25
Saturday, March 24
Name Time Location
Scout Saturdays: Cub Scouts Animal Adventures Workshop 10:00am - 11:00am $16 for scouts | $12 for adults
Explore Outdoors: Family Workshops 10:00am - 11:30am $10 per adult | $5 per child
Brain Awareness Week 10:30am - 4:30pm Free With Admission - In The Lab
Butterfly Release 11:00am - 11:05am Free With Admission
Crash Test Demonstrations Noon - 12:10pm Free With Admission
Adult Workshop: Beginner Beekeeping 2:00pm - 3:30pm 40 per person
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, March 25
Name Time Location
SciGirls Workshop 9:00am - 4:00pm Sold Out!
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
  • Scout Saturdays: Cub Scouts Animal Adventures Workshop

    Mar 24th, 2018
    10:00am - 11:00am
    $16 for scouts | $12 for adults

    Program times are 10am, 11am, and 12pm.

    Cub Scouts are invited to join us for a special 50-minute live-animal encounter! Meet North Carolina’s only native marsupial, a master of camouflage, and a scaly reptile. Use your observation skills to try to figure out who our special guests are.

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    Registration Note: When you hit “Register for tickets here” you will be redirected to the Museum’s Ticket Sales page. It will say “This combination is unavailable or sold out on this date. Please select another date.” – because it is showing you today’s tickets. Please go to “Other dates” and select the date of the program you are buying tickets for.

     

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  • Explore Outdoors: Family Workshops

    Mar 24th, 2018
    10:00am - 11:30am
    $10 per adult | $5 per child

    Session 1: Discover Nature’s Toy Store

    Building, creating and playing with natural materials

    Date: Friday, March 23 or Saturday, March 24
    Time: 10:00am — 11:30am

    The Museum of Life and Science invites you to deepen your family’s relationship with nature. Through a series of active, play-based workshops, you and your child will discover new ways of connecting to the natural world and each other. Create and build with natural materials, hunt for nature’s treasures, and explore secluded, off-trail areas at the Museum and the adjacent Ellerbe Creek. Parents and caregivers will gain experience supporting independent and creative play, and go home with resources to enrich experiences in their own backyard or park. The Museum is honored to present this workshop thanks to a grant from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, funded with support from the Disney Foundation. These workshops can be taken individually or as a series of three. Register for all three workshops and get a free Explore Outdoors kit to take home! Friday workshops are recommended for children ages 3-6 years with a caregiver. Saturday workshops are recommended for children ages 5-8 years with a caregiver. We kindly request that each adult accompanies a maximum of two children.

    Registration for Friday's Session Here

    Registration for Saturday's Session Here

    April's Explore Outdoors: Family Workshops | May's Explore Outdoors: Family Workshops


    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I Register?
    To register for the Explore Outdoors Family Workshops, click on the button that says “Register Here”. If you are experiencing trouble with registering or do not have access to a computer, please call our Reservations Staff at (919) 220-5429 ext. 313, Monday thru Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

    When can I register for the Explore Outdoors Family Workshops?
    Registration opens Tuesday, February 13 at 9:00 am.

    Is there a cancellation policy?
    The Museum can grant refunds only when received by the end of business the Friday the week before the session. After the Friday the week before the workshops, we are not able to process any refunds. You may cancel your registration by calling the Museum at (919) 220-5429 ext. 313, Monday thru Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

    Are you able to accommodate my child with allergies and/or special needs?
    The Museum is committed to a full and equal opportunity for participants to enjoy the workshop experience and reasonable modifications will be considered. If your child has any specific considerations you’d like to discuss, please contact the Program Coordinator directly at trish.lemm@lifeandscience.org.

    What should we wear and bring?
    We recommend you bring a water bottle and clothing appropriate for messy, outdoor play including closed-toe shoes. Rain boots or waders are strongly recommended for the Dig In: Exploring water, sand and clay workshop. Boots may be available for loan. Contact the program coordinator at trish.lemm@lifeandscience.org at least one week prior to the workshop if you are interested.

    I’m coming to an Explore Outdoors Family Workshop with my older child. Can I bring a younger sibling in a stroller/baby carrier?
    Younger siblings are allowed, however keep in mind that adults will spend parts of the workshop participating in discussions and group activities which may be difficult with toddlers or babies. Additionally, we will be exploring natural areas off the main trails of the Museum which are not suitable for strollers. All children 3 years and older will need to register for the workshop.

    Is this program impacted by inclement weather?
    Workshops will still take place in the event of light rain. In the case of severe weather, the Museum will contact you with cancellation or rescheduling information.

    Can I change workshop dates/time?
    You can change your registration up to the end of business the Wednesday before the workshop. After the Wednesday before the workshop we are not able to process any changes. Changes are based on availability and can be made by calling the Museum at (919) 220-5429 ext. 313, Monday thru Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm. Availability is not guaranteed.

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  • Brain Awareness Week

    Mar 24th, 2018
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    Free With Admission - In The Lab

    What to Expect

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

    March 20 — March 24 — Brain Awareness Week — Scientist Saturday
    It is once again Brain Awareness Week and UNC Scientists will join us Tuesday through Saturday to talk about how the brain responds to sight and sound differently. This is your chance to test your brain’s reflexes as well as to see some real brains!

    Scientist Saturdays (3/24)

    Joyce Besheer
    Neuroscientist, studies stress and alcohol effects on the brain

    Donita Robinson
    Neuroscientist, studies alcohol effects on the brain

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  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 24th, 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

    Mar 24th, 2018
    Noon - 12:10pm
    Free With Admission
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  • Adult Workshop: Beginner Beekeeping

    Mar 24th, 2018
    2:00pm - 3:30pm
    40 per person

    Are you curious about becoming a beekeeper? Get an introduction to the science of the honeybee with help from the Bayer Bee Care Center, and learn about what goes into maintaining a bee hive. Visit the Museum's apiary and observe the installation of a new colony of bees into a hive, weather permitting (options to observe from a distance, borrow protective gear, or bring your own to wear).

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    Adult Workshops is a series of specially designed classes for adults, delivered to you by the Museum of Life and Science in partnership 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. In our second series, explore the science of honeybees in an in-depth study of beekeeping, gardening for bees, and working with honey in the kitchen.

    **Participants must be 21+ 

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 24th, 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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Mar 24th, 2018
    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

    Mar 24th, 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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  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 24th, 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

    Mar 24th, 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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  • SciGirls Workshop

    Mar 25th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Sold Out!

    SciGirls is an Emmy-award winning PBS KIDS television series and website dedicated to changing the way millions of girls think about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Local educators are invited to participate in a hands-on, minds-on professional development training hosted by the Museum of Life and Science. We invite you to join us and learn the SciGirls Seven proven strategies for engaging girls in STEM while participating in some fun activities!

    Participants attending this workshop will: 

    • Learn the latest research for exciting and engaging girls (and boys) in STEM
    • Experience hands-on STEM activities
    • Leave with curriculum that puts a creative twist on teaching STEM
    • Learn how to modify activities to engage kids in STEM using the SciGirls Seven
    • Discover additional online resources that enhance teaching and learning experiences for all kids.
    • Receive a certificate that may be used to apply for professional development credit

    Everyone benefits from a gender-equitable approach to STEM! 

    This training will be facilitated by Laahiri Chalasani, Education and Program Manager at the Children's Science Center in Fairfax, Virginia: www.childsci.org 

    We're Sold Out! 

    *Check back for more events like this!  

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  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Mar 25th, 2018
    Noon - 12:10pm
    Free With Admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Mar 25th, 2018
    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

    Mar 25th, 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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  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 25th, 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

    Mar 25th, 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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Mar 26th, 2018
    Noon - 12:10pm
    Free With Admission
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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Mar 26th, 2018
    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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