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  • The Lab

    Oct 24th, 2017
    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.

    October 2-8 - Forensics
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery in The Lab! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope and perform a chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar!

    October 10-15 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Week to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    October 17-22 - Candy Science
    There is more to candy than just sugar. Test its acidity, take a closer look at the structure, and find out what happens when your favorite sweet treats are added to sugary drinks!

    October 24-29 - Spooky Science
    Try out your skills as a mad Scientist in The Lab this week! Stir up a gooey, glow-in-the-dark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides under the microscope and meet some of our resident invertebrates!


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 24th, 2017
    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

    Oct 24th, 2017
    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

    Oct 24th, 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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 24th, 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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 24th, 2017
    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

    Oct 24th, 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

    Oct 24th, 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. 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

    Oct 25th, 2017
    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.

    October 2-8 - Forensics
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery in The Lab! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope and perform a chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar!

    October 10-15 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Week to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    October 17-22 - Candy Science
    There is more to candy than just sugar. Test its acidity, take a closer look at the structure, and find out what happens when your favorite sweet treats are added to sugary drinks!

    October 24-29 - Spooky Science
    Try out your skills as a mad Scientist in The Lab this week! Stir up a gooey, glow-in-the-dark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides under the microscope and meet some of our resident invertebrates!


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 25th, 2017
    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

    Oct 25th, 2017
    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

    Oct 25th, 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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 25th, 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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 25th, 2017
    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

    Oct 25th, 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

    Oct 25th, 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. 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

    Oct 26th, 2017
    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.

    October 2-8 - Forensics
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery in The Lab! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope and perform a chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar!

    October 10-15 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Week to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    October 17-22 - Candy Science
    There is more to candy than just sugar. Test its acidity, take a closer look at the structure, and find out what happens when your favorite sweet treats are added to sugary drinks!

    October 24-29 - Spooky Science
    Try out your skills as a mad Scientist in The Lab this week! Stir up a gooey, glow-in-the-dark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides under the microscope and meet some of our resident invertebrates!


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 26th, 2017
    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

    Oct 26th, 2017
    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

    Oct 26th, 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

    Oct 26th, 2017
    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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 26th, 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

    Oct 26th, 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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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Oct 26th, 2017
    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

    Oct 27th, 2017
    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.

    October 2-8 - Forensics
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery in The Lab! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope and perform a chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar!

    October 10-15 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Week to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    October 17-22 - Candy Science
    There is more to candy than just sugar. Test its acidity, take a closer look at the structure, and find out what happens when your favorite sweet treats are added to sugary drinks!

    October 24-29 - Spooky Science
    Try out your skills as a mad Scientist in The Lab this week! Stir up a gooey, glow-in-the-dark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides under the microscope and meet some of our resident invertebrates!


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 27th, 2017
    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

    Oct 27th, 2017
    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

    Oct 27th, 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

    Oct 27th, 2017
    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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 27th, 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

    Oct 27th, 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

    Oct 27th, 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. 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

    Oct 28th, 2017
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    October 24-29 - Spooky Science
    Try out your skills as a mad Scientist in The Lab this week! Stir up a gooey, glow-in-the-dark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides under the microscope and meet some of our resident invertebrates!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 28th, 2017
    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

    Oct 28th, 2017
    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

    Oct 28th, 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

    Oct 28th, 2017
    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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 28th, 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

    Oct 28th, 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

    Oct 28th, 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. 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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  • Pumpkin Patch Express—Sponsored by Durham Academy

    Oct 29th, 2017
    10:00am - 4:00pm
    Tickets: $12 Each*

    ALL ABOARD!

    Event dates: Oct 7-8; 14-15; 21-22; 28-29

    Weekends: 10:00am–4:00pm 
    Trains leave every half hour.

    Buy Tickets Now!

    View FAQ Here


    Celebrate fall with a ride on the Pumpkin Patch Express!

    Climb aboard the Ellerbe Creek Railway for a journey to the Museum's pumpkin patch. Pick the perfect pumpkin to decorate and take home, then enjoy crafts and a variety of carnival games before returning to the station.

    *Pre-registration required. Children 2 and under free.

    *General admission to the Museum is not included in your ticket cost. Please be prepared to purchase admission (or have your membership card checked) upon arrival to the Museum.

    Tickets purchased in advance will be available at the Admission Desk. Tickets available for sale online until 2 hours before train time. Any remaining tickets will be available for sale at the door. See FAQ for more information.


    FAQ

    Important Notes:

    • Bring your confirmation email to the Admissions Desk located in the main lobby of the Museum.
    • Every 5 children must be accompanied by at least one adult. 

    • Trains run on a strict schedule; please allow yourself time for parking, check-in, and time to make your way to the train station (we suggest 45 minutes before your scheduled train time). 

    • One ticket = one pumpkin

    Are tickets transferable?

    Yes, all tickets are transferable and we encourage participants to give their tickets to friends or family if they are unable to attend. They must present your original confirmation email at the event check-in to receive their event tickets. 


    Are there any refunds?

    While this is an outdoor event, most weather conditions, including light rain, do not prevent us from running the train. Our highest priority is the safety and comfort of our guests. 


    In the event the train is unable to operate due to high winds, mechanical issues, heavy rain, or thunderstorms, we will provide notice by 9:00 am via email to the ticket buyer and leave a pre-recorded phone message at (919) 220-5429 ext. 344.

    Should we have to cancel a full or partial day for safety concerns, we will offer to reschedule you on another day, fully refund your ticket, or gratefully accept your donation. 


    Please make your reservation and check your confirmation carefully to ensure you have booked the correct date and time. The Museum is not responsible for errors made during the registration process by the buyer.

    Can I change the date/time of my tickets?

    We are happy to assist you in changing your train date and time. All exchanges are based on availability and are subject to a $10 change fee per order. Changes can be made by calling the Museum at (919) 220-5429 ext. 313, Monday thru Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.

    Availability is not guaranteed. 


    The Museum of Life and Science is a charitable organization, and $8.00 of each ticket purchase is tax-deductible. The Museum of Life and Science Tax ID is 56-098434.

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  • The Lab

    Oct 29th, 2017
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    Free with Admission

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

    October 24-29 - Spooky Science
    Try out your skills as a mad Scientist in The Lab this week! Stir up a gooey, glow-in-the-dark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides under the microscope and meet some of our resident invertebrates!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 29th, 2017
    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

    Oct 29th, 2017
    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

    Oct 29th, 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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 29th, 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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 29th, 2017
    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

    Oct 29th, 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

    Oct 29th, 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. 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

    Oct 31st, 2017
    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.

    October 2-8 - Forensics
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery in The Lab! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope and perform a chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar!

    October 10-15 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Week to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    October 17-22 - Candy Science
    There is more to candy than just sugar. Test its acidity, take a closer look at the structure, and find out what happens when your favorite sweet treats are added to sugary drinks!

    October 24-29 - Spooky Science
    Try out your skills as a mad Scientist in The Lab this week! Stir up a gooey, glow-in-the-dark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides under the microscope and meet some of our resident invertebrates!


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Oct 31st, 2017
    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

    Oct 31st, 2017
    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

    Oct 31st, 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. 


     

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Oct 31st, 2017
    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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Oct 31st, 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

    Oct 31st, 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

    Oct 31st, 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. 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

    Nov 1st, 2017
    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.

    October 2-8 - Forensics
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery in The Lab! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope and perform a chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar!

    October 10-15 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Week to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    October 17-22 - Candy Science
    There is more to candy than just sugar. Test its acidity, take a closer look at the structure, and find out what happens when your favorite sweet treats are added to sugary drinks!

    October 24-29 - Spooky Science
    Try out your skills as a mad Scientist in The Lab this week! Stir up a gooey, glow-in-the-dark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides under the microscope and meet some of our resident invertebrates!


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Nov 1st, 2017
    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

    Nov 1st, 2017
    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

    Nov 1st, 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

    Nov 1st, 2017
    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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Nov 1st, 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

    Nov 1st, 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

    Nov 1st, 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. 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

    Nov 2nd, 2017
    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.

    October 2-8 - Forensics
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery in The Lab! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope and perform a chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar!

    October 10-15 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Week to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    October 17-22 - Candy Science
    There is more to candy than just sugar. Test its acidity, take a closer look at the structure, and find out what happens when your favorite sweet treats are added to sugary drinks!

    October 24-29 - Spooky Science
    Try out your skills as a mad Scientist in The Lab this week! Stir up a gooey, glow-in-the-dark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides under the microscope and meet some of our resident invertebrates!


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Nov 2nd, 2017
    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

    Nov 2nd, 2017
    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

    Nov 2nd, 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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Nov 2nd, 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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Nov 2nd, 2017
    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

    Nov 2nd, 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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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Nov 2nd, 2017
    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

    Nov 3rd, 2017
    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.

    October 2-8 - Forensics
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery in The Lab! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope and perform a chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar!

    October 10-15 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Week to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    October 17-22 - Candy Science
    There is more to candy than just sugar. Test its acidity, take a closer look at the structure, and find out what happens when your favorite sweet treats are added to sugary drinks!

    October 24-29 - Spooky Science
    Try out your skills as a mad Scientist in The Lab this week! Stir up a gooey, glow-in-the-dark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides under the microscope and meet some of our resident invertebrates!


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Nov 3rd, 2017
    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

    Nov 3rd, 2017
    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

    Nov 3rd, 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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Nov 3rd, 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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Nov 3rd, 2017
    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

    Nov 3rd, 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

    Nov 3rd, 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. 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 Monti: Stories of Medicine and Religion

    Nov 3rd, 2017
    8:00pm - 10:00pm
    Carolina Theatre | Tickets $22

    Three iconic organizations of the Triangle — The Monti, the Museum of Life and Science, and the Carolina Theatre — have partnered together to bring you a unique and thrilling evening of storytelling about medicine and religion.

    The Monti has been inviting members of the community to share their stories with a live audience in sold-out shows all across North Carolina for nearly a decade. The stories on this stage are often poignant, frequently hilarious, and always, always revealing. The only rules in this no-holds-barred storytelling is that it must be true and it must come from the heart. It seemed inevitable that The Monti would eventually team up with the Museum of Life and Science -- an institution devoted to sharing and celebrating the power of science and technology that opens its doors to over half a million people every year. And what better way to share an experience, a lesson, a passion, than through a good story?

    This collaboration will explore the intricate relationship between medicine and religion through the lens of personal narrative.

    • How does our understanding of science and medicine inform our faith?
    • How does our faith impact how we view medical breakthroughs and discoveries?
    • Can these two concepts exist peacefully—perhaps even symbiotically—together, or is some degree of conflict unavoidable?

    In one way, at least, science and religion are the same—they are two of the most fundamental tools in a universal search for meaning, though each person wields them differently. The storytellers in this event will use their unique perspective to dive into their past experiences and reflect on what they’ve found.

    Do not miss this provocative night of important and thought-provoking stories.

    Produced as part of Think-Write-Publish: Science and Religion project.

    Tickets On Sale October 13 @ 10:00am

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  • Nurses Day

    Nov 4th, 2017
    10:00am - 1:00pm
    Free with Admission

    Celebrate Perioperative Nurse Week with us and learn more about the nursing profession. Meet members of surgical teams of hospitals in the area. Dress up in take-home surgical gowns, masks, and gloves as you ask nurses questions and participate in hands-on activities. There will also be coloring books in English and Spanish that you can take home with you. Brought to you by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), Tar Heel East Chapter 3404.

    You can visit the members of Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) in the Social Projections Exhibit (to the right of the elevator on the first floor).

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  • Butterfly Release

    Nov 4th, 2017
    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

    Nov 4th, 2017
    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

    Nov 4th, 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

    Nov 4th, 2017
    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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Nov 4th, 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

    Nov 4th, 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

    Nov 4th, 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. 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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  • Butterfly Release

    Nov 5th, 2017
    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

    Nov 5th, 2017
    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

    Nov 5th, 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

    Nov 5th, 2017
    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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Nov 5th, 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

    Nov 5th, 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

    Nov 5th, 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. 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

    Nov 7th, 2017
    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.

    October 2-8 - Forensics
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery in The Lab! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope and perform a chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar!

    October 10-15 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Week to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    October 17-22 - Candy Science
    There is more to candy than just sugar. Test its acidity, take a closer look at the structure, and find out what happens when your favorite sweet treats are added to sugary drinks!

    October 24-29 - Spooky Science
    Try out your skills as a mad Scientist in The Lab this week! Stir up a gooey, glow-in-the-dark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides under the microscope and meet some of our resident invertebrates!


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Nov 7th, 2017
    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

    Nov 7th, 2017
    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

    Nov 7th, 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

    Nov 7th, 2017
    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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Nov 7th, 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

    Nov 7th, 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

    Nov 7th, 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. 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

    Nov 8th, 2017
    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.

    October 2-8 - Forensics
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery in The Lab! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope and perform a chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar!

    October 10-15 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Week to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    October 17-22 - Candy Science
    There is more to candy than just sugar. Test its acidity, take a closer look at the structure, and find out what happens when your favorite sweet treats are added to sugary drinks!

    October 24-29 - Spooky Science
    Try out your skills as a mad Scientist in The Lab this week! Stir up a gooey, glow-in-the-dark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides under the microscope and meet some of our resident invertebrates!


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Nov 8th, 2017
    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

    Nov 8th, 2017
    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

    Nov 8th, 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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Nov 8th, 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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Nov 8th, 2017
    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

    Nov 8th, 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

    Nov 8th, 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. 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

    Nov 9th, 2017
    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.

    October 2-8 - Forensics
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery in The Lab! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope and perform a chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar!

    October 10-15 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Week to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    October 17-22 - Candy Science
    There is more to candy than just sugar. Test its acidity, take a closer look at the structure, and find out what happens when your favorite sweet treats are added to sugary drinks!

    October 24-29 - Spooky Science
    Try out your skills as a mad Scientist in The Lab this week! Stir up a gooey, glow-in-the-dark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides under the microscope and meet some of our resident invertebrates!


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Nov 9th, 2017
    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

    Nov 9th, 2017
    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

    Nov 9th, 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

    Nov 9th, 2017
    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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Nov 9th, 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

    Nov 9th, 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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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Nov 9th, 2017
    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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  • TinkerCamp

    Nov 10th, 2017
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    $70 Members | $80 Nonmembers

    Calling all tinkerers, techies, makers, and engineers! In this camp, it's all about experimenting with design and testing your creations. Craft a blinking circuit sculpture out of LEDs and build cardboard creatures that move using Makedo connectors. Explore the Launch Lab exhibit and make an aircraft that can hover in our wind tubes!

    REGISTER NOW!

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  • The Lab

    Nov 10th, 2017
    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.

    October 2-8 - Forensics
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery in The Lab! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope and perform a chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar!

    October 10-15 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Week to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    October 17-22 - Candy Science
    There is more to candy than just sugar. Test its acidity, take a closer look at the structure, and find out what happens when your favorite sweet treats are added to sugary drinks!

    October 24-29 - Spooky Science
    Try out your skills as a mad Scientist in The Lab this week! Stir up a gooey, glow-in-the-dark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides under the microscope and meet some of our resident invertebrates!


     

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Nov 10th, 2017
    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

    Nov 10th, 2017
    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

    Nov 10th, 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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Nov 10th, 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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Nov 10th, 2017
    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

    Nov 10th, 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

    Nov 10th, 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. 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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  • Butterfly Release

    Nov 11th, 2017
    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

    Nov 11th, 2017
    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

    Nov 11th, 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. 


     

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Nov 11th, 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! 


     

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Nov 11th, 2017
    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

    Nov 11th, 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

    Nov 11th, 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. 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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  • Butterfly Release

    Nov 12th, 2017
    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! 


    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Nov 12th, 2017
    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

    Nov 12th, 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. 


     

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Nov 12th, 2017
    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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Nov 12th, 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

    Nov 12th, 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

    Nov 12th, 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. 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

    Nov 14th, 2017
    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.

    October 2-8 - Forensics
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery in The Lab! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope and perform a chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar!

    October 10-15 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Week to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    October 17-22 - Candy Science
    There is more to candy than just sugar. Test its acidity, take a closer look at the structure, and find out what happens when your favorite sweet treats are added to sugary drinks!

    October 24-29 - Spooky Science
    Try out your skills as a mad Scientist in The Lab this week! Stir up a gooey, glow-in-the-dark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides under the microscope and meet some of our resident invertebrates!


     

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Nov 14th, 2017
    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

    Nov 14th, 2017
    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

    Nov 14th, 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. 


     

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Nov 14th, 2017
    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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Nov 14th, 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

    Nov 14th, 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

    Nov 14th, 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. 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

    Nov 15th, 2017
    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.

    October 2-8 - Forensics
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery in The Lab! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope and perform a chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar!

    October 10-15 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Week to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    October 17-22 - Candy Science
    There is more to candy than just sugar. Test its acidity, take a closer look at the structure, and find out what happens when your favorite sweet treats are added to sugary drinks!

    October 24-29 - Spooky Science
    Try out your skills as a mad Scientist in The Lab this week! Stir up a gooey, glow-in-the-dark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides under the microscope and meet some of our resident invertebrates!


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Nov 15th, 2017
    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

    Nov 15th, 2017
    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

    Nov 15th, 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. 


     

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Nov 15th, 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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Nov 15th, 2017
    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

    Nov 15th, 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

    Nov 15th, 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. 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

    Nov 16th, 2017
    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.

    October 2-8 - Forensics
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery in The Lab! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope and perform a chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar!

    October 10-15 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Week to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    October 17-22 - Candy Science
    There is more to candy than just sugar. Test its acidity, take a closer look at the structure, and find out what happens when your favorite sweet treats are added to sugary drinks!

    October 24-29 - Spooky Science
    Try out your skills as a mad Scientist in The Lab this week! Stir up a gooey, glow-in-the-dark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides under the microscope and meet some of our resident invertebrates!


     

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Nov 16th, 2017
    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

    Nov 16th, 2017
    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

    Nov 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. 


     

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Nov 16th, 2017
    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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Nov 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

    Nov 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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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Nov 16th, 2017
    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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  • Fermentology

    Nov 16th, 2017
    6:30pm - 10:00pm
    Members: $25 | General Public: $30

    Leave the kids at home. This event is for adults 21+

    IT’S ALIVE! Investigate the science behind your favorite fermentables with some of North Carolina’s best brewers and chefs. From beer to bourbon, kimchi to kombucha, celebrate the microbes that bring flavor and funk to foods and drinks! You also get access to our 65,000 sq. ft. of indoor hands-on exhibits, only for the grown-ups! To top it off, all money raised from this event will benefit our conservation and education initiatives that help inspire lifelong learning. Get your tastebuds psyched to sip and sample North Carolina’s best booze, brews, and fermented foods.

    Event Price includes all drink and food samples.

    Food Trucks will be parked on grounds. Food truck offerings are an additional purchase.

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  • The Lab

    Nov 17th, 2017
    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.

    October 2-8 - Forensics
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery in The Lab! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope and perform a chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar!

    October 10-15 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Week to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    October 17-22 - Candy Science
    There is more to candy than just sugar. Test its acidity, take a closer look at the structure, and find out what happens when your favorite sweet treats are added to sugary drinks!

    October 24-29 - Spooky Science
    Try out your skills as a mad Scientist in The Lab this week! Stir up a gooey, glow-in-the-dark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides under the microscope and meet some of our resident invertebrates!


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Nov 17th, 2017
    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

    Nov 17th, 2017
    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

    Nov 17th, 2017
    All-day Event
    $25 per person*

    Watts up?—Construct and Create with Light

    Dates: November 17th, from 1–3 pm | November 18th, 2017, from 10 am–12 pm | November 18th, 2017 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.

    Journey through the stars inside the Museum’s portable planetarium and discover the science of light! Experiment with lasers, LEDs, and fiber optics as you construct circuits, complete light mazes, and create wearable optics to wear home!

    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.

    CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Nov 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

    Nov 17th, 2017
    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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Nov 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

    Nov 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

    Nov 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. 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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  • TinkerTech Family Workshop

    Nov 18th, 2017
    All-day Event
    $25 per person*

    Watts up?—Construct and Create with Light

    Dates: November 17th, from 1–3 pm | November 18th, 2017, from 10 am–12 pm | November 18th, 2017 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.

    Journey through the stars inside the Museum’s portable planetarium and discover the science of light! Experiment with lasers, LEDs, and fiber optics as you construct circuits, complete light mazes, and create wearable optics to wear home!

    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.

    CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

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  • Engineers Day

    Nov 18th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Free with Admission

    Come celebrate the world of engineering with some of the best in the business. Join our partners from Cisco, Google Fiber, NCSU, and others for a day of hands-on activities exploring robotics, circuits, simple machines, and so much more. Work with local scientists and engineers in fun hands-on investigations of the ways we solve problems through science and engineering. Explore augmented reality in the The Lab with the AR Sandbox. Discover the world of materials science and build your own paper robot creations. This event is guaranteed to satisfy curious minds in your family.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Nov 18th, 2017
    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

    Nov 18th, 2017
    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

    Nov 18th, 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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Nov 18th, 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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Nov 18th, 2017
    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

    Nov 18th, 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

    Nov 18th, 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. 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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  • Behind the Scenes with the Bears

    Nov 19th, 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
    Buy Tickets Now!
     
    The Bears

    Want to find out more about our bear care? Here's your chance to get up close and personal with a visit behind-the-scenes to the Bear House with our Animal Keepers!

    Go Behind the Scenes with The Bears - Available Dates
    • Sunday, March 12th @ 5pm
    • Sunday, April 23rd @ 5pm
    • Sunday, May 21st @ 5pm
    • Sunday, September 17th @ 5pm
    • Sunday, October 15th @ 5pm
    • Sunday, November 19th @ 11am
    Buy Tickets Now!
     
    Butterfly House

    Does a pupa move inside it's cocoon? Why do tarantulas spin webs on the ground? Ask an entomologist while getting a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to care for our smallest animals!

    Go Behind the Scenes with The Butterfly House - Available Dates (Tours are from 11am–12:30pm)
    • Sunday, January 22nd @ 11am
    • Sunday, February 19th @ 11am
    • Sunday, March 19th @ 11am
    • Sunday, April 30th @ 11am
    • Sunday, May 14th (Mother’s Day) @ 11am
    • Sunday, July 9th @ 11am
    • Sunday, August 13th @ 11am
    • Sunday, September 10th @11am
    • Sunday, October 8th @ 11am
    • Sunday, November 12th @ 11am
    • Sunday, December 10th @ 11am
    Buy Tickets Now

    Tours are for attendees ages 5 and up.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Nov 19th, 2017
    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

    Nov 19th, 2017
    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

    Nov 19th, 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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Nov 19th, 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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Nov 19th, 2017
    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

    Nov 19th, 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

    Nov 19th, 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. 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

    Nov 21st, 2017
    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.

    October 2-8 - Forensics
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery in The Lab! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope and perform a chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar!

    October 10-15 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Week to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    October 17-22 - Candy Science
    There is more to candy than just sugar. Test its acidity, take a closer look at the structure, and find out what happens when your favorite sweet treats are added to sugary drinks!

    October 24-29 - Spooky Science
    Try out your skills as a mad Scientist in The Lab this week! Stir up a gooey, glow-in-the-dark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides under the microscope and meet some of our resident invertebrates!


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Nov 21st, 2017
    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

    Nov 21st, 2017
    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

    Nov 21st, 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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Nov 21st, 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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Nov 21st, 2017
    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

    Nov 21st, 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

    Nov 21st, 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. 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

    Nov 22nd, 2017
    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.

    October 2-8 - Forensics
    Put on your detective cap and help solve a mystery in The Lab! Dust for fingerprints, examine fiber samples under a microscope and perform a chromatography test on a ransom note. We need YOU to help us find who stole the cookies from the cookie jar!

    October 10-15 - Endangered Species
    Celebrate Endangered Species Week to learn about our most precious creatures, including the museum’s red wolves, and how you can help the conservation effort!

    October 17-22 - Candy Science
    There is more to candy than just sugar. Test its acidity, take a closer look at the structure, and find out what happens when your favorite sweet treats are added to sugary drinks!

    October 24-29 - Spooky Science
    Try out your skills as a mad Scientist in The Lab this week! Stir up a gooey, glow-in-the-dark concoction to take home. Study spooky slides under the microscope and meet some of our resident invertebrates!


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Nov 22nd, 2017
    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

    Nov 22nd, 2017
    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

    Nov 22nd, 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. 


     

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Nov 22nd, 2017
    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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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Nov 22nd, 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

    Nov 22nd, 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

    Nov 22nd, 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. 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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