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Museum’s Nature Research Center offers unique Thursday night programs

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RALEIGH — Looking to break up the monotony of your school or work week, acquire a new skill, or just learn something new about science and technology? If so, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is offering an array of unique and exciting science programs every Thursday night for children and adults. During Science Thursdays, the Museum’s Nature Research Center will stay open until 9 p.m. for Science Trivia, Science Cafés, classes, workshops and more! 

Kick back, relax, grab a drink and a bite to eat at our Science Cafés. These informal science presentations are held in our Daily Planet Café at 7 p.m. Questions from the audience are encouraged. Visitors can also participate in Science Trivia in the Daily Planet Café every first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m., enjoy beginners' science classes and science book club meetings, and try their hand at experiments in our Investigate Labs. They can also touch, feel and explore thousands of wildlife specimens in the Naturalist Center.

Parents that want to attend the Science Café, enjoy the late Museum hours or just have a night off can take advantage of our Nature Explorers' Drop-Off Program the last Thursday of every month. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., children ages 3 through 11 will have a chance to explore the Museum together, make crafts out of recycled and natural materials and learn about fun science topics. The theme for March 27 will be "Animal Detectives: Scats, Prints, and Sounds." Young explorers will learn how to identify signs of animal life in the Museum and their own neighborhoods and create their own recycled nature guide. The program fee is $30 for the first child and $15 dollars for each additional child. There is a $5 discount per child for Friends Members.

For a complete list of upcoming Science Thursdays activities see naturalsciences.org/sciencethursdays.


Publish Date: 
Monday, March 17, 2014