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Lab Blast

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Join us for a wild ride through science, where we will explore different phenomena including buoyancy, water tension and gas expansion. Brightly colored foam tsunamis and loud (controlled) explosions will punctuate this one-hour science experience. 06/17/2015 - 10:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 06/18/2015 - 10:30am

Game Night!

Event From Ocean-o-poly, Science Bingo and Pandemic to such Throwback-Thursday favorites as Mousetrap, Operation, Clue and Candyland it’s all about having a great time with friends and family. 06/18/2015 - 6:00pm

Hunting Dinosaurs (and Diamonds, and Dunes)

Workshop or Trip Join Piedmont Laureate James Maxey for a two part writing workshop focused learning how to use nature and science as your muse. 06/18/2015 - 6:30pm

Adaptations in Birds and Mammals

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Using specimens from bird and mammal collections, participants will analyze the similarities and differences in anatomy, form and function between these animal groups. 06/18/2015 - 6:30pm

Science Cafe: What Happens When you Flush? Or When you Can’t Flush?

Science Talks We’ll discuss how human waste is treated to protect our rivers, lakes, and streams. 06/18/2015 - 7:00pm

Lab Blast

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Join us for a wild ride through science, where we will explore different phenomena including buoyancy, water tension and gas expansion. Brightly colored foam tsunamis and loud (controlled) explosions will punctuate this one-hour science experience. 06/20/2015 - 10:00am

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 06/20/2015 - 10:30am

Feathered Tales and Dino Scales

Summer Camp Birds have feathers, scales, tails, AND some dinosaurs did too! We will investigate how dinosaurs transformed into the birds we have today by studying our Museum’s fossils. 06/22/2015 - 8:45am

Rocks Rock

Summer Camp Discover why North Carolina is called the “rock and mineral” state. Start a rock collection, excavate a fossil, and break open a geode. 06/22/2015 - 8:45am

Lunchtime at the Museum for Rising K - 1 grade

Summer Camp Join us for lunch between your morning and afternoon camps for rising K to 1st grade. Each day we will enjoy our lunches and then either play a game, make a craft, or watch a live nature show. 06/22/2015 - 12:15pm

Boys in Science Piedmont Ed-Venture

Summer Camp, Youth Science Program Boys will get their hands dirty as they learn about the trees, bugs, and herps of the Piedmont on field trips to the Museum of Natural Sciences, the Nature Research Center, and other locations around Raleigh. 06/22/2015 - 1:00pm

Talons, Paws, and Claws

Summer Camp What is the difference between talons or claws? We find animals all around us. This camp will investigate who lives in our backyard and who lives afar. 06/22/2015 - 1:30pm

Walk Through the Seasons

Family Program Explore nature at Prairie Ridge with a Museum naturalist 06/23/2015 - 9:00am

Lab Blast

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Join us for a wild ride through science, where we will explore different phenomena including buoyancy, water tension and gas expansion. Brightly colored foam tsunamis and loud (controlled) explosions will punctuate this one-hour science experience. 06/24/2015 - 10:00am

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