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Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 06/25/2015 - 10:30am

Marine Invertebrates Dissection Class

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Participants will dissect a squid, a clam, and a blue crab to explore the inner and outer structures of these marine invertebrates. 06/25/2015 - 6:00pm

Robot Lab

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Learn how to build an autonomous, Arduino powered robot from scratch, program it using a computer, and then compete against all of the other participants. 06/25/2015 - 6:30pm

Science Cafe: Buried Treasures

Science Talks Chat with microbiologists Dr. Elizabeth Shank and Kriti Sharma about what is known and what's waiting to be discovered about the mysterious microbial world underground. 06/25/2015 - 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. 06/27/2015 - 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 06/27/2015 - 10:30am

Dragonfly Walk

Citizen Science, Family Program Join Museum naturalists to learn about dragonflies and how YOU can get involved in dragonfly research! 06/27/2015 - 1:00pm

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. 07/01/2015 - 10:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 07/02/2015 - 10:30am

Science Trivia!

Event Science Trivia nights at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences feature a mix of questions about science facts, current news, pop culture and scientific discoveries. 07/02/2015 - 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. 07/04/2015 - 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 07/04/2015 - 10:30am

Nature Navigators

Summer Camp From groundhogs to rabbits, tree-frogs to rolly pollies, we will explore the “wilds “of Prairie Ridge Ecostation. This outdoor adventure launches from the Nature PlaySpace and outdoor classroom with forays into the prairie and woods surroundings the Ecostation. 07/06/2015 - 8:30am

Construction, Vehicles, and Machines

Summer Camp Dig into engineering with big trucks, construction vehicles, and super machines. Design steamrollers, bulldozers, wrecking balls, tower cranes, and more while using your skills to build at your favorite LEGO® construction site. 07/06/2015 - 8:45am

Green Machines

Summer Camp Are you interested in learning how to design and build LEGO® machines powered by alternative energy sources? Bring your creativity and enthusiasm for conserving the natural world as we partner with Play-well TEKnologies to build a wind-powered electrical generation facility or invent a new machine with green technology. 07/06/2015 - 8:45am

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