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Groundhog Day 2015

Event Meet Sir Walter Wally the groundhog and get his prognostication for the next six weeks! 02/02/2015 - 10:00am

The World’s Largest Dinosaurs Lecture Series: Mary Schweitzer

Science Talks One of the biggest mysteries about dinosaurs is how they got to be the size of 14 elephants stacked on top of each other, in a short amount of time, while consuming a plant diet. Dr. Mary Schweitzer will explore reproductive habits and growth rate in some of the world's largest dinosaurs. 02/05/2015 - 7:00pm

First Friday: Escape from the Planet of the Apes

Event Following the events in “Beneath the Planet of the Apes,” Cornelius and Zira flee back through time to 20th Century Los Angeles, where they evolve from a shocking discovery, to the toast of society, to a threat to the human race. 02/06/2015 - 5:00pm

Darwin Day 2015

Event Spend Valentine’s Day learning about Charles Darwin and what his theories of natural selection have done for the world of science, research and education. 02/14/2015 - 9:00am

The World’s Largest Dinosaurs Lecture Series: Mark Norell

Science Talks Featuring special guest lecturer Dr. Mark Norell from the American Museum of Natural History, curator of The World’s Largest Dinosaurs special exhibition. 02/19/2015 - 7:00pm

The World’s Largest Dinosaurs Lecture Series: Vince Schneider

Science Talks Learn about the Museum's field research from the Triassic age sediments of Arizona and North Carolina. Schneider will also talk about animals that were alive just before the Age of Dinosaurs. 03/05/2015 - 7:00pm

Reptile and Amphibian Day 2015

Event Come out to the Museum to celebrate some super-cool critters at Reptile and Amphibian Day — this year’s theme is CROCODILIANS! 03/14/2015 - 9:00am

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. 06/15/2015 - 8:45am

Green Builders

Summer Camp We will spend our mornings learning about green technology and our afternoons designing and applying our green building skills in the LEGO® lab with Play-well TEKnologies. 06/15/2015 - 8:45am

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

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

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

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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