Programs & Events

Programs & Events

Title Program Type Description Date

Junior Geologist

Summer Camp Adventurers wanted! Discover the dynamic world of North Carolina geology by creating a geologic time scale, investigating plate tectonics and seeing the Museum’s fossil collection. 07/13/2015 - 8:45am

Walk Through the Seasons

Family Program Explore nature at Prairie Ridge with a Museum naturalist 07/14/2015 - 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. 07/15/2015 - 10:00am

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. 07/15/2015 - 10:00am

Genetics and Our Food Supply

Workshop or Trip In this workshop, participants will meet with researchers in the field to discuss the improvement of crop plants by means of conventional plant breeding and genetic engineering. 07/16/2015 - 9:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 07/16/2015 - 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. 07/16/2015 - 6:00pm

Backyard Bees

Workshop or Trip If you have ever dreamed of keeping honeybees or you just find them fascinating, then this program is for you! 07/16/2015 - 6:30pm

Programming and Electronics with the Raspberry Pi

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Participants in this class will use the Raspberry Pi, a credit card size computer, and Python to animate an 8x8 LED light matrix. 07/16/2015 - 6:30pm

Programming and Electronics with the Raspberry Pi

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Participants in this class will use the Raspberry Pi, a credit card size computer, and Python to animate an 8x8 LED light matrix. 07/16/2015 - 6:30pm

Member Exclusive: Scavenger Hunt Challenge

Event, Family Program Sign up now to compete in the Member Exclusive, Museum-wide scavenger hunt during the Museum's Science Thursdays evening programming. 07/16/2015 - 7:00pm

Member Exclusive: Scavenger Hunt Challenge

Event, Family Program Sign up now to compete in the Member Exclusive, Museum-wide scavenger hunt during the Museum's Science Thursdays evening programming. 07/16/2015 - 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. 07/18/2015 - 10:00am

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. 07/18/2015 - 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 07/18/2015 - 10:30am

Moths at Night

Citizen Science, Family Program Celebrate National Moth Week with the Museum at Prairie Ridge! 07/18/2015 - 8:00pm

Nature Art and Illustration

Summer Camp Let nature guide your inner artist. We will go canoeing, hiking, search for turtles and other wildlife to inspire your creativity at Historic Yates Mill County Park. Bob Palmatier, a local artist, will teach campers how to illustrate nature with pencil, watercolor, pen and ink, and gouache painting technique in the afternoon. 07/20/2015 - 8:30am

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. 07/20/2015 - 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. 07/20/2015 - 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. 07/20/2015 - 12:15pm

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