Programs & Events

Nature Explorers' Drop-Off Program: Backyard Birds!

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Program Type: 
Family Program
Feb. 27, 2014 | Thursday, 5:30pm
Multiple Times: 
Ages 3–5, and 6–11 (All children must be potty-trained)
Location: Museum of Natural Sciences
$30 for the first child $15 for each additional child (Friends members $25 for the first child, $10 for each additional child.)

Though many animals are staying well hidden during the cold winter weather, some of our feathered friends stick around and brave winter with the rest of us. Young nature explorers will learn to identify common North Carolina birds and bird calls, have a scavenger hunt for birds in the museum, use recycled and natural materials to create their very own bird feeder, practice their bird calls, and enjoy a number of bird-centered activities and games!

Enjoy a Night Out!
Need to catch up on some errands, go shopping, or have a date night? Been meaning to check out the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Thursday night hours, but haven’t had a chance? Give yourselves a night out and the kids a chance to learn about cool topics, play games, and make recycled crafts at the Museum with our Nature Explorers' Drop-off Program. Programs will provide your children with opportunities to explore the Museum, learn about different subjects, create nature-centered art using natural and recycled materials, and enjoy stories and games with other children their age. Classes are divided in to two age groups, so that the educational activities will be engaging for children ages 3–11.

Programs include:

  • 3 hours of fun and educational activities in a safe environment with upbeat and enthusiastic environmental educators.
  • A chance to play games and explore the Museum with other children.
  • A nature-centered craft to bring home and share with the family.
  • A healthy, nut-free snack.
  • A memorable and educational experience!

For more information, contact Tara Clark at

To register, fill out and submit the following two forms:

Museum Drop-off Program Registration
Museum Drop-off Program Guidelines