Programs & Events

Programs & Events

Title Program Type Description Date

Damsels and Dragons

Summer Camp Calling all damsels! This is a girls-only camp is for the brave of heart, girls who are ready to meet and befriend dragons of all kinds - from dragonflies to bearded dragons! 06/16/2014 - 8:45am

Science of Ick

Summer Camp Boys Only! If you like icky, gooey, slimy things and getting messy then this is the camp for you! 06/16/2014 - 8:45am

Lunchtime at the Museum for Rising K - 1 grade

Summer Camp Join the Museum’s Junior Curators for lunch between your morning and afternoon summer 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 short nature show. 06/16/2014 - 12:15pm

Dinosaurs Big and Tall

Summer Camp Travel back in time to the world of dinosaurs. Work with paleontologist to make a special plaster jacket, uncover fossils, and learn about our planet's ever changing history. 06/16/2014 - 1:30pm

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Summer Camp Calling all seed sowers, nature lovers, and defenders of the planet! We are packing in plenty of hands-on activities as we learn to recycle, create an animal habitat in our yard, and hunt for seeds. 06/16/2014 - 1:30pm

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 06/19/2014 - 10:30am

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 06/21/2014 - 10:30am

Earth to Space…and Beyond

Summer Camp Let your imagination run wild with over 100,000 pieces of LEGO®! Defy gravity as you work to break the sun’s pull on Earth to launch your very own space shuttle. Design and build a Mars’ rover to navigate the Martian terrain! 06/23/2014 - 8:45am

Rockets, Robotics, and the Space Station

Summer Camp During camp, young astronauts will participate in missions from our Mission Control Center to build their own centrifuge, design and launch a rocket; all while exploring their creativity and gaining confidence in LEGO® building system. Each day will have a different theme as we investigate a variety of topics in space exploration, engineering, rocketry, and much, much, more. 06/23/2014 - 8:45am

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. 06/23/2014 - 1:00pm

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. 06/23/2014 - 1:00pm

Walk Through the Seasons

Family Program Explore nature at Prairie Ridge with a Museum naturalist 06/24/2014 - 9:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 06/26/2014 - 10:30am

Nature Explorers' Drop-off Program: Nature's Recycling Crew

Family Program Give yourselves a night out and the kids a chance to learn about cool topics, play games, and make recycled crafts. 06/26/2014 - 5:30pm

Getting Your Kids Started in Astronomy

Workshop or Trip Learn the basic areas of introducing your kids to Astronomy. This class is targeted to parents, grandparents, etc. of children from 5 years old to teenagers. 06/26/2014 - 7:00pm

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 06/28/2014 - 10:30am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 07/03/2014 - 10:30am

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 07/05/2014 - 10:30am

Survival of the Fittest

Summer Camp Learn to navigate by the stars, tell time with the sun, and build your own compass. Search for edible plants, find out what kind of bugs make a good snack, and make a survival shelter. Put your fire building skills to the test as we cook dinner using utensils you made by hand and spend the night under the stars. 07/07/2014 - 8:30am

Rainforest Science

Summer Camp We will check out the rainforests that are located around the world along with areas right here in the U.S. Campers will investigate the ecological impact of deforestation, agriculture, and development to these regions. 07/07/2014 - 8:45am

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