Programs & Events

Programs & Events

Title Program Type Description Date

Extreme North Carolina Weather!

Family Program, Workshop or Trip In this class, we will explore the science behind the worst types of weather that affect our state every year - tornadoes and severe thunderstorms, winter storms, and hurricanes. We will also discuss how to look out for and recognize potentially hazardous weather, and how to keep yourself and your family safe when stormy weather comes your way. 06/12/2014 - 6:30pm

Extreme North Carolina Weather!

Family Program, Workshop or Trip In this class, we will explore the science behind the worst types of weather that affect our state every year - tornadoes and severe thunderstorms, winter storms, and hurricanes. We will also discuss how to look out for and recognize potentially hazardous weather, and how to keep yourself and your family safe when stormy weather comes your way. 06/12/2014 - 6:30pm

Bioluminescence & Fluorescence – Journey to the Nobel Prize

Family Program, Workshop or Trip The principles of bioluminescence and fluorescence are explored and contrasted, as part of the exploration of Osamu Shimomura’s lifelong journey to discovery and the Nobel Prize. 06/14/2014 - 10:00am

Bioluminescence & Fluorescence – Journey to the Nobel Prize

Family Program, Workshop or Trip The principles of bioluminescence and fluorescence are explored and contrasted, as part of the exploration of Osamu Shimomura’s lifelong journey to discovery and the Nobel Prize. 06/14/2014 - 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 06/14/2014 - 10:30am

Trapping Mammals — on Camera!

Citizen Science, Family Program Help us collect data from our camera traps and see which mammals have been spotted on the grounds! 06/14/2014 - 1:00pm

Junior Naturalist

Summer Camp Exploring 38 acres of grassy prairie, lowland forest, ponds and a stream is the perfect pastime for budding young naturalists in this full-day program based at Prairie Ridge Ecostation. 06/16/2014 - 8:30am

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

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