Moth-ing for Science

  • 8:30pm Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 12:00am Sunday, July 21, 2024

A close up of a cute moth facePhoto: Chris Goforth.

Celebrate National Moth Week with the Museum at Prairie Ridge! Enjoy a brief orientation in the outdoor classroom, then head out to our blacklights to see what’s out and about throughout the night. Bring a flashlight, a camera (if you have one), and your moth questions. We’ll have activities for kids, Moth Bingo (with prizes!) for everyone, an activity hosted by the North Carolina Entomological Society, and a station to upload photos of the moths that we see to Natural North Carolina or other citizen science projects so that our data can help scientists learn more about the species in our area. You’ll walk away with basic identification guides you can use for your own moth adventures!

This is a drop-in program, so you are welcome to arrive at any point during the stated times. Please come dressed for the weather and bring a flashlight, as you will be making a short walk between the classroom and the parking lot that is unlighted. All ages are welcome to this program, but it is best suited to ages 8 and up. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

In the event of bad weather, please call the Prairie Ridge weather line at 919.707.8888 and select option 5 or watch our Facebook page to learn if the program has been canceled/postponed.



July 20 @ 8:30 pm
July 21 @ 12:00 am


Chris Goforth


Prairie Ridge Outdoor Classroom

Prairie Ridge
1671 Gold Star Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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