Weird, Wild, and Wonderful

You never know what you will find on our planet. Come along with us as we investigate the unusual or misunderstood. Find out if carnivorous plants have teeth. Go behind the scenes to study items in our collection and see how beetles help to clean our planet. We will cover this and much more so… Read More >

Oceanology Project

Our oceans are a critical part of our earth’s ecosystem! Join us as we investigate its depths starting right off our coast. You will fully submerse as we explore videos from underwater robots and SONAR technology to see how life survives in the deep sea. Conduct hands-on experiments by building a hydraulic arm, analyze core… Read More >

Ocean Explorer

Come sail away with us as we look at the Carolina coast and the “great beyond!” Each day we will explore a new marine zone to see how life exists in our vast oceans. Become an ocean explorer as you learn how to use SONAR technology and build a rover’s hydraulic arm to see how… Read More >

Earth to Space and…Beyond!

Come fuel your curiosity with hands-on activities from Earth….and BEYOND! Design and build a Mars’ rover to navigate the Martian terrain! Defy gravity as you work to break the sun’s pull-on Earth to launch your very own space shuttle. Each day you will explore a new theme and investigate topics in space exploration, engineering, rocketry,… Read More >

The Great Signs of Life

The world around us is filled with a variety of wonderful things! Come explore with us as we investigate what is living verses non-living. Learn how animals and plants breath and why they need shelter and food to survive. Come build a biome and watch the water cycle feed your plants. Investigate how everything is… Read More >

Ink The Museum

Come take a look behind the scenes of our museum while you learn to draw. Local artist and educator, Courtney Cappa, will show you how to use ink to create drawings of the museum’s exhibits, live animals, and architecture. Find unique locations to inspire your drawings as you learn new drawing techniques. A professional ink… Read More >

Nature Illustrators

Learn how to illustrate wildlife models and live animals while exploring in and around our museum! Each day, we will learn a new watercolor technique and create a series of colorful illustrations. Local artist and educator, Courtney Cappa, will show you how to illustrate drawings of plants and animals using contemporary watercolor techniques. A kit… Read More >

The Science Behind What You Eat

Have your science and eat it too!! We will be using different experiments to see if you really are what you eat. Are you brave enough to eat slime, use a pickle to power a clock, or cook your own snack? If you are, then we NEED YOU! Spurred on by a little friendly competition,… Read More >

Code Your Own Adventure

Start your journey learning computer science the fun way by building a fantasy adventure game completely from scratch using Processing, a powerful, cross-platform Java-based language. During this course, you will learn the fundamentals of coding, be introduced to 3D modeling and 3D printing and create a custom video game limited only by your own creativity!… Read More >

The Art of Doing Science

Do you love science? How about art? Join us as we find out how to bring them together! We will look at different scientific concepts to see how scientists use art and artists use science to express their passions. Learn how to make plastics out of natural materials or how 3D printing is helping researchers discover… Read More >