All Events


Summer Camp 2014

Explore new worlds of science and fun!
See class descriptions:
> Download the brochure.
April 18 – June 15

Nikon Small World Photography Exhibit

Back by popular demand, the Museum welcomes the winning images of the 2013 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition.
free with admission
April 26 | 8:30 AM

Programs for Daisies - Breakfast with the Butterflies

Start off a day of self-guided discovery by having breakfast outside the Butterfly House! Spend the rest of the day on your own exploring the world of science by experimenting with different exhibits, walking through a tornado, and observing animals such as red wolves, snakes, black bears and lemurs!
June 15 thru August 23

Summer Lab Events

The Lab is ramping up it's summer schedule. Become a Super Scientist; see spectacular science shows. Perform different experiments every day, with new themes every week.

Extended Summer Hours:
Monday–Saturday 10:30 to 4:30
Sunday 12:30 to 4:30

free with admission
Saturday, May 3

Robot Rumble

Explore the engineering principles behind robotics with hands-on demonstrations, workshops and more!
free with admission
March 22, April 19, May 10

Tinker Tech Family Workshops

Can you play a computer game on bananas and sponges? Can you sew a circuit that lights up your T-shirt? You can, in our new series of Tinker Tech Family Workshops!
Saturdays, 10am – 12pm
For ages 7 and up.
May 11–17

Bear Awareness Week

Join our animal keepers for a special Meet the Keeper Program at the Museum’s Bear Exhibit Overlook.
2pm daily
free with admission
May 19–26

Build It! Bamboo

Make a masterpiece from one of the world’s most versatile plants. Will you construct a shelter to survive on a desert island, or create an abstract art installation? Your imagination is the only limit at our bamboo building bonanza!
free with admission
June 11

Walk of the Week: Opening Kickoff

Join our friends from Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC as we celebrate the opening of our newest outdoor program, Walk of the Week! Stretch your legs and explore the wild while discovering a different side of the Museum including animal sightings, seasonal changes, healthy lifestyle tips and more. Walk themes change weekly.
free with admission
July 1–31

A Thousand Blue Butterflies

Enjoy a special up-close look at one of the world's most beautiful butterflies as we release a thousand new Blue Morpho butterflies into Magic Wings conservatory during the entire month of July.
free with admission
July 17 | 6 PM - 9 PM

Science of Attraction

Pulse pounding and cheeks flushed? You might just be in love with this event! 

Leave the kids at home - this one's for the adults. 21+ Only! 
$10* Members and General Public
Adults 21+ only
August 1

Watermelon Day

Celebrate National Watermelon Day and enjoy special watermelon-themed animal programing.
free with admission
August 16

Engineers Day

From the science of circuits to the art of fiber optics, we’re exploring the wide world of engineering at \this event.
free with admission
September 22–27

Cardboard Challenge

Celebrate creativity and imagination as the Museum joins groups across the world for the third annual Global Cardboard Challenge.
Monday thru Friday, 12–5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
free with admission