March 2014


Summer Camp 2014

Explore new worlds of science and fun!
See class descriptions:
> Download the brochure.

Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys: The Mechanical Sculptures of Steve Gerberich

Press a button or crank a wheel, and with a whirring hum, the sculptures of New York-based artist and tag sale purveyor Steve Gerberich come to life! 
free with admission
February 4 – March 1

Forensic February

Join our Lab team to help solve a Museum mystery! Topics range from insects' role in forensics to dusting for fingerprints.

Tues–Saturday | 10:30am – 2:30pm
A whole month of forensic fun!
free with admission
March 4–8

Brain Science

Put on your thinking caps because we're exploring a mental masterpiece in The Lab - the human brain! 
Tues–Fri 10:30am–2:30pm
Saturday 10am–4pm
free with admission
March 5 – April 9

Tinker Tech AfterSchool Club

We’re teaming up with to explore science and technology in a whole new way! This brand-new afterschool club runs for six weeks, and gives kids the chance to get their hands on the latest tech.
Wednesdays, 3:30–5 pm
For children, grades 3–8
sold out
Geocacher March 8 or 9 | Animal Overnight March 14-15

Programs for Juniors

Explore the Museum while earning your next badge! One-day and overnight programs for Junior Girl Scouts.  

Bears Up Close

Join us for a tour of the Bear House to encounter these remarkable creatures closer than you've ever been before and hear stories of the individual bears at the Museum.
$12.50 per person.
To register call 919-220-5429 x313

For ages 3 and older; no strollers permitted beyond path to bear habitat.
fee applies

Butterfly House Tours

Insects are some the most beautiful and fascinating creatures on earth. Join Magic Wings Butterfly House Director, Uli Hartmond, and entomologist Leon Bradford on a backstage tour to learn more about the Museum’s awe-inspiring insect world.

All Butterfly House Tours
start at 11am on Sundays

To register, call 919-220-5429 x313
Cost: $20 per person

For ages 5 and older. Space is limited to 12 people per tour.
fee applies
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.
sold out
Register today!

School's Out Day Camps

Learn about some of your favorite science topics through hands-on activities, crafts and exhibit exploration throughout the Museum all day long!
Ages 4 thru Grade 5
8am – 5pm
March 29 | 10 AM - 3 PM


Join us for the national nanoscience festival, NanoDays 2014, as we explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules and nanoscale forces with our friends from the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net).
free with admission
Two Sessions!

Spring Break Camps

Plan a great Spring Break full of discovery and exploration for your child! The Museum's Spring Break Camps offer a wide range of activities across our indoor/outdoor campus.
Extended hours available.
Grades K–5
Camp hours: 9am–3pm