April 2017: Our Picks for Fun Family Outings
Take part in family activities at Art in Bloom.
Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of Art
“RACE: Are We So Different?” — April 22-Oct. 22
Take an eye-opening look at race through the lens of science, history and personal experiences when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh hosts “RACE: Are We So Different?” The exhibit features artifacts, iconic objects, multimedia presentations and graphic displays to promote a better understanding of human variation. Visitors can explore genetics and biology in the human variation area, take quizzes and play the game of life. Admission is free but tickets are required at naturalsciences.org.
Songbird Celebration — April 29
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day and the return of feathered friends at the 20th annual Songbird Celebration, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh. The event features hikes, games, storytelling, a raptor presentation, a parade and more. Festival admission is free, but some activities require advance registration. Register online at wakegov.com/parks/bluejay/events. Blue Jay Point County Park is at 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd., Raleigh.
Art in Bloom — March 30-April 2
The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh hosts Art in Bloom, a four-day festival of art and flowers. See more than 50 floral masterpieces inspired by the museum’s permanent collection and created by world-class floral designers from North Carolina and beyond. Art in Bloom showcases family-friendly activities on Saturday and Sunday, including scavenger hunts from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and interactive family tours at 1 and 2 p.m. both days that are free with festival admission. A drop-in flower painting workshop Saturday and Sunday, noon-3 p.m., is free for all ages. Purchase tickets, $13-$18, at ncartmuseum.org. The festival is free for ages 6 and younger.