Fun Things to Do in the Triangle April 9-12
Learn about historic travel, make a kite, see live animals and more
Learn about the history of flight and make a kite of your own at the North Carolina Museum of History this week.
Photo courtesy of Stacey Kowal-DeForest
This week, you and your child can learn what it was like to travel to the Old Mill at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh, find out about flying machines of the past and make a kite at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, make ecofriendly art from repurposed materials at the Irwin R. Holmes Sr. Recreation Center in Durham, and see real underground dwelling animals at a fun storytime at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.
What do you think a ride to the Old Mill at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh felt like? Was it fast or slow, long or short, bumpy or smooth? And what vehicle was used? Make history come to life in this full-bodied transportation exploration. This activity is scheduled for April 9 from 11 a.m.-noon, is appropriate for all ages and requires a $1 fee per participant. Preregistration is required for all family members, and children must have adult accompaniment.
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You and your child ages 3-5 can learn about flying machines of the past and create your own kite to send skyward at this engaging activity at the North Carolina Museum of History. Scheduled for April 10, 10-10:45 a.m., the fee is $5 per child for nonmembers of the museum and free for members. Preregister here.
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Your preschooler can create ecofriendly art projects using recycled materials and learn about their natural environment and how to care for the planet at this activity. Set for April 11, 10-11 a.m., at the Irwin R. Holmes, Sr. Recreation Center in Durham, the cost is $1.50 per child for residents and $6.50 for nonresidents. Preregister by contacting the center at 919-560-4444. Snacks will be provided.
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Listen to nature stories and meet live animals at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. This program is scheduled to take place April 12, 10:30-11 a.m. Stories focusing on underground animals have been chosen especially for the museum’s youngest visitors and their families. The FREE program starts on time so please arrive a few minutes early. No preregistration is necessary.
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